Tucson Open



$100,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, AZ, Jul 22-26, 1994

Hoskins Heats It Up In Tucson

Steve Hoskins captured his second Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title of the year at Golden Pin Lanes defeating Walter Ray Williams Jr., 207-195.

The powerful righthander got by two opponents en route to his third PBA title. Second-seeded, Hoskins first defeated Bryan Goebel of Merriam, Kan., 256-183. Next up was the reigning PBA Player of the Year, Williams, of Stockton, Calif. Hoskins never trailed in the title match as Williams left the 7-10 split in the opening frame. Williams tightened the match to four pins following consecutive strikes in the fourth and fifth frames. The key shot of the match came in the ninth frame. Hoskins needed a strike in the ninth and then a nine-count and spare in the 10th to lockup the win. He delivered his best shot of the day In the ninth and then followed with the needed spare In the 10th to earn the $14,000 first-place check.

"I'm happy that when I needed to throw good shots I came through," sail Hoskins. "That 10-pin In the 10th that I needed was the toughest 10-pin spare of my life. I'm not known for my good spare shooting."

Hoskins earned the title berth for the second consecutive week. He finished second to Goebel at the Active West Thunderbird Open in Ontario, Calif., losing 247-201.

Williams finished second for the fifth time this year and the 22nd time of his career. With his second-place finish, he moved ahead of PBA Hall of Famer Earl Anthony Into fifth place on the all-time earnings list.

In the opening game of the stepladder finals, Bill Oakes of Lawton, Okla., rolled past Dave Arnold of Gilbert, Arty-, 247-194. Arnold took home $3,000 for fifth. Oakes then lost to Goebel, 247-209, In the second game of the ESPN-televised finals. Oakes won $4,000 for fourth, Goebel pocketed $5,000 for third and Williams $7,500 for second.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL463 (2 games)$14,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA195 (1 game)7,500
3Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS430 (2 games)5,000
4Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK456 (2 games)4,000
5Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ194 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Oakes defeated Arnold, 247-194; Goebel defeated Oakes, 247-209; Hoskins defeated Goebel, 256-183; and in the championship game, Hoskins defeated Williams, 207-195.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9243 220.1 18-6-0 540 9783 
2Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9265 220.6 16-8-0 480 9745 
#3Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9245 220.1 13-10-1 405 9650 
4Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9259 220.4 12-11-1 375 9634 
#5Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 9046 215.4 17-6-1 525 9571 
6David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9111 216.9 15-9-0 450 9561 $2,600
#7Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9154 218.0 12-12-0 360 9514 2,400
8Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 9032 215.1 14-10-0 420 9452 2,200
9Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI 8984 213.9 15-9-0 450 9434 2,000
10Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 9030 215.0 13-11-0 390 9420 1,800
11Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 8974 213.7 13-11-0 390 9364 1,600
12Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 8934 212.7 14-10-0 420 9354 1,400
13Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9009 214.5 10-14-0 300 9309 1,300
14Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 8933 212.7 11-13-0 330 9263 1,200
15Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL 8901 211.9 11-12-1 345 9246 1,150
16Chris Warren, Dallas 8867 211.1 11-13-0 330 9197 1,125
17Danny Wiseman, Portland, OR 8854 210.8 11-13-0 330 9184 1,100
18Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA 8798 209.5 12-12-0 360 9158 1,075
19Adam Apo, Florissant, MO 8857 210.9 10-14-0 300 9157 1,050
20Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 8647 205.9 8-16-0 240 8887 1,025
21Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 8569 204.0 9-15-0 270 8839 1,000
22Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 8592 204.6 8-16-0 240 6832 980
23Peter Knepp, Frankfurt, Germany 8585 204.4 6-18-0 180 8765 960
24Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 8447 201.1 7-17-0 210 8657 940

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25John Mazza, Shelby Twp., MI$820
26Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA690
27Billy Yinger, Grand Prairie, TX680
28Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL675
29Larry Laub, Tucson, AZ670
30Michael Lull, Brook Park, OH665
31Eugene McCune, Munster, IN660
32Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, CA655
33Jeff Hickenbottom, Thou. Oaks, CA650
34Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA645
35Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX640
36Brian Voss, Atlanta635
37Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX630
38Dennis Jacques, Mon. Junction, NJ625
39Don Moser, San Jose, CA620
40Jim Lee, Riverside, CA615
41Rick Meneley, Santa Maria, CA610
42Dave Wodka, Las Vegas605
43Jay Burgess, Houston600

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader--Steve Hoskins, 4085. 23rd place-Ryan Shafer and Pete Weber, 3805. 43rd plate-Jay Burgess, 3734. #-Brian Davis, Bill Oakes, Ryan Shafer and Bryan Goebel rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Joe Firpo, Randy Pederson, Mike Friedrichs, Bob Laster, Steve Wilson, Philip Walter Jr., Mark Turney, Derek Williams, Bill Oakes, Marc McDowell and Tommy Delutz ($50 each).