Greater Lexington Classic



$100,000 GREATER LEXINGTON CLASSIC
Collins Bowling Center-Eastland, Lexington, KY, Aug 26-30, 1994

Monacelli Marches To 15th PBA Title

Once the dust had settled at the Greater Lexington Classic everything remained the same. Leading qualifier Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, returned to the winner's circle for his 15th PBA title and the other four finalists retained their qualifying positions at Collins Bowling-Eastland.

Monacelli turned back Atlanta's Brian Voss, 257-193, for the $16,000 first prize he earned on two different lane pairs following a mechanical breakdown on the championship pair.

The ESPN telecast began with Bob Vespi appearing in his fifth consecutive televised game following his runnerup finish the week earlier at Harrisburg, Pa. Vespi, Coral Springs, Fla., then topped Del Ballard Jr. of Richardson, Texas, 195-161, before falling to Bob Spaulding of Harrisburg, Pa., 202-t79. As Voss took the lanes, the right-hand lane broke down in practice and play was moved to the alternate lanes, 16 and 17.

In the semifinal, Voss opened with an eight-bagger and rolled over Spaulding, 252-188,.en route to his $8,500 second-place check. Spaulding collected $5,000 for third place, Vespi $4,000 for fourth and -Ballard $3,000.

Voss said, "It was pretty scary when lane 18 broke down, but there was no way I would've shot 260 on that other pair. I had the first seven strikes before and had shot 300 against Spaulding In match play, so once 1 struck In the eighth, I thought I'd shoot 300."

Monacelli had missed most of the Summer Tour schedule due to visa complications and he thanked Brunswick for helping him cut through the red tape with the Venezuelan embassy by obtaining an extended visa. This was just his second tournament of the nine-week summer lineup.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela257 (1 game)$16,000
2Brian Voss, Atlanta445 (2 games)8,500
3Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA390 (2 games)5,000
4Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL374 (2 games)4,000
5Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX161 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Vespi defeated Ballard, 195-161; Spaulding Defeated Vespi, 202-179; Voss defeated Spaulding, 252-188; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Voss, 257-193.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9414 224.1 18-6-0 540 9954 
3Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA 9156 218.0 16-8-0 480 9636 
4Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 9097 216.6 16-8-0 480 9577 
5Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 9245 220.1 11-13-0 330 9575 
6Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 9079 216.2 15-9-0 450 9529 $2,650
7Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 9130 217.4 13-11-0 390 9520 2,500
8Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 9153 217.9 11-12-1 345 9498 2,350
9W. R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 8975 213.7 12-12-0 360 9335 2,200
10Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 8881 211.5 15-9-0 450 9331 2,050
11Ken McNeely, Morganton, NC 8863 211.0 13-11-0 390 9253 1,900
12Don Moser, San Jose, CA 8881 211.5 11-13-0 330 9211 1,800
13Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 8869 211.2 11-13-0 330 9199 1,700
14Chris Warren, Dallas 8869 211.2 10-13-1 315 9184 1,600
15Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 8785 209.2 13-11-0 390 9175 1,500
16Mark McCullough, Columbus, OH 8873 211.3 10-14-0 300 9173 1,400
17Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 8767 208.7 13-11-0 390 9157 1,300
18Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA 8836 210.4 8-16-0 240 9076 1,200
19Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 8723 207.7 11-13-0 330 9053 1,150
20Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 8862 211.0 6-18-0 180 9042 1,100
21Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 8697 207.1 11-13-0 330 9027 1,075
22Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 8647 205.9 9-14-1 285 8932 1,050
23Michael Dowless, Wilmington, NC 8492 202.2 8-16-0 240 8732 1,025
24Jeff DeKubber, Grand Rapids, MI 8301 197.6 8-16-0 240 8541 1,000

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati, OH$800
26Tracy Lamberth, Nashville, TN780
*27Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ880
28Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK750
29Jeff Germann, Wheeling, WV740
#30Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH730
31Dave Arnold. Gilbert, AZ720
32Dennis Horan, San Diego, CA710
33Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR700
34Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH695
35Dave D'Entremont, Midbg Hts., OH690
36Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ685
37Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY680
38Marc McDowell, Madison, WI675
39Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL670
40Butch Soper, L. Havasu City, AZ665
41Bob Loam Jr., Erie, PA660
42Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS653
 Steve Todd, Ashland, KY653
44Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY645
#45Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC640
46Mark Bradley, Akron, OH633
#Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH633
48Danny Wiseman, Portland, OR625

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Del Ballard Jr., 4110. 24th place-Brian Himmler and Ready Pedersen, 3790. 48th place-Danny Wiseman, 3689. #-Jeff Lizzi, Curtis Odom, Gary Schluchter and Brian Voss rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Tom Baker, Del Ballard Jr., Parker Bohn III, Brian Davis, Eric Forkel, Bryan Goebel, Steve Hoskins, Eugene McCune, Pete Weber, Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Dave Wodka ($50 each).