Oronamin C Japan Cup



$160,000 ORONAMIN C JAPAN CUP
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 22-25, 1994

Voss Wins 14th PBA Title

Brian Voss merely loaned Takeo Sakai the lead for one-game of the 10th anniversary Oronamin C Japan Cup at Tokyo Port Bowl, then abruptly snatched his 14th title be defeating top-seeded Sakai of Osaka, 247-223. Voss, Atlanta, earned the $41,000 first prize after relinquishing the tournament lead to Sakai in the 32nd and final game of qualifying prior to the live NHK-TV finals.

Voss opened with a double and never trailed in the title game. After sparing in his third frame, he launched a five-bagger at Sakai, who stayed close until the eighth frame, but then he opened after failing to convert the 2-10 split, and had to settle for the $21,000 second-place check.

"Today was definitely a grudge match, despite the fact Sakai and I are friends," Voss said. "After finishing second twice this year and five times last year, this is a great relief and a monkey off my back," the PBA Hall of Famer said of posting at least one PBA victory in eight consecutive years,This international competition pairs 16 leading PBA players and a like number of Japanese pro bowlers, with PBA now having claimed the last six events. PBA leads the series, eight wins to two for JPBA, and the PBA contingent claimed the inaugural Nakano Cup team pinfall competitions, 113,666 to 112,456 for JPBA.

Voss continued, "The biggest difference between the two pro bowling tours is that the PBA is a year-round schedule and JPBA has only about half the number of our tournaments. Bowling is a full-time job and 1 still love it," he said.

The six-man stepladder championship round began with 1993 PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., defeating Tsuguo Tsukahara of Kanagawa, 220-204. In a battle between the 1991 and '92 Japan Cup champions, '92 winner Parker Bohn III bettered Williams, Stockton, Calif., 244-174. Bohn, Jackson, N.J., continued against Minoru Sendan of Osaka, 256-237, but then fell to Voss, 235-166, in the semifinal. Bohn earned $13,000 for third place, Sendan made $9,000 for fourth, Williams collected $6,000 for fifth and Tsukahara $7,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Atlanta482 (2 games)$41,000
2Takeo Sakai, Osaka223 (1 game)21,000
3Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ666 (3 games)13,000
4Minoru Sendan, Osaka237 (1 game)9,000
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA394 (2 games)8,000
6Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa204 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Williams defeated Tsukahara, 220-204; Bohn defeated Williams, 244-174; Bohn defeated Sendan, 256-237; Voss defeated Bohn, 235-166; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Sakai, 247-223.

32 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Takeo Sakai, Osaka 7552 236.0 22-10-0 660 8212 
2Brian Voss, Atlanta 7548 235.9 20-9-3 645 8193 
3Minoru Sendan, Osaka 7344 229.5 25-7-0 750 8094 
4Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 7493 234.2 18-14-0 540 8033 
5Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa 7397 231.2 21-11-0 630 8027 
6Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 7290 227.8 21-10-1 645 7935 
7Masaaki Saijyo, Tokyo 7448 232.8 16-16-0 480 7928 $5,600
8Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 7362 230.1 18-13-1 555 7917 4,800
9Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 7245 226.4 19-13-0 570 7815 4,200
10David Ozio, Vidor, TX 7222 225.7 19-13-0 570 7792 3,800
11Akio Harada, Saitama 7339 229.3 14-16-2 450 7789 3,400
12Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 7269 227.2 16-16-0 480 7749 3,200
13Yoshimi Kitaoka, Kanagawa 7141 223.2 19-13-0 570 7711 3,000
14David Traber, Woodstock, IL 7099 221.8 19-13-0 570 7669 2,800
15Yukio Yamazaki, Tokyo 7120 222.5 16-16-0 480 7600 2,700
16Kunihiko Nishimura, Osaka 7065 220.8 17-14-1 525 7590 2,600
17Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 7150 223.4 14-18-0 420 7570 2,400
18Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 6975 218.0 19-13-0 570 7545 2,380
19Kunishiro Koyama, Tokyo 7043 220.1 16-16-0 480 7523 2,360
20Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 6970 217.8 14-17-1 435 7405 2,340
21Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 6916 216.1 15-17-0 450 7366 2,320
22Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 6854 214.2 14-16-2 450 7304 2,200
23Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 6854 214.2 14-18-0 420 7274 2,180
24Akio Ishihara, Chiba 6820 213.1 14-17-1 435 7255 2,160
25Kenichi Kurobe, Tokyo 6748 210.9 13-18-1 405 7153 2,140
26Takahiro Horiguchi, Chiba 6723 210.1 14-18-0 420 7143 2,120
27Yoshitaka Hokura, Tokyo 6761 211.3 11-19-2 360 7121 2,100
#28Masanori Saitoh, Kanagawa 6786 212.1 11-21-0 330 7116 2,080
29Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 6877 214.9 7-25-0 210 7087 2,060
30Hisamitsu Matsui, Kanagawa 6646 207.7 13-18-1 405 7051 2,040
31Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 6542 204.4 7-24-1 225 6767 2,020
32Yoshinari Matsumura, Osaka 6523 203.8 7-24-1 225 6748 2,000

#-Masanori Saitoh rolled a perfect game.