Greater Detroit Open



$100,000 GREATER DETROIT OPEN
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, MI, Oct 15-19, 1994

Goebel Motors To Third Title

Bryan Goebel tossed his hat into the ring for IOF PBA Player of the Year consideration with his third title of 1994 at the Greater Detroit Open. Second-seeded Goebel upset leading qualifier Eric Forkel, 257-190, for the $14,000 first prize at Taylor Lanes.

Both finalists were tied through four frames, but Goebel closed with eight strikes and Forkel spared, opened and spared again to fall behind by 47 after seven frames. Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif., never recovered and had to settle for the $7,500 second-place check.

"I look at what (Norm) Duke and Walter Ray (Williams Jr.) have done this year and they're well ahead the rest of us," Goebel continued. "I've accomplished a lot this year and am just happy with how I've bowled:"Goebel had been stricken with Bell's Palsy while in Tokyo for the 10th annual Japan Cup competition and the right side of his face was paralyzed. He claimed to be 95°/a recovered from that virus and his performance this week reflected that.

"The muscles simply shut down on the right side of my face," Goebel said. "I couldn't blink and it was very tiring because it took me twice as long to eat."

In the opening game of the ESPN telecast, Chris Warren defeated fourth-seeded Jimmy Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, 232-218. Warren continued against Don Moser, San Jose, Calif., 247-178, before ousted by Goebel, 227-167. Warren, Dallas, earned $5,000 for third place, Moser collected $4,1100 for fourth and Johnson $3,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS484 (2 games)$14,000
2Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA190 (1 game)7,500
3Chris Warren, Dallas, TX646 (3 games)5,000
4Don Moser, San Jose, CA178 (1 game)4,000
5Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH218 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Warren defeated Johnson, 232-218; Warren defeated Moser, 247-178; Goebel defeated Warren, 227-167; and in the championship game, Goebel defeated Forkel, 257-190.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 9706 231.1 14-10-0 420 10126 
2Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9387 223.5 17-7-0 510 9897 
#3Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9325 222.0 13-11-0 390 9715 
4Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 9330 222.1 11-12-1 345 9675 
5Chris Warren, Dallas, TX 9234 219.9 14-10-0 420 9654 
6Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, NC 9259 220.5 13-11-0 390 9649 $2,600
7Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9151 217.9 14-9-1 355 9506 2,400
8Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9174 218.4 12-12-0 360 9534 2,100
 Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9114 217.0 14-10-0 420 9534 2,100
10Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9166 218.2 11-12-1 345 9511 1,800
11Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, MI 9155 217.9 11-12-1 345 9500 1,600
#12Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9059 215.7 14-10-0 420 9479 1,500
13Billy Odikowski, Grand Rapids, MI 9144 217.7 10-14-0 300 9444 1,400
14Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 9059 215.7 12-11-1 375 9434 1,300
15Ken McNeely, Morganton, NC 8993 214.1 13-10-1 405 9398 1,250
16Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9016 214.7 12-12-0 360 9376 1,200
#17Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL 9008 214.5 12-12-0 360 9368 1,150
18Danny Wiseman, Portland, OR 9017 214.7 11-13-0 330 9347 1,100
19Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 9015 214.6 11-13-0 330 9345 1,075
20Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 9015 214.6 9-14-1 285 9300 1,050
21Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 8936 212.8 12-12-0 360 9296 1,025
22Jessie Bowersock, Madison Hts., MI 8995 214.2 8-16-0 240 9235 1,000
23Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 8921 212.4 10-14-0 300 9221 980
24Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY 8900 211.9 6-17-1 195 9095 960

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*#25Dave Bolles, Modesto, CA$900
#26Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, NV750
27Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA720
28Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY700
29Ron Williams, Ft. Worth, TX680
30Brian Voss, Atlanta, GA670
31Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ665
32Jim Wolcott, Niles, OH660
33Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS655
34Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ650
35Philip Walter Jr., Phoenix, AZ645
36Mike Miller, Albrque, NM640
37George Branham III, Indianapolis, IN635
38W. Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA630
39Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, NY625
40Marshall Holman, Medford, OR620
41Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA615
42Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ610
43Mike Shady, Ripon, WI605
44Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS600
45Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, OH595
46Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY590

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Don Moser, 4144. 24th place-Amleto Monacelli, 3919. 46th place-Ryan Shafer, 3847. #-Tony Ament, Dave Bolles, Kelly Coffman (2), Paul Koehler, Don Moser and Dave Wodka rolled 300 games ($300 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Tim Criss, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Adam Apo, Billy Orlikowski, Pete Kaczmarcryk, Kevin Sands, Parker Bohn III, Bryan Bailey, Jeff Morn, Mike Nape, North Duke, Kelly Coffman, Marshall Holman, Justin Hromek, Jim Johnson Jr., Pete Maybank, Philip Ringener, Scott Smith and Mark Mosayebi ($50 each).