Rochester Open



$100,000 ROCHESTER OPEN
Marcel's Olympic Bowl, Rochester, NY, Oct 22-26, 1994

Duke Crowned For The 5th Time In '94

Norm Duke solidified his status as leading contender for IOF/PBA Player of the Year honors with his fifth win of the year in the Greater Rochester Open at Marcel's Olympic Bowl, Rochester, N.Y. Duke upset leading qualifier and local favorite Doug Kent of nearby Canandaigua, 216-190, after Kent had dominated this tournament leading by more than 300 pins through 42 games of qualifying and match play.

Second-seeded Duke earned $16,000 for his ninth PBA title. Kent collected $8,500 as runnerup and is still in pursuit of his first national PBA title.

Duke opened the title game with a triple and Kent fell behind early, and then suffered a critical open fifth frame when he failed to convert the 2-8-10 split. Duke allowed Kent a brief glimmer of hope when he missed a 10-pin conversion In his eighth frame, but Kent left back-to-back solid 10-pins to spell his fate.

"The advantage is always with the player coming in with a win under his belt," Duke said. "I just simplified things tonight and wanted to hit the pocket. I made one bad mistake in missing the 10-pin in the eighth frame, but fortunately it didn't cost me.

"My hat's off to Doug, who really deserved to win and I think will win many tittles out here."

In the first game of the ESPN finals, three-time '94 winner Bryan Goebel was seeking back-to-back titles and started with a win against crowd favorite, Tom Baker of Buffalo, 209-200. Goebel continued against PBA career earnings leader Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 248-204, before falling to Duke, 227-201. Goebel, Merriam, Kan., earned $5,000 for third place, Weber took home $4,000 for fourth and Baker (whose last tour victory was here in 1986) won $3,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Norm Duke, Edmond, OK443 (2 games)$16,000
2Doug Kent Canandaigua, NY190 (1 game)8,500
3Bryan Goebel Merriam, KS658 (3 games)5,000
4Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO204 (1 game)4,000
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY200 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Goebel defeated Baker, 209-200; Goebel defeated Weber, 248-204; Duke defeated Goebel, 227-201; and in the championship game, Duke defeated Kent, 216-190.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 10204 242.9 17-7-0 510 10714 
2Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9965 237.3 13-10-1 405 10370 
3Pete Weber, St. Ann, M 9745 232.0 15-9-0 450 10195 
4Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9650 229.2 17-7-0 510 10160 
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9593 228.4 16-7-1 495 10088 
6Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9652 229.8 14-10-0 420 10072 $2,650
7Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, IN 9651 229.8 13-11-0 390 10041 2,500
8Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9603 228.6 13-11-0 390 9993 2,350
9Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 9623 229.1 12-12-0 360 9983 2,200
10Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9610 229.0 11-13-0 330 9940 2,050
11Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9560 227.6 12-11-1 375 9935 1,900
12Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 9612 228.9 10-14-0 300 9912 1,800
13Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 9525 226.8 11-12-1 345 9870 1,700
14Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA 9560 227.6 10-14-0 300 9860 1,600
#15Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 9444 224.9 12-11-1 375 9819 1,500
16Jeff Germann, Wheeling, WV 9407 225.9 10-14-0 300 9707 1,400
17Pete Maybank II, Cheboygan, MI 9375 223.2 13-10-1 405 9780 1,350
18Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9509 226.4 9-15-0 270 9779 1,300
19Jeff Lizzi, Medford, NY 9455 225.1 10-14-0 300 9755 1,250
20Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9461 225.3 9-14-1 285 9746 1,200
21Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9362 222.9 12-12-0 360 9722 1,150
22George Branham III, Indianapolis, IN 9211 219.3 10-13-1 315 9526 1,100
23John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC 9136 217.5 7-17-0 210 9346 1,060
24Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 9026 214.9 8-16-0 240 9266 1,020

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY$980
26Billy Odikowski, Grand Rapids, MI840
27Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL820
28Eugene McCune, Munster, IN800
29Jim Gibson Jr., LeCrescenta, CA780
30Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, CA760
31Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY750
32Brian Davis, Casselberry, FL740
33Justin Hromek, Andover, KS730
34Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD720
35Ray Szajko, South Bend, IN710
36Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, PA705
37Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL700
38Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, NV695
39Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX688
#Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC688
41Steve Wishner, Port Chester, NY680
42Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY675
43Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ670
44Adam Apo, Florissant, MO665
45Mike Shady, Ripon, WI660
@46Jay Nephew, Rochester, NY655
47Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS650
48Danny Wiseman, Portland, OR645

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Doug Kent, 4307. 24th place-George Branham III 3980. 48th place-Danny Wiseman, 3906. #-Ed Richardson, Ray Edwards and Curtis Odom rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Ray Edwards, Roger Bowker, Paul Koehler, Bob Learn Jr., Philip Ringener, Steve Jaros, Mark Mosayebi, George Branham III, Tommy Delutz Jr., Bob Markiewicz, Dave Arnold, Mark Turney, Jess Stayrook ($50 each) and Bill Oakes ($20). @-Non-PBA member.