Merit Mixed Doubles Championship



$200,000 MERIT MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Reno Hilton Lanes, Reno, NV, Dec 8-11, 1994

Aleta Sill/Bryan Goebel Win Merit Mixed Doubles

Aleta Sill and Bryan Goebel paired to win their fourth titles of the year with a dramatic final game in the $200,000 Merit Mixed Doubles Championship at Reno Hilton Lanes. Sill, Dearborn, Mich., established a single season earnings record of $126,325 on the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour and notched her 23rd LPBT title, while Goebel, Merriam, Kan., collected his sixth PBA title and split the $40,000 first prize with his partner, who successfully defended this crown.

LPBT rookie sensation Tammy Turner of W. Palm Beach, Fla., and non-winner Bob Spaulding of Mechanicsburg, Pa., held a 46-pin lead entering the 32nd and final game, but dropped that decision, 458-432 (Turner-226, Spaulding-206, vs. Sill-221 and Goebel-236), to earn the 30-pin team match play bonus which put them on top.

Goebel said, "We both were bowling really well, buy I'm just glad the tournament's over. Aleta had huge scores bowled against her and nobody wants to bowl badly for their partner's sake, so I really credit her for hanging in there. To be honest, l think Norm Duke is a lock for IOF/PBA Player of the Year-in fact, he's got my vote."

This year-ending national tournament for both pro tours began with the annual Merit Bowling Pro-Am, in which amateur league bowlers earned expense-paid trips to the Reno Hilton through Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) center qualifying events. Marilyn Gregoire of Chalmette, La., and Jack Chick of Stillwater, Okla., were the respective women's and men's Pro-Am winners, pocketing the $10,000 winners' checks from Merit.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

32 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Aleta Sill, Dearborn, MI
Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS
 13936 435.5 19-12-1 585 14891 $40,000
2Tammy Turner, West Palm Beach, FL
Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA
 13884 433.9 21-10-1 645 14879 22,000
3Darris Street, Fresno, CA
Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR
 13845 432.7 18-14-0 540 14770 16,000
4Carol Gianotti, Perth Australia
Norm Duke, Edmond, OK
 13639 426.2 18-14-0 540 14564 12,000
5Robin Romeo, Newhall, CA
Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH
 13720 428.8 15-16-1 465 14505 10,000
6Tish Johnson, Panarama City, CA
# Justin Hromek, Andover, KS
 13652 426.6 18-14-0 540 14502 8,000
7Sandra Jo Shiery, Coldwater, MI
Brian Voss, Atlanta
 13603 425.1 14-17-1 435 14378 7,000
8Cheryl Daniels, Detroit
# Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS
 13437 419.9 18-14-0 540 14337 6,600

24-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
9Kim Couture, Titusville, FL
Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ
 10052 418.8 16-8-0 745 10797 $6,400
10Jan Schmidt, Rochelle, IL
# Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA
 10091 420.5 13-11-0 630 10721 6,200
11Kim Canady, San Francisco
Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO
 9955 414.8 16-8-0 730 10685 6,000
12Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK
Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA
 10105 421.0 10-14-0 530 10635 5,800
13Lisa Wagner, Palmetto, FL
# Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM
 10031 418.0 10-13-1 540 10571 5,600
14Jackie Sellers, Dubois, PA
David Traber, Woodstock, IL
 9932 413.8 12-11-1 635 10567 5,400
15Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ
Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL
 9939 414.1 12-12-0 590 10529 5,200
16Wendy Macpherson, Las Vegas
Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL
 10040 418.3 9-15-0 460 10500 5,000
17Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, WA
Eugene McCune, Munster, IN
 9869 411.2 11-13-0 565 10434 4,800
18Cindy Coburn-Carroll, Buffalo
Don Moser, San Jose, CA
 9809 408.7 11-13-0 550 10359 4,600
19Debbie McMullen, Denver
Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL
 9858 410.8 10-14-0 500 10358 4,400
20Dede Davidson, Clearwater, FL
Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX
 9770 407.1 12-12-0 585 10355 4,200
21Michelle Mullen, Chicago
Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA
 9802 408.4 10-14-0 520 10322 4,000
22Carolyn Dorin, Richardson, TX
Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ
 9745 406.0 9-15-0 500 10245 3,800
23Leanne Barrette, Yukon, OK
# Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela
 9680 403.3 10-13-1 550 10230 3,600
24Kim Straub, Lincoln, NE
Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY
 9201 383.4 4-19-1 280 9481 3,400

PRO-AM CASHERS-Dave Arnold ($500), Walter Ray Williams Jr. ($400), Amleto Monacelli ($350), Bob Loam Jr., ($300), Eric Forkel ($250), Justin Hromek, Norm Duke, Steve Hoskins, Doug Kent, Dave D'Entremont, Don Moser, Joe Firpo Pete Weber, Bryan Goebel Mike Miller David Traber, Randy Pedersen and Bob Spaulding ($200 each), Brian Voss, Eugene McCune, Parker Bohn III, Mark Williams, Kelly Coffman and Dave Husted ($100 each). #-Amleto Monacelli, Kelly Coffman, Bob Learn Jr. (2), Justin Hromek (3) and Mike Miller rolled 300 games ($100 each). PBA Players' Averages: Goebel 230.1; Spaulding 226.7; Husted 222.7; Duke 224.4; D'Entremont 229.4; Hromek 223.1; Voss 215.9; Coffman 215.7; Arnold 225.2; Loam 221.2; Weber 211; Williams Jr. 218.8; Miller 215.1; Traber 207.6; Firpo 207.8; Pedersen 218.3; McCune 213.7; Moser 211.3; Hoskins 218.4; M. Williams 218.8; Forkel 214.6; Bohn 196.5; Monacelli 210.1; Kent 203.9.