AC-Delco Classic



$220,000 AC-DELCO CLASSIC
Cal Bowl, Lakewood, CA, Jan 10-14, 1995

Stayrook Starts '95 With A Spark

Leading qualifier Jess Stayrook started the new year in style by winning his fourth PBA championship at the $240,000 AC-Delco Classic at Cal Bowl, Lakewood, Calif.

Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz., impressively downed second-seeded Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 247-215, for the $45,000 first prize and ended his personal winless drought of more than three years.

The animated Stayrook jumped on Learn immediately by opening with five strikes to take a 31-pin lead. Even an open eighth frame couldn't deter the strong lefthander, who closed with a four-bagger while Learn never threatened, and had to settle for the $23,000 second-place check.

In the first game of ABC-TV's 34th consecutive season-opening telecast, 1991 PBA Player of the Year David Ozio defeated Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 200-176. Ozio then bettered Stayrook's brother-in-law, Dave Arnold of Gilbert, Ariz., 268-223, before falling to Learn, 232-219, in the semifinal. Ozio, Vidor, Texas, earned $13,000, Arnold took home $10,000 for fourth and Bohn made $8,000.

Tournament week kicked off with a celebrity Pro-Am event which netted more than $9,000 for PBA's official charity, the Children's Miracle Network. During the tournament's position round break, defending AC-Delco Classic champion Norm Duke was presented with a Waterford crystal trophy and $10,000 bonus from the Independent Order of Foresters (IOF) in being named 1994 IOF/PBA Player of the Year.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ247 (1 game)$45,000
2Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA447 (2 games)23,000
3David Ozio, Vidor, TX687 (3 games)13,000
4Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ223 (1 game)10,000
5Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ176 (1 game)8,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Ozio defeated Bohn, 200-176; Ozio defeated Arnold, 268-223; Learn defeated Ozio, 232-219; and in the championship game, Stayrook defeated Learn, 247-215.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9311 221.7 15-9-0 450 9761 
2Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9234 219.9 14-10-0 420 9654 
3Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9179 218.6 14-10-0 420 9599 
4David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9143 217.7 13-11-0 390 9533 
5Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9055 215.6 5-8-1 465 9520 
6Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 9024 214.9 15-8-1 465 9489 $6,750
7Robert Smith, Moorpark, CA 8958 213.3 17-7-0 510 9468 5,750
8Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY 9067 215.9 11-13-0 330 9397 5,000
9Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 8926 212.5 13-11-0 390 9316 4,500
10Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 8945 213.0 12-12-0 360 9305 4,100
11Dennis Horan, San Diego 8878 211.4 14-10-0 420 9298 3,900
12Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 8856 210.9 14-10-0 420 9276 3,700
13Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC 8812 209.8 14-10-0 420 9232 3,500
14Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 8823 210.1 11-12-1 345 9168 3,300
15David Traber, Woodstock, IL 8845 210.6 10-13-1 315 9160 3,100
16Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 8778 209.0 12-12-0 360 9138 2,900
17John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 8773 208.9 12-12-0 360 9133 2,700
18George Branham III, Indianapolis 8750 208.3 17-13-0 330 9080 2,500
19Jeff Lizzi, Medford, NY 8704 207.2 12-12-0 360 9064 2,400
20Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 8760 208.6 9-15-0 270 9030 2,300
21Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 8770 208.8 7-17-0 210 8980 2,200
22Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 8725 207.7 7-17-0 210 8935 2,150
23Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, CA 8679 206.6 7-17-0 210 8889 2,100
24Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD 8578 204.2 7-17-0 210 8788 2,050

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Rick Berry, Anaheim, CA$1,780
*Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD1,900
27Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,700
 Norm Duke. Edmond, OK1,700
29Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, MI1,640
30Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA1,600
31Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,570
32Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,550
33Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY1,520
 Mike Taylor, San Diego1,520
35Adam Apo, Florissant, MO1,490
36W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA1,480
37Stoney Baker, Lithe Springs, GA1,470
38Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL1,460
39Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY1,450
40Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS1,435
 Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,435
42Scott Alexander, Seattle1,420
43Brian Davis, Casselberry, FL1,410
44Tony Figuiera, Gardens, CA1,400
45Billy Yinger, Grand Prairie, TX1,390
46Chris Hooper, Maple Springs, NY1,375
 Andrew Neuer, Milton. PA1,375
48Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX1,360
49Dave Wodka, Las Vegas1,350
50Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS1,335
 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR1,335
52Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,320
53Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL1,310

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Dave Arnold, 4117. 24th place-Dennis Jacques, 3865. 53rd place-Bob Belmont, 3768. PRO-AM CASHERS-Ricky Ward, Joe Firpo, Norm Duke, Dave Wodka, Marshall Holman, Mark Roth, Del Ballard Jr., Chris Hooper, Butch Soper, Ron Palombi Jr., Mike Scroggins, Mike Edwards, John Mazza, Robert Lawrence, Parker Bohn III, Ed Richardson, Amleto Monacelli. Mark Mosayebi, Jimmy Davis and Rick Steelsmith ($50 each).