Peoria Open



$125,000 PEORIA OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, IL, Feb 14-18, 1995

D'Entremont Doubles With Back-To-Back Wins At Peoria

"If I'm dreaming, I don't want to wake up," Dave D'Entremont said upon claiming his second consecutive PBA tournament in the Peoria Open at Landmark Recreation Center. Second-seeded D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., Ohio upset leading qualifier Mike Aulby, 203-190, after Mike Aulby had lapped the field en route to posting a PBA record 251.3 average over the 42 games of qualifying and match play. D'Entremont collected $20,000 for his fourth PBA title.

Aulby, Indianapolis, doubled to open the championship game, but D'Entremont grabbed the lead after sparing and tacking on ha four-bagger. Aulby struck in his fifth, but then failed to convert the 2-4-6-7-10 split, while D'Entremont opened in his seventh and 10th frames to sit with his 203 score. Aulby then could have clinched a victory with a 10th frame double, but left the 7-pin on his first shot and had to settle for the $10,500 second prize.

Aulby reflected on a similar fortune when he triumphed against Dave Davis in a 1980 tournament after the PBA Hall of Famer had led by 770 pins prior to going on air, only to bow to Aulby.

"I had a chance to win and that's the key," Aulby said. "I threw some good shots but felt the lanes were different earlier in the tournament. I never had the hold area I enjoyed all week."

In the opening game of the ABC Sports finals, Jeff Morin of Rockaway, N.J., edged Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz., 257-256, and then was bombed by Roger Bowker of Ocala, Fla., 268-174. D'Entremont entered and his "Winning Never Gets Old" ways of the previous week carried him past Bowker, 210-204. Bowker added $7,000 to his bank account, Morin earned $5,000 for fourth place and Stayrook $4,000 for fifth. This 16th consecutive tournament visit to Landmark Lanes saw a PBA record 24 perfect games posted by the pros, including a record-tying four by D'Entremont (matching Walter Ray Williams Jr's mark in 1993 at Mechanicsburg, Pa.).

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH413 (2 games)$20,000
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis190 (1 game)10,500
3Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL472 (2 games)7,000
4Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ431 (2 games)5,000
5Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ256 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Morin defeated Stayrook, 257-256; Bowker defeated Morin, 268-174; D'Entremont defeated Bowker, 210-204; and in the championship game, D'Entremont defeated Aulby, 203-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 10554 251.3 19-5-0 570 11124 
#2Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 10019 238.6 13-11-0 390 10409 
#3Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 10124 241.1 9-15-0 270 10394 
4Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9876 235.1 16-8-0 480 10356 
5Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ 9884 235.3 15-9-0 450 10334 
6Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL 9884 235.3 14-10-0 420 10304 $3,500
#7George Branham III, Indianapolis 9847 234.5 15-9-0 450 10297 3,200
8Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas 9851 234.6 14-10-0 420 10271 3,000
#9Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9828 234.0 14-9-1 435 10263 2,800
10Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9934 236.5 10-13-1 315 10249 2,600
#11Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY 9866 234.9 12-12-0 360 10226 2,400
#12Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9849 234.5 12-12-0 360 10209 2,300
13Adam Apo, Florissant, MO 9836 234.2 12-12-0 360 10196 2,200
14Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 9771 232.6 14-10-0 420 10191 2,100
15Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 9798 233.3 12-11-1 375 10173 2,000
#16Jim Johnson, Wilmington, DE 9762 232.4 11-12-1 345 10107 1,900
#17John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC 9753 232.2 11-12-1 345 10098 1,800
#18Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 9767 232.6 10-14-0 300 10067 1,700
#19Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI 9693 230.8 8-16-0 240 9933 1,600
#20Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9678 230.4 8-16-0 240 9918 1,500
#21Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9514 226.5 10-14-0 300 9814 1,400
22Hugh Miller, Seattle 9576 228.0 7-16-1 225 9801 1,350
23Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NV 9453 225.1 10-14-0 300 9753 1,300
24Doug Wallace, Portland, OR 9329 222.1 9-15-0 270 9599 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX$1,220
#26Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK1,070
27Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI1,050
28Marc McDowell, Madison, WI1,020
 Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,020
30Greg Kemp, Bryan, TX1,000
31Dave Shackelford, Carbon Cliff, IL990
32John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI975
 Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE975
34Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA955
 Mike Taylor, San Diego955
#36Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL940
37Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA930
38Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD920
39Jeff Lizzi, Medford, NY910
40Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX900
41Steven Sonnen, Oak Creek, WI890
42Eugene Holst, Burlington, WI880
#43Bryon Smith, Winchester, OR870
44Tim Weisbrod, CincinnatiB60
45Justin Hromek, Andover, KS850
46Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA840
47Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA830
48Brian Himmler, Cincinnati820
49Scott Rains, Silvis, IL810
50Rick Berry, Lake Forest, CA800

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Mike Aulby, 4500. 23rd place-John Giant and Jess Stayrook, 4136. 50th place-Rick Berry, 4007. #-Dave Arnold, Parker Bohn III, George Branham III (2), Dave D'Entremont (4), Gary Dickinson, John Gant, Eugene McCune (2), Curtis Odom, Ryan Shafer, Bryon Smith, Charlie Standish (3), Ricky Ward, Brian LeClair, Steve Jaros, Mike Aulby, Roger Bowker and Jim Johnson rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Eric Forkel, Mark Erdmann, Billy Yinger, Brett Sterley, John Gant, Parker Bohn III, Kelly Coffman, Dave Shackleford, Skip Wolfe, Bill Mastronardi, Del Ballard Jr., Tim Weisbrod, Mike Aulby and Tony Ament ($50 each).