Tums Classic



$140,000 TUMS CLASSIC
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, CT, Mar 21-25, 1995

Jack Jurek Tames Tums Classic

Competing in just his eighth PBA tournament over the last two years, surprise(d) top seed Jack Jurek held off second-seeded David Traber, 231-228, to win the $140,000 Turns Classic at Bradley Bowl. In winning his first title, Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., earned the $25,000 first prize plus a berth into the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions.

Traber, Woodstock, Ill., opened the championship game with a double, spare and strike, while Jurek spared, doubled and spared again to trail by two pins after four frames. Jurek kept matters even with a turkey, and then Traber's 10-pin, spare in the crucial ninth frame allowed Jurek's double and nine finish to guarantee his win. Traber earned $13,000 as runnerup, but was foiled in his attempt to grab a second victory in the last four weeks.

A belated Jurek said, "Win or lose, I was happy with my performance and just wanted to enjoy it." A former Touring Pro and accomplished collegiate/amateur bowler, Jurek finished fifth in his very first PBA tournament. He explained, "I then lost my tour sponsor after the 1991 season. When you're not making money out here, the Tour's a tough life to lead. I finally relaxed a little bit after the commercial break." Jurek outaveraged the Tums Classic field by more than three pins per game and compiled an impressive 170-pin cushion over second seed Traber after 42 games.

In the first game of the ABC-TV finals, Dave D'Entremont topped Steve Wilson of Tamarac, Fla., 259-205. Baltimore's Danny Wiseman then came on and defeated D'Entremont on the strength of an opening seven-bagger, 279-218. Traber was next up and he held off Wiseman's closing five-bagger to advance to the title game, 244-237.

D'Entremont received $6,000 for fourth-place, Wiseman collected $7,500 for his third place Tums finish and Wilson took home $5,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY231 (1 game)$25,000
2David Traber, Woodstock, IL472 (2 games)13,000
3Danny Wiseman, Baltimore516 (2 games)7,500
4Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH477 (2 games)6,000
5Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL205 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-D'Entremont defeated Wilson, 259-205; Wiseman defeated D'Entremont, 279-218, Traber defeated Wiseman, 244-237; and in the championship game, Jurek defeated Traber, 231-228.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jack Jurek, Lackanna, NY 9686 230.6 18-6-0 540 10226 
#2David Traber, Woodstodk, IL 9531 226.9 176-1 525 10056 
3Danny Wiseman, Baltimore. MD 9511 226.5 75-9-0 450 9961 
4Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9512 226.5 13-11-0 390 9902 
 Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL 9452 225.1 15-9-0 450 9902 
6Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ 9374 223.2 15-8-1 465 9839 $4,200
7Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 9406 223.9 13-11-0 390 9796 4,000
8Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 9403 223.8 13-11-0 390 9793 3,800
9Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9423 224.4 12-12-0 360 9783 3,600
10Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9324 222.0 14-10-0 420 9744 3,400
11Tony Lanning, Lewisville, TX 9382 223.4 12-12-0 360 9742 3,250
12Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, MI 9787 218.7 14-10-0 420 9607 3,100
13David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9278 220.9 10-13-1 315 9593 2,950
14Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 9213 219.4 10-14-0 300 9513 2,800
15Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9160 218.7 11-13-0 330 9490 2,650
16Tommy Evans, Sunrise, FL 9152 217.9 10-13-1 315 9467 2,500
17Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9152 217.9 9-15-0 270 9422 2,350
18Mike AuIby, Indianapolis 9166 218.2 8-15-1 255 9421 2,200
19Bill Swanson, Palatine, IL 9006 214.4 12-11-i 375 9381 2,050
20Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 8947 213.0 10-14-0 300 9247 1,900
21Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 8919 212.4 9-15-0 270 9189 1,750
#22Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 8935 272.7 8-16-0 240 9175 1,650
23John Beasley, Richmond, VA 8790 209.3 9-15-0 270 9060 1,550
t24Steve Wishner, Port Chester, NY 8960 213.3 0-4-0 8960 1485 

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
#25Randy Pedersen, Hollywood. FL$1,300
t26Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,385
27Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA1,240
28Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA1,210
29Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,190
t30Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,190
31Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH1,150
32Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI1,140
33Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX1,130
34Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX1,120
35Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY1,110
36Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NV1,100
37David Leverage, Poughkeepsie, NY1,085
 Brian Voss, Atlanta1,085
39Hugo McGroty, Schenectady, NY1,065
 Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC1,065
41Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA1,045
 Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,045
43Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS1,015
 Frank Edwards, Moscow, PA1,015
 Ken McNeely, Morganton' NC1,015
 Chris Warren, Dallas1,015
47Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY985
 Robby Porter, Portland, OR985
49Tony LeVance. Fort Lauderdale, FL965
 Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL965
51David Carter, Glen Mills, PA950
52Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ940
53Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA930

t-Wishner replaced Mike Scroggins after 20 games of match play. Benoit then assumed the alternate position. 18-game qualifying leader-Joe Firpo, 4148. 24th place-Tony Lanning, 3890. 53rd place-Joe Barket, 3799. #--Eric Forkel, Randy Pedersen and David Traber rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Mark Scroggins, Bill Oakes, Bob Benoit, Dave Ferraro, Roger Bowker, Jimmy Keeth, Joe Firpo, Mark Bowers, Mark Williams, Chris Warren, Ron Palombi Jr., Bryan Bailey, Bill Swanson, John Donovan, Jeff Lizzi, Robby Porter, Butch Soper and David Leverage ($50 each).