BPAA U.S. Open



$250,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Bowl One, Troy, MI, Apr 2-8, 1995

Husted Wins 2nd BPAA U.S. Open With "Show At The Joe"

Leading qualifier Dave Husted captured his second Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) U.S. Open crown via a 266-245 survival test against first-time finalist Paul Koehler. Contested before a PBA record paid attendance of 7,212 at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena, Husted has now collected four PBA wins since announcing his "semi-retired" status last spring. His $46,000 first prize will no doubt comfort the Milwaukie, Ore., pro's waning participation on the Tour.

Both championship finalists started with turkeys, and Husted broke first with a spare in the fourth. Koehler (pronounced Kay-lor), Stuart, Fla., continued striking through six frames, spared, and then doubled. Husted wrenched his back mid-game, but painstakingly struck on his next six shots. Koehler's failure to convert the 5-7 leave in his 10th frame left him with the $24,000 second prize, but a new legion of admirers.

Regarding this bookend "major" accompanying his 1982 BPAA U.S. Open, Husted said, "That title was special because it was my first win and my parents were there. I'm at the point now in my career where I don't know how many times I'll have the opportunity to win. It's time for me to move on with my life and my recent successes haven't changed my desire to spend more time with my family."

The Motor City madness began with fourth-seeded Steve Hoskins downing Dave D'Entremont, 231-212. Hoskins then defeated Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 256-216, before being turned back by Koehler in a thriller, 278-256. Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla., could have advanced in a roll-off by striking out in his 10th frame, but his first shot didn't connect, and left him with the $14,000 third prize. Bohn earned $10,500 for fourth place.

Husted had compiled an impressive 273-pin margin over second seed Koehler after the 56-game tournament format. The 240-man BPAA U.S. Open field is made up of 144 leading PBA Tour players and 96 BPAA center qualifiers, and who were led by 20th-place finisher Cliff Connors of Tempe, Ariz., who earned a $500 bonus and trophy for pacing the BPAA contingent (which also included four international bowlers) after 32 games.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR266 (1 game)$46,000
2Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL523 (2 games)24,000
3Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL743 (3 games)14,000
4Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ216 (1 game)10,500
5Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH212 (1 game)8,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Hoskins defeated D'Entremont, 231-212; Hoskins defeated Bohn, 256-216; Koehler defeated Hoskins, 278-256; and in the championship game, Husted defeated Koehler, 266-245.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 13189 235.5 16-8-0 480 13669 
2Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL 12931 230.9 15-8-1 465 13396 
#3Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 12684 226.5 15-9-0 450 13134 
4Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 12750 227.7 11-12-1 345 13095 
#5Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 12754 227.8 11-13-0 330 13084 
6Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 12674 226.3 13-11-0 390 13064 $7,000
7Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH 12509 223.4 17-7-0 510 13019 6,000
8Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 12604 225.1 12-12-0 360 12964 5,500
9Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ 12536 223.9 12-12-0 360 12896 5,000
10Don Moser, San Jose, CA 12446 222.3 12-12-0 360 12806 4,500
t11Brian Kretzer, Dayton, OH 12407 221.6 13-11-0 390 12797 4,000
12Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 12456 222.4 11-13-0 330 12786 3,600
13Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 12435 222.1 11-12-1 345 12780 3,300
14Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY 12513 223.5 8-16-0 240 12753 3,000
15Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 12356 220.6 13-11-0 390 12746 2,800
16Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 12352 220.6 13-11-0 390 12742 2,600
17Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX 12410 221.6 10-13-1 315 12725 2,400
#18Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 12365 220.8 11-13-0 330 12695 2,300
19Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 12295 219.6 11-13-0 330 12625 2,200
t20Cliff Connors, Tempe, AZ 12341 220.4 9-15-0 270 12611 2,100
#21Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL 12174 217.4 14-10-0 420 12594 2,000
22Chris Warren, Dallas 12276 219.2 9-15-0 270 12546 1,950
t23Michael Kubacki, Griffith, IN 12180 217.5 9-15-0 270 12450 1,900
tt#24Ritchie Buss, Freeport, IL 12095 216.0 10-14-0 300 12395 1,850

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25David Ozio, Vidor, TX$1,570
*26Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH1,650
27Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI1,500
28Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY1,470
29Brian Davis, Casselberry, FL1,440
30Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM1,420
tt31Ed Carter, Akron, OH1,400
32Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY1,390
33George Branham III, Indianapolis1,380
t34Chris Barnes. Wichita, KS1,370
t35Don Freund, Auburn, WA1,360
36Curtis Odom, Wilson-Salem NC1,350
37Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY1,340
38Bill Swanson, Palatine, IL1,330
39Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA1,320
40Steven Sonnen, Oak Creek, WI1,310
41Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, NC1,300
42W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA1,290
43Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,280
44David Mahaz, Novi, MI1,265
 Brian Voss, Atlanta1,265
46Scott Alexander, Seattle1,250
t47Pat Healey, Niagara Falls, NY1,240
48Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS1,230
49Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ1,220
50Jessie Bowersock, Madison Hts., MI1,210
51Adam Apo, Florissant, MO1,200
t52Jay Lang, Warren, MI1,190
53Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE1,180
t54Bob Goike, Bellville, MI1,170
55Ken McNeely, Morganton, NC1,160
56Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,145
 Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,145
58Dennis Horan, San Diego1,130
t59Kelly Bennett, Orchard Lake, MI1,120
t60Rick Miller, Lincoln, NE1,110

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader, Dave Husted-7,673. 24th place-Steve Wilson, 7,091. 60th place Rick Miller, 6,761. #-Mark Scroggins, Rick Larue, Dave D'Entremont (2), Steve Wilson (2), Tony Figuiera, Ritchie Buss, Mark Williams and Parker Bohn III rolled 300 games ($300 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Mike Aulby, Brian Davis, Joe Firpo, Bryan Goebel, Steve Hoskins, Steve Jaros, Doug Kent, Bob Learn, Jeff Lizzi, Pete Maybank II, John Mazza, Hugh Miller, Amleto Monacelli, David Ozio, Randy Pedersen, Mark Roth, Bob Spaulding, Guppy Troup, Wayne Webb and Mark Williams ($50 each). t-BPAA entry. tt-BPAA entry-PBA member.