IOF Foresters Open



$215,000 IOF FORESTERS OPEN
Club 300 Bowl, Markham, Ontario, Canada, Apr 11-15, 1995

Roth Turns Back Time; Wins 34th PBA Title

PBA Hall of Famer Mark Roth demonstrated the fire which still burns within his heart en route to his first title in seven years by capturing the $215,000 IOF Foresters Open at Club 300 Bowl in Markham, Ont., Canada. Thirdseeded, the 44-year-old Roth stormed past three opponents, including leading qualifier Walter Ray Williams Jr., 233-189, for his 34th PBA victory and the $45,000 first prize is the richest of his storied career.

Williams, Stockton, Calif., opened the championship game with a strike, and Roth started by tailing to convert the 3-4-6-7-10 split in his first frame. After sparing in his second, Roth unleashed a six-bagger to pull away with a 46-pin lead through eight frames, following an open seventh by Williams. Roth, Wall Township, N.J., clinched with a spare in his ninth frame and forced Williams to accept the $25,000 second-place check.

Roth said "My goal today was just win my first game. Then when the lanes turned touchy I decided to play them straight. You never want to give a player of Walter's caliber a break. The lights seemed extra bright today, but then it's been a long time since I'd seen them in person," he said with a smile.

Roth joined the finals in the second game, following David Traber's 236-215 opening victory against Mike Miller of Albuquerque, N.M. Roth started with a five-bagger and never let up in his 247-236 conquest of Traber, Woodstock, Ill., and sneaked past 1988 PBA Player of the Year Brian Voss, Atlanta, 201-196. The tournament's top three seeds owned 62 (now 63) titles, seven Player of the Year honors and all three are PBA Hall of Famers. Voss earned $15,000 for third place and his first finish 011995 among the top 24, Traber collected $10,000 for fourth place and Miller $8,000 for fifth.

This tournament was the third annual sponsorship by the Independent Order of Foresters (IOF), headquartered in Toronto and which is aligned with PBA's official charity, the Children's Miracle Network.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ681 (3 games)$45,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA189 (1 game)25,000
3Brian Voss, Atlanta196 (1 game)15,000
4David Traber, Woodstock, IL472 (2 games)10,000
5Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM215 (1 game)8,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Traber defeated Miller, 236-215; Roth defeated Traber, 247-236; Roth defeated Voss, 201-196; and in the championship game, Roth defeated Williams, 233-189.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9483 225.8 19-5-0 570 10053 
2Brian Voss, Atlanta 9608 228.8 14-10-0 420 10028 
3Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ 9445 224.9 12-12-0 360 9805 
4Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 9289 221.2 17-7-0 510 9799 
5David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9342 222.4 15-9-0 450 9792 
6John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 9401 223.8 11-13-0 330 9731 $7,000
7Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9282 221.0 14-10-0 420 9702 6,250
8Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 9400 223.8 10-14-0 300 9700 5,500
9Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 9300 221.4 11-12-1 345 9645 5,000
10Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9242 220.1 12-12-0 360 9602 4,600
11Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9130 217.4 15-9-0 450 9580 4,200
12Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL 9162 218.1 13-10-1 405 9567 3,800
13Hugh Miller, Seattle 9199 219.0 12-12-0 360 9559 3,600
14Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9218 219.5 11-13-0 330 9548 3,400
#15Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA 9198 219.0 11-13-0 330 9528 3,200
16Rick Berry, Lake Forest, CA 9227 219.7 10-14-0 300 9527 3,000
17Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9129 217.4 13-11-0 390 9519 2,800
18Marshall Holman, Medford, OR 9114 217.0 11-13-0 330 9444 2,700
19Dennis Horan, San Diego 9197 218.9 6-17-1 195 9392 2,600
20Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE 9001 214.3 12-12-0 360 9361 2,500
21Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 8999 214.2 12-12-0 360 9359 2,400
22Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH 9077 216.1 9-15-0 270 9347 2,300
23David Carter, Glen Mills, PA 8880 211.4 8-15-1 255 9135 2,250
#24Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 8745 208.2 8-16-0 240 8985 2,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg His., OH$1,945
 Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,945
27Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA2,010
28Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL1,860
29Greg Newtson, Grants Pass, OR1,830
30Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,800
31Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,780
32Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ1,760
33Jim Johnson, Wilmington DE1,740
34Doug Wallace, Portland, OR1,720
35Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD1,705
 Jeff Smith, Little Falls, MN1,705
37Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,690
38Don Moser, San Jose, CA1,680
39David Leverage, Poughkeepsie, NY1,670
40Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO1,660
41Stoney Baker, Alpharetta, GA1,650
42George Branham III, Indianapolis1,640
43Adam Apo, Florissant, MO1,625
 Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL1,625
45Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,610
46Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA1,595
 Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA1,595
48Larry Oxendine, Joplin, MO1,580
49Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY1,570
50Justin Hromek, Andover, KS520
 Martin Letscher, Bel Air, MD520
 Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ520

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-John Mazza, 4219. 24th place-Jimmy Johnson, 3933. 50th place-Justin Hromek, Martin Letscher and Jeff Morin, 3821. #-Richard Wolfe, Jimmy Johnson and Charlie Standish rolled 300 games ($333.33 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Norm Duke, Joe Firpo, David Ozio, Steve Wilson, Curtis Odom, Eric Forkel, Dave Traber and Mike Taylor ($50 each).