Ebonite Kentucky Classic



$120,000 EBONITE KENTUCKY CLASSIC
Executive Bowl, Louisville, KY, Aug 4-8, 1995

Pederson 5-0 As Top Seed; Wins Ebonite Kentucky Classic

Randy Pedersen improved his stellar record as leading qualifier to 5-0 in winning the Ebonite Kentucky classic at Executive Bowl, Louisville, Ky. Pedersen, Hollywood, Fla., turned back fifth-seeded Mark Williams, 244-203, to earn the $19,000 first prize and his 11th PBA championship.

Pedersen opened the title game with a double and spare while Williams spared, doubled, and didn't strike again until the 10th frame. By then Pedersen had built a 42-pin lead and Williams, Beaumont, Texas, was saddled with the $10,000 second-place check.

"I've had some pretty tough weeks this year because I haven't really caught any breaks," Pedersen said. "The only difference was I carried and Mark didn't. I bowled awfully well in earning the top seed and I told a buddy of mine before I came here, 'Don't be surprised if I win.' I just didn't think it would happen so quickly."

This tournament marked the Tour's first visit to Louisville since 1965 and a capacity audience greeted the ESPN championship finals. In the first game, Williams overwhelmed two-time 1995 champion Dave D'Entremont, 255-142, and escaped against reigning IOF/PBA Player of the Year Norm Duke, 193-191. Needing nine pins to advance, Duke's six-count sent Williams into the semifinal game.

In the semifinal game, Williams seemed to build momentum against Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa, 259-215, who earned $6,000 for third place. Duke, Edmond, Okla., took home $5,000 for fourth and D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., Ohio, made $4,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Randy Pedersen, Hollywood. FL244 (1 game)$19,000
2Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX910 (4 games)10,000
3Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA215 (1 game)6,000
4Norm Duke, Edmond, OK191 (1 game)5,000
5Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights. OH142 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Williams defeated D'Entremont, 255-142', Williams defeated Duke, 193-191 ; Williams defeated Learn, 259-215; and in the championship game, Pedersen defeated Williams, 244-203.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 9304 221.5 19-4-1 585 9889 
2Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9191 218.8 14-10-0 420 9611 
3Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9243 220.1 12-12-0 360 9603 
4Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9149 217.8 15-9-0 450 9599 
5Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 9141 217.6 15-9-0 450 9591 
#6Dave Wodka, Las Vegas 9255 220.4 11-13-0 330 9585 $3,500
7Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9121 217.2 15-9-0 450 9571 3,200
8Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 8959 213.3 15-9-0 450 9409 3,000
9Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 9026 214.9 12-12-0 360 9386 2,800
10Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 9032 215.1 11-13-0 330 9362 2,600
11Jeff Lizzi, Medford, NY 8868 211.1 16-8-0 480 9348 2,400
12Bill Swanson, Palatine, IL 8936 212.7 13-11-0 390 9326 2,300
13Doug Wallace, Portland, OR 8905 212.0 12-12-0 360 9265 2,200
14Brian Berg, Edmond, OK 8880 211.4 10-14-0 300 9180 2,100
15Brett Sterley, Springfield, MO 8875 211.3 10-14-0 300 9175 1,950
 Jason Stroud, Granite City, IL 8875 211.3 10-14-0 300 9175 1,950
17Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL 8763 208.6 12-12-0 360 9123 1,800
18Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 8831 210.3 9-14-1 285 9116 1,700
19Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 8821 210.0 8-16-0 240 9061 1,600
20Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 8764 208.7 8-15-1 255 9019 1,550
t21Tony Lambert, Louisville, KY 8623 205.3 11-13-0 330 8953 1,500
t22Randy Stoughton, Kennesaw, GA 8593 204.6 11-13-0 330 8923 1,450
23Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 8652 206.0 8-16-0 240 8892 1,400
24Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA 8542 203.4 9-14-1 285 8827 1,350

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
t*25Mike Wolfe, New Albany, IN$1,280
26Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY1,130
27Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS1,100
28Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL1,080
29Tom Baker, Buffalo. NY1,050
 Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NV1,050
31Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA1,020
32Philip Ringener, Big Spring. TX1,000
33Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL980
34Scott Alexander, Seattle970
35Danny Wiseman, Baltimore960
36Brad Snell, Itasca, IL950
37Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA935
 Greg Newtson, Grants Pass, OR935
39Frank Ingerling, Boca Raton. FL915
 Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX915
41Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ900
42Jessie Bowersock, Madison Heights. MI890
43Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX880
44Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY870
45Chris Hans, Raleigh, NC860
46Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA850
47Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL840
48Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS835

*-Match game alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Dave Wodka, 4209. 24th place-Parker Bohn III, 3855. 48th place-Bob Benoit, 3745. #-Dave Wodka rolled a 300 game ($1000). PRO-AM CASHERS-Mark Williams, Bryan Bailey, Dave Traber, Bob Vespi, Parker Bohn III, Stoney Baker, Bill Swanson, Don Maser, Billy Orlikowski, Billy Myers Jr., Bill Oakes, Chris Warren and Bryon Smith ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.