Bowlers Journal Classic



$120,000 BOWLERS JOURNAL CLASSIC
ABC West Lanes, Mechanicsburg, PA, Aug 18-22, 1995

Couch Defeats D'Entremont At Bowlers Journal Classic

The sun continued to shine for Florida pros at ABC West Lanes, as Jason Couch of Clermont became the fourth successive Floridian to triumph at host ABC West Lanes, defeating Dave D'Entremont, 202-190, for the Bowlers Journal Classic title in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Top seeded, Couch earned $18,500 for his third PBA title and first since 1993.

The 1992 PBA Rookie of the Year, Couch fell behind D'Entremont's opening double in the title game, but quickly recovered when third-seeded D'Entremont dumped his first ball of the fourth frame in the right-hand channel. After sparing, he then struck and opened in the sixth frame to trail Couch by 21 pins and never pulled closer until finishing with a four-bagger.

Couch said, "Dave opened the door for me and I got more aggressive. I moved in from where I'd played all week, but found an oil line which worked. I had a great shot in practice before air time, and now I'm 3-0 as top seed. The important thing to remember as leading qualifier is to watch the earlier matches and figure out a strategy. The best advice I ever got was from my roommate, Parker Bohn III, who told me, 'The telecast is for the viewing audienceyou've already won the tournament."'The ESPN championship round began with Steve Hoskins defeating Joe Firpo of Lake Worth, Fla., 227-193, and then D'Entremont came on and sidelined Hoskins, 227-190. Next up was 1991 PBA Player of the Year David Ozio of Victor, Texas, who fell, 210-167. D'Entremont earned $9,500 as runner-up, Ozio took home $8,000, Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla., collected $5,000 for fourth and Firpo $4,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jason Couch, Clermont, FL202 (1 game)$18,500
2Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH627 (3 games)9,500
3David Ozio, Victor, TX167 (1 game)6,000
4Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL417 (2 games)5,000
5Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL193 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-HOSkms defeated Firpo, 227-193; D'Entremont defeated Hoskins, 227-790; D'Entremont defeated Ozio, 210-167; and in the championship game, Couch defeated D'Entremont, 202-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 10050 239.5 16-7-1 505 10555 
2David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9877 235.2 11-13-0 330 10207 
3Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9766 232.5 13-10-1 405 10171 
4Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9684 230.6 16-8-0 480 70164 
5Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 9714 231.3 14-10-0 420 10134 
6Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9682 230.5 14-9-1 435 10117 $3,100
#7Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY 9667 230.2 13-11-0 390 10057 2,975
8Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 9730 231.7 10-14-0 300 10030 2,850
9Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9588 228.3 14-9-1 435 10023 2,700
10Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 9597 228.5 12-11-1 375 9972 2,575
11Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9590 228.3 12-12-0 360 9950 2,450
12Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, MD 9539 227.1 13-10-1 405 9944 2,325
13Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9479 225.7 14-10-0 420 9899 2,200
14Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 9456 225.1 13-10-1 405 9861 2,075
15David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9499 226.2 11-13-0 330 9829 1,950
16Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9451 225.0 12-12-0 360 9811 1,850
17Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 9410 224.0 12-12-0 360 9770 1,750
18John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC 9405 223.9 9-14-1 285 9690 1,650
19Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9282 221.0 10-13-1 315 9597 1,550
20Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY 9241 220.0 11-13-0 330 9571 1,450
27Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 9272 220.8 9-15-0 270 9542 1,300
 Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA 9302 221.5 B-16-0 240 9542 1,300
23Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9249 220.2 9-15-0 270 9519 1,150
24Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9268 220.7 7-16-1 225 9493 1,100

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH$905
26Eugene McCune, Munster, IN870
*27Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ970
28Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS840
29John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI830
30Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL820
31Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY810
32Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL805
33Marc McDowell, Madison, WI800
34Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC795
35Martin Letscher, Bel Air, MD790
36Brian Himmler, Cincinnati785
37Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX780
38Chris Warren, Dallas775
39Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS770
40Dennis Jacques, Brooklyn, NY765
41Scoff Alexander, Seattle760
42Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ755
43Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY750
44Mike Aulby, Indianapolis743
 Brian Berg, Oklahoma City743
46Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA735
47Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL730
48Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ725
49Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ720
50Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC715
51Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX710
52Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD705
53Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS700

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-David Ozio, 4378. 24th place-Don Moser, 4043. 53rd place-Rick Steelsmith, 3917. #-Brian LeClair rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Jason Couch, Danny Wiseman, Mark Williams, Frank Ingerling, Ron Williams, Eugene McCune, Eric Forkel, John Donovan, Bryan Goebel, Bob Learn Jr., Tom Baker and Mark Turney ($50 each).