Greater Detroit Open



$100,000 GREATER DETROIT OPEN
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, MI, Oct 7-11, 1995

Voss Wins 15th PBA Title

Brian Voss kept his win streak alive with a PBA victory in his ninth consecutive year by winning the Greater Detroit Open at Taylor Lanes, Taylor, Mich. Tournament leader Voss, Atlanta, defeated fourth-seeded Justin Hromek, 247-188, for the $17,500 first prize and his 15th PBA victory.

Voss opened the championship game with a triple, spare and strike to lead by 23 pins after five frames. Voss then opened the door for Hromek by failing to convert the 4-6-7-9-10 split, but he couldn't take advantage as Voss struck out the rest of the way. Hromek, Andover, Kan., had to settle for the $9,000 second-place check.

Voss said, "I was surprised Justin started our game slowly, but it's pretty tough to keep your momentum following long breaks between games. I felt like this was my tournament the whole week and that doesn't happen very often. I wanted so badly to keep my winning streak alive. This was just one of those weeks when I felt I could do whatever I wanted to do," he said.

The evening's ESPN finals started with Hromek disposing of Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis., 227-201, and then Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz., 252-193. In the semifinal, Hromek defeated David Ozio, Vidor, Texas, 243-191, and the 1991 PBA Player of the Year took home $5,500 for third place. Stayrook earned $4,500 for fourth and McDowell $3,500.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Atlanta247 (1 game)$17,500
2Justin Hromek, Andover, KS910 (4 games)9,000
3David Ozio, Vidor, TX191 (1 game)5,500
4Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ193 (1 game)4,500
5Marc McDowell, Madison, WI201 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Hromek defeated McDowell, 227-201; Hromek defeated Stayrook, 252-193; Hromek defeated Ozio, 243-191; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Hromek, 247-788.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Brian Voss, Atlanta 9344 222.5 19-4-1 585 9929 
2David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9363 222.9 15-9-0 450 9813 
3Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9150 217.8 15-9-0 450 9600 
4Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 9296 221.3 10-14-0 300 9596 
5Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 9163 278.2 12-12-0 360 9523 
6Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9036 215.1 15-9-0 450 9486 $2,925
7Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9094 216.5 12-12-0 360 9454 2,800
8Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9025 214.9 14-10-0 420 9445 2,675
9Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 9040 215.2 12-12-0 360 9400 2,550
10Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 8988 274.0 13-70-7 405 9393 2,425
11Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 8989 214.1 12-12-0 360 9349 2,300
12Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 8938 212.8 13-11-0 390 9328 2,175
73Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 8977 213.7 11-13-0 330 9307 2,050
14Ran Palombi Jr., Erie, PA 8909 272.1 13-11-0 390 9299 1,950
15Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 8946 213.0 11-13-0 330 9276 1,850
16Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 8861 210.9 13-11-0 390 9251 1,750
17Chris Hooper, Maple Springs, NY 8826 210.1 13-10-1 405 9231 1,650
18Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA 8859 210.9 11-13-0 330 9189 1,550
19Del Ballard Jr., North Richland Hills, TX 8750 208.3 13-11-0 390 9140 1,450
20Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC 8781 209.1 11-13-0 330 9111 1,350
#21Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY 8759 208.5 10-14-0 300 9059 1,250
22Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 8766 208.7 6-17-1 195 8961 1,150
23Jimmy Davis, Houston 8665 206.3 7-77-0 210 8875 1,050
24Jeff Lizzi, Medford, NY 8680 206.7 5-19-0 750 8830 1,000

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX$1,035
26Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH845
27John Handegard, Las Vegas830
28Gene Stus, Allen Park, MI820
29John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC810
30Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY798
 Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX798
32Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City790
33Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM785
34David Traber, Woodstock, IL780
35Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL775
36Brian Himmler, Cincinnati770
37Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ765
38Mike Aulby, Indianapolis760
39Robby Porter, Portland, OR755
t40Lonnie Jones, Detroit750
41Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC745
42Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA740
43Bill Swanson, Palatine. IL735
44Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA730
45Kelly Bennett, Auburn Hills, MI725

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Justin Hromek, 4072. 24th place-Ed Richardson, 3821. 45th place-Kelly Bennett, 3729. #-Brian LeClair rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-David Ozio, Brian LeClair, Joe Firpo, John Gant, Doug Kent, Ricky Ward, Brian Himmler, Parker Bohn III, Dave Arnold, Stephen Asta, Bryan Goebel, Dennis Jacques, Ken McNeely, Chris Warren and Pete Weber ($50 each). t-Non-PBA Member.