Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship



$200,000 BAYER/BRUNSWICK TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Olympic Lanes-Harmar, Harmarville, PA, Nov 3-8, 1995

Schlegel Best In Steel City; Wins TPC

Ernie Schlegel stunned a sold-out Robert Morris College Sewall Center crowd as he captured his sixth PBA title at the Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship.

The 52-year old defeated Randy Pedersen m the true match, 237-236, to win the $40,U00 top' and his first "major title. He also earned a three-year exemption into the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions. Schlegel Vancouver, Wash., garnered the largest paycheck of his career in his 741st tournament. He holds the PBA record for most tournaments bowled.

"After being out here 28 years I finally captured my first 'major',"Schlegel trailed early in the title match after Pedersen opened with three consecutive strikes. Schelegel then took a one-pin lead in the fifth frame and never trailed. Pedersen stepped up in the 10th frame needing a strike and sixpins for the win. A perfect shot turned into a solid eight-pin and the match was Schlegel's. Pedersen fell to theground as Schlegel whipped the crowd into a frenzy as he proclaimed "I am the greatest...l am the greatest."

A dejected Pedersen pocketed $22,500 for second. It was the first time Pedersen lost from the top-seeded position in seven title matches. His 11th title came earlier this year in Louisville, Ky., from the top spot.

Schlegel advanced to the title match after narrowly getting past PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, 226-218 in the semifinal game. Voss could have won the match if he had struck in the 10th frame. Instead, he left the 4-10 split and settled for third-place money of $15,000.

The game before, Voss defeated fellow PBA Hall of Famer David Ozio, 280-247. Ozio, trying to become only the second player this ear to win back-to-back titles, won $10,000 for fourth.

In the opening game of the stepladder finals Ozio beat Brian Himmler, 264-164. Himmler was competing in his first championship finals and took home $7,500.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA463 (2 games)$40,000
2Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL236 (1 game)22,500
3Brian Voss, Atlanta, GA762 (3 games)15,000
4David Ozio' Vidor, TX247 (1 game)10,000
5Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, OH164 (1 game)7,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Voss defeated Himmler, 264-164; Voss defeated Ozio, 280-247; Schlegel defeated Voss, 226-218; and in the championship game, Schlegel defeated Pedersen, 237-236.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 12834 229.2 18-6-0 540 13374 
#2Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA 12882 230.1 15-8-1 465 13347 
3David Ozio, Vidor, TX 12679 226.4 14-10-0 420 13099 
4Brian Voss, Atlanta 12570 224.5 16-8-0 480 13050 
5Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 12601 225.1 14-10-0 420 13021 
6Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 12580 224.6 14-10-0 420 13000 $6,500
7Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 12677 226.4 10-14-0 300 12977 6,000
8Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA 12468 222.6 15-8-1 465 12933 5,250
 Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ 12513 223.5 14-10-0 420 12933 5,250
10Mike Scroggins 12515 223.5 12-11-1 375 12890 4,600
11Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 12528 223.7 12-12-0 360 12888 4,200
12Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 12414 221.7 15-8-1 465 12879 4,000
13David Traber, Woodstock, IL 12417 221.7 11-13-0 330 12747 3,800
14Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 12393 221.4 11-12-1 345 12738 3,700
15Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 12459 222.5 8-16-0 240 12699 3,600
16Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 12363 220.8 11-13-0 330 12693 3,500
17Don Moser, San Jose, CA 12330 220.2 12-12-0 360 12690 3,400
18George Branham III, Indianapolis 12400 221.4 9-15-0 270 12670 3,300
19Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 12354 220.6 10-14-0 300 12654 3,200
20Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA 12263 218.9 12-11-1 375 12638 3,100
21John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 12241 218.6 10-14-0 300 12541 3,000
22Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 12263 218.9 7-17-0 210 12473 2,900
23Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 12223 218.3 8-16-0 240 12463 2,800
24Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 12224 218.3 7-17-0 210 12434 2,750

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS$2,570
26Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH2,530
*27Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX2,610
28Dave Wodka, Las Vegas2,460
29Tom Baker, Buffalo, NV2,440
30Justin Hromek, Andover, KS2,420
31Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS2,410
32Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ2,400
33David Carter, Glen Mills, PA2,390
34Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, MI2,380
35Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX2,370
36Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY2,360

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Ernie Schlegel, 7348. 24th place-Richard Wolfe, 7039. 36th place-Ryan Shafer, 6783. #-Ernie Schlegel rolled a perfect game ($300). PRO-AM CASHERS-Eugene McCune, Dave Traber, Ron Williams, Mike Edwards, Brian Himmler. Ed Richardson, George Branham III, Chris Warren, Marc McDowell, Norm Duke, Dave Wodka and Philip Ringener ($50 each).