Reno Open



$100,000 RENO OPEN
Reno Hilton Bowling Center, Feb 5-9, 1996

Arnold Mows Down Field In Reno

In a championship round that featured 42 PBA titles, the bowler with just one came out on top.

Dave Arnold defeated three opponents by a total of 10 pins to earn his first win of 1996 and second of his career. The 32-year-old from Gilbert, Ariz., got by tournament leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the title match, 241-237, to collect the $16,000 first-place check.

"I'm really drained and exhausted now," said Arnold. "You have to feel fortunate whenever you win, but winning for the second time shows the first win wasn't a fluke."

If anyone should be convinced that Arnold is no fluke, it's Williams. Both of Arnold's titles have come at the expense of the PBA Hall of Famer. Arnold's first title, which came in Sayville, N.Y., in 1993, was a 269-258 thriller that went down to the final frame. This win was no different. Arnold needed a strike on his first shot in the 10th and then seven pins on his next ball to secure the win. He followed that script exactly to notch the victory.

The win was especially tough for Williams because he led the tournament by 430 pins. The 16-time titlist from Stockton, Calif., is now 5-16 as the top seed.

After watching Dave Husted defeat Mike Miller in the opening match, 215-196, Arnold started his run at the title. In match two, Arnold defeated Miller, 227-224. Up next was 1994 IOF/PBA Player of the Year Norm Duke and Arnold silenced Duke with a 216-213 win. Husted, a 12-time champion from Milwaukie, Ore., earned $3,100 for fitth. Miller, a two-time winner from Albuquerque, N.M., received $4,000 for fourth. Duke, Edmond, Okla., took home $5,000 for third and Williams' paycheck was $8,500 for finishing second for the 25th time.

"All you can do when the pressure Is on is focus on what you have to do and then get the job done," said Arnold. "I'm glad that I was able to do that three times."

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ684 (3 games)$16,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA237 (1 game)8,500
3Norm Duke, Edmond, OK213 (1 game)5,000
4Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM439 (2 games)4,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR196 (1 game)3,100

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Miller defeated Husted, 215-196; Arnold defeated Miller, 227-224; Arnold defeated Duke, 216-213; and in the championship game, Arnold defeated Williams, 241-237.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 10074 239.9 18-6-0 540 10614 
2Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9749 232.1 14-9-1 435 10184 
3Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9684 230.6 16-8-0 480 10164 
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9764 232.5 11-13-0 330 10094 
5Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 9529 226.9 16-7-1 495 10024 
6John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC 9564 227.7 15-9-0 450 10014 $2,675
7Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9570 227.9 14-10-0 420 9990 2,550
8Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9418 224.2 15-9-0 450 9868 2,425
9Hugh Miller, Seattle 9420 224.3 12-12-0 360 9780 2,300
10Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 9446 224.9 11-13-0 330 9776 2,200
11Rick Berry, Lake Forest, CA 9285 221.1 13-11-0 390 9675 2,050
#John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 9285 221.1 13-11-0 390 9675 2,050
#13Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9270 220.7 13-11-0 390 9660 1,900
14Andy Neuer, Milton, PA 9326 222.0 11-13-0 330 9656 1,800
#15Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9263 220.6 12-12-0 360 9623 1,700
16Greg Kemp, San Antonio 9261 220.5 12-12-0 360 9621 1,600
17AN Arizala, Tualatin, OR 9225 219.6 12-12-0 360 9585 1,500
#18Rick Easley, Van Nuys, CA 9298 221.4 9-15-0 270 9568 1,400
#19Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9331 222.2 6-18-0 180 9511 1,350
20Dennis Horan, San Diego 9123 217.2 10-14-0 300 9423 1,300
21Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 9090 216.4 11-13-0 330 9420 1,250
22Larry Stephens, Los Angeles 9038 215.2 11-13-0 330 9368 1,200
23Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL 9070 215.9 6-18-0 180 9250 1,150
24Don Sylvia, Vero Beach, FL 8983 213.9 6-18-0 180 9163 1,100

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Jason Couch, Clermont, FL$950
*26Mark Bradley, Akron, OH1,040
27Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC905
#28Greg Newtson, Grants Pass, OR890
29Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela880
30Marshall Holman, Medford, OR870
31Mark Benavidez, Sacramento, CA860
32Richard Wolfe, Falls Church, VA850
33Don Best Jr., Cantonment, FL840
34Mike Taylor, San Diego830
35Michael Karch, Tacoma, WA820
36Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA CA810
37Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS800
38Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ785
 Jim Poulos, Pine Grove, CA785
40Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX770
41Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, CA760
42Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI755
43Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City750
44Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY745
45Tony Rosamilia, Ledgewood, NJ738
 Bryon Smith, Sutherlin, OR738
47Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK730

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Walter Ray Williams Jr., 4372. 24th place--Greg Kemp, 3994. 47th place-Bill Oakes, 3898. #-Rick Easley, Jess Stayrook, Greg Newtson, Robby Porter, Steve Jaros, Dave D'Entremont and John Mazza rolled 300 games ($100 each).