Greater Hartford Open



$120,000 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, CT, May 28-Jun 1, 1996

Horan Shows Heart In Greater Hartford

In a match that featured a pair of champions with something to prove, Dennis Horan was just a little better.

Horan, who qualified as tournament leader for Saturday's championship round of the 23rd annual Greater Hartford Open at Bradley Bowl, defeated C.K. Moore, 204-193, in the title match to earn his second career win and $19,000. It was Horan's first victory since he won the stop in Erie, Pa., in 1994.

"Some people say that anyone can win once, but when you win a second time it proves you belong," said Horan. "I've never thought that way, but If I had any critics or doubters I think I answered them."

Moore was also beginning to face the critics and doubters. The 38-year-old rookie from Chehalis, Wash., won this year's Columbia 300 Open in Austin, Texas, shooting a perfect game in the semifinal match on the way to his first title. However, prior to the Greater Hartford Open, Moore had struggled a little, failing to make match play and cashing in just five of 15 tournaments. He turned things around in Windsor Locks and almost made it two titles in two telecasts.

Moore, who qualified second, defeated Mark Williams in the semifinal match 223-213, to earn his shot at Horan. Williams had opened the telecast with a 216-194 win over Parker Bohn III and then defeated Bryan Goebel in match two, 220-138.

For Horan and his wife Terri, the win provided a different kind of piece of mind. "Since I have a nine-month-old baby girl (Courtney) now It's nice to have some money in the bank and little security. Hopefully this will be the start of even better things in the future."

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dennis Horan, San Diego204 (1 game)$19,000
2C.K. Moore, Chehalis, Wash.416 ((2 games)10,000
3Mark Williams, Beaumont Texas649 3 games)6,000
4Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan.138 (1 game5,000
5Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ194 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Williams defeated Bohn, 216-194; Williams defeated Goebel, 220-138; Moore defeatedWilliams, 223-213; and in the championship match, Horan defeated Moore, 204 193.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dennis Horan, San Diego 9296 221.3 14-10-0 420 9716 
2C.K. Moore, hehalis, Wash. 9213 219.4 16-7-1 495 9708 
3Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan. 9154 217.9 16-8-0 480 9634 
4Mark Williams, Beaumont Texas 9159 218.1 15-9-0 450 9609 
5Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9138 217.6 15-9-0 450 9588 
6Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9028 214.9 16-8-0 480 9508 $3,200
7Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9070 215.9 14-10-0 420 9490 3,050
8Richard Wolfe, Falls Church, VA 9085 216.3 10-14-0 300 9385 2,925
9Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 8981 213.8 13-11-0 390 9371 2,800
10Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 9010 214.5 11-13-0 330 9340 2,675
11Brian Voss, Atlanta 8913 212.2 12-12-0 360 9273 2,550
12Don Best Jr., Cantonment, FL 8853 210.8 13-11-0 390 9243 2,425
13Bob Benoit Topeka, Kan. 8809 209.7 13-11-0 390 9199 2,300
14Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 8744 208.2 13-11-0 390 9134 2,175
15Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 8763 208.6 12-12-0 360 9123 2,050
16Don Moss r San Jose, Calif. 8705 207.3 9-15-0 270 8975 1,925
17Dave Wodka Las Vegas 8617 205.2 11-13-0 330 8947 1,800
18Scott Alexander, Seattle 8634 205.6 B-16-0 240 8874 1,675
19Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 8511 202.6 12-12-0 360 8871 1,550
20Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 8513 202.7 9-14-1 285 8798 1,450
21George Branham III, Indianapolis 8464 201.5 10-14-0 300 8764 1,350
22Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8453 201.2 10-14-0 300 8753 1,250
23Bryan Smith, Sutherlin, Ore. 8474 201.8 9-15-0 270 8744 1,150
24Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, Texas 8430 200.7 6-18-0 180 8610 1,100

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA$1,060
26Justin Hromek, Andover, KS910
27Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO900
28Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY890
29Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA880
30Jim Johnson, Wilmington, DE870
t31Vic Marotto, airfield, CT860
32Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ850
33Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ835
 Chris Warren, Dallas835
35Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL820
36Bob Vespi, Coral Sprins, FL810
37Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, NY805
38Greg Newtson, Grants Pass, OR800
39Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX795
40Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH790
41Andy Neuer, Milton, PA785
42Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, MA780
43James Wallace, Hicksville, NY775
44Tim Scheerer, Newark, DE770
45Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, NY765
46Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA760
47Tom Baker, Buffalo NY755
48Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL375
 Wayne Webb, Barberton, OH375

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Dennis Horan 4169. 24th place-Bob Learn Jr ., 3829. 48th place-Randy Pedersen and Wayne Webb 3736. #-Dennis Horan, Mark Williams, Roy Vanderbogart, Richard Wolfe rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Scott Alexander, Walter ay Williams Jr.: Bryan Goebel, Wayne Webb, Steve Jaros, Chris Warren, Bryon Smith, Don Moser. t-Non-PBA members.