Oronamin C Japan Cup - Archived Standings
$200,000 ORONAMIN C JAPAN CUP
Tokyo, Japan, Sep 19-22, 1996
Steve Wilson Wins Second Title Of 1996; First-Time Qualifier Wins Oranamin C Japan Cup
Leading qualifier Steve Wilson making his first appearance in the Oranamin C Japan Cup, bested Danny Wiseman 248-244, to earn the $50,000 first prize, his second PBA title of the year and of his career at Tokyo Port Bowl. At 27 years old, the Tamarac, Fla., pro also was the youngest player among the 32-man field comprised of 16 top PBA pros and a like number of leading Japan PBA bowlers.
"This win was more important than my first in that I proved the first time wasn't a fluke and it also helps my confidence because it was bowled against 32 of the best bowlers in the world."
Wilson surged ahead of Wiseman and took a 21-pin lead through eight frames on the strength of a six bagger and then proceeded to finish first shutting Wiseman out. Wiseman, Baltimore, earned $25,000 for his runner-up performance.
The opening game saw David Ozio defeat John Mazza, Shelby Township, Mich., 206-185, before bowing to defending champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela 245-224. Wiseman then turned back Monacelli, 238-206, and sidelined JPBA's only hope Akio Harada, 235-228.
PBA now owns a lopsided 10-2 victory margin in this 12th annual invitational event, including the last eight consecutive. The PBA also retained the Nakano Cup trophy for accumulated team qualifying pinfall total during the 32 games of match play, 115,185 to 111,740 for JPBA.
PLAYOFF RESULTS-Ozio defeated Mazza, 206-185; Monacelli defeated Ozio, 245-224; Wiseman defeatedMonacelli, 238-206; Wiseman defeated Harada, 235-228; and in the championship game, Wilson defeatedWiseman, 248-244. 32-GAME TOTALS #-Danny Wiseman, Bob Learn Jr. and Toshio Saida rolled 300 games.
#-Danny Wiseman, Bob Learn Jr. and Toshio Saida rolled 300 games.