Oronamin C Japan Cup



$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.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL248 (1 game)$50,000
2Danny Wiseman, Baltimore717 (3 games)25,500
3Akio Harada, Saitama, Japan228 (1 game)14,000
4Amelto Monacelli, Venezuela451 (2 games)11,000
5David Ozio, Vidor, TX430 (2 games)8,500
6John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI185 (1 game)7,000

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

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL 7540 235.6 21-11 630 8170 
2Akio Harada, Saitama 7366 230.2 23-9 690 8056 
#3Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 7472 233.5 19-13 570 8042 
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 7427 232.0 19-12-1 585 8012 
5David Ozio, Vidor, TX 7367 230.2 18-13-1 555 7922 
6John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 7380 230.6 17-15 510 7890 
7Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 7360 230.0 17-15 510 7870 $6,000
8Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, KS 7308 228.4 18-14 540 7848 5,250
9Masaaki Saijyo, Tokyo 7200 225.0 21-11 630 7830 4,700
10Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 7282 227.6 18-14 540 7822 4,200
11Mark Williams Beaumont TX 7275 227.3 17-15 510 7785 3,900
12Parker Bohn III, Jackson NJ 7200 225.0 19-13 570 7770 3,700
13Norm Duke Clermont, FL 7263 226.9 16-16 480 7743 3,500
#14Toshio Saida, Tokyo 7287 227.7 14-18 420 7707 3,400
#15Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 7116 222.4 19-13 570 7686 3,300
16Tsuguo Tsukahara Kanagawa 7095 221.7 19-13 570 7665 3,200
17Hiroshi Nagatani, Tokyo 7154 223.6 17-15 510 7664 3,100
18Yoshimi Kitaoka, Kanagawa 6987 218.3 17-15 510 7497 3,000
19Norihiko Nakayama, Tochigi 7012 219.1 15-17 450 7462 2,950
20Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 6974 217.9 15-17 450 7424 2,900
21Yukio Yamazaki Tokyo 6900 215.6 17-15 510 7410 2,850
22Akio Ishihara Chiba 7015 219.2 13-19 390 7405 2,800
23Kenichi Kurobe, Tokyo 6883 215.1 16-18 480 7363 2,750
24Nobuaki Takahashi, Tokyo 6933 216.6 12-19-1 375 7308 2,700
25Mitsuo Hirata, Aichi 6805 212.6 15-17 450 7255 2,650
26Minoru Sender, Osaka 6889 215.3 11-21 330 7219 2,600
27Takeo Sakai, Osaka 6838 213.7 11-21 330 7168 2,550
28Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 6824 213.2 11-21 330 7154 2,500
29Dave Traber, Woodstock IL 6767 211.4 10-21-1 315 7082 2,450
30Yoshiki Ohsawa Shizuoka 6691 209.9 12-20 360 7051 2,400
31Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 6630 207.2 13-19 390 7020 2,350
32Yasuharu Tsuno, Kanagawa 6685 208.9 10-22 300 6985 2,300

#-Danny Wiseman, Bob Learn Jr. and Toshio Saida rolled 300 games.