Ebonite Classic



$140,000 EBONITE CLASSIC
Bowl One Lanes, Troy, MI, Oct 11-15, 1996

Marshall Holman Wins Ebonite Classic

Marshall Holman, who hadn't won a Professional Bowlers Association title since 1988, defeated fellow PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb to win the Ebonite Classic before a capacity crowd in the arena section of Thunderbowl Lanes.

Holman, a 42-year-old from Medford, Ore., bested Webb in a thrilling title match, 246-235, to earn his 22nd win and the first-place check for $22,000.

"I saw in the paper before we started the week that a local writer had me listed at 10-1 to win the tournament," said Holman. "A real bookmaker would never list odds for me to win because I've been bowling so badly. I never thought it would happen again."

Holman, who qualified as tournament leader for the ESPN telecast, sat on the sidelines and watched the fifth-seeded Webb work his way through the field. He started with a 215-200 win over Bob Learn Jr. He then went on to defeat Tim Criss 225-196, before taking care of Parker Bohn III in the semifinal match, 207-164. Learn, of Erie Pa., earned $4,000 for fifth, Criss collected $5,000 for fourth and Bohn received $7,000 for third.

The title match between Webb and Holman was a seesaw match all the way until the tenth frame. With the game on the line and only needing a mark to win Holman rolled his ball towards the pins and nearly left a 2-10 split. Fortunately the 2-pin fell and Holman had a makeable spare. He easily picked up the spare to secure the victory.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Medford, OR246 (1 game)$22,000
2Wayne Webb, Barberton, OH882 (4 games)12,000
3Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ164 (1 game)7,000
4Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD196 (1 game)5,000
5Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA200 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Webb defeated Learn, 215-200; Webb defeated Criss, 225-196; Webb defeated Bohn, 207-164; and in the championship game, Holman defeated Webb, 246-235.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman Medford, OR 9285 221.07 17-7-0 510 9795 
2Parker Bohn III Jackson, NJ 9369 223.07 13-11-0 390 9759 
3Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9240 220.00 17-7-0 510 9750 
#4Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9343 222.45 12-11-1 375 9718 
5Wayne Webb Barberton, OH 9253 220.31 15-9-0 450 9703 
6Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9173 218.40 15-8-1 465 9638 $3,700
#7Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 9209 219.26 13-11-0 390 9599 3,400
8David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9172 218.38 14-10-0 420 9592 3,200
9Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 9140 217.62 13-11-0 390 9530 3,000
10Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 9140 217.62 12-11-1 375 9515 2,800
11Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 9114 217.00 13-11-0 390 9504 2,600
#12Mike Shoemaker, San Antonio 9081 216.21 12-12-0 360 9441 2,500
13Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9015 214.64 14-10-0 420 9435 2,400
14Don Moser, Murieta, CA 9047 215.40 12-12-0 360 9407 2,300
15Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9070 215.95 10-14-0 300 9370 2,200
16Joe Firpo, edford, TX 9097 216.60 9-15-0 270 9367 2,100
17Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 8966 213.48 13-11-0 390 9356 2,000
18Tommy Delutz Jr.., Jamaica, NY 9016 214.67 11-13-0 330 9346 1,900
19Ryan Shafer, Elmira NY 9074 216.05 8-15-1 255 9329 1,850
20Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 8951 213.12 11-13-0 330 9281 1,800
21Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 9024 214.86 B-15-1 255 9279 1,750
22Chris Hooper, Maple Springs, NY 8906 212.05 8-15-1 255 9161 1,700
23Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX 8831 210.26 10-14-0 300 9131 1,650
24Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 8723 207.69 5-19-0 150 8873 1,600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Jim Johnson, Tampa, FL$1,380
*26Norman Titus Flemington, NJ1,460
27Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO1,310
28Justin Hromek, Andover, KS1,300
29Danny Wiseman, Baltimore1,290
30Ken McNeely, Morganton, NC1,280
31Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, KS1,270
32Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY1,260
33Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ1,245
 John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI1,245
35Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,230
36Ricky Ward North Fort Myers, FL1,220
37Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ1,210
38Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA1,200
39Chris Warren, Dallas1,190
40Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY1,180
41Don Best Jr., Cantonment, FL1,170
42George Branham III, Indianapolis1,160
43Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL1,150
44Scott Alexander, Seattle1,140
45Dale Strike, Saginaw, MI1,130
46Kent Burgan, Cynthiana, KY1,115
tKerry Kraft, Hazel Park, MI1,115
48Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM550
 Robby Porter, Sacramento, CA550

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Parker Bohn III, 4207. 24th place-David Ozio, 3878. 48th place-Mike Miller and Robby Porter, 3796. #-Bob Learn Jr., Brian Himmler and Mike Shoemaker rolled 300 games ($250 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Scott Alexander, Jason Couch, Eric Forkel, Dennis Horan, Bob Learn Jr. and Jeff Lizzi ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.