Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship



$200,000 BAYER/BRUNSWICK TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Olympic Lanes-Harmar, Harmarville, PA, Nov 8-12, 1996

Aulby Captures Final Major For "Super Slam"

Mike Aulby once again forced the bowling world to invent a new name to describe his victories after he won the Bayer-Brunswick Touring Players Championship at Robert Morris College's Sewall Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The TPC adds to Aulby s already impressive resume which includes, The Brunswick World Tournament of Champions, PBA National Championship, BPAA U.S. Open and the ABC Masters. In 1995, those four victories were the "Grand Slam." By adding the fifth and final major to the list the term "Super Slam" was suggested.

"Super Slam I like that," Aulby said smiling. "This win is huge for me, especially being a Brunswick staffer. It's the last major I hadn't won. It puts me over $100,000 for the year and qualifies me for the Reichert Cup."

The win didn't come easy, a 268-259 thriller, over Parker Bohn III. Aulby began the match by making a run at the $100,000 AGFA film "Picture Perfect Game" bonus starting the championship round with the first six strikes. Despite being down, Bohn finished his game with a furry of seven strikes to force Aulby to double in the 10th and get two pins on his "fill ball" for the win.

Aulby calmly threw the first strike in the 10th, then a very late arriving "messenger" took out the 7-pin on his second shot to seal the victory, leaving Bohn with his ninth loss on television in 1996.

Bohn snapped a seven game TV losing streak (singles competition) by defeating Bob Learn Jr. in the semifinal match, 250-214. Learn, who was seeded fifth, won the opening match over Andy Neuer, 218-200, then defeated Steve Jaros, 186-181, before falling to Bohn.

The win was Aulby's second of the year and 25th of his career.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis268 (1 game)$40,000
2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ509 (2 games)22,500
3Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA618 (3 games)15,000
4Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL181 (1 game)10,000
5Andy Neuer, Milton, PA200 (1 game)7,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Learn defeated Neuer, 218-200; Learn defeated Jaros, 186-181; Bohn defeated Learn, 250-214; and in the championship game, Aulby defeated Bohn, 268-259.

48-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 10351 215.6 17-6-1 525 10876 
2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 10427 217.2 13-10-1 405 10832 
3Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 10332 215.2 15-9-0 450 10782 
4Andy Neuer, Milton, PA 10318 214.9 15-9-0 450 10768 
5Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 10287 214.3 12-12-0 360 10647 
6Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 10174 211.9 15-8-1 465 10639 $6,000
7Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 10217 212.8 14-10-0 420 10637 5,700
8Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ 10160 211.7 14-9-1 435 10595 5,400
9Brian Voss, Atlanta 10184 212.2 12-12-0 360 10544 5,100
10Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ 10209 212.7 11-13-0 330 10539 4,800
11Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 10088 210.2 14-10-0 420 10508 4,500
12Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 10112 210.7 12-12-0 360 10472 4,300
13Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 10070 209.8 13-11-0 390 10460 4,100
14John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 10023 208.8 13-11-0 390 10413 3,900
15Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 10036 209.1 10-14-0 300 10336 3,800
16Dennis Horan, San Diego 9936 207.0 10-14-0 300 10236 3,700
17Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9811 204.4 11-12-1 345 10156 3,600
18Kelley Bennett, Auburn Hills, MI 9786 203.9 12-12-0 360 10146 3,500
19Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9864 205.5 9-15-0 270 10134 3,400
20Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9896 206.2 6-17-1 195 10091 3,300
21Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI 9777 203.7 10-14-0 300 10077 3,200
22Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9625 200.5 10-14-0 300 9925 3,100
23Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9644 200.9 8-16-0 240 9884 3,000
*24Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA 9596 199.9 5-6-0 150 9746 1,455

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ$2,660
26Hugh Miller, Seattle2,620
*27Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC1,390
28Dave Wodka, Las Vegas2,550
29Michael Luft, Brook Park, OH2,530
30Ron Palombi Jr., Erie. PA2,510
31David Ozio, Vidor, TX2,490
32Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY2,470
33Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO2,460
34Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL2,450

*Barket replaced Spaulding who withdrew after 13 games of match play. Barket was penalized 127 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (7) and the bonus pins Spaulding accumulated (120). Barket and Spaulding split money for 24th place. Butch Soper served as alternate for the remaining 11 games ($55). 24-game qualifying leader-Bob Learn Jr., 5383. 24th place-Bob Spaulding, 5053. 34th place-Steve Wilson, 5008. PRO-AM CASHERS-Steve Jaros, Ryan Shafer, Brian Himmler, Bryan Goebel, Dave Arnold ($50 each), Roger Bowker and Jeff Lizzi ($25 each).