Brentwood Classic



$100,000 BRENTWOOD CLASSIC
Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, CA, Feb 11-15, 1997

Mazza Makes It Happen In Brentwood Classic

Leading qualifier John Mazza's first shot in the championship game of the inaugural Brentwood Classic fell into the left channel at Harvest Park Bowl, but he redeemed himself in turning back Parker Bohn III, 227-156, to win his seventh PBA title.

"After that first shot, I figured things only could get better," Mazza joked afterward. "In fact, that loosened me up and I dodged a bullet by sparing:" The Shelby Township, Mich., pro pocketed $16,000 for his first PBA win since 1994.

Bohn, Jackson, N.J., created problems of his own when he opened in his second frame, then finally struck in the fourth. Meanwhile, Mazza had found his line and launched a four-bagger to lead by 48 pins after six frames. Bohn dramatically spared the difficult 2-6-10 split in his sixth, but couldn't convert the 3-7-9 in the seventh, and settled for the $8,500 runner-up check. Bohn fell to 3-13 in his last 12 TV appearances.

Mazza said, "I never took for granted that Parker wouldn't throw six or seven in a row, especially after he had just thrown 250-something in the semifinal. My personal opinion is that Parker is the best bowler in the world. That's no disrespect to Walter Ray Williams Jr., but I just think Parker has more tricks up his sleeve."

The city of Brentwood (located in the Contra Costa County's east Bay region, approximately an hour's drive from San Francisco and 30 miles west of Stockton), co-sponsored this tournament.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI227 (1 game)$16,000
2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ415 (2 games)8,500
3Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL458 (2 games)6,000
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA443 (2 games)4,500
5Justin Hromek, Andover, KS224 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Williams defeated Hromek, 227-224; Ward defeated Williams, 224-216; Bohn defeated Ward, 259-234; and in the championship game, Mazza defeated Bohn, 227-156.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 9525 226.8 16-7-1 495 10020 
2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9542 227.2 15-9-0 450 9992 
3Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 9540 227.1 14-9-1 435 9975 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9431 224.5 13-10-1 405 9836 
5Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 9382 223.4 15-9-0 450 9832 
6Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9413 224.1 11-12-1 345 9758 $2,600
7Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9260 220.5 15-7-2 480 9740 2,500
8Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9141 217.6 14-10-0 420 9561 2,400
9Jim Johnson Jr., Tampa, FL 9099 216.6 15-9-0 450 9549 2,300
10Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9112 216.9 14-9-1 435 9547 2,200
11Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 9116 217.1 13-10-1 405 9521 2,100
12Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9136 217.5 11-11-2 360 9496 2,000
13Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9104 216.8 13-11-0 390 9494 1,900
14Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 9067 215.9 13-9-2 420 9487 1,800
15Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 9168 218.3 10-14-0 300 9468 1,700
16Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9064 215.8 10-14-0 300 9364 1,650
17Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 9002 214.3 11-11-2 360 9362 1,600
18Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC 9057 215.6 8-16-0 240 9297 1,550
19Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 9095 216.5 6-18-0 180 9275 1,500
20David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9001 214.3 8-16-0 240 9241 1,450
21Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 8874 211.3 9-15-0 270 9144 1,400
22Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 8688 206.8 12-11-1 375 9063 1,350
23Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 8800 209.5 6-17-1 195 8995 1,300
24Bob Laster, Bullhead City, AZ 8658 206.1 8-16-0 240 8898 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Wayne Webb, Las Vegas$1,130
26Craig Tuholski, Washougal, WA970
27George Branham III, Indianapolis930
 Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ930
29Paul Koehler, Mechanicsburg, PA900
30Scott Alexander, Seattle880
31Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY860
32Andy Neuer, Milton, PA840
33Brian Eaton, Amherst, NY830

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Rick Steelsmith, 4172. 24th place-Jim Johnson Jr., 3888. 33rd place Brian Eaton, 3838. PRO-AM CASHERS-Bob Laster, Norm Titus, Eugene McCune, Wayne Webb, Bob Spaulding and Paul Yoder ($50 each).