Bud Light Championship



$225,000 BUD LIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Sports Plus, Lake Grove, NY, Apr 8-12, 1997

Webb Wins Second Title Of Year At Bud Championship

Consider the comeback complete. Wayne Webb, who hadn't won a PBA title in a city other than Peoria, 111, since 1985, earned his landmark 20th PBA title with a win at the Bud Light Championship at Sports Plus, in Lake Grove, N.Y.

Webb defeated fellow PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli in the final match, 181-173, to earn $37,000 and his second title in less than a month.

"This win proves I'm back," said Webb. "Two wins in a month plus third place at the National Championship. I really feel good about the way I'm throwing the ball. I got a couple of breaks and that's what it takes."

Both players had chances to seize control of the title match. After spares in his first two frames, Monacelli doubled in the third and fourth and converted the difficult 1-2-4-10 "washout" in the fifth. Webb started with a strike, but failed to Convert the 5-9 pin in frame two. He then spared in the third, struck in the fourth and spared again in the fifth to trail by 11.

Monacelli made the next mistake as a 4-6-7 split in the sixth cost him an open frame. He recovered with a strike in frame seven and spares in the eighth and ninth. Webb doubled in frames six and seven and spared in the eighth, but an open frame in the ninth after a 3-4-6-7 split let Monacelli back in the match. Webb finished with a spare and strike in the 10th and then could only sit and watch.

Monacelli, who was making his first TV appearance in the U.S. since February of 1995, needed only a mark and good count in the 10th to win. But a 2-4-10 split spelled disaster for the native of Venezuela.

Because of the vast size of the complex, more than 1,100 people were able to attend the ABC-telecast.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Wayne Webb, Las Vegas181 (1 game)$37,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela417 (2 games)19,000
3Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO651 (3 games)14,000
4Brian Himmler, Cincinnati193 (1 game)10,000
5Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH208 (1 game)9,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Weber defeated D'Entremont, 217-208; Weber defeated Himmler. 221-193: Monacelli defeated Weber, 244-213; and in the Championship game, Webb defeated Monacelli, 181-173.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Las Vegas 9508 226.3 15-9-0 450 9958 
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9428 224.5 14-9-1 435 9863 
#3Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 9400 223.8 12-10-2 390 9790 
 Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9400 223.8 13-11-0 390 9790 
5Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9265 220.6 17-7-0 510 9775 
#6Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, KS 9348 222.6 13-10-1 405 9753 $7,000
7Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9260 220.5 12-12-0 360 9620 6,500
8Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9192 218.8 12-12-0 360 9552 6,000
9Del Ballard Jr,N. N. Richland Hills, TX 9159 218.1 13-11-0 390 9549 5,600
10Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9245 220.1 10-14-0 300 9545 5,200
11Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9194 218.9 11-13-0 330 9524 4,900
12Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9094 216.5 14-10-0 420 9514 4,600
13Anthony Lombardo, Lowellville, OH 9175 218.4 10-13-1 315 9490 4,300
14Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 9210 219.3 9-15-0 270 9480 4,000
15Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 9170 218.3 10-14-0 300 9470 3,800
#16Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 9169 218.3 10-14-0 300 9469 3,600
17Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9015 214.6 14-10-0 420 9435 3,500
18Jimmy Davis, Houston 9003 214.4 13-11-0 390 9393 3,400
19Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9099 216.7 9-15-0 270 9369 3,300
20Don Moser, Murrieta, CA 9014 214.6 11-13-0 330 9344 3,200
21Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ 8951 213.1 12-12-0 360 9311 3,100
22Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 8953 213.2 11-13-0 330 9283 3,000
23Curtis Odom, Coldwater, MI 8910 212.1 11-12-1 345 9255 2,900
24Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, KS 8619 205.2 9-15-0 270 8889 2,800

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bryon Smith, Sutherlin, OR$2,670
26Mike Aulby, Indianapolis2,450
27Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, NM2,400
28George Branham III, Indianapolis2,350
29David Traber. Woodstock, IL2,300
30Jim Johnson J r Tampa, FL2,225
 Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL2,225
32Parker Bohn III, Jackson. NJ2,170
33Ron Willis ms, Fort Worth, TX2,140
34Billy Myers J r., Temple City, CA2,120
35Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ2,100
36Mike Shady, Oshkosh, WI2,080
37Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY2,060
38Nelson Burton J r., St. Louis2,033
 Andy Neuer, Milton. PA2,033
40Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA2,020

*-Matchplay alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Anthony Lombardo. 4194, 23rd place-Curtis Odom and Lonnie Waliczek, 3943. 40th place-Walter Ray Williams Jr., 3873. PRO-AM CASHERS-Torn Baker, Emie Schlegel, Johnny Petraglia. Steve Hoskins. Bill Oakes ($50 each) and Dave Arnold and Ryan Shafer ($25 each). #-Jeff Lizzi, Brian Himmler and Bryan Goebel rolled 300 games ($334 each).