Brunswick Johnny Petraglia Open



$185,000 BRUNSWICK JOHNNY PETRAGLIA OPEN
Carolier Lanes, North Brunswick, NJ, May 6-10, 1997

Williams Jr. Successfully Defends Johnny Petraglia

Walter Ray Williams Jr., successfully defended his title at the Brunswick Johnny Petraglia Open by besting tournament leader Amleto Monacelli, 237-184, for his second PBA title of the year. The win, worth $30,000, was the 23rd of his hall of fame career and earned him a spot in the first Showboat"King of the Hill" match in Harrisburg, Pa.

"This Is special because I'm on the staff of Brunswick and they sponsor this event," said Williams. "Besides, it's an honor to win an event with Johnny's name on it"Fun was not the word Monacelli would have picked to describe the championship match. After gaining the tournament lead following a sizzling final round of match play which included games of 290, 300, and 300, Monacelli got off to a slow start and never caught up. Trailing Williams, frame eight proved to be the pivotal point in the match. With both players on a strike, Monacelli left a 7-10 split while Williams struck. The strike was the second of five in a row that clinched the match for Williams.

Williams' win in the final match was the end of an impressive run to the title. He started with a 268-199 win over Tim Criss and followed that with a 225-192 victory over Steve Hoskins. The semifinal match featured Williams against Pete Weber. Williams took the steam out of Weber with a 238-195 win.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA968 (4 games)$30,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela184 (1 game)16,000
3Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO195 (1 game)9,000
4Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL192 (1 game)7,000
5Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD199 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS:-Williams defeated Criss, 268-199; Williams defeated Hoskins, 225-192; Williams defeatedWeber, 238-195; and in the championship match, Williams defeated Monacelli 237-184.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9577 228.0 16-8-0 480 10057 
2Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9379 223.3 16-8-0 480 9859 
#3Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9310 221.7 15-8-1 465 9775 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9288 221.1 16-8-0 480 9768 
5Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9405 223.9 12-12-0 360 9765 
t6Mike Neuman, Buffalo, NY 9360 222.9 13-11-0 390 9750 $5,000
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9314 221.8 13-11-0 390 9704 4,000
8Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 9356 222.8 11-13-0 330 9686 3,500
9Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 9246 220.1 13-11-0 390 9636 3,200
10Dave Traber, Woodstock, IL 9149 217.8 16-8-0 480 9629 3,000
11Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY 9174 218.4 15-9-0 450 9624 2,800
12Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9130 217.4 11-13-0 330 9460 2,700
13Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9147 217.8 10-14-0 300 9447 2,600
#14Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9080 216.2 11-13-0 330 9410 2,500
#15Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 8937 212.8 15-9-0 450 9387 2,400
16Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, KS 9011 214.6 12-12-0 360 9371 2,300
17Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL 8882 211.5 14-10-0 420 9302 2,200
18Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA 8885 211.6 12-12-0 360 9245 2,100
19Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ 8989 214.0 8-15-1 255 9244 2,000
20Bill Guthrie, Winter Park, FL 8946 213.0 8-i6-0 240 9186 1,900
21Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 8903 211.9 8-16-0 240 9143 1,850
22Jim Johnson Jr., Tampa, FL 8799 209.5 10-14-0 300 9099 1,800
23Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 8813 209.8 8-16-0 240 9053 1,750
24Kelley Bennett, Auburn Hills, MI 8665 206.3 4-20-0 120 8785 1,700

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY$1,450
26Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY1,400
*t27Tim Mack, Garfield, NJ1,470
28Nelson Burton Jr., St.Lo,uis
29Anthony Lombardo, Lowellville, OH1,260
30Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL1,240
31Jim Wolcott, Niles, OH1,220
32Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA1,210
33Curtis Odom, Coldwater, MI1,200
34John Bauerle Jr., Indianapolis1,190
35Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ1,180
36Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, KS1,170
t37Sean Riccardi, Piscataway, NJ1,160
38Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH1,150
39Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS1,135
 Harry Sullins, Roseville, MI1,135
41Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ1,120
42Justin Hromek, Andover, KS1,110
43Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,095
 Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM1,095
45Steve Wishner, Port Chester, NY1,080
46James Wallace, Hicksville, NY1,070
47John Gant, Winston-Salem. NC1,055
 Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY1,055
49Ben Wing, Tampa, FL1,040
50Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City1,025
 Dennis Reale, Philadelphia1,025
52Dave Wodka, Las Vegas1,010
53George Branham III, Indianapolis1,000

'-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Steve Hoskins, 4091. 24th place-Amleto Monacelli, 3901. 53rd placeGeorge Branham III, 3804. ft--Steve Hoskins, Bill Oakes, Roger Bowker and Amleto Monacelli (2) rolled 300 games ($200 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Mike Miller, Greg Thomas, Bill Lyke, Bryan Goebel, Phil Ringener, Jack Jurek, Don Sylvia, Brian Voss, Richard Wolfe, Bob Belmont, Steve Hoskins, R.D. Miller, Kurtis Evans, Fran Luzzi, Ron Williams and Bob Learn Jr. ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.