PBA Oregon Open



$120,000 PBA OREGON OPEN
Hollywood Bowl, Portland, OR, Jun 23-27, 1998

Wiseman Wins PBA Oregon Open

Danny Wiseman is known on the PBA Tour as one of the toughest bowlers on TV to beat. But, despite being the all-time leader in TV winning percentage (71% ), Wiseman had not won a title since the fail of 1995. Wiseman showed everyone he's still tough to beat as he knocked off rookie Sean Swanson to win the PBA Oregon Open.

Wiseman, who used to live in Portland but now makes his home in Baltimore, earned his seventh career title and the $19,000 first-place check with his 213-191 defeat of Swanson. The win improved his record in televised championship rounds to 28-11 (71.79% ), best in the history of the PBA Tour. Wiseman's 213 game was the highest of the day in the championship round.

"I was trying to focus on my game and not even look at the score or what Sean was doing," said Wiseman. "I realized when I was winning on TV, I wasn't paying attention to the score. I did that and it worked."

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Danny Wiseman, Baltimore213 (1 game)$19,000
2Sean Swanson, Springfield, MO394 (2 games)10,000
3Norm Duke, Clermont, FL156 (1 game)7,000
4Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, NY200 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Match one: Swanson (203) defeated Delutz Jr. (200) and Duke (156); and in the championship game, Wiseman defeated Swanson, 213-191.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9534 227.0 13-11-0 390 9924 
2Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 9401 223.8 16-8-0 480 9881 
3Sean Swanson, Springfield, MO 9288 221.1 16-8-0 480 9768 
4Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, NY 9280 220.9 14-10-0 420 9700 
5Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9291 221.2 11-13-0 330 9621 $4,000
6Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA 9152 217.9 15-9-0 450 9602 3,500
7Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ 9175 218.5 14-10-0 420 9595 3,300
8Brian LeClair, Chatham, NY 9238 219.9 10-13-1 315 9553 3,100
9Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9120 217.1 12-10-2 390 9510 2,900
10Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9067 215.8 14-10-0 420 9487 2,700
11Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9743 217.7 11-13-0 330 9473 2,600
#12Mike Miller, Albuquerque 9078 216.1 13-11-0 390 9468 2,500
13Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, FL 9001 214.3 14-9-1 435 9436 2,400
14Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9009 214.5 14-10-0 420 9429 2,300
15Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9025 214.9 12-10-2 390 9415 2,200
16John Bauerle Jr., Indianapolis 9076 216.0 11-13-0 330 9406 2,100
#17Greg Thomas, Old Town, ID 8958 213.2 11-13-0 330 9288 2,000
18Bryon Smith, Sutherlin, OR 9030 215.0 8-76-0 240 9270 1,900
19Hugh Miller, Seattle 8936 212.8 11-13-0 330 9266 1,800
20Chris Barnes, Wichita, KS 8883 211.5 11-13-0 330 9213 1,700
21Chris Hayden, Carlstadt, NJ 8841 210.5 12-12-0 360 9201 1,650
22George Branham III, Indianapolis 8879 211.4 8-16-0 240 9119 1,600
23Lee Vanderhoef, Baltimore 8764 208.7 9-15-0 270 9034 1,550
24Michael Luft, Brook Park, OH 8738 208.0 5-19-0 750 8888 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Jimmy Davis, Houston$1,130
*25Eugene McCune, Munster, IN1,380
26Dale Eagle, Lewisville, TX1,220
27Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD1,180
28Robert Smith, Simi Valley, CA1,160
29Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX1,140
30Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR1,120
31Dave Wodka, S. Setauket, NY1,110
32Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY550
 Brian Himmler, Cincinnati550

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Mike Luft, 4085. 24th place-Ernie Schlegel, 3840. 32nd place-Tom Baker and Brian Himmler, 3801. PRO-AM CASHERS-Danny Wiseman, Dave Arnold, Tim Criss, Del Ballard Jr., Steve Hoskins and Dennis Horan ($50 each). #-Danny Wiseman, Mike Miller and Greg Thomas rolled 300 games ($700 each).