Brunswick Long Island Open



$120,000 BRUNSWICK LONG ISLAND OPEN
Coram Country Lanes, Coram, NY, Oct 10-14, 1998

Williams Jr. Wins Third Title Of Year

Walter Ray William Jr., a PBA Hall of Famer from Orlando, Fla., defeated rookie Robert Smith, 214-188, in the championship match of the Brunswick Long Island Open to earn his third title of the year, his 27th career win, and the $19,000 first-place check.

Williams qualified as the tournament leader for the second consecutive week, but would find the outcome more to his liking in Coram than he had the previous week in Virginia Beach, Va.

In the title match he faced Smith, a rookie from Simi Valley, Calif. Smith, the No. 2 seed, advanced to the final match by defeating Brian Himmler in the semifinal, 239-203. But Smith started slowly against Williams, converting a pair of singlepin spares in the first two frames and suffering an open frame In the third when he could not convert the 4-9 split.

Williams took advantage of Smith's slow start, striking in four of his first six frames and converting single-pin spares in the other two. Smith only had one open frame, but was unable to throw consecutive strikes until the 10th creme. A spare by Williams in the seventh and strikes in frames eight and nine sealed the win for Williams, leaving Smith with the second-place check for $10,000.

"The open frame Robert had early in the match certainly helped, but we had a long way to go at that point," said Williams. "He got tapped a couple times later in the match and ii he hadn't It would have been a closer match."

Williams' 27 career titles moves him into third place all-time. Only Earl Anthony (41) and Mark Roth (34) have won more on the PBA's National Tour.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Orlando, FL214 (1 game)$19,000
2Robert Smith, Simi Valley, CA427 (2 games)10,000
3Brian Himmler, Cincinnati633 (3 games)7,000
4Pat Healey Jr., Chesterfield Township, MI217 (1 game)5,500
5Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela184 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Himmler defeated Monacelli, 194-184; Himmler defeated Healey, 236-217; Smith defeated Himmler, 239-203; and in the championship game, Williams defeated Smith, 214-188.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Orlando, FL 9360 222.9 18-6-0 540 9900 
2Robert Smith, Simi Valley, CA 9370 223.1 14-9-1 435 9805 
3Patrick Healey Jr., Chesterfield Twp., MI 9190 218.8 17-7-0 510 9700 
4Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 9200 219.0 i6-8-0 480 9680 
5Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9250 220.3 12-12-0 360 9610 
6Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9137 217.6 15-9-0 450 9587 $3,900
7Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9112 216.9 14-9-i 435 9547 3,500
8Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, NV 9115 217.0 14-10-0 420 9535 3,200
9David Ozio, Beaumont, TX 9142 217.7 13-11-0 390 9532 2,900
+10Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9021 214.8 14-10-0 420 9441 2,700
11Tom Baker, Buffalo, NV 9086 216.3 11-13-0 330 9416 2,500
12Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9089 216.4 9-15-0 270 9359 2,300
13Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 9057 215.6 10-14-0 300 9357 2,200
14Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 8977 213.7 12-11-1 375 9352 2,100
15Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 8934 212.7 12-12-0 360 9294 2,000
16Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 8908 212.1 11-12-1 345 9253 1,900
17Brian Ziesig, Levittown, NY 8933 212.7 10-14-0 300 9233 1,800
18Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 8842 210.5 11-12-1 345 9187 1,700
19Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 8886 211.6 10-14-0 300 9186 1,650
#20Jeff Zaffino, Warren, PA 8845 210.6 10-13-1 315 9160 1,600
21Darren Wong, San Jose, CA 8852 210.8 10-14-0 300 9152 1,550
22Michael Haugen Jr., Pasadena, CA 8705 207.3 9-15-0 270 8975 1,500
23Dennis Horan, San Diego 8741 208.1 7-17-0 210 8951 1,450
24Lee Vanderhoef, Baltimore 8467 201.6 6-18-0 180 8645 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+#25Joe Firpo, Grapevine, TX$1,220
26John Mazza, Bay city, MI1,190
27Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA1,170
28Rudy Kasimakis, Gouldsboro, PA1,150
29Norm Duke, Clermont, FL1,140
30Ryan Shater, Elmira, NY1,130
31Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ1,120
32Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK1,105
 Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM1,105
34Warren Guernsey, Cobleskill, NV1,090
35Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA1,080
36Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ1,070
37Jess Stayrook, San Diego1,055
 Chris Warren, Rockwall, TX1,055

+-Weber defeated Firpo, 247-201, to advance to the match play round. Bryon Smith served as match play alternate and finished in 49th place ($120). 18-game qualifying leader-Amleto Monacelli, 4013. 24th place-Joe Firpo and Pete Weber, 3815. 37th place-Jess Stayrook and Chris Warren, 3753. #-Jeff Zaffino and Joe Firpo rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Lee Vanderhoef, Curtis Odom, Patrick Healey Jr., Tim Criss, Steve Wilson and Jeff Lizzi ($50 each).