Rochester Open



$110,000 ROCHESTER OPEN
Mortal's Olympic Bowl, Rochester, NY, Oct 17-21, 1998

Duke Rules Rochester

Norm Duke never led the title match of the PBA Tour's Greater Rochester Open until it really counted -at the end.

Duke doubled in the 10th frame and then got nine pins on his final shot to defeat Steve Hoskins and earn his second title of the year. The 213-211 victory was worth $18,000 and gives Duke 15 career titles.

"I haven't won since Tucson so this really helps my confidence," said Duke. "I've had a lot of top 10s and some good performances, but I've only made three telecasts this year. I've just been fortunate to win two of them."

Duke, who entered the championship round as the tournament leader, would admit to being fortunate against Hoskins, who was looking for back-to-back wins at Marcel's Olympic Bowl.

Hoskins started the final match with strikes in his first three frames and then converted spares in his next three. Duke struggled, converting single-pin spares in six of his first seven frames, managing to strike in only frame flue.

But Hoskins faltered In the seventh frame, failing to convert the 2-4-5 combination as he chopped the 2 and 4 pins off the 5-pin.

Hoskins rebounded from the open frame with strikes in the eighth and ninth frames, while Duke spared and struck in his eighth and ninth. Hoskins had a chance to close Duke out in the 10th frame, but left a 10-pin on his first shot, which he converted for a spare, and then struck on his "fill" ball.

Duke, Clermont, Fla., got up in the 10th frame needing two strikes and eight pins to win. He threw the double, carrying a high hit on his first shot and a light hit on his second, before getting nine pins on his last shot to escape with the win.

The win was Duke's second in Rochester, having also captured the 1994 event.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Norm Duke, Clermont, FL213 (1 game)$18,000
2Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL435 (2 games)9,500
3Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD387 (2 games)6,000
4Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, NC449 (2 games)4,500
5Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ187 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Mosayebi defeated Arnold, 259-187; Criss defeated Mosayebi, 207-190; Hoskins defeated Criss, 2241 80; and in the championship game, Duke defeated Hoskins, 213-211.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 9850 234.5 15-9-0 450 10300 
2Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9407 228.7 17-7-0 510 10117 
3Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9534 227.0 15-8-1 465 9999 
#4Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9629 229.3 10-14-0 300 9929 
5Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, NC 9393 223.6 17-7-0 510 9903 
6Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 9489 225.9 13-10-1 405 9894 $3,000
7Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 9431 224.5 15-9-0 450 9881 2,700
8Walter Ray Williams Jr., Orlando 9483 225.8 11-71-2 360 9843 2,500
9Brian Voss, Atlanta 9391 223.6 13-11-0 390 9781 2,400
10Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NV 9313 221.7 14-10-0 420 9733 2,300
11Sean Quinn, College Corner, OH 9346 222.5 12-11-t 375 9721 2,200
#12Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9276 220.8 12-10-2 390 9666 2,100
13Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9222 219.6 13-11-0 390 9612 2,000
14Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY 9237 219.9 8-12-4 300 9537 1,900
15Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 9175 218.5 12-12-0 360 9535 1,850
16David Ozio, Beaumont, TX 9238 219.9 8-15-1 255 9493 1,800
17Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9063 215.8 14-10-0 420 9483 1,750
18Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, FL 9197 218.9 9-14-1 285 9482 1,700
19Wayne Webb, Akron, OH 9181 218.6 10-14-0 300 9481 1,650
20Chris Barnes, Wichita, KS 9161 218.1 10-14-0 300 9461 1,600
21George Branham III, Indianapolis 9053 215.5 12-12-0 360 9413 1,550
22Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE 9737 217.5 8-16-0 240 9377 1,500
23Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9046 215.4 7-16-1 225 9271 1,450
24Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ 8870 211.1 6-18-0 180 9050 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Michael Haugen Jr., Pasadena, CA$1,360
26Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, NC1,210
27Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,190
28Justin Hromek, Andover, KS1,180
29Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, NY1,170
30Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH1,160
31Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS1,160
32Dennis Horan, San Diego1,140
33Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA1,130
34Bryon Smith, Sutherlin, OR1,120
35Curtis Odom, Coldwater, MI1,110
36Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA1,100

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Norm Duke, 4251. 24th place-Chris Barnes, 3946. 36th place-Bob Learn Jr., 3827. #-Danny Wiseman, Michael Haugen Jr. and Dave Arnold (3) rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Wayne Webb, Jeff Morin, Ken Yokobosky, Danny Wiseman, George Branham III and Tom Baker ($50 each).