Bay City Classic



$110,000 BAY CITY CLASSIC
Bay Lanes, Bay City, MI, Oct 24-28, 1998

Williams Jr. Wins Fourth Title Of Year

Walter Ray Williams Jr. won his second title in three weeks and fourth of the year by defeating tournament leader Tommy Delutz Jr. in the finals of the PBA Tour's Bay City Classic.

Williams, who now bowls out of Orlando, coasted to a 234-156 win over Delutz, Flushing, N.Y., to earn the $18,000 first-place check and his 28th career title. The win also tied Williams with Parker Bohn III for most wins In 1998.

Delutz, who had qualified as the No. 1 seed for the first time in his career and was seeking his first title, struggled early and often in the final match. He started with an open frame after failing to convert the 1-2-4-6-10 "washout." He struck In frames two and three, but left three consecutive open frames in the fourth, fifth and sixth when he could not convert a pair of splits and another 1-2-4-6-10 "washout." Williams struck in seven of his first nine frames and converted spares In the other two to put the match away well before the final frame.

"1 wasn't real comfortable in practice, but I changed my ball surface before we started and that helped," said Williams. "I was able to find a decent reaction and was fortunate that my opponents didn't seem to have one and weren't able to put up any big scores against me."

The win was the second of the fall for Williams, after he had failed to make a championship round appearance during the 10-event Spring/Summer Tour.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Orlando470 (2 games)$18,000
2Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, NV156 (1 game)9,500
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela428 (2 games)6,000
4Danny Wiseman, Baltimore403 (2 games)4,500
5Bryon Smith, Sutherlin, OR212 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Wiseman defeated Smith, 226-212; Monacelli defeated Wiseman, 245-177; Williams defeated Monacelli, 236-183; and in the championship match, Williams defeated Delutz, 234-156.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, NY 9649 229.7 17-4-3 555 10204 
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Orlando 9552 227.4 14-10-0 420 9972 
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9510 226.4 14-9-1 435 9945 
4Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9357 222.8 18-6-0 540 9897 
5Byron Smith, Sutherlin, OR 9360 222.9 16-6-2 510 9870 
6Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9463 225.3 11-13-0 330 9793 $3,000
7Brian Voss, Atlanta 9363 222.9 12-12-0 360 9723 2,700
8Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 9426 224.4 9-14-1 285 9711 2,500
9Patrick Healey Jr., Chesterfield, MI 9201 219.1 15-9-0 450 9651 2,400
10Chris Barnes, Wichita, KS 9359 222.8 8-16-0 240 9599 2,300
11Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 9164 218.2 12-12-0 360 9524 2,200
12Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9064 215.8 14-9-1 435 9499 2,100
13Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9104 216.8 12-12-0 360 9464 2,000
14Sean Swanson, Springfield, MO 9019 214.7 14-10-0 420 9439 1,900
15Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9180 218.6 8-16-0 240 9420 1,850
16Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ 9040 215.2 17-13-0 330 9370 1,800
17Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, KS 8991 214.1 12-11-1 375 9366 1,750
18Sean Quinn, College Corner, OH 8878 211.4 13-11-0 390 9268 1,700
19Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 8927 212.5 71-13-0 330 9257 1,650
20Chris Warren, Rockwall, TX 8909 212.1 10-73-1 315 9224 1,600
21Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL 8906 212.0 10-14-0 300 9206 1,550
22Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 8858 210.9 7-17-0 210 9068 1,500
23Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY 8806 210.0 8-16-0 240 9046 1,450
24John Mazza, Bay City, MI 5741 208.1 7-17-0 210 8951 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jason Hurd, Visalia, CA$1,360
26David Traber, Woodstock, IL1,200
 Jeff Zaffino, Warren, PA1,200
28Martin Letscher, Niles, OH1,170
29Dale Eagle, Lewisville, TX1,160
30Richard Wolfe, Falls Church, VA1,150
31Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ1,140
32Dave Covington, Miami1,125
 Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ1,125
34Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ1,110
35Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL1,100
36Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,090
37Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX1,080

*Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Doug Kent, 4167. 24th place-Tim Criss, 3872. 37th place-Mark Williams, 3820. PRO-AM CASHERS-Parker Bohn III, Tim Criss, Dave Wodka, Pat Healey, Steve Hoskins and Brian Voss ($50 each). #-Warren Guernsey and Tommy Delutz rolled 300 games ($100 each).