Tucson Open



$115,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., May 29-Jun 2, 1984

Palombi In A Stunner

Ron Palombi Jr. watched his opponent, Mark Fahy, pick up the 7-pin and said to himself, "It's all over." Fahy, who had rolled to three previous victories, needed only six pins on his final shot to ensure a tie, seven to lock up the win, but left a shocking 1-2-7-8-10 combination.

The 21-year-old Palombi jumped on the new opportunity and drilled home three game-winning strikes for a thrilling 208-207 win, his first PBA title, and the $16,000 top prize in the $115,000 Tucson Open.

Prior to his final shot, Fahy had bowled superbly, first ousting Randy Stoughton, 227-174, then veteran Ernie Schlegel, 191-180. Fahy hit high gear against second-seeded Pete Weber, starting with eight straight strikes for a 255-213 win.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.208 (1 game)$16,000
2Mark Fahy, Chicago880 (4 games)8,250
3Pete Weber, St. Louis213 (1 game)6,000
4Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.180 (1 game)5,000
5Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis174 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Fahy defeated Stoughton, 227-174; Fahy defeated Schlegel, 191-180; Fahy defeated Weber, 255-213; and in the championship game, Palombi defeated Fahy, 208-207.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9439 224.7 19-5-0 570 10009 
2Pete Weber, St. Louis 9250 220.2 16-8-0 480 9730 
3Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9291 221.2 15-8-1 485 9726 
4Mark Fahy, Chicago 9266 220.6 14-10-0 420 9686 
5Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis 9228 219.7 14-10-0 420 9648 
**6Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M. 9093 216.5 18-6-0 540 9633 $3,500
7Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9213 219.4 12-11-1 375 9588 2,900
 Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9333 222.2 8-15-1 255 9588 2,900
9Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz. 9216 219.4 10-14-0 300 9516 2,600
10Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore. 9161 218.1 11-13-0 330 9491 2,500
11Walter Ray Williams Jr. Chino, Calif. 9081 216.2 13-11-0 390 9471 2,400
12Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 9068 215.9 13-11-0 390 9458 2,300
13Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9061 215.7 13-11-0 390 9451 2,200
14David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9077 216.1 12-12-0 360 9437 2,100
15Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 9000 214.2 13-11-0 390 9390 2,000
16Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9072 216.0 10-14-0 300 9372 1,900
17George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9040 215.2 11-13-0 330 9370 1,800
18Curtis Messer, Aberdeen, Wash. 9018 214.7 11-13-0 330 9348 1,700
19Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 9073 216.0 8-15-1 255 9328 1,600
20Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 8965 213.4 10-13-1 315 9280 1,500
21Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8981 213.8 8-16-0 240 9221 1,400
22John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa. 8902 211.9 9-15-0 270 9172 1,300
23Don Bentz, San Diego, Calif. 8770 208.8 10-12-2 330 9100 1,250
24Steve D. Martin, Great Falls, Mont. 8793 209.3 7-16-1 215 9008 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.$1,120
26John Paris. Keansburg, N.J.1,030
27Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind.1,020
28Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,010
29Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,000
30Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela990
31Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.980
32Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis970
33Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.955
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis955
35Sam Zurich, Hicksville, N.Y.940
36Bobby Jacks, New Orleans930
37John Forst, La Grange, Ill.920
#38Mike Aulby, Indianapolis910
39Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.900
40Dan Eberl, Tonawanda, N.Y.890
41Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.880
42Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.870
43Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.860
44Warren Eales, Redondo Beach., Calif.845
 Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.845
46Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas830
47Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas820
48Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.810
49Bo Bowden, Dallas800
50Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.790
51Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio780
52Roger Bowker, Rockford, Ill.765
 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.765

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Marshall Holman, 4146. 24th place- - Pete Weber, 3919. 52nd place- Roger Bowker and Dave Husted, 3810. # - Mike Aulby rolleda300game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Mark Fahy, Warren Nelson, Mike Durbin, Pete Couture, Brian Voss, Paul Moser, Mike Aulby, Ron Bell and Don Genalo ($50 each).