Showboat Invitational



$175,000 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan 14-19, 1985

Weber's Week At Showboat

It turned out to be "Pete Weber's Week" as the son of Hall of Famer Dick Weber eked out an emotional 176-170 victory over Art Trask, in the finals of the PBA's oldest tournament stop.

Inspired by his dad's victory in this event in 1963 (worth $3,000), leading qualifier Weber found himself In a dogfight with Trask, but collected $33,000 for his first victory from the top-seeded position in six tries and his fifth PBA title.

In the first match, Marshall Holman brought the huge crowd to its feet as he rolled a 279-198 victory over Guppy Troup.

Holman went downhill almost as fast as he had soared previously in his next game against Trask, who then ousted Holman, 212-184. Trask then measured Joe Hutchinson, 224-208, to set the stage, for the title match.

Weber nursed a slight lead into the fifth frame, when his thumb slipped out of the ball and it dropped Into the channel. The six-pin spare count left him trailing Trask into the 10th frame, when Weber made the most important double of my life," and put the pressure on Trask, who needed a double, but left a 10-pin after notching a first strike.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, St. Louis176 (1 game)$33,000
2Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.606 (3 games)17,000
3Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.208 (1 game)9,000
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.463 (2 games)7,000
5Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.198 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Holman defeated Troup, 279-198; Trask defeated Holman, 212-184; Trask defeated Hutchinson, 224-208; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Trask, 176-170.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, St. Louis 12543 223.9 14-10-0 420 12963 
2Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 12428 221.9 14-10-0 420 12848 
3Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 12290 219.4 15-9-0 450 12740 
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 12255 218.8 14-10-0 420 12675 
5Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. 12148 216.9 15-9-0 450 12598 
**6Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 12057 215.3 16-8-0 480 12537 $5,075
#7Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 12087 215.8 14-9-1 435 12522 4,000
8George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 12068 215.5 13-10-1 405 12473 3,500
9Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 12092 215.9 12-11-1 375 12467 3,000
10Teata Semiz, Cedar Grove, N.J. 12021 214.6 12-12-0 360 12381 2,800
11Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 11996 214.2 12-11-1 375 12371 2,600
12Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky. 11944 213.2 12-12-0 360 12304 2,500
13David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 11913 212.7 13-11-0 390 12303 2,400
14Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 11906 212.6 12-12-0 360 12266 2,300
15Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 11995 214.1 9-15-0 270 12265 2,200
16Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 11922 212.8 10-14-0 300 12222 2,100
17Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 11827 211.1 13-11-0 390 12217 2,000
#18Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 11869 211.9 11-12-1 345 12214 1,900
#19Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 11881 212.1 10-13-1 315 12196 1,800
20Carmen Salvino, Chicago 11836 211.3 10-14-0 300 12136 1,700
21Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 11649 208.0 11-13-0 330 11979 1,600
22Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 11764 210.0 6-17-1 195 11959 1,500
23Mike Bouvia, Portland, Ore. 11637 207.8 9-15-0 270 11907 1,400
24John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa. 11560 206.4 7-16-1 225 11785 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.$1,200
 Jim Murtishaw, San Marcos, Calif.1,090
27Doug Hayes, Clarksville, Tenn.1,080
28Dale Eagle, Chicago1,070
29Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.1,060
30Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.1,050
31Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.1,040
32John Forst, Woodbridge, Ill.1,030
33Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,020
34Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,010
35Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.1,000
36Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.990
37Steve D. Martin, Great Falls, Mont.980
38Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich.970
39Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.960
40Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.950
41David Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.940
42Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.930
43Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.915
 Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.915
45Joseph Groskind, Carterville, Ill.900
46Bill Evans, Marceline, Mo.890
47Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.880
8Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif.870
49Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.860
50Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis850
51Del Warren, Rockledge, Fla.840
52Pets Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.830
53Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla.820
54Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.810
55Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho800
56Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.790
57Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.780
58Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.770
59Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.760
60Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.750
61Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.740
62Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.730
63Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.720
64Robert Worrall Flagstaff, Ariz.710
65Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.700
66Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif.690
67Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.680
68John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.670
69Bill Woodard, Chanute, Kan.660
70Bill Roeben, San Jose, Calif.650

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Mark Roth, Bob Knipple and Sam Zurich rolled 300 games 1$100 each). 32-game qualifying leader - Pete Weber, 7326. 24th place-Tom Baker, 6826. 70th place-Bill Roeben, 6489. PRO-AM CASHERS-Wayne Webb, Tom Milton, Pete Weber, Dave Soutar, Mark Baker and Frank Ellenburg ($50 each).