Lite Beer Classic



$150,000 LITE BEER CLASSIC
Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, Miami, Fla., Jan 29-Feb 2, 1985

Weber Grabs 1st Leg Of Lite Slam

Pete Weber got a leg up on the $1 million Lite Slam as he captured the $150,000 Lite Beer Classic in toppling Wayne Webb, 216-187, to win the $27,000 first prize. The victory for Weber, his second of the year, also was sweet because going into the title game against Webb, Weber was "0 for 2 " against the Hoosier. Two years ago Webb topped him In the Greater Miami Sunshine Open.

Seeded third into the nationally televised finals at Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, Weber was forced to wait 'one game before swinging into action. In the first game, Steve Wunderlich ousted Mark Williams, 193-171. That brought up Weber, who buried Wunderlich, 232-145, and then topped Brian Voss, 216-171.

In the duel with Webb, Weber led in the first frame, then fell behind as Webb netted a three-bagger in the second, third and fourth frames. A baby split proved to be Webb's undoing in the fifth frame and Weber doubled in the eighth and ninth frames to take the lead and pull away at the end.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, St. Louis664 (3 games)$27,000
2Wayne Webb, Indianapolis187 (1 game)14,000
3Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.171 (1 game)8,500
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis338 (2 games)7,000
5Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas171 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Wunderlich defeated Williams, 193-171; Weber defeated Wunderlich, 232-145 Weber defeated Voss, 216-171; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Webb, 216-187.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9301 221.4 15-9-0 450 9751 
2Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9370 223.0 12-11-1 375 9745 
3Pete Weber, St. Louis 9228 219.7 13-11-0 390 9618 
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9209 219.2 12-12-0 360 9569 
5Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9099 216.6 14-10-0 420 9519 
6Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8999 214.2 16-8-0 480 9479 $5,000
**7John Forst, Woodridge, Ill. 9066 215.8 12-11-1 375 9441 4,075
#8Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8982 213.8 15-9-0 450 9432 3,500
9Gerry Keslar, Seward, Neb. 9045 215.3 12-12-0 360 9405 3,200
10Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9049 215.4 10-13-1 315 9364 3,000
11Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 8909 212.1 15-9-0 450 9359 2,800
12Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8977 213.7 11-13-0 330 9307 2,600
13Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8889 211.6 13-10-1 405 9294 2,500
#14Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8922 212.4 12-12-0. 360 9282 2,400
15Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8941 212.8 11-13-0 330 9271 2,300
16Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8908 212.0 12-12-0 360 9268 2,200
17Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8866 211.0 13-11-0 390 9256 2,100
18Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque N.M. 8787 209.2 11-13-0 330 9117 2,000
19Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8796 209.4 10-14-0 300 9096 1,900
20Robert Worrall, Flagstaff, Ariz. 8789 209.2 10-14-0 300 9089 1,800
21George Branham, Arleta, Calif. 8733 207.9 10-12-2 330 9063 1,700
22Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8694 207.0 9-15-0 270 8964 1,600
#23Steve D. Martin, Great Falls, Mont. 8689 206.8 8-16-0 240 8929 1,500
24Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. 8570 204.0 9-15-0 270 8840 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.$1,440
26Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,290
27Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.1,270
28Brad Bohling, North Glenn, Colo.1,245
 Chris Warren, Dallas1,245
30Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,230
31Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,220
32Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden1,205
 Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.1,205
34Rickie Sajek, Margate, Fla.1,190
35Joe Firpo, W. Palm Beach, Fla.1,180
36Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif.1,170
37Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.1,160
38Mark Fahy, Chicago1,150
39Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.1,140
40Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,130
41Dale Eagle, Chicago1,115
 Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,115
43Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,100
44Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.1,085
 Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,085
46Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.1,070
47Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,060
48Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.1,050
49Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,035
 Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.1,035
51Jeff Morin, N. Ridgeville, Ohio1,015
 Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,015
53Mike Bouvia, Portland, Ore.1,000

* - Match play alternate. ** -TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mark Williams, 4088. 24th place - Rick Vittone, 3861. 53rd place - Mike Bouvia, 3775. # - Jim Tilton, Tom Milton, Del Ballard Jr. and Steve D. Martin rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Chris Warren, Gary Skidmore, Bob Learn Jr., Jeff Edens, Mike Edwards, Marshall Holman, Jim Tilton, Mark Baker, Mitch Jabczenski, Brian Voss, Ron Bell, Norm Duke, Rickie Sajek, Johnny Petraglia, Teata Semiz and Casey Berry ($50 each).