Pat Boone Open



$150,000 PAT BOONE OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Apr 8-13, 1985

Windsor Locks Is "Boone" For Williams

Through the first four frames of the title game In the $150,000 Pat Boone Open a huge crowd cheered on local favorite John Kirker, but in the end it was Mark Williams, who held off Kirker's gallant title bid with a 245-185 triumph.

Top-seeded Kirker waited until Williams, Gary Skidmore, Jim Miller and veteran Dave Soutar battled through the first three games. Soutar left five 10-pins en route to a 193-185 loss to Miller. Miller then ran into Williams, and lost, 215-181, and Williams had to come from behind to top Skidmore in the semifinal game, 203-160.

With the hometown crowd cheering his every move, Kirker made a run at the title only briefly. He opened with a three-bagger, Williams responded with four strikes and Kirker then suffered two splits and a miss in three of the next four frames. Williams coasted in the winner.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas663 (3 games)$27,000
2John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn.185 (1 game)14,000
3Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.160 (1 game)8,000
4Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.374 (2 games)6,500
5Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.185 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Miller defeated Soutar, 193-185; Williams defeated Miller, 215-181; Williams defeated Skidmore, 203-160; and in the championship game, Williams defeated Kirker, 245-185.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn. 9456 225.1 15-9-0 450 9906 
2Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 9384 223.4 17-7-0 510 9894 
3Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9291 221.2 14-10-0 420 9711 
4Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. 9221 219.5 14-10-0 420 9641 
5Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 9217 219.4 14-10-0 420 9637 
**6Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 9202 219.0 14-10-0 420 9622 $4,575
7Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 9157 218.0 13-11-0 390 9547 4,000
8Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 9114 217.0 14-10-0 420 9534 3,500
9Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif. 9088 216.3 13-10-1 405 9493 3,200
10Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9083 216.2 12-12-0 360 9443 3,000
11Pete Weber, St. Louis 9096 216.5 10-14-0 300 9396 2,800
12David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9095 216.5 9-14-1 285 9380 2,600
13Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8938 212.8 14-10-0 420 9358 2,400
14John Forst, Woodridge, Ill. 8946 213.0 13-11-0 390 9336 2,300
15Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8913 212.2 12-11-1 375 9288 2,200
16John DiLutis, Baltimore, Md. 8962 213.3 10-14-0 300 9262 2,100
17Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8864 211.0 12-10-2 390 9254 2,000
18Dave Olm, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8857 210.8 11-12-1 345 9202 1,900
19Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8949 213.0 7-17-0 210 9159 1,800
20Mark Fahy, Chicago 8773 208.8 12-11-1 375 9148 1,700
21Rich Bobinski, New Britain, Conn. 8720 207.6 13-11-0 390 9110 1,600
22Rickie Sajek, Margate, Fla. 8845 210.5 6-18-0 180 9025 1,500
23Gerry Keslar, Seward, Neb. 8686 206.8 8-16-0 240 8926 1,440
24Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y. 8569 204.0 7-16-1 225 8794 1,385

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.$1,250
26Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,240
27Pete McCordic, Houston1,230
*28Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif.1,325
29Keith Kolozsi, Dayton, Ohio1,210
30David Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,200
31Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,190
32Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.1,180
33Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,170
34Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,160
35Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,145
 Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.1,145
37Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,125
 Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,125
39Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,110
40Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,100
41Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,090
42Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,080
43Bruce Carter, New Braunfels, Texas1,070
44Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,060
45Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.1,050
46Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,040
47Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,025
 Andy Weeks, Norwalk, Conn.1,025
49Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,010
50Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.995
 Wayne Webb, Indianapolis995
52Magic Gray, Morningside, Md.980
53Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass.970

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Wayne Webb and Dick Weber rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - John Kirker Jr., 4204. 24th place - Dave Olm, 3898. 53rd place - Paul Moser, 3878. PRO-AM CASHERS - Bob Handley, Tony Cariello, Tony Torrice, Sam Flanagan, Mike Aulby, Larry Barwick, John Forst and Ted Hannahs ($50 each).