Japan Cup



JAPAN CUP
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 3-6, 1985

Taniguchi Tops Pros In Tokyo

Ken Taniguchi of Osaka overcame the effects of several earthquakes, as well as 16 of the top PBA pros and 15 of Japan's top bowlers, to win the Japan Cup crown. Taniguchi ousted top-seeded Kiyoshi Nakarai of Tokyo, 259-247, in the championship match on the strength of six game-ending strikes.

In the opening game of the six-man finals, Don Genalo coasted to a 258-188 win against former PBA member Junichi Yajima of Tokyo after opening with four strikes. In the second game, Genalo waited as Brian Voss determined their fates in the 10th frame. Needing a double to advance, Voss collected the first strike but left a solid 10-pin on his next shot to bow, 255-247.

Genalo then had the final outcome in his hands against Pete McCordic of Houston. McCordic finished with a 206 and Genalo then needed a double and seven pins to gain a spot in the semifinal match, getting exactly that.

Taniguchi opened with six strikes against Genalo, who fell behind by 50 pins midway through the game and never recovered.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ken Taniguchi, Osaka477 (2 games) 
2Kiyoshi Nakarai, Tokyo247 (1 game) 
3Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio912 (4 games)$7,500
4Pete McCordic, Houston206 (1 game)5,800
5Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.247 (1 game)4,600
6Junichi Yajima, Tokyo188 (1 game) 

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Genalo defeated Yajima, 258-188; Genalo defeated Voss, 255-247; Genalo defeated McCordic, 207-206; Taniguchi defeated Genalo, 218-192; and in the championship game, Taniguchi defeated Nakarai, 259-247.

32-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Kiyoshi Nakarai, Osaka 7519 235.0 21-11 630 8149 
2Ken Taniguchi, Osaka 7539 235.6 19-13 570 8109 
3Pete McCordic, Houston 7379 230.6 12-9-1 675 8054 
4Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 7447 232.7 20-12 600 8047 
5Junichi Yajima, Tokyo 7412 231.6 21-11 630 8042 
6Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 7392 231.0 19-12-1 585 7977 
7Pete Weber, St. Louis 7360 230.0 19-12-1 585 7945 $3,000
8Kunihiko Nishimura, Osaka 7267 227.1 21-11 630 7897 
#9Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 7324 228.9 19-13 570 7894 2,400
10Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 7341 229.4 18-14 540 7881 2,250
#11Tsuguo Tsukahara, Tokyo 7244 226.4 16-16 480 7724 
12Akio Harada, Tokyo 7209 225.3 16-14-2 510 7719 
#13Rick Sajek, Margate, Fla. 7242 226.3 15-16-1 465 7707 2,100
14Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 7078 221.2 19-13 570 7648 2,000
15Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 7106 222.1 17-15 510 7616 1,900
16Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 7007 219.0 20-12 600 7607 1,800
#17Takeo Sakai, Osaka 7146 223.3 15-17 450 7596 
18Yukio Yamakaki, Tokyo 7061 220.7 17-15 540 7571 
19Akio Ishihara, Tokyo 7061 220.7 14-18 420 7521 
20Yoshimi Kitaoka, Yokohama 7035 219.8 13-19 390 7425 
21Carmen Salvino, Chicago 6924 216.4 16-16 480 7404 1,700
22Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 6922 216.3 15-16-1 465 7387 1,600
#23Yoshitaka Hokura, Tokyo 6939 216.8 14-18 420 7359 
24Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 6866 214.6 12-20 360 7226 1,500
25Hiromasa Ono, Tokyo 6791 212.2 14-18 420 7211 
26Mitsuo Hirata, Tokyo 6878 214.9 11-21 330 7208 
27Dick Weber, St. Louis 6811 212.8 13-19 390 7201 1,400
28Ryo Kimura, Osaka 6767 211.5 13-19 390 7157 
29Takayuki Ryu, Tokyo 6745 210.8 11-21 330 7075 
30Hiroshi Ohashi, Kyoto 6570 205.3 13-19 390 6960 
31Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 6674 208.6 8-24 240 6914 1,300
32Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.
(withdrew after 9 games-thumb injury)
 2104 233.8 7-2 210 2314 1,250

# - Marshall Holman, Rick Sajek ($100 each), Tsuguo Tsukahara, Takeo Sakai and Yoshitaka Hokura rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Brian Voss ($100), Mark Baker, Pete McCordic, Rick Sajek and Marshall Holman ($50 each).