Budweiser Classic



$150,000 BUDWEISER CLASSIC
Columbus Square Bowling Palace, Columbus, Ohio, Nov 25-30, 1985

Baker Weathers Storm

Tom Baker ended a three-year PBA victory drought by sneaking out a 183-181 win against Storm DeVincent to win the $150,000 Budweiser Classic. It was Baker's first win since the 1982 Grand Prix In Paris and good for the $27,000 first prize.

DeVincent averaged 240 in snowballing three previous wins into the championship game, but missed the 3-6-10 spare in the 10th frame against Baker, which cost him his first PBA triumph.

In opening the championship round, DeVincent defeated three-time PBA champion Tom Milton, 210-190, before ousting Amleto Monacelli, 277-233. Defending Budweiser Classic champion Guppy Troup was the next to bow, 234-219, despite out-striking DeVincent, eight to seven, with no open frames.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.183 (1 game)$27,000
2Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.902 (4 games)14,000
3Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.219 (1 game)8,000
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela233 (1 game)6,500
5Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.190 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - DeVincent defeated Milton, 210-190; DeVincent defeated Monacelli, 277-233; DeVincent defeated Troup, 234-219; and in the championship game, Baker defeated DeVincent, 183-181.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9378 223.3 16-8-0 480 9858 
#2Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. 9323 222.0 15-8-1 465 9788 
#3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9268 220.7 16-8-0 480 9748 
4Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9201 219.1 15-9-1 450 9651 
5Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla. 9133 217.5 17-7-0 510 9643 
6Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif. 9233 219.8 13-11-0 390 9623 $4,500
7Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9165 218.2 14-10-0 420 9585 4,000
8James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 9122 217.2 15-9-0 450 9572 3,500
9Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 9182 218.6 12-11-1 375 9557 3,200
10Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9141 217.6 13-11-0 390 9531 3,000
11Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 9188 218.8 11-13-0 330 9518 2,800
12Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 9108 216.9 13-11-0 390 9498 2,600
13Jim Pencak, Highland Hts., Ohio 9171 218.4 9-15-0 270 9441 2,500
14Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla. 9078 216.1 11-13-0 330 9408 2,400
15Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 9046 215.4 12-12-0 360 9406 2,300
16Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9104 216.8 9-15-0 270 9374 2,200
17Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9048 215.4 10-14-0 300 9348 2,100
18Gerry Kesler, Seward, Neb. 8919 212.4 13-11-0 390 9309 2,000
19Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 8951 213.1 11-13-0 330 9281 1,900
20Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8868 211.1 11-13-0 330 9198 1,800
21Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 8868 211.1 8-16-0 240 9108 1,700
22Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8861 211.0 8-16-0 240 9101 1,600
23Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8842 210.5 8-16-0 240 9082 1,500
24Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8732 207.9 7-17-0 210 8942 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Doug Hayes, Clarksville, Tenn.$1,395
26Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,260
27Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,240
28Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.1,220
29Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,210
30John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.1,195
 Pete McCordic, Houston1,195
32Dennis Jacques, Belford, N.J.1,180
33John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn.1,170
34Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hts., Mich.1,160
35Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,150
36Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio1,140
37Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla.1,130
38Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.1,120
39Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa.1,110
40Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,100
41Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.1,090
42Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,080
43Billy Walden, Troy, Mo.1,070
44Chris Ruscitti, Wooster, Ohio1,060
45Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.1,050
#46Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,040
47Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.1,030
48Parker Bohn Ill, Freehold, N.J.1,020
49Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,010
50Rey C. Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,000
51Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.990
52Roger Kossert, Gibsonia, Pa.980
53Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.970

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mark Roth, 4006. 24th place - Tom Milton and Doug Hayes tied at 3874. Milton then won the roll-off for match play, 210-197. 53rd place - Darryl Bower, 3780.# - Frank Ellenburg, Tom Crites, Amleto Monacelli and Guppy Troup rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Charlie Tapp, Amleto Monacelli, Mats Karlsson, David Ozio, Mark Fahy and Bruce Carter ($50 each).