Greater Los Angeles Open



$125,000 GREATER LOS ANGELES OPEN
Gable House Bowl, Torrance, Calif., Jan 13-18, 1986

Del's Day In L.A.

A national television audience and a full house at Gable House Bowl won't soon forget the championship performance staged by Del Warren, as he won four games and the Greater Los Angeles Open in Torrance, Calif.

The lanky 25-year-old blistered the pins for games of 228, 260, 236 and a championship game 256-218 win over Mark Williams to clinch the $18,000 winner's check and a spot in the $250,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

His 980 total for four games translated into an average of 245 and marked the second straight week a player won four consecutive games to march to the title. Randy Pedersen turned the same trick in the season opener to win the AC-Delco Classic.

Warren first eliminated Steve Wunderlich, 228-200, then sandwiched 11 strikes around a 4-6-7-10 split in the fifth frame for a 260-225 win over Marshall Holman. Warren then set himself up for the title game by eliminating Southern California native Mark Baker, 236-200.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.980 (4 games)$18,000
2Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas218 (1 game)9,500
3Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.200 (1 game)7,000
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.225 (1 game)5,500
5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis200 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Warren defeated Wunderlich, 228-200; Warren defeated Holman, 260-225; Warren defeated Baker, 236-200; and in the championship game, Warren defeated Williams, 256-218.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9674 230.3 18-6-0 540 10214 
2Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9754 232.2 11-13-0 330 10084 
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9621 229.1 14-8-2 450 10071 
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9446 224.9 16-6-2 510 9956 
5Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 9575 228.0 12-11-1 375 9950 
6Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9533 227.0 12-11-1 375 9908 $4,000
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9501 226.2 13-11-0 390 9891 3,600
8George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 9415 224.2 13-11-0 390 9805 3,300
9Mark Fahy, Chicago 9354 222.7 14-9-1 435 9789 3,000
10Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 9393 223.6 11-13-0 330 9723 2,800
11Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis. 9309 221.7 12-10-2 390 9699 2,600
12Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla. 9318 221.9 12-12-0 360 9678 2,400
13Eddy Kelley, Amarillo, Texas 9276 220.9 12-12-0 360 9636 2,200
14Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Heights, Mich. 9263 220.5 12-12-0 360 9623 2,100
15Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9204 219.1 13-11-0 390 9594 2,000
16Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo. 9261 220.5 10-14-0 300 9561 1,900
17Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9149 217.8 12-12-0 360 9509 1,800
18Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9203 219.1 10-14-0 300 9497 1,700
19Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 9137 217.5 10-14-0 300 9437 1,600
20Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9044 215.3 12-11-1 375 9419 1,500
21Mike Bouvia, Gresham, Ore. 9067 215.9 9-15-0 270 9337 1,400
22Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8919 212.4 9-15-0 270 9189 1,300
23Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 8875 211.3 9-15-0 270 9145 1,250
#24Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va. 8786 209.2 7-17-0 210 8996 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.$1,195
26John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.1,065
27Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,040
28John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.1,020
29Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,010
30Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,000
#31Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.990
32Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.980
33Jimmy Evans, Galveston, Texas970
34David Ozio, Vidor, Texas955
 Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.955
36Chris Goddard, Zephyr Cove, Nev.940
#Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas930
38Mats Karlsson, Sweden920
39Mike Aulby, Indianapolis905
 Bobby Jacks, New Orleans905
41Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.885
 Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif.885
43Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio870
44Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.855
#David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.855
46Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis840
47Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.825
#Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.825
49Pete Weber, St. Louis810
50Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif.800
51Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.790
52Phil Kapsimallis, N. Hollywood, Calif.780
53Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis770

* - Match play alternate. # - Tony Cariello, Gil Sliker, David White, Steve Lickliter, Bill Netzhammer, Del Ballard Jr. and Dave Arnold rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Ron Williams, Richard Bramwell, Sam Zurich, Gil Sliker, Brad Bohling and Chris Goddard ($50 each).