Lite Beer Classic



$150,000 LITE BEER CLASSIC
Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, Miami, Fla., Feb 3-8, 1986

Ozio "Lites" Up Miami

David Ozio got the first leg up on the $1 million Lite Slam as he captured the $150,000 Lite Beer Classic at Don Carter's Kendall Lanes.

Ozio led three of the four final rounds of the competition and accompanying him into the finals were Darryl Bower, Amleto Monacelli, Mark Baker and Walter Ray Williams Jr.

In the first game, Baker recovered from a 12-pin deficit to close with five strikes and a 205-170 win. Baker, who won here two years ago, then hooked up with Monacelli in a scoring duel and prevailed, 257-227. In the semifinal match, Baker took an early lead, but suffered back-to-back splits in the seventh and eighth frames. Bower, a part-timer on the national tour, struck out in the 10th frame to cement a 205-176 victory and entry into the title game.

The top-seeded Ozio toppled Bower, 207-195, in the title game. In winning, Ozio put himself in position to possibly win two more Lite-sponsored events at Milwaukee and Cleveland and claim the million-dollar bonus offered by the sponsoring Miller Brewing Company. A win in one of the two remaining events and Ozio would win $50,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1David Ozio, Vidor, Texas207 (1 game)$27,000
2Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.400 (2 games)14,000
3Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.632 (3 games)8,500
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela227 (1 game)6,500
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.176 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Williams, 205-176; Baker defeated Monacelli, 257-227; Bower defeated Baker, 205-170; and in the championship game, Ozio defeated Bower, 207-195.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9298 221.4 15-9-0 450 9748 
2Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 9132 217.4 16-8-0 480 9612 
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8994 214.1 13-11-0 390 9384 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 8961 213.4 13-11-0 390 9351 
5Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8883 211.5 15-9-0 450 9333 
6Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8871 211.2 14-10-0 420 9291 $5,000
7DeI Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8896 211.8 12-12-0 360 9256 3,750
 Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8791 209.3 15-8-1 465 9256 3,750
9Dale Eagle, Tomball, Texas 8788 209.2 12-12-0 360 9148 3,200
#10Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz. 8770 208.8 11-13-0 330 9100 3,000
11Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8785 209.2 10-14-0 300 9085 2,800
12Pete Weber, St. Louis 8746 208.2 11-13-0 330 9076 2,600
13Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8735 208.0 11-13-0 330 9065 2,500
14Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 8685 206.8 10-13-1 315 9000 2,400
15Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. 8613 205.1 11-12-1 345 8958 2,300
16Mark Fahy, Chicago 8590 204.5 11-13-0 330 8920 2,200
17Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8581 204.4 11-13-0 330 8911 2,100
18Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Heights, Mich. 8555 203.7 11-13-0 330 8885 2,000
19Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8600 204.8 8-14-2 270 8870 1,900
20Jeffrey Mackey, Mexico, Mo. 8506 202.5 11-13-0 330 8836 1,800
21Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 8452 201.2 12-12-0 360 8812 1,700
22Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8386 199.7 10-14-0 300 8686 1,600
23Gerry Kesler, Seward, Neb. 8308 197.8 12-11-1 375 8683 1,500
24Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 8291 197.4 10-14-0 300 8591 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jeff Edens, Ocala, Fla.$1,380
26Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,240
27Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,225
 Skip Hintz, Merritt Island, Fla.1,225
29Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.1,205
 Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa.1,205
31Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla.1,190
32Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.1,180
33Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,170
34Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.1,160
35Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,150
36James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,140
37Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,125
 Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.1,125
39Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.1,105
 Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho1,105
41Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,090
42Chuck Atwood, Miami, Fla.1,080
43Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.1,070
44Jon O'Drobinak, Chicago1,055
 Dennis Psaropoulos, W. Palm Bch., Fla.1,055
46Ricky Corona, Fullerton, Calif.1,040
47Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,030
48Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.1,020
49Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.1,010
50Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,000
51Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.990
52Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.980
53John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa.970

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - David Ozio, 3918. 24th place - Jeffrey Mackey, 3695. 53rd place - John Gant, 3614. # - Jim Harvey rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Jimmie Pritts Jr. ($100), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Gil Sliker, Pete Weber, Gary Dickinson, Rick Sajek, Randy Canales, Bruce Carter, Marshall Holman, Darryl Bower, Frank Ellenburg, Mark Baker, Rusty Greiner, Brian Voss, John DiLutis, Larry Barwick, Jimmy Certain, Jon O'Drobinak, John Joslyn, Tom Baker and Charlie Tap ($50 each).