BPAA U.S. Open



$200,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Galaxy Lanes, Venice, Fla., Feb 9-15, 1986

Cook Sizes Up U.S. Open Crown

Two of the biggest men in professional bowling, Steve Cook, a six-foot, seven-incher from Roseville, Calif., and six-foot-four Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz., hooked up in the finals of the $200,000 BPAA U.S. Open and it was Cook who emerged on top.

The burly 260-pound former national junior archery star rolled to a 245-211 victory over the top-seeded Ellenburg, who just couldn't get it going in the championship match. The win netted Cook $38,000 and a second leg in professional bowling's "Triple Crown." Cook captured the equally prestigious Firestone Tournament of Champions in 1981.

Ellenburg and Cook were joined in the finals by David Ozio, who was trying to win his second straight title, Brian Voss, and 21-year-old Del Ballard Jr.

Ozio started strongly, coming from behind to oust Ballard, 240-235, and he won another thriller from Voss, 247-236, when Voss missed on a "must" strike in the 10th frame.

Enter Cook. His match with Ozio was nip and tuck until the eighth frame when Ozio missed a 2-4-5 spare and Cook recovered from a split In his ninth frame with a game-ending turkey to shut out Ozio, 222-205.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.467 (2 games)$38,000
2Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.211 (1 game)20,000
3David Ozio, Vidor, Texas692 (3 games)11,000
4Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.236 (1 game)8,000
5Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas235 (1 game)6,400

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Ozio defeated Ballard, 240-235; Ozio defeated Voss, 247-236; Cook defeated Ozio, 222-205 and in the championship game, Cook defeated Ellenburg, 245-211.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 12862 229.7 12-12-0 360 13222 
#2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 12678 226.4 17-7-0 510 13188 
3Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 12667 226.2 17-7-0 510 13177 
4David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 12849 229.4 9-15-0 270 13119 
5Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 12688 226.6 13-11-0 390 13078 
6Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho 12495 223.1 17-7-0 510 13005 $5,500
7Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 12602 225.0 12-12-0 360 12962 5,000
#@8Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 12363 220.8 16-8-0 480 12843 4,500
9Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 12220 218.2 17-7-0 510 12730 4,000
10Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 12335 220.3 13-11-0 390 12725 3,500
@11Andrew Bartholomy, Springfield, Mo. 12421 221.8 10-14-0 300 12721 3,000
12Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 12306 219.8 12-12-0 360 12666 2,800
13Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif., 12263 219.0 11-13-0 330 12593 2,600
14Pete Weber, St. Louis 12187 217.6 13-11-0 390 12577 2,400
15Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 12146 216.9 11-12-1 345 12491 2,300
16Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 12150 217.0 11-13-0 330 12480 2,200
17Mats Karlsson, Sweden 12138 216.8 11-13-0 330 12468 2,100
@18Tom Atkins, Wilmington, Del. 12029 214.8 11-13-0 330 12359 2,000
19Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 12027 214.8 10-13-1 315 12342 1,900
20Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 12038 215.0 9-14-1 285 12323 1,800
21Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 12025 214.7 8-16-0 240 12265 1,700
22Larry Womack, Morro Bay, Calif. 11920 212.9 11-13-0 330 12250 1,600
23Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis. 11866 211.9 8-16-0 240 12106 1,500
24Ron Williams, Cahokia, III. 11703 209.0 7-16-1 225 11928 1,485

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
#*25Pete Kaczmarczyk, Warren, Mich.$1,465
#26Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla..1,340
27Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.1,330
28Rey C. Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,320
29John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa.1,310
30Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,300
@31Gary . Bower, Middletown, Pa.1,290
@32Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,280
33Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.1,270
34Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz.1,260
35Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.1,245
 Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,245
37Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,230
@38Don Scudder Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio1,220
39Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,210
40Pete McCordic, Houston1,200
41Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.1,190
42Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,180
43Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.1,170
44Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo.1,155
 Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul Minn.1,155
46Don Genalo Perrysburg Ohio1,140
47Huh Miller Everett, Wash.1,130
@48Wayne Hathaway, Minneapolis, Minn.1,120
49Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.1,110
@50Mie Devine, Rock Falls, Ill.1,100
51Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,090
52Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,080
53Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.1,070
54Mark Fahy, Chicago1,060
55Leroy Bornhop St. Charles, Mo.1,050
56Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa.1,040
57Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.1,030
@58Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,020
59Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,010
60Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,000

* - Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader - Frank Ellenburg, 7476. 24th place - Mark Roth, 6968. 60th place Mike Durbin, 6724. # - Rick Sajek, Steve Cook, Pete Kaczmarczyk and @Ryan Shafer each rolled 300 games ($100 each). @ - BPAA entry. PRO-AM CASHERS - Bob Handley, Steve Neff, Sam Maccarone, Dave Ferraro, Steve J. Martin and Hugh Miller ($50 each). SQUAD PRIZES - Matt Kerns, Jerry Miller, Joe Firpo, Brian LeClair, @John Donovan Jr., @Boyd Edelin, @Ryan Shafer, Ricky Carden, @Andrew Bartholomy Brian Voss, Mark Baker, Amleto Monacelli, Pete McCordic, Frank Ellenburg, Steve Cook, Bob Learn, Tom Crites, Pete Kaczmarczyk ($100 each).