St. Louis Open



$125,000 ST. LOUIS OPEN
North Oaks Bowl, St. Louis, Mo., Feb 17-22, 1986

Weber Wows Hometown Crowd

Pete Weber accomplished the thrill of a lifetime when he captured the Professional Bowlers Association's $125,000 St. Louis Open.

He won in front of a hometown crowd, something his illustrious father, Hall of Famer Dick Weber, had never been able to do in his brilliant PBA career. "You guys (newsmen) cannot believe it," Pete said in the pressroom afterward, "but I really wanted that trophy more than I wanted that $18,000 check."

It was just moments after he had defeated leading qualifier Dennis Jacques, 267-227, to come up with his eighth title on the pro tour.

But it was the semifinal game that inspired a cheering crowd at North Oaks Bowl and a national television audience. In that game Weber finished with six consecutive strikes to shut out Norm Duke in a 247-234 thriller.

Weber was in second position in the final and waited until the five-foot, five-inch Duke came up with a pair of 235 games in eliminating non-champion Mats Karlsson, 235-224, and one-time winner Billy Young Jr., 235-207.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, St. Louis514 (2 games)$18,000
2Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.227 (1 game)9,500
3Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas704 (3 games)7,000
4Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.,207 (1 game)5,500
5Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden224 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Duke defeated Karlsson, 235-224; Duke defeated Young, 235-207; Weber defeated Duke, 247-234; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Jacques, 267-227.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 9389 223.5 12-10-2 390 9779 
2Pete Weber, St. Louis 9287 221.1 15-9-0 450 9737 
3Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla. 9292 221.2 12-12-0 360 9652 
4Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 9255 220.4 13-11-0 390 9645 
5Mats Karlsson, Sweden 9169 218.3 14-9-1 435 9604 
#6Richard Bramwell, Sam Marcos, Calif. 9141 217.6 15-9-0 450 9591 $4,000
7Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa. 9235 219.9 11-12-1 345 9580 3,600
8Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 9186 218.7 12-12-0 360 9546 3,300
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9083 216.3 14-9-1 435 9518 3,000
10Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9165 218.2 11-12-1 345 9510 2,800
11Mark Fahy, Chicago 9101 216.7 13-10-1 405 9506 2,600
12Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8961 213.4 15-8-1 465 9426 2,400
13Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 8970 213.6 15-9-0 450 9420 2,200
14Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 8977 213.7 12-11-1 375 9352 2,100
15Ricky Corona, Fullerton, Calif. 9010 214.5 11-13-0 330 9340 2,000
16James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 9011 214.5 10-13-1 315 9326 1,900
17Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 9047 215.4 9-15-0 270 9317 1,800
18Don Scudder Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio 8996 214.2 10-14-0 300 9296 1,700
19Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8920 212.4 10-14-0 300 9220 1,600
20Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo. 8759 208.5 14-10-0 420 9179 1,500
21George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 8773 208.9 8-16-0 240 9013 1,400
22Ron Williams, Cahokia, III. 8706 207.3 10-14-0 300 9006 1,300
23Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz. 8743 208.2 7-16-1 215 8968 1,250
24Butch Soper, Los Angeles 8522 202.9 9-14-1 285 8807 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.$1,090
*26Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.1,155
27Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.1,010
28Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.990
29Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.970
30Tony Moore, Corbin, Ky.950
31Rich Hartman, Collinsville, Ill.940
32Dale Eagle, Tomball, Texas930
33Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis.920
34Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.900
 Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.900
 David Traber, Cederburg, Wis.900
37Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan.880
38Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.865
 Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela865
40Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.850
41Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Calif.840
42Bob Benoit, Dallas825
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis825
44Johnnie Short, Albuquerque, N.M.810
45Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis800
46Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.790
47Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.780
48Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla.770
49Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.760
50Bill Spigner, Chicago750
51Jon O'Drobinak, Chicago740
52Arnie Goldman, Detroit, Mich.730
53Rick A. Pollard, Versailles, Ind.720

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Dennis Jacques, 4078. 24th place - Chuck Mogavero, 3829. 53rd place - Rick A. Pollard, 3716. # - Richard Bramwell rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Arnie Goldman, Bob Handley, Storm DeVincent, Billy Young Jr., Palmer Fallgren, Mike Aulby, Gerry Keslar, Eddy Kelley, Mark Fahy and Dick Weber.