King Louie Open



$130,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Mar 11-15, 1986

Baker Crowned In King Louie

Mark Baker overcame four open frames in the title game, including the ninth and 10th frames, and stopped No. 1 seed Walter Ray Williams Jr., 183-176, to capture the $130,000 King Louie Open.

The victory was worth $21,000 to Baker, who ended a two-year victory drought and re-qualified for the prestigious Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Baker failed to convert the 2-8 spare in the ninth and 10th frames of the championship game, leaving Williams only a mark away from winning back-to-back titles. But Williams, coming off his True Value Open win in Peoria, Ill., left the almost impossible 8-10 split in his 10th frame and had to settle for the $12,000 second-place check. Baker, who averaged 253 in winning his first three matches, said, "I had my chances and it was in my hands. I threw two horrendous shots and ended up winning anyway."

Baker opened the nationally televised finals with an easy 246-184 decision over Dave Husted. He then eliminated former collegiate All-America performers Mike Jasnau, 266-244, and Marc McDowell, 247-202, to advance to the title match.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.942 (4 games)$21,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.176 (1 game)12,000
3Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.202 (1 game)8,000
4Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan.244 (1 game)6,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.184 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Husted, 246-184; Baker defeated Jasnau, 266-244; Baker defeated McDowell, 247-202; and in the championship game, Baker defeated Williams, 183-176.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9270 220.7 14-10-0 420 9690 
2Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9209 219.3 15-9-0 450 9659 
3Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan. 9148 217.8 15-9-0 450 9398 
4Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9064 215.8 17-7-0 510 9574 
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9129 217.4 14-10-0 420 9549 
6Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 9089 216.4 13-11-0 390 9479 $4,000
7Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9137 217.5 11-13-0 330 9467 3,600
8David Traber, Cedarburg, Wis. 9059 215.7 13-11-0 390 9449 3,300
9Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9012 214.6 14-10-0 420 9432 3,000
10Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9046 215.4 12-12-0 360 9406 2,800
11Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8964 213.4 14-10-0 420 9384 2,700
12Arnie Goldman, Detroit 8915 212.3 15-9-0 450 9365 2,600
13Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 9009 214.5 11-13-0 330 9339 2,500
14Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 8879 211.4 13-11-0 390 9269 2,400
15Bill Netzhammer, Alton, Ill. 8852 210.8 13-11-0 390 9242 2,300
16Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. 8959 213.3 9-15-0 270 9229 2,200
17Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8832 210.3 12-12-0 360 9192 2,100
18Joe Salvemini, Novato, Calif. 8725 207.7 10-14-0 300 9025 2,000
19John Weltzien, McHenry, III. 8695 207.0 10-14-0 300 8995 1,900
20Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 8674 206.5 10-14-0 300 8974 1,800
21Billy Cathay, Duncanville, Texas 8558 203.8 12-12-0 360 8918 1,700
22Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla. 8589 204.5 9-15-0 270 8859 1,600
23David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8557 203.7 7-17-0 210 8767 1,500
24Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa. 8557 203.7 5-19-0 150 8707 1,445

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.$1,375
26Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,260
27Michael Truitt, Rockford, Ill.1,250
28Tony Westlake, Altus, Okla.1,240
29Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,225
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,225
31Jim Roy, Glenwood Springs, Colo.1,210
32Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,200
33Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.1,185
 Butch Soper, Los Angeles1,185
35Bobby Jacks, New Orleans1,170
36Mike Bouvia, Gresham, Ore.1,160
37Bill Knight Jr., Gallup, N.M.1,150
38Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,140
39Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.1,130
40Dave Kappel, Chicago1,120
41Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,110
42Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,100

* - Match play alternate. # - Pete Couture rolled a 300 game ($100). 18-game qualifying leader - Marc McDowell, 4063. 24th place - Greg Nesbit, 3803. 42nd place - Kent Wagner, 3711. PRO-AM CASHERS - Alan Granat, Jeff Bellinger, Rick Sajek, Dennis Jacques, Hugh Miller, Mike Bouvia, Steve Wunderlich, Mark Baker, Ricky Corona, Richard Bramwell, Bobby Knipple, Tom Baker, Brian Voss, Sam Zurich, Leroy Bornhop and Toby Contreras ($50 each).