Lite Beer Open



$150,000 LITE BEER OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted, Ohio, Mar 17-22, 1986

Lite Is Right For Acosta

"I was going to win or lose with the outside shot, throwing hard." So said Mal Acosta of his first championship round appearance in two years and so it was in his winning the $150,000 Lite Beer Open, breaking a four-year PBA victory drought.

Acosta topped Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, 235-195, for the $27,000 first prize at Buckeye Lanes, where Acosta also captured the 1981 Cleveland Open. For Monacelli, it was his fourth PBA runnerup finish and prolonged his televised finals frustration, leaving him without a title in 10 appearances.

The televised finals began with Leroy Bornhop topping Indianapolis' Randy Stoughton, 244-190. Bornhop's momentum continued in rolling over Brian Voss, 256-234, before bowing to Acosta, 215-202.

Any hopes for a "Mini-Slam" and accompanying $50,000 bonus for winning two of the three $1 million Lite Slam events sponsored by Miller Brewing were dashed earlier in the week. Neither David Ozio nor Don Genalo, winners at Miami, Fla., and Milwaukee, Wis., respectively, were able to complement their earlier 1986 Lite wins at Buckeye Lanes. Ozio finished match play as alternate (25th place) and Genalo ended in 34th place, good for $1,180.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.450 (2 games)$27,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela195 (1 game)14,000
3Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.702 (3 games)8,500
4Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.234 (1 game)7,000
5Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis190 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Bornhop defeated Stoughton, 244-190; Bornhop defeated Voss, 256-234; Acosta defeated Bornhop, 215-202; and in the championship game, Acosta defeated Monacelli, 235-195.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9511 226.5 18-6-0 540 10051 
2Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif. 9441 224.8 16-8-0 480 9921 
3Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9369 223.1 18-6-0 540 9909 
4Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis 9578 228.0 10-13-1 315 9893 
5Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 9468 225.4 12-11-1 375 9843 
6Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9393 223.6 14-10-0 420 9813 $5,000
7Dave Kappel, Chicago 9299 221.4 15-8-1 465 9764 4,000
8Mark Stibora, Brooklyn, Ohio 9335 222.3 14-10-0 420 9755 3,500
9Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9254 220.3 15-9-0 450 9704 3,200
10Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9365 223.0 11-13-0 330 9695 3,000
#11Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9327 222.1 11-12-1 345 9672 2,800
#12Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9256 220.4 12-12-0 360 9616 2,600
13Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9279 220.9 11-13-0 330 9609 2,500
14Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 9273 220.8 11-13-0 330 9603 2,400
15Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich. 9391 223.6 6-18-0 180 9571 2,300
16Roger LeBlanc, Burbank, Calif. 9059 215.7 16-8-0 480 9539 2,200
17Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9189 218.8 10-14-0 300 9489 2,100
18Pete McCordic, Houston 9163 218.2 10-14-0 300 9463 2,000
19Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9112 217.0 10-14-0 300 9412 1,900
20Ron Williams, Cahokia, III. 9046 215.4 12-12-0 360 9406 1,800
21Jeff Dreyfus, Fort Wayne, Ind. 9123 217.2 8-16-0 240 9363 1,700
22Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9008 214.5 10-14-0 300 9308 1,600
23Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. 9012 214.6 8-16-0 240 9252 1,500
24Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9007 214.5 8-16-0 240 9247 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25David Ozio, Vidor, Texas$1,380
26Tony Westlake, Altus, Okla.1,260
27Carmen Salvino, Chicago1,250
28Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,235
 Eddy Kelly, Amarillo, Texas1,235
30Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.1,220
31Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,210
32David D'Entremont, Cleveland1,200
33Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,190
34Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,180
35Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,170
36Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.1,160
37Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,150
38John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.1,140
39Butch Soper, Los Angeles1,125
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,125
41Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo.1,110
#42Tim Menge, Cleveland1,100
43Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,090
44Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,075
 Pete Kaczmarczyk, Warren, Mich.1,075
46Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.1,060
47Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,050
48W. R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,040
49Chris Goddard, Zephyr Cove, Nev.1,030
50Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.1,020
51Bill Knight Jr., Gallup, N.M.1,005
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,005
53Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.495
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas495

* - Match play alternate. # - George Kuriatnyk, Tim Menge, Randy Pedersen and Jeff Bellinger rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Randy Stoughton, 4209. 24th place - Darryl Bower, 3964. 53rd place Tom Milton and Mark Williams, 3863. PRO-AM CASHERS - Warren Nelson, Bill Peters, Ron Palombi Jr., Steve Fehr, Ted Hannahs and Storm DeVincent ($50 each).