Greater Hartford Open



$125,000 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Apr 14-19, 1986

Milestone For Cook

Big Steve Cook reached a milestone by winning the $125,000 Greater Hartford Open for his 10th PBA title. Cook upset top-seeded Rey Perez for the $18,000 first prize in a bizarre windup in the ninth and 10th frames of the title game, ending in a 192-168 decision for Cook.

Cook had earned his way into the title game with a semifinal win over Del Warren, 222-194. In the early going of the title game with Perez, Cook was sailing along with a seemingly insurmountable 43-pin lead in the fifth frame. Perez already had suffered two splits and was struggling on the championship pair of lanes.

Suddenly, Cook lost his touch and suffered a 6-7-9 split while Perez was rolling a three-bagger. Cook's lead was cut to 11 pins.

Then Cook left the "big four" 4-6-7-10 split and Perez could have taken the lead. But, he inexplicably missed a 6-pin spare and added to his problems when he missed a 10th frame 3-6-9-10 leave by throwing the ball in the channel.

The championship round began with Amleto Monacelli ousting Don Genalo, 223-214, and Monacelli then was topped by Warren, 245-233.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.414 (2 games)$18,000
2Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio168 (1 game)9,500
3Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.439 (2 games)7,000
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela456 (2 games)5,500
5Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio214 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Monacelli defeated Genalo, 223-214; Warren defeated Monacelli, 245-233; Cook defeated Warren, 222-194; and in the championship game, Cook defeated Perez, 192-168.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 9555 227.5 20-4-0 600 10155 
#2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9414 224.1 14-10-0 420 9834 
3Del Warren, Lake Worth Fla. 9291 221.2 14-10-0 420 9711 
4Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 9322 222.0 11-12-1 345 9667 
5Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9290 221.2 12-11-1 375 9665 
6Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 9230 219.8 14-10-0 420 9650 $4,000
#7Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 9264 220.6 12-11-1 375 9639 3,600
8Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz. 9255 220.4 12-12-0 360 9615 3,300
@9Tony Reynaud, Torrington, Conn. 9132 217.4 16-8-0 480 9612 3,000
10Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9150 217.9 13-10-1 405 9555 2,800
11Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 9166 218.2 12-11-1 375 9541 2,500
 Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan. 9121 217.2 14-10-0 420 9541 2,500
#13Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9096 216.6 11-12-1 345 9441 2,200
14Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9051 215.5 10-14-0 300 9351 2,100
15Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y. 9053 215.5 8-14-2 270 9323 2,000
16Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9038 215.2 9-15-0 270 9308 1,900
#17John DiLutis, Baltimore, Md. 8885 211.5 14-10-0 420 9305 1,800
18Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8964 213.4 10-13-1 315 9279 1,700
19Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 9030 215.0 8-16-0 240 9270 1,600
20Richard Bramwell, San Marcos, Calif. 8980 213.8 9-14-1 285 9265 1,500
21David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8904 212.0 11-12-1 345 9249 1,400
22Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8968 213.5 8-14-2 270 9238 1,300
23Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8818 210.0 12-12-0 360 9178 1,250
24Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 8907 212.1 7-16-1 225 9132 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Joe Salvemini, Novato, Calif.$1,070
26Doug Wallace, Portland, Ore.1,040
27Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.1,030
28Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,015
 Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,015
*30Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.1,105
31Rich Macierowski, Windsor Locks, Conn.990
32Larry Pavlinko, Philadelphia, Pa.980
33Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.970
34Mike Aulby, Indianapolis960
35Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.950
36Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.940
37Charlie Bruno, Lodi, N.J.930
38Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.920
39Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.910
40Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.900
41John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa.890
42Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.880
43David Forcier, Providence, R.I.870
44Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.855
 John Wilcox, Mifflinburg, Pa.855
46Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas835
 Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif.835
48Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.820
49Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.810
#50Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.800
51Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.785
 Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.785
53Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla.770

* - Match play alternate. # - Steve Cook (2), Bob Handley, Sam Maccarone, Ralph Hartmann, Doc landoli, John DiLutis and Steve Wunderlich rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Jim Harvey, 4092. 24th place - Gary Dickinson, 3923. 53rd place - Rick Sajek, 3823. @ - Non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - Amleto Monacelli, Randy Pedersen, Parker Bohn III, Darryl Bower, Rod Pasteur, Gary Skidmore and Gil Sliker ($50 each), Gerry Keslar, Del Warren and John Wilcox ($16.67 each).