Hammer Open



$125,000 HAMMER OPEN
Boulevard Bowl, Edmond, Okla., Jul 18-23, 1986

Another Ringer For Williams

In one fell swoop, Walter Ray Williams Jr. won his third title of the 1986 Professional Bowlers Association season, captured a check for $18,000 and vaulted into the lead in both the official money ($118,460) and average race (214.44) as he won the $125,000 Hammer Open.

A capacity crowd cheered the 27-year-old Californian in defeating leading qualifier Brian Voss, 237-223, in the championship game, after eliminating another crowd favorite, Guppy Troup, 244-212, in the semifinals of the championship round.

The Hammer Open finals started with Troup toppling rookie Jack Jurek, making his professional debut on the national tour, in a 265-259 thriller. Troup then rallied to oust Kent Wagner, a finalist for the second straight week, 225-202.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.481 (2 games)$18,000
2Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.223 (1 game)9,500
3Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.702 (3 games)7,000
4Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.202 (1 game)5,500
5Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.259 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Troup defeated Jurek, 265-259; Troup defeated Wagner, 225-202; Williams defeated Troup, 244-212; and in the championship game, Williams defeated Voss, 237-223.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9643 229.6 15-9-0 450 10093 
#2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9561 227.6 14-9-1 435 9996 
3Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9413 224.1 17-7-0 510 9923 
4Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. 9501 226.2 12-11-1 375 9876 
5Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 9303 221.5 15-9-0 450 9753 
6John Gant, Cincinnati, Ohio 9382 223.4 12-12-0 360 9742 $4,000
7Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla. 9407 224.0 10-14-0 300 9707 3,600
8Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9277 220.9 14-10-0 420 9697 3,300
9Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9224 219.6 15-8-1 465 9689 3,000
10Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 9352 222.7 11-13-0 330 9682 2,800
11Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9305 221.5 12-12-0 360 9665 2,600
12Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo. 9223 219.6 13-11-0 390 9613 2,400
#13David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9321 221.9 9-14-1 285 9606 2,200
14Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. 9125 217.3 13-11-0 390 9515 2,100
15Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9090 216.4 14-10-0 420 9510 2,000
16Bobby Jacks, New Orleans 9164 216.8 13-10-1 345 9509 1,900
17Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9119 217.1 11-13-0 330 9449 1,800
18Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 9148 217.8 10-14-0 300 9448 1,700
19Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9050 215.5 11-13-0 330 9380 1,600
20Dick Weber, St. Louis 8901 211.9 12-12-0 360 9261 1,500
#21Harry Sullins, Detroit 8906 212.0 9-14-1 285 9191 1,400
22George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8902 211.9 9-15-0 270 9172 1,300
23Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8882 211.5 8-i6-0 240 9122 1,250
24Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8877 211.4 6-18-0 180 9057 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas$1,195
26Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,060
27Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,040
28Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.1,030
29Peter Hakim, Forest Hills, N.Y.1,020
30Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.1,010
31Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis1,000
32James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz.990
33Mike Truitt, Rockford, Ill.980
34Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.970
#35Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.960
#36Jim Pencak, Highland Hts., Ohio950
37Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.940
38Ron Ramicone, Houston930
39Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.920
40Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.910
41Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.900
42Jim Tilton, Huntington Bch., Calif.890
43Pete McCordic, Houston880
44Larry Womack, Morro Bay, Calif.870
45Larry Buckingham, Corpus Christi, Tex.860
46John Bicker, Cleveland850
47Bill Oakes, Dallas840
48Chris Warren, Dallas830
#49George Branham III, Arleta, Calif.820
#50Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hts., Mich.810
51Tony Westlake, Altus, Okla.800
52David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.790
53Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.780

* - Match play alternate. # - Walter Ray Williams Jr., Harry Sullins, Jim Pencak, David Ozio, Bob Chamberlain, George Branham III and Leroy Bornhop rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Brian Voss, 4127. 24th place - Dave Husted, 3969. 53rd place - Jimmie Pritts, 3833. PRO-AM CASHERS - Larry Buckingham, Jimmie Pritts Jr., Sam Maccarone, David Ozio, Rick Sajek, Chuck Mogavero, Jim Tilton, Mark Roth, Robert Lawrence, Dave Soutar, Bob Handley, Randy Canales, Del Ballard Jr., Pete McCordic, Steve Wunderlich and Tony Westlake ($50 each).