Japan Cup



JAPAN CUP
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 18-22, 1986

Weber Brings Japan Cup Home To U.S.

Pete Weber defeated local favorite and leading qualifier AM Ishihara, 213-194, to pocket the $10,800 first prize and 12-month bragging rights for the U.S. in the Japan Cup '86. Weber led a continent of 16 leading FBA pros in this 32-game competition with 16 of Japan's top bowlers. In 1985, the Japanese finished 1-2 against the American PBA entries. PBA players also captured third through sixth places in the '86 tournament.

The five-game nationally televised finals began with Mike Aulby topping Dennis Jacques, 206-195, by striking out in the 10th frame.

Aulby had matters well in hand in his next game with good friend Bob Handley, who never could catch up following a four-bagger by Aulby in mid-game and Handley bowed, 244-224.

Weber then entered the scene and Aulby, unable to double, held a slim lead until Weber converted the 2-7-10 split in the ninth and then doubled to clinch, 199-195.

Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela was next up and never got untracked, losing to Weber, 245-173. Weber went on to collect his ninth PBA Tour victory and second of the '86 season.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, St. Louis657 (3 games)$10,800
2Aki Ishihara, Chipa194 (1 game) 
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela173 (1 game)7,100
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis645 (3 games)5,800
5Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.224 (1 game)4,500
6Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.195 (1 game)3,400

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Aulby defeated Jacques, 206-195; Aulby defeated Handley, 244-224; Weber defeated Aulby, 199-195; Weber defeated Monacelli, 245-173; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Ishihara, 213-194.

32-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Aki Ishihara, Chipa 6857 214.3 24-8-0 720 7577 
#2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 6874 214.8 21-11-0 630 7504 
3Pete Weber, St. Louis 6768 211.5 23-8-1 705 7473 
4Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 6943 217.0 17-15-0 510 7453 
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 6867 214.6 19-13-0 570 7437 
6Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 6752 211.0 18-13-1 555 7307 
#7Tsuguo Psukahara, Kanagawa 6780 211.9 17-15-0 510 7290 
8Ken Taniguchi, Osaka 6752 211.0 17-14-1 525 7277 
9Yukio Yamazaki, Tokyo 6652 207.9 19-13-0 570 7222 
10Pete McCordic, Houston 6651 207.8 19-13-0 570 7221 $2,400
11Takayuki Ryu, Tokyo 6728 210.3 16-16-0 480 7208 
12Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 6685 208.9 17-15-0 510 7195 2,300
13Takeo Sakai, Osaka 6628 207.1 18-14-0 540 7168 
14Carmen Salvino, Chicago 6682 208.8 15-17-0 450 7132 2,200
15Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 6590 205.9 18-14-0 540 7130 2,100
16Kunihiko Nishimura, Osaka 6639 207.5 16-16-0 480 7119 
17Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 6604 206.4 17-15-0 510 7114 2,000
18Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 6629 207.2 15-17-0 450 7079 1,900
19Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 6606 206.4 14-18-0 420 7026 1,800
20David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 6624 207.0 13-19-0 390 7014 1,700
21Dick Weber, St. Louis 6585 205.8 14-18-0 420 7005 1,600
22Akio Harada, Saitama 6556 204.9 13-18-1 405 6761 
#23Kiyoshi Nakarai, Toyko 6514 203.6 14-18-0 420 6934 
24Yoshimi Kitaoka, Kanagawa 6477 202.4 14-18-0 420 6897 
25Masanori Saito, Kanagawa 6395 199.8 16-16-0 480 6875 
26Yoshinari Matsumura, Osaka 6391 199.7 15-17-0 450 6841 
27Ryujiro Amakasu, Kanagawa 6375 199.2 14-18-0 420 6795 
28Ryo Kimura, Osaka 6333 197.9 13-19-0 390 6723 
29Yoshitaka Hokura, Tokyo 6340 198.1 12-19-1 375 6715 
30Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 6362 198.8 10-22-0 300 6662 1,500
31Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 6214 194.2 12-20-0 360 6574 1,400
32Junichi Yajima, Tokyo 6100 190.6 9-22-1 285 6385 

# - Amleto Monacelli, Kiyoshi Nakarai, Tsuguo Psukahara and Aki Ishihara rolled perfect games ($350 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Dennis Jacques ($150), David Ozio ($125), Bob Handley ($100), Don Genalo ($75), Dave Husted ($50) and Pete Weber ($50).