True Value Open



$135,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 10-15, 1986

Sullins Celebrates Valuable Win

Three years' experience as a collegiate bowler and three years as a professional bowler finally paid off for Harry Sullins as he won the $135,000 True Value Open.

In the championship game at Woodland Bowl In front of a national television audience on NBC Sports, Sullins, 29, upset the leading qualifier and the PBA's 1986 money leader, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 233-194, to claim his first Professional Bowlers Association title, a check for $21,000, a spot In the 1987 Firestone Tournament of Champions and a one-year exemption from Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) on the Tour.

John Gant ousted Scott Devers from nearby Centerville, Ind., in the first game, 242-203, but lost his touch against third-seeded Sullins and fell, 233-198. Sullins then was matched against Bobby Jacks, whose 218-average for 42 games topped the field. Sullins emerged a 187-180 winner to propel himself into the championship game against Williams.

Both finalists were open in the first frame of the final game before Sullins spared and got three strikes to take a 19-pin lead midway through the game. Three more strikes on his last four balls clinched the title. Williams collected $11,000 for second pace to push his yearly earnings to $143,490.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Harry Sullins, Roseville, Mich.653 (3 game)$21,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.194 (1 game)11,000
3Bobby Jacks, Union City, Calif.180 (1 game)7,500
4John Gant, Independence, Ky.440 (2 games)6,000
5Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.203 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Gant defeated Devers, 242-203; Sullins defeated Gant, 233-198; Sullins defeated Jacks, 187-180; and in the championship game, Sullins defeated Williams, 233-194.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9151 217.9 17-7-0 510 9661 
2Bobby Jacks, Union City, Calif. 9193 218.9 13-11-0 390 9583 
3Harry Sullins, Roseville, Mich. 9063 215.8 14-10-0 420 9483 
4John Gant, Independence, Ky. 9067 215.9 13-11-0 390 9457 
5Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 8974 213.7 16-8-0 480 9454 
6Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 9035 215.1 13-11-0 390 9425 $4,000
@7Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 9017 214.6 13-11-0 390 9407 3,600
8Pete McCordic, Houston 9017 214.6 11-13-0 330 9347 3,300
9Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 8910 212.1 14-10-0 420 9330 3,000
10Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8918 212.3 13-11-0 390 9308 2,800
11Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 8905 212.0 12-11-1 375 9280 2,600
12Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8861 211.0 13-10-1 405 9266 2,500
13Chris MacLellan, St. Louis 8880 211.4 11-13-0 330 9210 2,400
14Larry Womack, Morro Bay, Calif. 8748 208.3 15-9-0 450 9198 2,300
15Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8891 211.2 9-15-0 270 9161 2,200
16Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8741 208.1 13-11-0 390 9131 2,100
17Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8741 208.1 9-15-0 270 9011 2,000
18Randy Canales, Poway, Calif. 8640 205.7 11-13-0 330 8970 1,900
19Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8578 204.2 13-11-0 390 8968 1,800
20Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich. 8617 205.2 10-13-1 315 8932 1,700
21Chris Goddard, Zephyr Cove, Nev. 8651 206.0 8-15-1 255 8906 1,600
22Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8694 207.0 7-17-0 210 8904 1,500
23Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8539 203.3 9-15-0 270 8809 1,450
24Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 8522 202.9 9-15-0 270 8792 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Frank Edwards, Moscow, Pa.$1,330
26Dave Davis, Orlando, Fla.1,175
27David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,150
28Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,140
29Mark Honea, Woodstock, Ga.1,130
30James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,120
31Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.1,110
#32Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,100
33George Branham III, Arleta, Calif.1,090
34James Dunham Jr., Indianapolis1,080
35Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,070
36Don Schatz, Windsor, Ont., Can.1,055
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,055
38Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,040
39David Traber, Cedarburg, Wis.1,030
#40Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.1,020
41Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,010
42Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich.1,000
43Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.990
44Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.980
45Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.970
46Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.960
47Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.950
48Mark Fahy, Chicago940
49Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela930
50Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.920
51John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.910
52Mike Aulby, Indianapolis900
53Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.890

* - Match play alternate. @ - Non-PBA member. # - Ryan Shafer, Jack Jurek and Mark Baker rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Bobby Jacks, 4078. 24th place - Randy Canales, 3809. 53rd place Sam Zurich, 3720. PRO-AM CASHERS - Brad Snell, Bobby Jacks, John Petraglia, Butch Soper, Gary Dickinson, Jimmy Certain, David Ozio, David Traber, Steve Cook, Ted Hannahs, Dale Strike ($50 each), Pete McCordic and Tom Hinz ($25 each).