Quaker State Open



$150,000 QUAKER STATE OPEN
Forum Bowl, Grand Prairie, Texas, Feb 2-7, 1987

Voss Rolls At Quaker Square

Frustrated for nearly three years in championship finals, Brian Voss broke through in defeating Ron Williams, 208-186, for his third PBA victory in the 150,000 Quaker State Open.

Voss, Tacoma, Wash., had last won at Houston in the summer of 1984 and had been bumped two weeks previously from the Firestone Tournament of Champions. Not only did the Quaker State win re-qualify him for the prestigious 1987 Firestone field, but Voss also lined his pockets handsomely with the $27,000 first prize.

Williams, Cahokia, Ill., was the tournament's leading qualifier but opened in two of his first three frames of his second championship round appearance. Voss started the title game with an open frame but came back with a strike, spare and four-bagger to forge a 30-pin lead through seven frames.

The opening game pitted Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J., against Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., with Ferraro advancing in the battle of Easterners, 238-213. Jacques had to exit quickly following his defeat, as he was scheduled to compete in the taping of the preliminary "Superstars" competition.

Ferraro bowled one pin better in his effort against TV finals rookie Richard Bramwell, Escondido, Calif., 239-186, to then match up against Voss. Ferraro, a bowling center proprietor and perhaps the hottest bowler on tour (with a 3rd, 8th, 14th, 15th and a 25th-place finish in five outings), then bowed, 220-198, to establish the championship game twosome.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.428 (2 games)$27,000
2Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.186 (1 game)14,000
3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.675 (3 games)8,000
4Richard Bramwell, Escondido, Calif.186 (1 game)6,500
5Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.213 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Ferraro defeated Jacques, 238-213; Ferraro defeated Bramwell, 239-186; Voss defeated Ferraro, 220-198; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Williams, 208-186.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ron Williams, Cahokia, III. 9264 220.6 14-9-1 435 9699 
2Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9240 220.0 15-9-0 450 9690 
3Richard Bramwell, Escondido, Calif. 9185 218.7 16-8-0 480 9665 
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9128 217.3 17-7-0 510 9638 
5Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 9203 219.1 13-10-1 405 9608 
6Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 9237 219.9 11-12-1 345 9582 $4,500
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9213 219.4 12-12-0 360 9573 4,000
8James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 9040 215.2 16-8-0 540 9520 3,500
9Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif. 9117 217.1 13-11-0 390 9507 3,200
10Chris Goddard, Zephyr Cove, Nev. 9027 214.9 14-10-0 420 9447 3,000
11David Traber, Cedarburg, Wis. 9136 217.5 10-14-0 300 9436 2,800
12Mark Fahy, Chicago 8990 214.0 13-11-0 390 9380 2,600
13Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9011 214.5 12-12-0 360 9371 2,500
14Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 8921 212.4 13-11-0 390 9311 2,400
15Chuck Pierce, Dallas 9103 216.7 6-17-1 195 9298 2,300
16Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 8949 213.1 11-12-1 345 9294 2,200
17Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8943 212.9 11-13-0 330 9273 2,100
18Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8907 212.1 11-12-1 345 9252 2,000
19Eddy Kelley, Amarillo, Texas 8936 212.8 10-13-1 315 9251 1,900
20Bob Benoit, Dallas 8930 212.6 10-13-1 315 9245 1,800
21Pete Kaczmarczyk, Warren, Mich. 8927 212.5 10-14-0 300 9227 1,700
22Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8871 211.2 11-13-0 330 9201 1,600
23Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 8925 212.5 9-15-0 270 9195 1,500
24Don Richey, Mesquite, Texas 8712 207.4 6-18-0 180 8892 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.$1,255
*26Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,355
27Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.1,210
28Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.1,195
29Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,180
30Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,170
31Todd H. Thompson, Grand Terrace, Calif.1,160
32Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,150
33Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,140
34Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,130
35Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.1,120
36John Paris, Keansburg, N.J.1,110
37Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,095
 Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.1,095
39Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,080
40Doug Wallace, Portland, Ore.1,070
41Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,060
42Pete McCordic, Houston1,050
43Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.1,040
44Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y..1,030
45Mike Durbin, Fort Worth, Texas1,015
 Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,015
47Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas995
 Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.995
49Bryan Alpert, Woodland Hills, Calif.975
 Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.975
51John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.960
52Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.950
53Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.940

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Eddy Kelley, 4115. 24th place - Tom Baker, 3888. 53rd place -Jim Harvey, 3808. PRO-AM CASHERS - Del Ballard Jr., Steve Martin, Mark Roth, Mark Baker, Norm Duke and Mike Edwards ($50 each).