True Value Open



$150,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Feb 23-28, 1987

Gant Chews Up Bohn

John Gant ended nearly three years of championship finals frustration in capturing the $150,000 True Value Open by defeating Parker Bohn III, 223-190, for his second PBA title.

Gant, Independence, Ky., the PBA Tour's average in 1986, not only collected the $27,000 first prize, but re-qualified for the Firestone Tournament of Champions with his win. The 29-year-old hard throwing lefthander was the leading qualifier in the tournament and found the top-seeded position much to his liking, after having qualified in the second slot six times previously. He had finished third in last year's True Value tournament, also hosted at Landmark Recreation Center.

Gant led Bohn, who was appearing in his first championship round finals, by nine pins through five frames until Bohn left the 4-6-7-10 "Big Four" split in the sixth and struggled In vain to catch up.

The opening game paired Akron, Ohio's Ron Bell against Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., with Bell prevailing on the strength of a 10th frame double, 214-205. Bell then was nipped by Houston's Pete McCordic, 238-234.

Bohn was hardly intimidated in his initial game before network cameras and matched McCordic through 10 frames, forcing a two-frame rolloff after their 245 tie. Bohn was first up and struck, and McCordic then spared twice and Bohn closed the match out with a spare and strike to advance, 40-35.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1John Gant, Independence, Ky.223 (1 game)$27,000
2Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.435 (2 games)14,000
3Pete McCordic, Houston483 (2 games)8,500
4Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio448 (2 games)7,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.205 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Bell defeated Husted, 214-205; McCordic defeated Bell, 238-234; Bohn defeated McCordic, 40-35, in a two-frame rolloff after a 245 tie; and in the championship game, Gant defeated Bohn, 223-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Gant, Independence, Ky. 9170 218.3 15-9-0 450 9620 
2Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9134 217.5 15-8-1 465 9599 
3Pete McCordic, Houston 9127 217.3 14-9-1 435 9562 
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9012 214.6 16-8-0 480 9492 
5Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 9069 215.9 14-10-0 420 9489 
6Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash. 9050 215.5 14-10-0 420 9470 $5,000
7Daniel Ebert, Tonawanda, N.Y. 9039 215.2 13-10-1 405 9444 4,000
8Teata Semiz, Paterson, N.J. 8993 214.1 13-11-0 390 9383 3,500
9Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8981 213.8 13-11-0 390 9371 3,200
10Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 8951 213.1 13-11-0 390 9341 3,000
11Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8905 212.0 14-9-1 435 9340 2,800
12Harry Sullins, Roseville, Mich. 8941 212.9 13-11-0 390 9331 2,600
13Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8996 214.2 10-13-1 315 9311 2,400
14Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8776 209.0 14-10-0 420 9196 2,300
15Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8811 209.8 11-13-0 330 9141 2,200
16Bobby Jacks, New Orleans 8830 210.2 10-14-0 300 9130 2,100
17David Rosenburg, Rolla, Mo. 8902 212.0 7-17-0 210 9112 2,000
18Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 8785 209.2 10-14-0 300 9085 1,900
19Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8714 207.5 11-13-0 330 9044 1,750
 Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8714 207.5 11-13-0 330 9044 1,750
21Tony Marrese, Cocoa, Fla. 8652 206.0 10-14-0 300 8952 1,600
22Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 8607 204.9 8-15-1 255 8862 1,550
23Robert Worrall, Flagstaff, Ariz. 8603 204.8 8-16-0 240 8843 1,500
24Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 8597 204.7 8-16-0 240 8837 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.$1,435
26Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,300
27David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,280
28Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass.1,260
29Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,235
 James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,235
31Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.1,215
 Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,215
33Sam Maccarone, Glassboro. N.J.1,195
 Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,195
35Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.1,180
36Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,170
37Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.1,160
38Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,145
 Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,145
40Storm DeVincent. Tamarac, Fla.1,130
41Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,120
42Jeff Lowe, Indianapolis.1,105
 Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,105
44Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,090
45Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,080
46Dave Kappel, Chicago1,070
47Troy Kendrick, Cypress, Calif.1,055
 Rey Perez, Cincinnati1,055
49Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,035
 Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.1,035
51Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala .1,020
52Alan Downs. Cincinnati1,010
53Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,000

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Bobby Jacks, 3984. 24th place - Jeff Bellinger, 3775. 53rd place Steve Cook, 3684. PRO-AM CASHERS - Randy Lightfoot, Chuck Pierce, Frank Ellenburg, George Pappas, Ron Palombi Jr., Bryan Alpert, Steve Cook, Joe Berardi, Dan Eberl, Robert Worrall, Lynn Austermuhl and Chuck Mogavero ($50 each).