Imperial Lanes, Toledo, Ohio, Mar 6-12, 1988

Victorious Voss Gets Green Jacket

Brian Voss culminated a week of dominating bowling by downing Todd Thompson, 246-185, to capture the $51,000 top prize and accompanying green jacket for winning the $270,000 Trustcorp PBA National Championship.

Voss, the leader throughout five of the seven rounds of play at Ducat's Imperial Lanes during the seven-day major tournament format, opened with three straight strikes against 22-year-old Thompson, who was gunning for his first PBA title.

Thompson stayed within range by converting a 1-2-4-10 "washout" in the second frame and put together strikes in the fourth and fifth stanzas to get within 14 pins.

Thompson's fate was nearly sealed, though, when he left a 4-6-7-9-10 "Greek Church" in the eighth frame which Voss jumped on by closing with four strikes and an eight-count.

"After Todd left that big split and I came back to strike in the eighth and ninth, I knew I was home," said Voss, who led the tournament by more than 400 pins at one point in match play.

To get to the title match, Thompson eliminated local area favorite Don Genalo, 213-190, in the semifinal game, coming from behind with a four-bagger beginning in the eighth frame.

Genalo earlier had fired a crucial 10th-frame strike to defeat Dave Ferraro, 219-213, after Ferraro had opened the stepladder finals with a 216-201 decision against Pete Weber.

For Voss it was his fifth PBA title and first "major" tournament victory. Additionally, the Tacoma, Wash., right-hander had picked up $15,000 for his performance on the "Make That Spare" ABC Sports special which aired immediately prior to the Trustcorp PBA National Championship.

"This puts me in a category with some of the very great players in the history of the PBA," said Voss, referring to bowlers such as Don Carter, Carmen Salvino, Billy Hardwick, Mike McGrath and Earl Anthony, who have won the National Championship in the past. "It also puts me in contention for PBA Player of the Year, which is another big goal."

Thompson, Reno, Nev., earned $26,000 for the runnerup showing, making his second championship-round appearance on the PBA Tour in the last four tournaments.

Genalo, making his first top five showing since 1986, collected $15,000 for finishing third, while Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., made $10,000 for fourth and Weber, Florissant, Mo., $8,000 for fifth.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.246 (1 game)$51,000
2Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.398 (2 games)26,000
3Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio409 (2 games)15,000
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.429 (2 games)10,000
5Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.201 (1 game)8,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Ferraro defeated Weber, 216-201; Genalo defeated Ferraro, 219-213; Thompson defeated Genalo, 213-190; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Thompson, 246-185. 56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 12774 228.1 15-9-0 450 13224 
2Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev. 12503 223.3 16-8-0 480 12983 
3Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 12527 223.7 15-9-0 450 12977 
 Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 12416 221.7 15-9-0 450 12866 
5Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 12320 220.0 16-8-0 480 12800 
6Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. 12376 221.0 13-11-0 390 12766 $7,000
7Wayne Webb, Waco, Texas 12177 217.4 16-7-1 495 12672 6,000
8Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 12171 217.3 15-8-1 465 12636 5,000
9Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla. 12333 220.2 10-14-0 300 12633 4,500
10Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. 12327 220.1 10-14-0 300 12627 4,000
11Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis. 12173 217.4 13-10-1 405 12578 3,500
12Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 12177 217.4 12-12-0 360 12537 3,200
13Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 12198 217.8 11-13-0 330 12528 3,000
14Richard Bramwell, Escondido, Calif. 12154 217.0 11-13-0 330 12484 2,800
15Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 12149 216.9 11-13-0 330 12479 2,700
16Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich. 12122 216.5 10-14-0 300 12422 2,600
17Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 12080 215.7 8-15-1 255 12335 2,500
18James A. Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz. 12002 214.3 11-13-0 330 12332 2,400
#19Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill. 12135 216.7 6-18-0 180 12315 2,300
20Bill Ryan Jr., Dayton, Ohio 11935 213.1 11-13-0 330 12265 2,200
21Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 11907 212.6 11-13-0 330 12237 2,100
22Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Can. 11921 212.9 10-13-1 315 12236 2,000
23George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 11906 212.6 10-14-0 300 12206 1,950
24Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 11842 211.5 9-14-1 285 12127 1,900


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Roger Bowker, Ocala. Fla.$1,865
26Martin Letscher, Aberdeen, Md.1,700
27Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.1,660
28Pete McCordic, Houston1,640
29Corey Groth, La Verne, Calif.1,620
30David D'Entremont, Cleveland1,600
31Tony Moore, Corbin, Ky.1,580
32Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio1,560
33Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,550
34Ron Stallard, Rockford, Ill.1,540
35Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va.1,530
36Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,520
37Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.1,510
38Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,500
39Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,490
40Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich.1,480
41Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,470
42Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,460
43Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,450
44Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.1,440
45Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,430
46Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,420
47Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,410
48Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,395
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,395
50David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,380
51Rick Brunori, Monroeville, Pa.1,370
52Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,360
53Mike Lucente, Detroit1,345
 Teata Semiz, Wanaque, N.J.1,345
#55Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y.1,330
56Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,320
57Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.1,310
58Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,300
59Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,290
60Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio1,280
61Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,270
62Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,260
63Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,245
 Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,245
65George Sabatino, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,230
66Peter Hakim, Forest Hills, N.Y.1,220
67Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,210
68Vic Culbreth, Cordova, Tenn.1,200
69Freddy McClerkin, Denver, Colo.1,190
70Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.1,180
71Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.1,170
72Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif.1,160
73Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.1,150
74Mike Faliero, Buffalo, N.Y.1,140
75Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis1,130
76Paul Koeppel, Maumee, Ohio1,120
77Chris Warren, Dallas1,110
78Ron Nazzaro, Boca Raton, Fla.1,100
79Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,090
80Mike Kilgannon, Valley Stream, N.Y.1,080
81Don Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass.1,065
 Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.1,065
83Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich.1,050
84Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,040
85John Tragert, Gaithersburg, Md.1,030
86Jim Gostovich, New Baltimore, Mich.1,020
87Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H.1,010
88Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.1,000
89Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev.990
90Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.980

* - Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader - Brian Voss, 7259. 24th place - Ron Palombi, 6900. 90th place Chris Warren, 4986. # - Steve Jaros and Gary Shultis rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Mark Fahy, Andrew Neuer, Steve Jaros, Mats Karlsson, David Ozio, Bill Peters, Paul Ashby, Rowdy Morrow, Mike Kilgannon, Brian Voss, Billy Heltzel, Steve Anderson, Philip Ringener, Del Ballard, Mike Edwards, Dale Strike, Dennis Horan Jr., Charlie Tapp, Henry Gonzalez, John Wilcox, Dave Husted, Dave Arnold, Wayne Webb, Tom Milton, Tom Adcock and Mark Baker ($50 each).