Silver Dollar Action Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Can., Sep 16-18, 1988

Ferraro Downs 4 In Number 7

Meeting No. 6 proved to be lucky for Dave Ferraro in collecting the Number 7 PBA Invitational's $18,000 first prize at host Silver Dollar Action Centre.

Ferraro defeated Brian Voss, 210-204, in the championship game of this second annual international tournament, which brackets 12 of the PBA's top pros along with four Canadian qualifiers in single-elimination competition. All told, Ferraro won four matches en route to the title and cracked the $100,000 yearly earnings mark for the first time in his PBA career. Voss earned $12,000 as runnerup and upped his '88 PBA Tour-leading money mark to $181,885.

Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., had just come off a big 279-218 semifinal against Sweden's Mats Karlsson but felt doomed when he sat down in the 10th frame with 210 and Voss finishing the game. Voss, Seattle, Wash., needed a strike and seven-count, spare for the win, but missed on his first shot, leaving the 3-6-10. In six championship round matches in their careers, Voss and Ferraro are now even with three wins apiece.

In Voss' semifinal, he emerged against Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas, 231-206, after both had notched two earlier victories. Webb collected $6,000 as fourth place money was based on pinfall totals in the semifinal round.

Top Canadian finisher in the Number 7 PBA Invitational, sponsored by Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc., was Conn Casey of suburban Toronto. Casey yielded to Walter Ray Williams Jr. for the second consecutive year, 279-248, after Williams topped him in '87 by a 247-233 score. Casey, general manager of AMF O'Connor Bowl West in Toronto (host center of the inaugural Number 7 PBA Invitational), earned 7,000 (Canadian) for his efforts.


Wayne Webb 266 Dave Ferraro 247

Peter Schurmann 169 Randy Rose 180

Dave Husted 225 Marshall Holman 214

Mark Roth 216 Amleto Monacelli 213

Brian Voss 229 Mats Karlsson 193

Kent Wagner 214 Pete McCordic 170

Walter Ray Williams Jr. 279 Tony Westlake 242

Conn Casey 248 Dave Rosenbaum 191

Roth earned $2,800; Wagner, $2,600; Monacelli, $2,500; and McCordic, $2,400


Wayne Webb 235 Dave Ferraro 246

Dave Husted 189 Marshall Holman 228

Brian Voss 213 Mats Karlsson 243

Walter Ray Williams Jr. 212 Tony Westlake 220

Holman earned $5,000; Westlake, $4,000; Williams, $3,500; and Husted $3,000


Brian Voss 231 Dave Ferraro 279

Wayne Webb 206 Mats Karlsson 218

Karlsson earned $7,000 and Webb earned $6,000


Dave Ferraro 210 $18,000Brian Voss 204 $12,000