Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, NV, Jan 22-28, 1995

Husted Rolls PBA 7-11 Invitational

Dave Husted completed a personal 7-11 roll en route to capturing his 11th PBA title in the 36th annual $200,000 Showboat Invitational at Showboat Bowling Center In Las Vegas, where he'd also picked up PBA title No. 7. Second-seeded Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., impressively downed leading qualifier Ricky Ward of N. Myers, Fla., 254-196, for the $37,000 first prize.

Husted opened the championship game with a tour-bagger, while Ward struck, then dumped his next shot In the left-hand channel and was down by 43 pins after four frames. Husted spared in his fifth frame and tacked on four more strikes to cruise home and leave Ward with the $19,000 second-place check.

Now 11-0 in his last four PBA telecasts with a 240-plus average, the 34-year-old Husted appeared to be at the peak of his 17-year career rather than "semi-retired;' as he announced his status last spring, and has since claimed three titles.

"If I start well, good things usually happen, and Ricky never seemed to get loose," Husted said. "Performing well when the pressure is on is what it's all about out here. I'm hardly a rookie anymore and confidence is such a positive factor in knowing what needs to be done."

Husted survived a semifinal game scare from third-seeded Chris Warren, who could have advanced to the title match with a strike on the first shot of his 10th frame, but left a 4-pin to bow, 233-227.

In the opening game of ABC-TV's coverage of the 36th annual Showboat Invitational (longest continuing PBA Tour sponsor), Bryan Goebel emerged against defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., 235-212. Goebel then came up short against Warren, Dallas, 231-212, who earned $11,000 for his third-place finish. Goebel, Merriam, Kan., took home $9,000 for fourth and Williams, Stockton, Calif., made $7,500 for his fifth-place showing.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR487 (2 games)$37,000
2Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL196 (1 game)19,000
3Chris Warren, Dallas, TX458 (2 games)11,000
4Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS447 (2 games)9,000
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA212 (1 game)7,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Goebel defeated Williams, 235-212; Warren defeated Goebel, 231-212; Husted defeated Warren, 233-227; and in the championship game, Husted defeated Ward, 254-196.


 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 13053 233.1 17-7-0 510 13563 
2Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 12954 231.3 14-8-2 450 13404 
3Chris Warren, Dallas, TX 12918 230.7 15-7-2 480 13398 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 13030 232.7 11-13-0 330 13360 
5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 12922 230.7 13-9-2 420 13342 
6Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY 12852 229.5 14-9-1 435 13287 $6,500
7Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 12949 231.2 10-13-1 315 13264 6,000
#8Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY 12946 231.2 10-13-1 315 13261 5,500
9Jason Couch, Canandaigua, FL 12800 228.6 13-9-2 420 13220 5,000
#10Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 12770 228.0 13-9-2 420 13190 4,500
#11Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL 12738 227.5 13-11-0 390 13128 4,000
12Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 12797 228.5 10-14-0 300 13097 3,600
13Michael Karch, Tacoma, WA 12776 228.1 8-11-5 315 13091 3,300
#14Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 12767 227.9 10-13-1 315 13082 3,000
15Don Moser, San Jose, CA 12682 226.4 12-12-0 360 13042 2,700
 Dennis Rakauskas, Altamonte Spgs., FL 12682 226.4 12-12-0 360 13042 2,700
#17Mike Scroggins, Amarillo. TX 12579 224.6 14-9-1 435 13014 2,500
#18Dave Wodka, Las Vegas 12632 225.6 12-12-0 360 12992 2,400
t19Roberto Silva, Mexico 12695 226.7 9-15-0 270 12965 2,300
20Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 12536 223.8 13-11-0 390 12926 2,200
#21John Mazza, Shelby Twp., MI 12576 224.6 B-16-0 240 12816 2,100
22Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 12544 224.0 9-15-0 270 12814 2,000
23Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 12501 223.2 10-14-0 300 12801 1,950
24Rick Easley, Van Nuys, CA 12283 219.3 8-16-0 240 12523 1,900


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*t25David Haynes, Las Vegas$1,760
 Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,640
27Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,580
28Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA1,540
29Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE1,490
30John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC1,480
31Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ1,435
 Tom Crites, Loveland, CO1,435
33Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX1,390
34Rick Meneley, Santa Maria, CA1,370
#35David Ozio, Vidor, TX1,350
36Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD1,320
#Warren Nelson, Fresno, CA1,320
38Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA1,290
39David Traber, Woodstock, IL1,280
40Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL1,270
41Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY1,255
 Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX1,255
43Doug Wallace, Portland, OR1,240
44Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO1,230
45Jeff Lizzi, Medford, NV1,220
46Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA1,210
47C.K. Moore, Centralia, WA1,200
48Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH1,190
49Lenny Boresch, Kenosha, WI1,180
50David Cogswell, San Fernando, CA1,165
#Robert Leathers, Colorado Springs, CO1,165
#52Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY1,150
53Justin Hromek, Andover, KS1,140
54Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL1,130
55Tony Lanning, Lewisville, TX1,120
#56Steven Sonnen, Oak Creek, WI1,110
57Ryan Shater, Elmira, NY1,100
58Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,090
#59Brian Woodruff, Indianapolis1,080
t60Tsuguo Tsukahara, Japan1,070

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Walter Ray Williams Jr., 7652. 24th place-Rick Easley, 7231.
60th place-Tsuguo Tsukahara, 6921. #-Stoney Baker, Paul Wolf, Brian Woodruff, Warren Nelson, Wayne Webb,Steve Wilson, Steve Fields, Mark Williams, Steve Sonnen, Marc McDowell, Michael Osman, David Ozio, MikeAulby, Tommy Delutz Jr., Robert Leathers, John Mazza, Dave Wodka and Mike Scroggins rolled 300 games ($100each). PRO AM CASHERS-Rich Abboud, Dave D'Entremont, Gary Dickinson, George Branham III, Patsy DellPenna,Dave Bolles, Greg Newtson, Dennis Horan, Warren Nelson, Ricky Ward, Brian Vass, Jimmy Keeth, Bryan Bailey,Marc McDowell, Billy Orlikowski, Greg Thomas. Don Moser, Marty Trendel, David Ozio, Billy Yinger, Mike Edwards,Tom Baker, John Handegard and Billy Myers Jr. ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.