Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, MI, Oct 14-18, 1995

Wiseman Wins His Sixth PBA Title

Danny Wiseman beat four opponents en route to the Great Lakes Classic title and increased his television record to 21-5. Wiseman beat John Mazza, 232-791, in the title match at the Welsh Auditorium in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Wiseman also is 6-0 in title matches during his seven-year career.

The win was also his second of the year in an arena. He captured the SpIitFire Spark Plug Open earlier this year at the Erie Civic Center.

"This is the third time I've come from the bottom to win a title, and that's tough to do," said Wiseman. "However, it's a lot easier in an arena because the crowd really gets you pumped up."

Wiseman, Baltimore Md., never trailed in the title match. Both players opened with spares before Mazza left the 4-6-7-8-10 split in the second frame. Wiseman put together strikes in the second through fifth frames to increase his lead to 46 midway through the game. He then cruised to his sixth title and the $17,500 first prize. Mazza took home $9,000 for second.

Wiseman's .807 winning percentage on television is the best in PBA history.

Mazza, Shelby Township, Mich., was making his second consecutive appearance in an arena setting. He finished fourth at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.

Wiseman advanced to the title match after disposing of John Gant, 225-167, in the semifinal game. Gant, who won the Brunswick Johnny Petraglia Open earlier this year, won $5,500 for third.

Wiseman's second win of the stepladder finals came against 11-time champion Parker Bohn III. Bohn opened with six strikes in a row before opening in the seventh frame. Wiseman rolled 10 strikes for a 267-245 win. Bohn, making his fourth appearance in an arena final, earned $4,500 for fourth.

In the opening game, Wiseman rolled past Mike Scroggins, 259-205. Scroggins garnered $3,500 for fifth.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Danny Wiseman, Baltimore983 (4 games)$17,500
2John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI191 (1 game)9,000
3John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC167 (1 game)5,500
4Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ245 (1 game)4,500
5Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX205 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Wiseman defeated Scroggins, 259-205; Wiseman defeated Bohn, 268-245; Wiseman defeated Gant, 225167; and in the championship game, Wiseman defeated Mazza, 232-191.


 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 9269 231.7 14-6-0 420 9689 
2John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC 9221 230.5 14-6-0 420 9641 
3Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9252 231.3 10-10-0 300 9552 
4Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9129 228.2 12-8-0 360 9489 
5Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 9069 226.7 13-7-0 390 9459 
#6Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 9134 228.4 7-12-1 225 9359 $2,925
7Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 9021 225.5 9-10-1 285 9306 2,800
#8Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 8963 224.1 11-9-0 330 9293 2,675
9Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA 8969 224.2 10-9-1 315 9284 2,550
10Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 9008 225.2 9-11-0 270 9278 2,425
11Wayne Webb, Barberton, OH 8950 223.8 10-10-0 300 9250 2,300
12Adam Apo, Florissant, MO 8966 224.2 9-11-0 270 9236 2,113
 Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 8906 222.7 11-9-0 330 9236 2,113
#14Chris Warren, Dallas 8903 222.6 119-0 330 9233 1,950
15Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 8872 221.8 11-9-0 330 9202 1,850
16Brian Voss, Atlanta 8825 220.6 10-10-0 300 9125 1,750
17Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 8870 221.8 8-12-0 240 9110 1,650
18Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 8927 223.2 4-16-0 120 9047 1,550
19Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 8763 219.1 9-11-0 270 9033 1,450
20Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ 8739 218.5 6-13-1 195 8934 1,350


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
21Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC$1,150
*22Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL1,200
#23Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL1,050
24Jeff Lizzi, Medford, NY1,000
25Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY950
26Jason Couch, Clermont, FL900
27Don Moser, San Jose, CA850
28Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK800
29Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, TX780
t30Gordy Fransen, Granville, MI773
 Justin Hromek, Andover, KS773
32Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ765
33Mark Applegate, Don, MI760
34Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA755
35Dave Wodka, Las Vegas750
36Marc McDowell, Madison, WI745
37Rick Berry, Lake Forest, CA740
38Ron Williams, Fart Worth, TX735
39Mike Aulby, Indianapolis730
40Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL725
41Eugene McCune, Munster, IN720

*-Match play alternate. 20-game qualifying leader-Joe Firpo, 4645. 20th place-Mark Williams, 4400. 41st place-Eugene McCune, 4322. #-Briam Himmler, Paul Koehler, Billy Myers Jr., Phil Ringener, Ricky Ward and Chris Warren rolled 300 games ($300 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Adam Apo, Steve Hoskins, Doug Kent, Bob Learn Jr., Jeff Lizzi, Eugene McCune, Andy Neuer, Billy Orlikowski, Randy Pedersen, Ed Richardson, Ryan Shafer, Kirk von Krueger and Dave Wodka ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.