AMF Major League Lanes, Richmond, VA, Oct 28-Nov 1, 1995

Ozio Win Amf; Breaks 11-Year-Old Scoring Record

David Ozio thrilled the 2,000-plus fans at the Arthur Ashe Center, Richmond, Va., capturing his 11th PBA title at the $250,000 AMF Dick Weber Classic. Ozio broke an 11-year-old scoring record en route to the $60,000 top prize.

The PBA Hall of Famer totaled 1,070 pins (2675 avg.) and posted four wins in the unique round-robin format. He broke Nelson Burton Jr.'s record of 1,050 pins set in 1984 in St. Louis, Mo. Ozio also earned a $5,000 bonus from AMF for qualifying in the No. 1 spot. He then donated $5,000 to Children's Miracle Network, PBA's official charity.

Ozio, Vidor, Texas, defeated another PBA Hall of Famer, Walter Ray Williams Jr., in the title match, 280-238. It was the first time since 1982 that two PBA Hall of Famers met in a title match. Earl Anthony defeated Dave Soutar in the title match of the '82 ARC Alameda (Calif.)The four finalists bowled each other once and the top two scorers advanced to the title match. Each player was awarded 30 bonus pins for a win and 15 for a tie.

"I love this format," said Ozio. "This is what bowling's supposed to be like. I wish every week was like this. Richmond's a great bowling town and AMF treated us so well this week. They deserved a finals like we had."

Ozio advanced to the title match after downing Williams, 287-279, in the first round. In the second match Ozio defeated Doug Kent of Canandaigua, N.Y., 268-234. Norm Duke of Edmond, Okla., was Ozio's third victim in the third round as he bested Duke, 235-198.

Williams' path to the title match wasn't as easy as Ozio's. In fact, his lone win came against Duke in the second round, 267-245. Williams was bowling in his second consecutive title match in as many weeks. He captured the Rochester Open one week earlier but was a little shaken in this week's title game.

Williams pocketed $31,000 for second place. He was trying to become the first player to win back-to-back titles since Dave D'Entremont won in Sunrise, Fla., and Peoria, Ill., earlier this year. Kent, who won $21,000 for third, was seeking his first win in his seventh television appearance. Duke, second-seeded going Into the final, took home $16,000 for fourth.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1David Ozio, Vidor, TX1070 (4 games)$60,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA998 (4 games)31,000
3Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY740 (3 games)21,000
4Norm Duke, Edmond, OK671 (3 games)16,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-(Round one) Ozio defeated Williams, 287-279: Duke tied with Kent, 228-228. (Round two) Ozio defeated Kent, 268-234, Williams defeated Duke, 267-245. (Round three) Ozio defeated Duke, 235-198; Kent defeated Williams, 278-214. (Title match) Ozio defeated Williams, 280-238.


 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1David Ozio, Vidor, TX 10935 227.8 30-17-1 915 11850 
2Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 10949 228.1 27-19-2 840 11789 
3Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 10832 225.6 30-17-1 915 11747 
#4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 10839 225.8 28-19-1 855 11694 
5Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 10841 225.8 25-19-4 810 11651 $12,000
6Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 10728 223.5 28-20-0 840 11568 10,000
7Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 10699 222.8 26-20-2 810 11509 8,500
8Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 10635 221.5 27-20-1 825 11460 7,000
9Dennis Jacques, Brooklyn, NY 10543 219.6 29-18-1 885 11428 6,000
10Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 10585 220.5 25-21-2 780 11365 5,500
t11Tore Torgersen, Oslo, Norway 10450 217.7 29-19-0 870 11320 5,000
12Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 10627 221.3 21-24-3 675 11302 4,750
13Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 10299 214.5 27-20-1 825 11124 4,500
14Brian Voss, Atlanta 10355 215.7 20-27-1 615 10970 4,250
15Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ 10121 210.8 24-23-1 735 10856 4,100
16Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 10040 209.1 21-25-2 660 10700 4,000


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*17Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL$3,300
18Don Moser, San Jose, CA3,000
19Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX2,900
20Takeo Sakai, Osaka, Japan2,800
21John Handegard, Las Vegas2,725
t22Drew Hylen, Denver2,650
23Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK2,575
24Mike Aulby, Indianapolis2,500
25Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ2,450
26Dick Weber, St. Louis2,400
27David Traber, Woodstock, IL2,350
t28Michael Mullin, New City, NY2,300
29Jason Couch, Clermont, FL2,250
30Butch Soper, L. Havasu City, AZ2,200
31John Mazza, Shelby Twp., MI2,150
32Jeff Kwiatkowski, Maumee, OH2,100

*-Match play alternate. 48-game qualifying leader-David Ozio, 10,935 ($5,000). 32-game qualifying leader-Norm Duke, 7580. 16th place-Parker Bohn III, 6858. 32nd place-Jeff Kwiatkowski, 6041. #--Walter Ray Williams Jr. rolled a 300 game ($1,000). PRO-AM CASHERS-Dave Traber (2), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ricky Ward (2), Dave Arnold (2), Brian Voss, Dennis Jacques, David Ozio, Mike Aulby, Eric Forkel, Doug Kent, Don Maser and Norm Duke ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.