Brunswick Deer Park Lanes, Lake Zurich, IL, Apr 21-27, 1996

D'Entremont Wins Cliffhanger At Brunswick T Of C

Starting a match with two open frames isn't usually the formula for success in professional bowling. But that was the pattern Dave D'Entremont followed to win the PBA's most prestigious title, the $300,000 Brunswick World Tournament of Champions.

D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, overcame a pair of open frames at the beginning of the championship match and defeated tournament leader Dave Arnold, Gilbert Ariz., 215-202, to earn his fifth career title, $60,000, a Bayliner boat, motor and trailer package and five-year exemption into the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions.

"This more than makes up for any bad breaks I've gotten on TV or any of the frustrations I've experienced in my career," said D'Entremont. "They say if you make enough shows, everything evens out and everything evened out in one fell swoop."

Needing a mark in the 10th frame to seal the win, Arnold opened the door by leaving the 4-6-7 split. D'Entremont, needing a strike and nine pins in the 10th to win, struck on all three shots to secure the biggest title of his career and left Arnold with the second place check worth $33,000.

D'Entremont entered the championship round as the fifth seed and began his title run with a 259-246 win over Justin Hromek. He then defeated Bryan Goebel, 258-227, and Danny Wiseman, 239224, to get his shot at Arnold.

Hromek, Andover, Kansas, earned $12,000 for fifth. Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., collected $18,000 for fourth and Wiseman, Baltimore, received $24,000 for third.

Prior to the telecast, a team of United States pros successfully defended the Reichert Cup against a team of international stars by winning the team event of the competition, 677-612 (three-game Baker format). The U.S. team led going into the team event 10-6, but 11 points were needed to win the Cup. The U.S. team collected five points for winning the team event and now has won the Reichert Cup both years the competition has been held.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH971 (4 games)$60,000
2Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ202 (1 game)33,000
3Danny Wiseman, Baltimore224 (1 game)24,000
4Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, KS227 (1 game)18,000
5Justin Hromek, Andover, KS246 (1 game)12,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-D'Entremont defeated Hromek, 259-246; D'Entremont defeated Goebel, 258-227; D'Entremont defeated Wiseman, 239-224; and in the championship game, D'Entremont defeated Arnold, 215-202. **D'Entremont also receives a $12,000 boat package.


 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 11326 235.9 12-10-2 390 11716 
#2Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 11253 234.4 12-12-0 360 11613 
#3Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, KS 11161 232.5 14-10-0 420 11581 
4Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 11047 230.1 16-8-0 480 11527 
5Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 11055 230.3 15-8-1 465 11520 
6Ray Edwards, Centereach, NY 11058 230.4 15-9-0 450 11508 $10,500
7Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 11066 230.5 14-9-1 435 11501 9,000
#8Brian Voss, Atlanta 11034 229.9 15-9-0 450 11484 8,000
9Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 11087 230.9 13-11-0 390 11477 7,300
10Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 11039 229.9 14-10-0 420 11459 6,500
11David Traber, Woodstock, IL 11045 230.1 12-11-1 375 11420 6,000
12Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 11054 230.3 10-12-2 330 11384 5,500
13Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ 10975 228.6 13-10-1 405 11380 5,000
14Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 10951 228.2 13-10-1 405 11356 4,500
15George Branham III, Indianapolis 10970 228.5 11-12-1 345 11315 4,000
16Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 10955 228.2 8-16-0 240 11195 3,600
17Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 10778 224.5 12-12-0 360 11138 3,400
t18Roberto Silva, Mexico 10833 225.7 10-14-0 300 11133 3,200
#19Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 10724 223.4 13-11-0 390 11114 3,100
#20Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 10797 224.9 10-14-0 300 11097 3,000
21Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 10757 224.1 11-13-0 330 11087 2,900
22W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 10668 222.2 8-16-0 240 10908 2,800
t23Drew Hylen, Denver 10519 219.1 5-19-0 150 10669 2,700
24Scott Alexander, Seattle 10452 217.7 7-17-0 210 10662 2,600


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*t25Lasse Lintila, Finland$2,520
26Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, MI2,300
27Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas2,200
28Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM2,100
29Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ2,000
30Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL1,950
31David Ozio, Vidor, TX1,900
32Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL1,850
33Dennis Jacques, Brooklyn, NY1,800
34John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC1,750
35Wayne Webb, Barberton, OH1,700
36Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA1,650
37Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,600
38Hugh Miller, Seattle1,550
39Steve Wilson, Tamarac, FL1,500
40Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX1,450
41John Handegard, Las Vegas1,400
42Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC1,350
43Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, TX1,330
44Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA1,300
45John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI1,290
46Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,280
t47Toshio Saida, Japan1,270
48Andy Neuer, Milton, PA1,260
49Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,250
50Chris Warren, Dallas1,240
51Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO1,230
52Marshall Holman, Medford, OR1,220
53Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL1,210
54Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ1,200
55Dennis Horan, San Diego1,190
56Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ1,180
57Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ1,170
58Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL1,160
59Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,150
60Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,135
 C.K. Moore, Chehalis, WA1,135
62Jason Couch, Clermont, FL1,120
t63Ton Plummen, The Netherlands1,110
#64Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL1,100

*-Match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader-Bryan Goebel, 5668. 24th place-Johnny Petraglia, 5386. 64th place-Ricky Ward, 4812. #-Parker Bohn III, Bryan Goebel, Ricky Ward, Mark Williams, Brian Voss, Dave Arnold and Danny Wiseman rolled 300 games ($143 each). PRO-AM CASHER-Mike Edwards, Bryan Goebel, John Handegard, Wayne Webb, Mike Edwards and Dave Traber ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.