Brunswick Caroller Lanes, North Brunswick, NJ, May 19-23, 1998

Voss Extends Winning Streak To 12 Years

The footsteps Earl Anthony is hearing are those of Brian Voss. Voss, Atlanta, extended his streak of winning at least one title per year to 12 by winning the PBA Tour's Brunswick Johnny Petraglia Open at Brunswick Caroller Lanes.

Voss defeated tournament leader Tim Criss, 238-230, in a title match that was decided in the 10th frame. The win was the first of the year for the PBA Hall of Famer, the 19th of his career and earned him $28,000.

"This is an extremely big win for me," said Voss. "I went four weeks without even cashing before this event. I went home and practiced more in three days than 1 have in years and it paid off. Of course, having the streak continue is important as well."

Voss' 12 consecutive years with at least one title ties Don Johnson (1966-77) for second all-time in that category. Anthony holds the record at 14 years in a row (1970-83).

The victory didn't come easily for Voss. He struck on seven of his last eight shots in the opening match to fend off Dave Wodka and Amleto Monacelli. Wodka also struck on seven of his last eight shots, but an open frame following a failed conversion of the 2-10 split in the fourth frame proved costly and he ended with a 225 score to Voss' 236. Monacelli suffered through three open frames and finished with 172. Wodka, South Setauket, N.Y., collected $6,000 for fourth and Monacelli, Venezuela, benefited from a PBA rule which does not allow the No. 2 seed to finish lower than third despite his score in the first match and received the third-place check for $8,000.

Criss, Bel Air, Md., had control of the title match through six frames. He struck on each of his first six shots while Voss started with a spare, four strikes and then an open frame in the sixth when he failed to convert the 3-4-6-7 split. But Criss opened the door offer he failed to convert the 2-4-8-10 split in frame seven. Voss jumped at the opportunity, converting a spare in frame seven and then striking on his final five shots. In striking out in the 10th, Voss actually violated the PBA's 25-second shot clock rule twice.

After converting spares in the eighth and ninth frames, Criss needed a double and eight pins in his 10th frame for the win. He got the first strike, but went high on his second shot and only got four pins, leaving the 3-4-6-7-9-10 split.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Atlanta474 (2 games)$28,000
2Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD230 (1 game)14,500
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela172 (1 game)8,000
4Dave Wodka, South Setauket, NY225 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Match one: Voss (236) defeated Wodka (225) and Monacelli (172); and in the championship game, Voss defeated Criss, 238-230.


 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9746 232.0 14-10-0 420 10166 
#2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9676 230.4 15-9-0 450 10126 
3Brian Voss, Atlanta 9676 230.4 14-10-0 420 10096 
4Dave Wodka, South Setauket, NY 9584 228.2 17-7-0 510 10094 
5Mike Tryniski, Fulton, NY 9665 230.1 12-12-0 360 10025 $5,000
6W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9657 229.9 11-13-0 330 9987 4,500
7Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9530 226.9 14-10-0 420 9950 4,100
8Dennis Jacques, Brooklyn, NY 9561 227.6 12-12-0 360 9921 3,700
9George Branham III, Indianapolis 9543 227.2 12-12-0 360 9903 3,400
10Brian Ziesig, Levittown, NY 9459 225.2 12-11-1 375 9834 3,100
*11Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, TX 9437 224.7 13-11-0 390 9827 2,900
12John Bauerle Jr., Indianapolis 9451 225.0 12-11-1 375 9826 2,800
13Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9361 222.9 15-9-0 450 9811 2,700
14Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9382 223.4 13-11-0 390 9772 2,600
15Norm Duke, Clermont, FL 9428 224.5 11-13-0 330 9758 2,500
16Rohn Morton, Vancouver, WA 9423 224.4 10-13-1 315 9738 2,400
#17Warren Guernsey, Cobleskill, NY 9322 221.9 12-12-0 360 9682 2,300
18Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9400 223.8 9-15-0 270 9670 2,200
19Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, NY 9384 223.4 9-15-0 270 9654 2,100
20Jeff Zaffino, Warren, PA 9248 220.2 12-11-1 375 9623 2,000
21Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9299 221.4 10-14-0 300 9599 1,900
22Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ 9249 220.2 9-15-0 270 9519 1,800
23Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 9151 217.9 11-11-2 360 9511 1,700
24Bryon Smith, Sutherlin, OR 9251 220.3 6-18-0 180 9431 1,650


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Steve Pavlinko, Sewell, NJ$1,400
*26Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS1,500
27David Ozio, Vidor, TX1,360
28Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL1,340
29Brian Himmler, Cincinnati1,320
30Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg HIS., OH1,300
31Darren Wong, San Jose, CA1,280
32Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, NC1,260
33Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, OH1,230
 James Wallace, Hicksville, NY1,230
#35Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, KS1,200
36Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City1,180
37Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM1,160
38Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO1,140
39Brian Eaton, Amherst, NY1,120
40Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City. AZ1,100
41Sieve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL1,080
42Bobby Hall II, Landover, MD1,060
43Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,040
44Rudy Kasimakis, Gouldsburo, PA1,020
45Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS1,000
46Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX980
47Curtis Odom, Coldwater, MI960
48Michael Thompson, Venice, FL950
49Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR940
50Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ930
51Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY920
52Bob Spaulding, Portland, OR910
53David Traber, Woodstock, IL900

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Mike Tryniski, 4288. 24th place-Tom Baker, 4045. 53rd place-David Traber, 3917. PRO-AM CASHERS-R.D. Miller, Paul Koehler, Norm Duke, Dave Husted, Chris Hooper, Tony Rosamilia, Chris ' Barnes, Brian Himmler, Mike Edwards, Patrick Healey and Brian Eaton ($50 each). #-Amleto Monacelli, Chris Barnes, JasonHurd, Lonnie Waliczek, Tony Spagnolia and Warren Guernsey rolled 300 games ($167.67 each).