Fair Lanes Open



$150,000 FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes Kings Point, Randallstown, Md., Feb 25-Mar 2, 1991

Ballard Channels Win To Weber

Needing a double and seven pins to collect his sixth PBA title, Del Ballard Jr. dumped his final shot into the channel to hand Pete Weber the $150,000 Fair Lanes Open title. Both championship finalists were stunned, as were the audience members at Fair Lanes Kings Point who witnessed the 213-207 triumph for Weber's 16th PBA victory and the $30,000 first prize.

The ABC Sports-televised finals began with Robert Lawrence defeating 1986 PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif., 219-217. Ballard then sidelined close friend and roommate Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 247-208. In the semifinal game, Ballard rolled past Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas, 257-223.

Ballard earned $15,500 as runner-up, Duke received $8,500 for third place, Lawrence collected $7,000 for fourth and Williams $6,000. Williams had finished second the previous week and had qualified for the championship round on 20 occasions since last winning in 1987.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.213 (1 game)$30,000
2Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas711 (3 games)15,500
3Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.223 (1 game)8,500
4Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas427 (2 games)7,000
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.217 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Lawrence defeated Williams, 219-217; Ballard defeated Lawrence, 247-208; Ballard defeated Duke, 257-223; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Ballard, 213-207.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9729 231.6 18-6-0 540 10269 
2Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9414 224.1 16-8-0 480 9894 
#3Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9361 222.9 16-8-0 480 9841 
4Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 9196 219.0 16-8-0 480 9676 
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9247 220.2 13-10-1 405 9652 
6Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas 9300 221.4 11-13-0 330 9630 $5,000
#7Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9230 219.8 12-12-0 360 9590 4,000
8Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9107 216.8 15-9-0 450 9557 3,500
9Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 9153 217.9 13-11-0 390 9543 3,200
10Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9077 216.1 12-12-0 360 9437 3,000
11Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md. 9070 216.0 12-12-0 360 9430 2,800
12Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9024 214.9 11-13-0 330 9354 2,600
13Raymond Edwards, Wichita Falls, Texas 8889 211.6 15-9-0 450 9339 2,500
14David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y. 8993 214.1 11-12-1 345 9338 2,400
#15Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8995 214.2 11-13-0 330 9325 2,300
16David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio 8922 212.4 11-11-2 360 9282 2,200
17Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 8962 213.4 10-14-0 300 9262 2,100
18Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich. 8954 213.2 8-16-0 240 9194 2,000
19Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y. 8805 209.6 12-12-0 360 9165 1,900
20Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8834 210.3 11-13-0 330 9164 1,800
21Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8762 208.6 11-13-0 330 9092 1,700
22Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio 8806 209.7 9-15-0 270 9076 1,600
23Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio 8516 202.8 8-i6-0 240 8756 1,500
24Bob Vespi, Plantation, Fla. 8529 203.1 4-20-0 120 8649 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA$1,445
26Harry Sullins, Detroit1,290
27Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,250
 Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,250
29Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla.1,220
30Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.1,210
31Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,200
#32Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash.1,185
 Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,185
34Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.1,170
35Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,160
#36Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas1,150
37Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,135
 Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.1,135
39Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y.1,120
40Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.1,110
41Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,100
42Chris Warren, Dallas1,090
43Bruce Hollen, Baltimore, Md.1,075
 Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,075
45Frank Ellenburg, Chandler, Ariz.1,060
46Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,050
47Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,040
48Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.1,030
49Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.1,020
50Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,010
51Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo.1,000
52Mike Lastowski, Aberdeen, Md.990
@53David Reed, Clinton, Md.980

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Pete Weber, 4196. 24th place-Brian LeClair, 3858. 53rd place -David Reed, 3754. #-Del Ballard Jr., Jeff Bellinger, Len Blakey, Ron Williams, Joe Firpo and Ken Johnson rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-D.J. Hochstein, Bobby Fleetwood, Dave Arnold, Ryan Shafer, Amleto Monacelli, Steve Cook, Curtis Odom and Todd M. Thompson ($50 each). @-Non-PBA Member.