Tucson Open



$125,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 9-13, 1991

Duke Is King In Tucson

Norm Duke overcame uncharacteristically erratic spare-shooting to claim his second win of the year and third PBA title in the $125,000 Tucson Open at Golden Pin Lanes. Duke, Albuquerque, N.M., upset leading qualifier John Mazza, 215-173, for the $18,000 first prize and denied Mazza his fourth victory of '91.

Second-seeded Duke missed the 4-7 spare in the opening frame of the title match and had begun the semifinal game with back-to-back opens, which he survived. Duke's victim in that game was Jess Stayrook, who became just the third player in PBA history to convert the 7-10 split (and second in '91 - Mazza also accomplished the feat in February) in the second game of the ESPN telecast.

Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich., started his game with a strike, three spares, strike, and then opened in the sixth and ninth frames. Duke by then had recorded five strikes beginning mid-game and coasted into the winner's circle.

In the opening game, Stayrook, San Diego, Calif., turned back Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif., 250-211, to thwart Williams' bid for his elusive sixth PBA title, which he had been chasing since '87. Stayrook then used the 7-10 conversion to his advantage against hard-luck Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 224-214. Duke then entered and disposed of Stayrook, 216-190, to guarantee his spot in the championship game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.431 (2 games)$18,000
2John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.173 (1 game)9,500
3Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.664 (3 games)7,000
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.214 (1 game)5,500
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.211 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Stayrook defeated Williams, 250-211; Stayrook defeated Ferraro, 224-214; Duke defeated Stayrook, 216-190; and in the championship game, Duke defeated Mazza, 215-173.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9331 222.2 17-6-1 525 9856 
2Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9388 223.5 12-12-0 360 9748 
#3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9244 220.1 16-8-0 480 9724 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9275 220.8 14-10-0 420 9695 
5Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 9244 220.1 13-11-0 390 9634 
6Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9106 216.8 15-9-0 450 9556 $4,000
7Billy Young, Edmond, Okla. 9148 217.8 13-10-1 405 9553 3,600
#8Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9130 217.4 13-11-0 390 9520 3,300
9Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas 9129 217.4 13-11-0 390 9519 3,000
10Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 9032 215.1 15-9-0 450 9482 2,800
11Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9088 216.4 13-11-0 390 9478 2,600
#12Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9079 216.2 13-11-0 390 9469 2,400
13Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9151 217.9 10-14-0 300 9451 2,300
14Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, Texas 8958 213.3 15-9-0 450 9408 2,200
15Mike A. Miller, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 9060 215.7 11-13-0 330 9390 2,100
16Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 8934 212.7 12-12-0 360 9294 2,000
17Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 8977 213.7 10-13-1 315 9292 1,900
18Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y. 8925 212.5 12-12-0 360 9285 1,800
19Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J. 8843 210.6 11-13-0 330 9173 1,700
20Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8881 211.5 9-15-0 270 9151 1,600
21Tracy Lamberth, Hendersonville, Tenn. 8805 209.6 8-16-0 240 9045 1,500
22Corey Groth, LaVerne, Calif. 8621 205.3 7-17-0 210 8831 1,400
23Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md. 8538 203.3 6-18-0 180 8718 1,350
#24Kyle Shedd, Thornton, Colo. 8382 199.6 8-15-1 255 8637 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.$1,080
26Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,030
27Chris Warren, Dallas1,000
28Dennis Horan Jr., San Jose, Calif.970
29Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla.950
30John West, Portland, Ore.940
31Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.930
32Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.920
33Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.910
*34George Branham III, Indianapolis1,020
35Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.890
36Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela875
 Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.875
38Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.860
39Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas850
40Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif.840
41Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.830
42Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.820
43David Ozio, Vidor, Texas810
44Don Moser, Derby, Kan.800
45Scott Alexander, Gig Harbor, Wash.790
46Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif.780
47Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y.770
48Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash.760
49Harry Sullins, Detroit745
 David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.745

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Norm Duke, 4080. 23rd place-Parker Bohn and Ken Muscato, 3885. 49th place -Harry Sullins and David Traber, 3786. #-Marc McDowell, Kyle Shedd, Parker Bohn III and Dave Ferraro rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Tony Westlake, Danny Wiseman, Dave Ferraro, Tommy Delutz, Del Ballard Jr., Rod Singer, Bob Powell and Chris Warren ($50 each).