Wichita Open



$140,000 WICHITA OPEN
Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kansas, Jul 27-31, 1993

Mike Aulby Perfect At Wichita

It was an afternoon of perfection for PBA President Mike Aulby, who became just the sixth player in PBA national tour history to shoot a 300 game en route to winning the $140,000 Wichita Open.

Aulby, Indianapolis, needed the first strike in the 10th frame in order to win after David Ozio sat down in the title game with a 279. Ozio's lone miscue was an eighth frame spare, and their 579 pinfall total represented the highest-scoring televised finals game in PBA history. After gaining the clinching strike, Aulby seemed to relax and calmly stroked two more strikes as the Wichita crowd exploded, and Ozio met Aulby's return from his 12th shot with an animated "high five."

In ABC-TV's opening game, '91 PBA Rookie of the Year Ricky Ward swarmed Bryan Goebel of Merriam, Kan., when he opened with six strikes en route to a 279-200 win. Ozio then defeated Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla., 236-195, and first-time finalist Kirk Von Krueger in a come-from-behind effort, 239-214. Von Krueger, Pensacola, Fla., his wife Mary and their three sons quickly stole the hearts of the Northrock Lanes audience, but he had to settle for the $7,500 third-place check. Ozio, Vidor, Texas, earned $12,000 as runnerup, Ward collected $6,000 for fourth and Goebel $5,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
#1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis300 (1 game)$23,000
2David Ozio, Vidor, TX754 (3 games)12,000
3Kirk Von Krueger, Pensacola, FL214 (1 game)7,500
4Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL474 (2 games)6,000
5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS PA200 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Ward defeated Goebel, 279-200; Ozio defeated Ward, 236-195; Ozio defeated Von Krueger, 239-214; and in the championship game, Aulby defeated Ozio, 300-279. Aulby earned a $10,000 bonus from the PBA for the perfect game.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9617 229.0 13-11-0 390 10007 
2Kirk Von Krueger, Pensacola, FL 9493 226.0 18-8-0 480 9973 
3David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9488 225.9 16-8-0 480 9968 
#4Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 9544 227.2 14-10-0 420 9964 
5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9488 225.9 15-9-0 450 9938 
6John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, MI 9515 226.6 13-11-0 390 9905 $4,500
7Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 9560 227.6 11-13-0 330 9890 4,000
#8Tony Franklin, Grapevine, TX 9396 223.7 16-8-0 480 9876 3,600
9Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK 9544 227.2 11-13-0 330 9874 3,300
10Dennis Horan Jr., San Diego, CA 9410 224.1 15-9-0 450 9860 3,000
11Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9434 224.6 13-11-0 390 9824 2,800
12Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9342 222.4 14-10-0 420 9762 2,600
13Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH 9219 219.5 16-8-0 480 9699 2,400
14Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9152 217.9 12-12-0 360 9512 2,200
15Purvis Granger, Puyallup, WA 9155 218.0 11-12-1 345 9500 2,100
#16Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL 9258 220.4 8-16-0 240 9498 2,000
17Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 9029 215.0 12-12-0 360 9389 1,900
18Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 9082 216.2 9-15-0 270 9352 1,800
19Jeffrey Herding, Frederick, MD 8984 213.9 12-12-0 360 9344 1,700
20Mike Runk, Mechanicsburg, PA 9102 216.7 8-16-0 240 9342 1,600
21Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 8994 214.1 9-15-0 270 9264 1,500
22Bob Powell, Belleville, IL 9020 214.8 8-16-0 240 9260 1,450
23John Forst, Salt Lake City, UT 8830 210.2 9-14-1 285 9115 1,400
24Bill Swanson, Palatine, IL 8747 208.3 6-18-0 180 8927 1,360

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
#25Bob Benoit Topeka, KS$1,195
*28Jay Burgess, Houston1,315
27Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, SC1,150
28Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ1,130
t29Steve Kloempken, Las Vegas1,100
30Mike Miller, Albuquerque. NM1,090
31Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City. AZ1,070
32Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,055
33Pete McCordic, Katy. TX1,055
34Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK1,040
35Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL1,025
38Ron William, Fat Worth, TX1,075
37Bob Learn Jr., Erie. PA1,005
 Danny Wiseman, Lake Havasu City, AZ.1,005
39Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NV.985
40Joe Firpo, Lake Worth. FL.985
41Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY.970
#42Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, NY980
43Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH.945
44Kelly Ray, Mansfield, TX.945
45Randy Bennett, McLoud, OK.930
48Dennis Rakauskas, Altamonte Springs920
tJeff Jensen, Wichita, KS.910
48Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE900
49Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela890
50Jason Couch, Wiener Garden, FL880
51Dennis Ingold, Elyria, OH870
52Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ880
53Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, CO.428
 Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY428

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Mike Aulby, 4358. 24th place--John Forst, 3974. 53rd place--Henry Gonzalez and Brian LeClair, 3873. #--Mike Aulby, Brad Kiszewski, Bob Benoit Dennis How, Jr., Joe Kominek, Herbert Kimpel, Dave Hosted, Billy Orlikowski, Dave Ferraro, Joe Hutchinson, Parker Bohn III, Rick Steelsmith, and Steve Hoskins ($50 each) t-Non PBA member.