Tournament Of Champions



$325,000 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Riviera Lanes, Fairlawn, OH, Apr 19-23, 1994

Duke Wins T Of C

The man called "Duke, Duke, Duke," won a five-year exemption to the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions and will defend his title at Lake Zurich, III., in 1995.

Duke, Edmond, Okla., toppled leading qualifier Eric Forkel, 217-184, to win the $325,000 Tournament of Champions at BCA Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, Ohio.

Second-seeded Duke, 30, survived a championship round which included 13 splits, 15 open frames, a foul and the lowest-scoring match of the 30-year Tournament of Champions history to earn the $65,000 first prize and his eighth PBA title.

Both finalists opened with a strike and spare, and Duke then doubled, while Forkel spared and failed to convert the 3-10 in his fourth frame. The two-time champ from Chatsworth, Calif., came back with a turkey and could have taken the lead in the eighth, but his next shot fell into the left channel. The lefthanded Forkel then cleared the deck for the spare, which also spelled his name on the $35,000 runnerup check as Duke closed with a triple.

The ABC Sports' finals started with PBA career earnings leader Pete Weber outlasting Steve Jaros of Bolingbrook, III., 159-158. Third-seeded Randy Pedersen then survived missing the 5-pin in his ninth frame to better Weber, 224-206. In the semifinal, Duke escaped an eighth frame foul to earn his spot in the final via a 205-186 triumph over Pedersen, Hollywood, Fla.

Bowling Corporation of America (BCA), the owners of host Riviera Lanes, added a new look to the Tournament of Champions. A huge tent filled with trade show exhibitors welcomed the spectators and a record number of Pro-Am participants.

Tournament week kicked off with the induction of Brian Voss, Mike Limongello and PBA Financial Director Chuck Clemens into the PBA Hall of Fame.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Norm Duke, Edmond, OK422 (2 games)$65,000
2Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA194 (1 game)35,000
3Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL410 (2 games)26,000
4Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO365 (2 games)19,000
5Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL158 (1 game)13,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Weber defeated Jaros, 159-158; Pedersen defeated Weber, 224-206; Duke defeated Pedersen, 205-186; and in the championship game, Duke defeated Forkel, 217-194.

48 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 11063 230.5 16-8-0 480 11543 
2Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 10920 227.5 14-10-0 420 11340 
3Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 10724 223.4 17-7-0 510 11234 
4Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 10731 223.6 14-10-0 420 11151 
5Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 10705 223.0 12-12-0 360 11065 
#6Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 10616 221.2 13-10-1 405 11021 $11,500
7Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 10557 219.9 13-10-1 405 10962 10,000
8Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 10571 220.2 12-11-1 375 10946 9,000
9David Ozio, Vidor, TX 10451 217.7 13-11-0 390 10841 8,250
10Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 10392 216.5 14-10-0 420 10812 7,500
11Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 10394 216.5 12-12-0 360 10754 6,750
#12David Traber, Woodstock, IL 10316 214.9 11-13-0 330 10646 6,000
13Brian Voss, Atlanta 10236 213.3 13-11-0 390 10626 5,500
14Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 10169 211.9 14-9-1 435 10604 5,000
15Steve Fields, Stockton, CA 10156 211.6 14-10-0 420 10576 4,500
16Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 10241 213.4 10-14-0 300 10541 4,000
17Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE 10151 211.5 11-11-2 360 10511 3,600
#18Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 10052 209.4 12-12-0 360 10412 3,200
19Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 10096 210.3 9-15-0 270 10366 3,000
20Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, MI 10013 208.6 11-13-0 330 10343 2,900
21Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 9996 208.3 10-14-0 300 10296 2,800
22Chris Warren, Dallas 9981 207.9 7-17-0 210 10191 2,700
23Marshall Holman, Medford, OR 9808 204.3 7-16-1 225 10033 2,600
24Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9841 205.0 5-18-1 165 10006 2,550

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Marc McDowell, Madison, WI$2,330
26W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA2,300
27Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ2,300
28Dave Davis, N. Palm Beach, FL2,300
29Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY2,250
30Jeff Richgels, Madison, WI2,250
*31Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, PA2,370
32Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX2,250
33Scott Devers, Richmond, IN2,200
34Hugh Miller, Seattle2,200
35Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA2,200
36Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY2,200
37Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NY2,150
38John Mazza, Shelby Township, Ml2,150
39Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA2,150
40Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL2,150
41Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK2,100
42Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ2,100
43Brian Davis, Casselberry, FL2,100
44Mike Aulby, Indianapolis2,100
45Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA2,050
46Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City2,050
47Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK2,050
48George Branham III, Indianapolis2,050
49Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY2,000
50Jason Couch, Clermont, FL2,000
51Gene Stus, Allen Park, MI2,000
52Danny Wiseman, Portland, OR2,000
53Dennis Horan, San Diego2,000

*-Match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader-Amleto Monacelli, 5538. 24th place--Butch Soper, 5097. 53rd place-Dennis Horan, 4554. #-Ron Williams ($600), Bryan Goebel and Dave Traber ($100) rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS-Steve Fields, Robert Lawrence, Rich Abboud, Scott Devers, Harry Sullins, Roger Bowker, George Branham III, Ron Williams, Marc McDowell, Parker Bohn III and John Mazza ($50 each). HIGH GAME-Ron Williams (300); Norm Duke (290); Bryan Goebel (300); Dave Traber (300); Eric Forkel, Steve Jaros, Dave Traber, Randy Pedersen and Mark Williams all tied at 279; Eric Forkel and Dave Ozio (278r--$250 each. HIGH BLOCK-Ron Williams (1891); Norm Duke (2008); Bryan Goebel (2049); Steve Jaros (1844); Eric Forkel (2028); and Eric Forkel (1959)-$500 each.