BPAA U.S. Open



$250,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, IN, Sep 28-Oct 4, 1996

Husted Wins Back-To-Back U.S. Opens

Dave Husted became the first player in Professional Bowlers Association history to win back-to-back U.S. Open titles, in Market Square Arena in front of 1,400 screaming fans. Also, for the first time in PBA history the men and women competed at the same venue at the same time with Liz Johnson claiming the LPBT title.

Husted from Milwaukie, Ore., defeated BPAA entry George Brooks, from Aurora, Col., 216-214, to earn his 13th PBA title and a check worth $46,000. The title is also the 36-year-olds fifth since announcing his "semi-retirement" in 1994.

"There's just nothing more gratifying than winning," said Husted. "I've been fortunate the last three or four years to do OK."

Brooks made only one mistake in the match, but Husted made him pay for that mistake. After watching Husted miss a 10-pin in the fifth frame, Brooks jumped out to the lead and held it until his fatal ninth frame and the result was a rally killing 2-10 split. The split allowed Husted to regain the lead for good. For his effort, Brooks received a handsome sum of $24,000.

Husted, the No. 3 seed in the four man finals, knocked off fellow Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the opening round, 257-233. Then in the next match he downed Pete Weber, 257-244, to set up the title match with Brooks.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR730 (3 games)$46,000
2George Brooks, Aurora, CO214 (1 game)24,000
3Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO244 (1 game)14,000
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA233 (1 game)10,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Husted defeated Williams, 257-233; Husted defeated Weber, 257-244; and in the championship game, Husted defeated Brooks, 216-214.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1George Brooks, Aurora, CO 12467 222.63 17-6-1 525 12992 
2Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 12409 221.59 15-9-0 450 12859 
3Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 12396 221.36 15-9-0 450 12846 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 12495 223.13 9-15-0 270 12765 
5Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE 12309 219.80 12-11-1 375 12684 $8,500
6Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY 12203 217.91 12-12-0 360 12563 7,000
7Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 12016 214.57 16-8-0 480 12496 6,000
8Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH 12099 216.05 12-12-0 360 12459 5,500
9Andy Neuer, Milton, PA 12095 215.98 12-12-0 360 12455 5,000
t10Chris Barnes, Wichita, KS 12039 214.98 13-10-1 405 12444 4,500
11Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 12043 215.05 12-12-0 360 12403 4,000
12Ken McNeely, Morganton, NC 11981 213.95 14-10-0 420 12401 3,600
13Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 12072 215.57 9-15-0 270 12342 3,300
14Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 11918 212.82 13-11-0 390 12308 3,000
15Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 11929 213.02 11-13-0 330 12259 2,800
16Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 11897 212.45 12-12-0 360 12257 2,600
17Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City. AZ 11935 213.13 10-14-0 300 12235 2,400
18Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 11853 211.66 12-12-0 360 12213 2,300
19Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX 11880 212.14 10-13-1 315 12195 2,200
t20Steve Fehr, Cincinnati 11784 210.43 11-12-1 345 12129 2,100
21Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 11786 210.46 11-13-0 330 12116 2,000
22Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 11695 208.84 13-11-0 390 12085 1,950
23George Branham III, Indianapolis 11852 211.64 7-16-1 225 12077 1,900
24Wayne Webb, Barberton, OH 11468 204.79 7-17-0 210 11678 1,850

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
t*25John Games, Davidsonville, MD$1,690
t26Sean Swanson, Springfield, MO1,530
t27John Janawicz, Merritt Island, FL1,500
28Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA1,470
29Tony Rosamilia, Ledgewood, NJ1,440
30Norm Duke, Clermont, FL1,420
31Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL1,395
 Roy Kellow, Louisville, KY1,395
33Scott Alexander, Seattle1,380
34John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI1,370
35Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX1,360
36Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS1,350
37Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,340
t38Brian Boghosian, Middletown, CT1,330
39Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ1,320
40Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL1,310
41Bob Spaulding, Greenville, SC1,300
42Norman Titus, Flemington, NJ1,290
43Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA1,280
44Don Moser, Murieta, CA1,270
45Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,260
t46Eric Leuthart, Jeffersonville, IN1,250
47Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS1,240
48Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA1,230
49Brad Snell, Itasca, IL1,220
50Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL1,210
t51Brian Kretzer, West Carrollton, OH1,200
t52Jeff Lowe, Indianapolis1,190
53Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI1,180
54Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY1,170
55Jeff Smith, Little Falls, MN1,160
56Kelley Bennett, Auburn Hills, MI1,150
t57Ronald Mohr, Eagle River, AK1,140
t58Sean Quinn, New Pans, OH1,130
t59Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, IL1,120
60Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX1,110

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Walter Ray Williams Jr., 7211. 24th place-Jason Couch, 6182. 60th place-Mark Williams, 6548. t-BPAA entrant.