Defending champion Tom Baker of Buffalo was eliminated in the first round of match play but Brad Angelo of Lockport and Joe Ciccone of Buffalo advanced in the PBA Wendy's World Championship at Taylor, Mich.
Jason Couch of Clermont, Fla., defeated Baker, 4-1, in their best-of-seven match. Baker had qualified 20th with a 27-game total of 5,721. Angelo defeated Mike DeVaney or Escondido, Calif., 4-2. Angelo made seven strikes to come from behind to win the final game of the match, 257-247. Ciccone defeated Doug Kent of Newark, 4-1, stringing six strikes in his 240-184 win in the fifth game.
Jack Jurek of Lancaster finished 74th with 2,875 and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga was 78th at 2,744.