Quad Cities Open



$60,000 QUAD CITIES OPEN
Plaza Bowl North, Davenport, Iowa, Jul 29-Aug 1, 1977

Berlin Sits Atop Davenport

Making his first tour appearance in five weeks, Mike Berlin scored a runaway victory in the $60,000 Quad Cities Open.

Berlin, from nearby Muscatine, Iowa, clinched his third PBA title with an 18-6 match play record, the best of the 24 finalists. He finished with a convincing 237-pin victory over Tommy Hudson, who finished second for the second week in a row.

Earl Anthony, the leader when the final day of play got under way, saw his margin vanish throughout the final 16 games of play. Berlin, spurred on by a wildly-cheering partisan crowd, grabbed the lead at the end of the second session of match play and never faltered during the final round.

Rookie Craig Cutsor, appearing in his first match play finals, finished third followed by Rick Minier and Louie Moore. Anthony was sixth.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9182 18-6-0 540 9722 $6,000
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9080 13-10-1 405 9485 3,500
3Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif. 8970 15-9-0 450 9420 3,000
4Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 8919 15-8-1 465 9384 2,500
5Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8993 13-11-0 390 9383 2,000
6Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8993 11-12-1 345 9338 1,800
7Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis 8892 13-10-1 403 9297 1,600
8Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8892 12-12-0 360 9252 1,400
9Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif. 8870 13-9-2 420 9240 1,350
10Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8869 12-12-0 360 9229 1,300
11Joe McQuillan, West Los Angeles 8768 13-11-0 390 9158 1,250
12Paul Moser. Medford, Mass. 8791 12-12-0 360 9151 1,200
13Bo Bowden, Dallas, Tex. 8670 15-9-0 450 9120 1,150
14Larry Laub, San Francisco 8709 12-10-2 390 9099 1,100
15Don Schultz, West Lafayette, Ind. 8669 14-10-0 420 9089 1,050
16Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 8655 10-13-1 315 8970 1,000
17Mike Alfieri, La Crosse, Wis. 8617 11-12-1 345 8962 950
18John Denton, Midland, Tex. 8639 8-14-2 270 8909 900
19Dave Wallers, Aurora, Ill. 8576 10-14-0 300 8876 850
20Tim Harahan, Hawthorne, Calif. 8519 10-14-0 300 8819 800
21Rick Smyth, Anchorage, Alaska 8502 9-14-1 285 8787 750
22Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8465 9-14-1 285 8750 700
23Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash. 8521 6-18-0 180 8701 650
24Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif. 8488 7-17-0 210 8698 600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.$565
26Wayne Graham, Miami470
27Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.460
28Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.450
29Gary Patterson, St. Louis440
30Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa.430
31Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.420
32Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.410
33Lee Taylor, San Diego, Calif.400
34Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.390
35Carmen Salvino, Chicago385
36Ron Ramsey, Topeka, Kan.380
37Pete McCordic, Houston375
38Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.370
39John Elledge, Sacramento, Calif.365
40Dick Weber, St. Louis360
41Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.355
42George Manuel, Peoria, Ill.350

*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Certain and Hudson, 3922. 24th place-Harahan, 3724. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Paul Moser, Earl Anthony, Keith Craycraft, Jeff Mattingly, Steve Westberg, Rich Carrubba. PTQ INCENTIVES-$50 each-Rick Willard, Frank Ellenburg, John Voso, Randy Pierce. $25 each Bo Bowden, Gordie Glover, Rich Bower, Ron Sandusky.