Quaker State Open



$100,000 Quaker State Open
Forum Bowling Lanes, Grand Prairie, Texas, Jan 24-28, 1978

Wire-To-Wire For Roth

Mark Roth led from the very first game when he fired a 280 and won his second title of the 1978 Winter Tour, the $100,000 Quaker State Open.

Roth, seeded first in the nationally televised finals, held a slim lead over Marshall Holman going into the 10th frame of the championship game and could have shut Holman out with a nine-count on his final delivery, but an eight-count left the door open for his doubles partner.

Holman needed three strikes to tie the match and force a two-frame rolloff. He got the first two, but he threw the final ball through the nose and left the 6-7-10, ending his title quest, 216-213.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y .216 (1 game)$15,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.468 (2 games)8,000
3Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa647 (3 games)6,000
4John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa.190 (1 game)5,000
5Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.226 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Berlin defeated Couture, 236-226; Berlin defeated Wilcox, 208-190; Holman defeated Berlin, 255-203, and in the championship game, Roth defeated Holman, 216-213.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9486 225.8 11-10-3 375 9861 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9360 222.8 15-8-1 465 9825 
3John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 9120 217.1 17-7-0 510 9630 
4Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 9158 218.0 13-11-0 390 9548 
5Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9069 215.9 12-11-1 375 9444 
6Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 9067 215.8 12-12-0 360 9427 $3,250
&7Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9028 214.9 13-11-0 390 9418 2,800
8Louie Moore, Indianapolis 9066 215.8 11-13-0 330 9396 2,700
9Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island 8960 213.3 14-10-0 420 9380 2,600
10Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9012 214.5 11-12-1 345 9357 2,500
11Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8954 213.1 13-11-0 390 9344 2,400
12Dave Frame, Baldwin Pk., Calif. 8939 212.8 13-11-0 390 9329 2,300
13Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J. 8932 212.6 13-11-0 390 9322 2,200
14Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas 8914 212.2 13-11-0 390 9304 2,100
15Tommy Hudson, Akron 8971 213.5 10-13-1 315 9286 2,000
16Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8952 213.1 11-13-0 330 9282 1,900
&17Steve Westberg, Cot. Grove, Ore. 8961 213.3 10-13-1 315 9276 1,800
18Don Johnson, Las Vegas 8853 210.7 12-12-0 360 9213 1,700
19Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8852 210.7 12-12-0 360 9212 1,600
20Charlie Venable, Brooklyn 8855 210.8 11-13-0 330 9185 1,500
21Mark Van Meter, Albuquerque 8760 208.5 13-11-0 390 9150 1,400
22Bobby Meadows, Dallas 8755 208.4 6-17-1 195 8950 1,300
&23Dennis Campbell, Alsip, Ill. 8629 205.4 7-17-0 210 8839 1,250
24Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Cal. 8517 202.7 10-13-1 315 8832 1,200

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*&25Bill Coleman, Campbell, Calif.$1,140
26Ted Malicki, Cleveland1,040
27Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,020
28Rob Monaco, Kansas City1,000
29Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.990
30Jim Godman, Miami980
31Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma970
32Lou Capasso, Brooklyn955
 Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.955
34Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.935
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.935
36Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio920
37Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.910
38Rick Kendrick, Del City, Okla.900
39Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.890
40Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.880
41Ron Bryant, Dallas870
42Dick Weber, St. Louis860
43Danny Morton, Jacksonville850
44Ed Lee, Eugene, Ore.840
45Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth830
46Mike Rahe, Albuquerque820
47Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo810
48Lee Taylor, San Diego800

*Alternate (Includes $75). &Campbell, Coleman, Webb and Westberg were tied for the final three spots in the match play field at the end of 18 games. In a one game roll-off, Westberg (270), Webb (216) and Campbell (214) advanced while Coleman (211) became the alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Roth, 4203. 24th Place Campbell, Coleman and Westberg, 3867. #Neil Burton received $100 for a 300 game.