King Louie Open



$75,000 King Louie Open
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Jan 31-Feb 4, 1978

Roth Strikes Again

Mark Roth struck out in the 10th frame of the final game to defeat Joe Berardi, 209-198, for the $9,000 first prize in the $75,000 King Louie Open, making it Roth's second straight championship and third in five weeks on the 1978 Winter tour.

Roth trailed Berardi for nine frames before tossing three pressure-packed strikes in the final frame to put the pressure squarely on Berardi's shoulders. Berardi was unable to come up with the needed double, and the title belonged to Roth, his 11th in an eight-year career and his second at King Louie.

Berardi, seeded fifth for the TV finals, bowled erratically, but defeated Tommy Hudson, 190-182, Jeff Mattingly, 231-154, and Steve Martin, 203-202, to reach the championship match.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.209 (1 game)$9,000
2Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.822 (4 games)5,000
3Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.202 (1 game)4,000
4Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma154 (1 game)3,500
5Tommy Hudson, Akron182 (1 game)3,000

FINAL RESULTS: Berardi defeated Hudson, 190-182; Berardi defeated Mattingly, 231-154; Berardi defeated Martin, 203-202; Roth defeated Berardi, 209-198.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9585 228.2 15-8-1 465 10050 
2Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9379 223.5 16-8-0 480 9859 
3Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 9306 221.5 17-7-0 510 9816 
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9319 221.8 15-9-0 450 9769 
5Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9281 220.9 14-9-1 435 9716 
6Russ Shields, Seabrook, Texas 9214 219.3 14-9-1 435 9649 $2,750
7Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 9159 218.0 16-8-0 480 9639 2,400
8Steve Jones, Independence, Mo. 9312 221.7 10-14-0 300 9612 2,200
9John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 9158 218.0 14-10-0 420 9578 2,100
10Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9156 218.0 13-11-0 390 9546 2,000
11Larry Laub, San Francisco 9118 217.0 13-11-0 390 9508 1,900
12Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 9117 217.0 13-11-0 390 9507 1,800
13Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas 9104 216.7 11-12-1 345 9449 1,700
14George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9084 216.2 12-12-0 360 9444 1,600
@15Bob Handley, Kansas City 9016 214.6 12-11-1 375 9391 1,500
16Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9064 215.8 8-15-1 255 9319 1,400
17Mickey Higham, Kansas City 8961 213.3 10-14-0 300 9261 1,350
18Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8876 211.3 11-13-0 330 9206 1,300
19Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8904 212.0 9-15-0 270 9174 1,250
20Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Cal. 8813 209.8 11-13-0 330 9143 1,200
21Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville 8773 208.8 10-14-0 300 9073 1,150
22Dennis Campbell, Alsip, Ill. 8798 209.4 9-15-0 270 9068 1,100
23Paul Colwell, Tucson 8865 211.0 5-19-0 150 9015 1,050
24Roger Tramp, Riverside, Mo. 8760 208.5 7-17-0 210 8970 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa$880
26Steve Westberg, Cot. Gr., Ore.870
*27Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.935
28Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.850
29Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.840
30Warren Nelson, Los Angeles830
#31Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.815
 Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.815
33Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.800
34Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.790
35John Linsenmayer, Jacksonville780
36Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.770
37Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.760
38Pete McCordic, Houston, Tex.750
39Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.740
40Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.730
41Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio720
42Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W.Va.353
 Don Johnson, Las Vegas353

*Straub became alternate when Berlin declined and Westberg was not available. 18-game qualifying leader Berardi, 4142. 24th Place - Campbell, 3893. PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Berardi, Dave Frame, Bill Spigner, Mark Roth, Nelson Burton, Jr., Jimmy Certain. #Jimmy Certain, Palmer Fallgren and Mark Roth received $100 each for 300 games.