Columbia PBA Doubles Classic



$75,000 COLUMBIA-PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Leilani Lanes, Seattle, Wash., May 31-Jun 4, 1978

Berlin-Certain: Yea Team!

Mike Berlin and Jimmy Certain, a pair of tournament-toughened players, defeated three other teams to win the $75,000 Columbia-PBA Doubles Classic to open the Summer Tour.

Berlin. Muscatine, Iowa, and Certain. Huntsville, Ala., defeated top-seeded Dale Glenn and Jay Robinson, 460-328, to take home top prize of $12,000.

The title was Berlin's fifth in a three-year PBA career, while Certain was entering the winner's circle for the first time since he joined the PBA Tour in the late-1960s.

Berlin sparkled before a national television audience (NBC). He fired same of 268, 204 and 258 for 730, while Certain contributed a 592 total despite suffering from a painful blood blister on his ring finer.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa (730)
Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. (592)
1,322 (3 games)$12,000
2Dale Glenn, Northridge, Calif. (215)
Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. (177)
392 (1 game)7,000
3Mark Roth. North Arlinton, N.J. (178)
Marshall Holman. Medford, Ore. (181)
359 (1 game)5,000
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago. IV. (176)
Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio (198)
374 (1 game)4,000

MATCH RESULTS: Berlin (268) and Certain (209) defeated Salvino (176) and Buckley (198), 477-374; Berlin (204) and Certain (181) beat Roth (178) and Holman (181), 385-359; Berlin (258) and Certain (202) beat Glenn (215) and Robinson (177). 460-392.

36-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dale Glenn. Northridge, Calif. (7603)
Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. (7414)
 15017 8-4-0 240 15257 
2Mark Roth, North Arlinton. N.J. (7719)
Marshall Holman. Medford, Ore. (7226)
 14945 9-3-0 270 15215 
3Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa (7447)
Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. (7251)
 14698 8-4-0 240 14938 
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. (7295)
Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio (7395)
 14690 6-6-0 180 14870 
*5Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif. (7367)
Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. (7326)
 14693 5-7-0 150 14843 $3,250
6Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. (7404)
Larry Laub, San Francisco (7289)
 14693 5-7-0 150 14843 3,150
7Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. (7216)
Louie Moore, Indianapolis (7402)
 14618 5-7-0 150 14768 2,800
8Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. (7489)
Dave Soutar, Kansas City (7145)
 14637 4-8-0 120 14757 2,600
9Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J. (7298)
Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. (7120)
 14418 8-4-0 240 14658 2,400
10Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. (7250)
Fred Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. (7142)
 14392 5-7-0 150 14542 2,200
11George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. (7307)
Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas (7045)
 14352 3-9-0 90 14442 2,000
12Matt Kerns, Lakewood, Colo. (6865)
Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (7256)
 14121 6-6-0 180 14301 1,800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*13Matt Surina Bill Straub$1,750
14Bob Handicy Roger Tramp.1,500
15Ernie Schlegel Joe Nuzzo.1,400
16Fred Conner Jim Stefanich.1,300
17Cliff McNealy Don Bell1,200
18John Guenther Darrell Storkson1,100
19Steve Neff Ed Ressler.1,050
20Rick Minier Norm Meyers1,000
21John Weltzien Gil Sliker.950
22Sam Flanagan Dennis Swayda.900
23Mal Acosta Al Stonum.850
24Pete Couture Steve Jones.800

INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES - Glenn, 211.19; Robinson, 205.94; Roth, 214.41; Holman, 200.72; Berlin, 206.86; Certain, 201.41; Salvino, 202.63; Buckley, 205.41; Bourdase, 204.63; Trask, 203.50; Fallgren. 205.66; Laub. 202.47; Frame, 200.44; Moore, 205.61; Anthony. 208.02; Soutar. 198.47; Davis, 202.72; Petraglia. 197.7; Jaskie, 201.38; Ellenburg, 198.38; Pappas, 202.97; Dickinson, 195.69; Kerns, 190.69; Gonzalez, 201.55.
*Bourdase-Trask defeated Fallgren-Laub in a one-game rolloff for alternate spot.
*Alternates. 24-Game qualifying leaders - Roth-Holman, 10,001. Individual leader - Roth. 5,154. 12th-place Team Kerns-Gonzalez. 9.611. PRO-AM CASHERS - Dale Glenn. Paul Colwell. Mike Berlin. John Denton, Gil Sliker and Keith Craycraft.