Kessler Open



$70,000 KESSLER OPEN
Ken Nottke Bowl, Battle Creek, Mich., Nov 3-6, 1978

Guppy Hooks A Big One

After four years of part-time effort on the PBA Tour, Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C., decided to try it full-time. The result was a convincing victory in the $70,000 Kessler Open at Battle Creek, Mich.

"I don't know when I've been so happy before," said Troup minutes after he defeated PBA Hall of Famer Dick Weber, St. Louis, 240-204, in the final match to increase his margin to 275 pins.

Troup led the inaugural Kessler Open from the second round, and at one time he held a lead of more than 300 pins over the star-studded field.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 9382 223.38 17-7-0 510 9892 $8,000
2Dick Weber, St. Louis 9227 219.69 13-11-0 390 9617 5,000
3Neil Burton, St. Louis 9208 219.24 13-10-1 405 9613 4,000
4Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio 9339 222.36 8-15-1 255 9594 3,500
5Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9276 220.86 10-14-0 300 9576 3,000
6Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9081 216.21 16-8-0 480 9561 2,500
#7Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tx. 9152 217.90 13-11-0 390 9542 2,200
8Louie Moore, Indianapolis 9124 217.24 13-10-1 405 9529 2,000
9Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9166 218.24 11-11-2 360 9526 1,900
10Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9016 214.67 16-8-0 480 9496 1,800
11Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9073 216.02 13-11-0 390 9463 1,700
12Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9088 216.38 12-12-0 360 9448 1,600
13Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9045 215.36 13-11-0 390 9435 1,500
14Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9043 215.31 12-12-0 360 9403 1,400
15Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9002 214.33 12-11-1 375 9377 1,350
16Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8974 213.67 12-12-0 360 9334 1,300
17David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas 8898 211.86 13-9-2 420 9318 1,250
18George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8930 212.62 11-13-0 330 9260 1,200
19Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8942 212.90 10-14-0 300 9242 1,150
20Roger Tramp, Kansas City, Mo. 8808 209.71 11-13-0 330 9138 1,100
21Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 8692 206.95 10-14-0 300 8992 1,050
22Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 8645 205.83 11-13-0 330 8975 1,000
23Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8698 207.10 7-17-0 210 8908 950
24Joseph Groskind, Memphis 8671 206.45 7-17-0 210 8881 925

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Boysie Huber, St. Louis$910
26Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.810
27Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.785
28Denny Campbell, Alsip, Ill.760
29Ron McCaull, Malden, Mass.740
30Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.710
 Larry Thompson, Houston710
32Art Trask, Miami, Fla.680
33Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.660
34Gary Cunningham, Baldwinsville, N.Y.640
35Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.620
36David Heller, Mamaroneck, N.Y.610
37Frank Edwards, Moscow, Pa.600
38Pat Malone, Erie, Pa.590
39Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.580
40Mark McNutt, Chagrin Falls, Ohio570
41Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Ca.560
42John Bennett, Pontiac, Mich.545
 Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.545
44Rick LaRue, Saginaw, Mich.530
45Pete Couture, Windsor Lcks., Conn.520
46Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.510
47Don Bell, Santa Maria, Ca.500
48Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wisc.490
49Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.475
 Mike Samardzija, Detroit475
51Bobby Nelson, Orange, Ohio460
52John Denton, Midland, Texas225
 Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.225

* - Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Troup, 4188. 24th place - Neil Burton, 3837. # - Gary Dickinson rolled a perfect game. PRO-AM CASHERS - Marshall Holman, Neil Burton, Bill Spigner, Ed DiTolla, Joe Nuzzo, John Voso and Joe Hutchinson.