Kessler Open - Archived Standings
$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.
* - 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.