Miller High Life Classic



$100,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE CLASSIC
Brunswick Wonderbowl, Anaheim, Calif., Jan 2-6, 1979

Salvino Spooks Berlin

Carmen Salvino celebrated his election to the Bowling Hall of Fame by defeating Mike Berlin, 192-170, in the championship game of the Miller High Life Classic at Brunswick Wonderbowl Anaheim.

Salvino, a PBA Hall of Famer, defeated Ernie Schlegel and Marshall Holman before taking on the top-seeded Berlin for the title and the S 15,000 top prize. It was Salvino's 17th PBA victory.

Salvino, known on tour as "Spook," was able to handle the lanes which were made tricky by the television lights, avoiding splits and costly misses.

"I had to bowl defensively to win it," Salvino declared. "Against Holman, nobody was throwing any strikes, and I figured if the same thing happened to Berlin, I could win it by just staying out of trouble and not going for the strikes," he added.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.595 (3 games)$15,000
2Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa170 (1 game)8,000
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Oregon166 (1 game)6,000
4Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.384 (2 games)5,000
5Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.188 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Schlegel defeated Conner, 202-188; Salvino defeated Schlegel, 204-182; Salvino defeated Holman, 199-166, and in the title game, Salvino defeated Berlin, 192-170.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9263 220.5 17-7-0 510 9773 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9292 221.2 14-10-0 420 9712 
3Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9211 219.3 14-9-1 435 9646 
4Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9079 216.1 14-10-0 420 9499 
5Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8976 213.7 16-7-1 495 9471 
6Bill Spigner, Hamden. Conn. 9032 215.0 13-10-1 405 9437 $3,250
7Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 9011 214.5 14-10-0 420 9431 2,800
8Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 9055 215.5 12-11-1 375 9430 2,700
#9Tommy Hudson, Akron 9060 215.7 11-11-2 360 9420 2,600
10Paul Colwell, Tucson 8994 214.1 12-11-1 375 9369 2,500
11Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 8907 212.0 14-10-0 420 9327 2,400
12Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8868 211.1 14-8-2 450 9318 2,300
#13Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 8968 213.5 11-12-1 345 9313 2,200
14Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash. 8903 211.9 13-11-0 390 9293 2,100
15Ken Fernandez, Rogue River, Ore. 8840 210.4 13-11-0 390 9230 2,000
16Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8886 211.5 11-13-0 330 9216 1,900
17Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 8929 212.5 8-14-2 270 9199 1,800
18Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs 8866 211.0 10-13-1 315 9181 1,700
19Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8860 210.9 10-14-0 300 9160 1,600
20Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash. 8802 209.5 6-18-8 180 8982 1,500
21Butch Smith, Garden Grove, Cal. 8694 207.0 9-15-0 270 8964 1,400
22Steve Jones, Kerrville, Texas 8707 207.3 8-16-0 240 8947 1,300
23Joel Hafner, White Bear Lake, Minn. 8630 205.4 8-15-1 255 8885 1,200
24Steve Cooper, La Mirada, Calif. 8552 203.6 9-15-0 270 8822 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo.$1,075
26George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.970
27Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.932.50
 Mike Winklepeck, Gladstone, Ore.932.50
29Al Stonum, San Francisco, Calif.890
 Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio890
31Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.870
32Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.855
 Roger Tramp, Phillipsburg, Kan.855
34Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J.835
 Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.835
36Jeff Valentine, Hopkinton, Mass.820
37John Linsenmayer, Jacksonville, Fla.810
38Jeff Morin, Cleveland800
39Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.790
40Bill Ballard, San Jose, Cal.780
41Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.770
42Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Cal.760
43Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.745
 Roy Buckley, Columbus, S.D.745
45Jim Poulos, Daly City, Ca.730
46Bob Nelson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio720
47Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J.710
48Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.700

*Alternate. 18-game leader - Gonzalez, 4,076. 24th Place - Colwell, 3,831. #300 Games - Bill George, Randy Lightfoot, Guppy Troup, Tommy Hudson. Pro-Am Cashers - Larry Laub, Gary Cunningham, Craig Cutsor, Wayne Webb, Wayne Zahn, Neil Burton.