Quaker State Open



$100,000 Quaker State Open
Forum Bowling Lanes, Grand Prairie, Texas, Jan 23-27, 1979

Holman Evens Score

Defeated in the 1978 Quaker State championship by just three pins, Marshall Holman turned the tables on defending champ Mark Roth, upending the top-seeded Roth, 217-186, for the $15,000 first prize at Forum Lanes in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The Quaker State title was Holman's eighth PBA crown and came after Marshall doubled in the 10th frame of the exciting semi-final game to edge veteran Dave Soutar, 230-224, after Soutar had forced the issue with four game-ending strikes.

Soutar had earlier defeated Joe Berardi and Dick Ritger.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.447 (2 games)$15,000
2Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J.186 (1 game)8,000
3Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.658 (3 games)6,000
4Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.155 (1 game)5,000
5Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.191 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Soutar defeated Berardi, 226-191; Soutar defeated Ritger, 208-155; Holman defeated Soutar, 230-224; and in championship match, Holman defeated Roth, 217-186.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 8945 212.9 15-8-1 465 9410 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8902 211.9 15-9-0 450 9352 
3Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 8777 208.9 15-8-1 465 9242 
4Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 8767 208.7 14-10-0 420 9187 
5Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8795 209.4 13-11-0 390 9185 
6Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8689 206.8 15-9-0 450 9139 $3,250
7Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash. 8843 210.5 9-14-1 285 9128 2,850
8Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8718 207.5 12-11-1 375 9093 2,700
9Louie Moore, Indianapolis, Ind. 8681 206.6 13-11-0 390 9071 2,600
10Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8607 204.9 15-9-0 450 9057 2,500
11Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8625 205.3 13-10-1 405 9030 2,400
12Randy Neal, EI Segundo, Calif. 8679 206.6 10-14-0 300 8979 2,300
13Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8556 203.7 14-10-0 420 8976 2,200
14George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8582 204.3 11-13-0 330 8912 2,050
 Dave Olm, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8522 202.9 12-10-2 390 8912 2,050
16Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8540 203.3 12-12-0 360 8900 1,900
17Geno Papandrea, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8435 200.8 13-11-0 390 8825 1,800
18Jerry Smyth, Anchorage, Alaska 8481 201.9 10-14-0 300 8781 1,700
19Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8409 200.2 12-12-0 360 8769 1,600
20Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho 8403 200.1 11-13-0 330 8733 1,500
21Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 8286 197.2 9-15-0 270 8556 1,400
22John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 8304 197.7 8-16-0 240 8544 1,300
23Billy Walden, Troy, Mo. 8237 196.1 9-15-0 270 8507 1,200
24Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8235 196.0 4-19-1 135 8370 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.$1,080
 Mal Acosta, Fremont, Calif.1,005
27Paul Vorisek, Cleveland, Ohio990
28Neil Burton, St, Louis975
 Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.975
30Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.960
31Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.950
32Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.940
33Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J.930
34Al Stonum, San Francisco920
35Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash910
36Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.900
37Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.890
38George LeCain, New Bedford, Mass.875
 Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.875
40Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.860
41Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.845
 Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.845
43Bob Garrity, Anchorage, Alaska830
44Danny Morton, Jacksonville, Fla.820
45Larry Laub, San Francisco805
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.805
47Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.790
48Steve Brichta, Allentown, Pa.390
 Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio390

*Alternate (won roll-off with Mal Acosta). 18-game qualifying leader - Berardi, 3,901. 24th place - Robinson, 3,684. PRO-AM CASHERS - Paul Vorisek, Mike Berlin, Fred Jaskie, Ron Winger, Tom Baker, Larry Gray, Larry Laub, Dick Ritger, Mike Durbin, Dennis Swayda, Matt Surina, Dick Weber, Dave Beckmann.