Dutch Masters Open



$90,000 DUTCH MASTERS OPEN
Sunnybrook Lanes, Sterling Heights, Mich., Feb 13-17, 1979

Hudson Wheels Through Dutch Masters

Tommy Hudson came up with his first PBA victory in over a year by averaging 250 for three televised matches, including a final game 270-225 victory over Gary Dickinson for the Dutch Masters Open title.

His other two victories leading to the title game came at the expense of Bill Coleman, 227-178, and Earl Anthony, 255-212, after Coleman had opened the finals with a 257-247 decision over Ernie Schlegel.

Hudson finished with nine straight strikes in his match against Dickinson to win the biggest first prize of his career, $12,000, in front of week-long capacity crowds at Sunnybrook Lanes. John Wilcox tied a PBA record with three 300 games.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio752 (3 games)$12,000
2Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth225 (1 game)7,000
3Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash.212 (1 game)5,000
4Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.435 (2 games)4,000
5Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.246 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Coleman defeated Schlegel, 257-246; Hudson defeated Coleman, 227-178; Hudson defeated Anthony, 255-212; and in the championship match, Hudson defeated Dickinson, 270-225.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth 10006 238.2 16-8-0 480 10486 
2Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash. 9676 230.3 17-6-1 525 10201 
3Tommy Hudson, Akron 9752 232.1 14-10-0 420 10172 
&4Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 9701 230.9 15-9-0 450 10151 
 Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9701 230.9 15-9-0 450 10151 
#6John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 9745 232.0 13-11-0 390 10135 $3,000
7Bob Strampe, Warren, Mich. 9666 230.1 15-9-0 450 10116 2,800
8Dave Soutar, Kansas City 9654 229.8 13-10-1 405 10059 2,600
#9Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9693 230.7 12-12-0 360 10053 2,500
10Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif. 9769 232.5 9-15-0 270 10039 2,400
#11Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9688 230.6 11-12-1 345 10033 2,300
12Tom Baker, Buffalo 9667 230.1 11-12-1 345 10012 2,200
13Bill George, Citrus Heights, Calif. 9603 228.6 13-11-0 390 9993 2,100
14Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9535 227.0 13-11-0 390 9925 2,000
15Neil Burton, St. Louis 9509 226.4 13-10-1 405 9914 1,900
16Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9565 227.7 11-12-1 345 9910 1,800
17Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9494 226.0 11-12-1 345 9839 1,700
18George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9436 229.6 11-13-0 330 9766 1,600
19Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento 9360 222.8 11-12-1 345 9705 1,450
 Bill Spargo, Detroit 9390 223.5 10-13-1 315 9705 1,450
21Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 9364 222.9 8-16-0 240 9604 1,300
22Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash. 9403 223.8 6-17-1 195 9598 1,200
23Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 9093 216.9 8-16-0 240 9333 1,150
24Joe Natoli, Brown Deer, Wis. 9066 215.8 7-17-0 210 9276 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
@*25Rick McCaffrey, Detroit$1,035
26Pete McCordic, Houston935
27Danny Morton, Jacksonville, Fla.915
28Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.895
 Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.895
30Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.880
31Mike Aulby, Indianapolis870
32Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J.860
33Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.850
34Dick Weber, St. Louis840
35Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.830
36Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.820
@#37Pete Minaudo, Detroit810
38Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.800
39John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.790
40Chris MacLellan, St. Louis780
41Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.770
42Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.760
43Steve Preston, Kokomo, Ind.750
44Mike Samardzija, Detroit740
45Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.730
46Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C.715
@Bob Chamberlain, Detroit715
48Larry Laub, San Francisco700

*Alternate. @ Non-PBA member. Qualifying leader, Soper 4,317. 24th place - Beckmann, 4,109. #John Wilcox 3, Pete Minaudo, Tommy Hudson, Jimmy Certain, Wayne Webb, Ron Lisher rolled 300 games. & Coleman won two-frame rolloff for starting position in TV finals. PRO-AM CASHERS - Marshall Holman, Steve Jones, Frank Ellenburg, Les Zikes, Butch Soper, Mal Acosta, Mike Matosich, Jimmy Certain, Norm Meyers, Larry Laub, Wayne Zahn, Bill Spigner, Tommy Hudson, John Weltzien, Rick Minier, David Husted, Bill Beach, Keith Craycraft, Wayne Chester, Russ Shields, Pete McCordic, Joe Berardi, Paul Gibson, Gary Strand, and Andy Zavatjian.