King Louie Open



$80,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Mar 13-17, 1979

Roth Supreme In King Louie

Mark Roth continued to bowl as if he owned King Louie West Lanes as he triumphed in the $80,000 King Louie Open for the third time since 1975.

Top seeded going into the finals, Roth overpowered Eddie Ressler, 246-197, in the title game to record his second victory on the PBA's 1979 Winter Tour.

Ressler had gained access to the final game with a 269-204 victory over Jimmy Certain after Certain had defeated Alvin Lou, 231-221, and Wayne Zahn, 245-172.

It was Roth's 18th PBA crown in five years, after capturing his first win in the 1975 King Louie Open with 299 in his final game.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J.246 (1 game)$10,000
2Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.466 (2 games)6,000
3Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.680 (3 games)4,000
4Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.172 (1 game)3,500
5Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.221 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Certain defeated Lou, 231-221; Certain defeated Zahn, 245-172; Ressler defeated Certain, 269-204; and in the championship game, Roth defeated Ressler, 246-197.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9682 230.5 14-10-0 420 10102 
2Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 9669 230.2 13-11-0 390 10059 
3Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 9463 225.3 16-7-1 495 9958 
4Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9496 226.0 15-9-0 450 9946 
5Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 9524 226.7 13-11-0 390 9914 
6Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9486 225.8 14-10-0 420 9906 $2,800
7Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9484 225.8 14-10-0 420 9904 2,600
**8Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 9526 226.8 12-11-1 375 9901 2,450
#9David Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9471 225.5 12-10-2 390 9861 2,200
10Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9379 223.3 15-9-0 450 9829 2,100
11Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 9379 223.3 14-10-0 420 9799 2,000
12Pete McCordic, Houston 9329 222.1 15-9-0 450 9779 1,900
#13Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9315 221.7 12-10-2 390 9705 1,800
14Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9314 221.7 13-11-0 390 9704 1,700
15Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9323 221.9 11-12-1 345 9668 1,600
#16Steve Jones, Kerrville, Texas 9247 220.1 13-11-0 390 9637 1,500
17Larry Laub, San Francisco 9209 219.6 12-12-0 360 9569 1,400
#18Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth 9261 220.5 8-16-0 240 9501 1,300
19Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9194 218.9 10-14-0 300 9494 1,250
20Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9160 218.0 9-15-0 270 9430 1,200
21Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 9111 216.9 8-16-0 240 9351 1,150
22Ed Andersen, Woodland, Calif. 9071 215.9 7-16-1 225 9296 1,100
23Neil Burton, St. Louis 9005 214.4 6-18-0 180 9185 1,050
24Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8928 212.5 8-16-0 240 9168 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.$990
26Dave Soutar, Kansas City895
27Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.875
28Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.860
29Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.850
30Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio840
31Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.825
 John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa.825
33Billy Howell, Muncie, Ind.810
#34Jim Hills, Blue Springs, Mo.800
35Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.790
36Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.780
37Billy Walden, Troy, Mo.770
38Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.760
39Eric Cecka, Miami, Fla.750
#40Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.740
41Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.730
42Mike Torello, Raytown, Mo.720

*- Alternate. ** - TV Alternate. 18-Game Qualifying Leader - Ressler, 4,242. 24th Place - Hudson, 3,937. # - Dick Weber Jr. (2), Jim Stefanich, Jim Hills, Dave Husted, Gary Dickinson, Steve Westberg and Steve Jones rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mal Acosta, Ron Lisher, Nelson Burton Jr., Wayne Webb, Wayne Chester, Dick Ritger, Dick Weber Sr., Butch Soper, Ed Ressler, Ernie Schlegel, Alvin Lou, Art Trask, Joe Hutchinson, Louie Moore, Mike Durbin and Steve Jones.