Columbia PBA Doubles Classic



$80,000 COLUMBIA PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, Calif., May 30-Jun 3, 1979

Dynamic Duo Strikes Again

After battling each other to the wire twice in 1979 for tournament titles, Mark Roth and Marshall Holman combined their outstanding bowling talents to win the Columbia PBA Doubles Classic, their second doubles title in the last three years.

The winningest two righthanded bowlers on the PBA over the past three seasons, the powerful combo paced the qualifying at Saratoga Lanes in San Jose and then proceeded to go I 1-1 over their opponents in match play.

Roth-Holman then defeated Larry Laub and Palmer Fallgren, 406-374, in the finals for the victory. For Roth, the high individual scorer with a 233 average, it was the third straight season he captured a PBA title in San Jose, having won the doubles crown with Holman in 1977 and the singles PBA event in 1978.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. (193)
Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. (213)
406 (1 game)$16,000
2Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. (396)
Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento (356)
752 (2 games)9,000
3Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. (413)
Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. (377)
790 (2 games)6,000
4Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. (225)
Dave Kappel, Chicago (174)
399 (1 game)4,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Mattingly (226) and Martin (187) defeated Handley (225) and Kappel (174), 413-399; Laub (225) and Fallgren (153) defeated Mattingly (187) and Martin (190), 378-377; Roth (193) and Holman (213) defeated Laub (171) and Fallgren (203), 406-374.

36-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. (8,415)
Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. (7,917)
 16332 11-1-0 330 16662 
2Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. (8,018)
Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento (8,255)
 16273 8-4-0 240 16513 
#3Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. (8,122)
Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. (7,852)
 15974 5-7-0 150 16124 
4Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. (8,125)
Dave Kappel, Chicago, Ill. (7,804)
 15929 6-6-0 180 16109 
**5Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo. (7,985)
Joseph Groskind, Memphis, Tenn. (7,873)
 15858 6-6-0 180 16038 $4,150
6Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. (7,933)
Art Trask, Miami, Fla. (7,924)
 15857 6-6-0 180 16037 3,250
7Neil Burton, St. Louis, Mo. (7,900)
Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. (7,937)
 15837 5-7-0 150 15987 3,000
8Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. (8,068)
Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. (7,712)
 15780 6-6-0 180 15960 2,800
9Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio (8,005)
Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. (7,873)
 15948 3-9-0 90 15948 2,600
10Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. (7,880)
Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. (7,788)
 15668 7-5-0 210 15878 2,400
11Don Johnson, Las Vegas (8,016)
Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. (7,706)
 15722 5-7-0 150 15872 2,200
12Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. (7,892)
Jim Stefanich, Joliet, III. (7,595)
 15487 4-8-0 120 15607 2,000

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*13Jim Clark, Seattle, Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash.$1,900
14Dave Frame, Baldwin Pk., Calif., Louie Moore, Indianapolis, Ind.1,700
15David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, Ernie Kotara, Lake Charles, La.1,600
16Pete McCordic, Houston, Tex., John Denton, Midland, Tex.1,500
17Rick Minier, Portland, Ore., Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,400
18John Voso Jr., Euclid, Ohio, Bill George, Citrus Hts. Calif.1,300
19Clay Adams, San Francisco, Les Barrett, Daly City, Calif.1,200
20Ed Ressler Jr., Bethlehem, Pa., Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.1,100
21Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo., Billy Walden, Troy, Mo.1,000

INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES - Roth, 233.7; Holman, 219.9; Laub, 222.7; Fallgren, 229.3; Mattingly, 225.6; Martin, 218.1; Handley, 225.6; Kappel, 216.7; Huber, 221.8; Groskind, 218.6; Gonzalez, 220.3; Trask, 220.1; Burton, 219.4; Burton Jr., 220.4; Lane, 224.1; Spigner, 214.2; Hudson, 222.3; Couture, 218.1; Coleman, 218.8; Lisher, 216.3; Johnson, 222.6; Colwell, 214.0; Conner, 219.2; Stefanich, 210.9.
*Match Play Alternate. **TV Alternate. 24-game qualifying leaders - Roth-Holman, 10,941. 12th Place Team - Burton-Burton Jr., 10,692. # - Bus Oswalt, Roger Tramp and Jeff Mattingly rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Jay Robinson, Joe Nuzzo, Mark Roth, Fred Jaskie, Jim Stefanich, Gary Dickinson and Boysie Huber.