City Of Roses Open



$70,000 CITY OF ROSES OPEN
Timber Lanes, Portland, Ore., Jun 19-23, 1979

Roth Smells Roses

Mark Roth opened the championship game with three strikes and was never headed as he crushed challenging Dennis Lane, 257-195, to successfully defend his City of Roses title and become the only bowler in the 14-year history of the Portland event to win the tournament twice.

Not only did the 28-year-old two-time PBA Player of the Year join select company with his 20th career victory, but he also became the fifth professional bowler to surpass the half million dollar standard.

The tournament saw the initiation of the PBA's new alternate pair Television format, with each of the four final matches between the top five bowlers, alternating between two pairs of lanes. Jay Robinson finished third, Tom Baker, fourth, and Bill Spigner, fifth.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J.257 (1 game)$8,000
2Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.433 (2 games)5,000
3Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.617 (3 games)4,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. -176 (1 game)3,500
5Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.194 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Robinson defeated Spigner, 218-194; Robinson defeated Baker, 196-176; Lane defeated Robinson, 238-203; and in the championship game, Roth defeated Lane, 257-195. 42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9689 230.6 16-8-0 480 10169 
2Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9519 226.6 13-11-0 390 9909 
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9458 225.1 13-11-0 390 9848 
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9403 223.8 12-11-1 375 9778 
5Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9367 223.0 13-10-1 405 9772 
**6Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 9227 219.6 18-6-0 540 9767 $2,500
7Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9227 219.6 16-8-0 480 9707 2,000
8Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9232 219.8 14-10-0 420 9652 1,900
#9Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 9253 220.3 10-14-0 300 9553 1,800
10Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash. 9154 217.9 12-12-0 360 9514 1,700
11Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9086 216.3 12-12-0 360 9446 1,600
12Dave Kappel, Chicago, Ill. 9008 214.4 14-9-1 435 9443 1,500
13Dale Glenn, Northridge, Calif. 9108 216.8 11-13-0 330 9438 1,450
14Bruce Russell, Moses Lake, Wash. 9052 215.5 12-12-0 360 9412 1,400
#15Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9160 218.0 8-16-0 240 9400 1,350
16Jim Figari, Lititz, Pa. 9079 216.1 10-14-0 300 9379 1,300
17Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash. 9003 214.3 12-12-0 360 9363 1,250
18Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9007 214.4 11-12-1 345 9352 1,200
19Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo. 8966 213.4 12-11-1 375 9341 1,150
20Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho 8951 213.1 11-13-0 330 9281 1,100
21Paul Vorisek, Cleveland, Ohio 8905 212.0 10-14-0 300 9205 1,050
22John Denton, Midland, Texas 8884 211.5 10-14-0 300 9184 1,000
23Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 8815 209.8 9-15-0 270 9085 950
24Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8882 211.4 6-17-1 195 9077 900

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash.$870
26Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.770
27Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.750
28Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.730
29Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.715
 Cary York, Salem, Ore.715
31Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.695
 Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.695
33Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.680
34John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.670
35John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.655
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago655
37Ron McCaull, Maiden, Mass.640
38Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.630
39Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.620
40Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.610
41Art Trask, Miami, Fla.600
42Rick Minier, Portland, Ore.590
43Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio580
44Joseph Groskind, Memphis, Tenn.565
 Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.565
46Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.550
47Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.540
48Steve Jones, Kerrville, Texas530

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Lane, 4,180. 24th place Godman and Huber, 3,885. # - Coleman and Ellenburg rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Bill Coleman, Dennis Swayda, Sam Flanagan, Tom Baker, Jim Godman, Tommy Hudson, Doug Heim, Jeff Mattingly, Joe Hutchinson and Warren Nelson.