Tucson Open



$70,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 17-21, 1979

Berardi Hot In Tucson

After trailing by 25 pins through most of the title game, Joe Berardi drilled four game-winning strikes in the ninth and 10th frames to record a 213-203 victory over Ed Ressler in the Tucson Open. It was Berardi's second PBA title of the year, having already won the BPAA U.S. Open in April.

The 24-year-old New Yorker waited as the No. 1 seeded player as Boysie Huber opened the finals by defeating Dave Kappel before losing a roll-off with Ressler after the pair had tied 215-215. Ressler then advanced to the championship game by rolling eight opening strikes to whip Wayne Webb, 268-201.

"It took seven years for my first victory, and now, all of a sudden I've got two. It's still kind of hard to believe," said Berardi.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.213 (1 game)$8,000
2Ed Ressler, Bethlehem, Pa.686 (3 games)5,000
3Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.215 (1 game)4,000
4Boysie Huber, St. Louis423 (2 games)3,500
5Dave Kappel, Chicago191 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Huber defeated Kappel, 208-191; Ressler defeated Huber in a two-frame rolloff, after tying at 215-215; Ressler defeated Webb, 268-201, and in the championship game, Berardi defeated Ressler, 213-203.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9659 230.0 15-9-0 450 10109 
2Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9598 228.5 16-7-1 495 10093 
3Eddie Ressler Jr., Bethlehem, Pa. 9627 229.2 14-9-1 435 10062 
4Boysie Huber, St. Louis 9486 225.9 14-9-1 435 9921 
#5David Kappel, Chicago 9439 224.7 15-9-0 450 9889 
**6Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 9463 225.3 14-10-0 420 9883 $2,550
#7Chuck Pierce, Dallas 9395 223.7 14-10-0 420 9815 2,000
8Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9373 223.2 13-11-0 390 9763 1,900
9Charlie Venable, Bronx, N.Y. 9280 221.0 16-8-0 480 9760 1,800
10Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9384 223.4 12-12-0 360 9744 1,700
#11Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9352 222.7 13-11-0 390 9742 1,600
12Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 9291 221.2 13-11-0 390 9681 1,500
13Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9269 220.7 12-12-0 360 9629 1,450
14Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 9121 217.2 15-9-0 450 9571 1,400
15Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9252 220.3 10-14-0 300 9552 1,350
16Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9282 221.0 9-15-0 270 9552 1,300
17Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9229 219.7 10-14-0 300 9529 1,250
18Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9206 219.2 9-14-1 285 9491 1,200
19Guppy Troup, Savannah, Ga. 9079 216.2 11-12-1 345 9424 1,150
20Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash. 9080 216.2 8-16-0 240 9320 1,100
21Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz. 9008 214.5 9-14-1 285 9293 1,050
22Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9012 214.6 9-15-0 270 9282 1,000
23Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 9062 215.8 7-17-0 210 9272 950
24Larry Gosack, Escondido, Calif. 9011 214.5 7-17-0 210 9221 900

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dean Johnson, Portland, Ore.$857.50
 John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.782.50
27Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif.750
28Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento730
29Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.715
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.715
31Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif.700
32Art Trask, Miami, Fla.690
33George LeCain, Peabody, Mass.675
 Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.675
35Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.660
36Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.650
37Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.640
38Jeff Valentine, Hopkinton, Mass.630
39Sal Rap, E. Haven, Conn.615
 Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio615
41Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.595
 Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas595
43David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas580
44Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.565
 Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif.565
46Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.550
47Jerry Friendly, St. Helena, Calif.540
48Gary Hicks, Tucson, Ariz.530

*Denotes Alternate. **TV Finals Alternate. Johnson defeated Weltzien, 212-185, to earn the alternate spot, and they split 25th and 26th place money. #Clay Adams, Chuck Pierce, Charlie Tapp, Dave Kappel and Dave Husted rolled 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader - Kappel, 4,236. 24th place - Gosack, 3,977. PRO-AM CASHERS - Boysie Huber, Rich Carrubba, Mike Aulby, Paul Moser, Henry Gonzalez, Ed Ressler, Steve Jones, Mark Roth, Dave Husted, Joseph Groskind and Randy Lightfoot.