Waukegan Open



$70,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Lanes, Waukegan, III., Aug 9-12, 1979

Webb's Rally Wins Waukegan

Wayne Webb chased, caught and then hung on to defeat Jimmy Certain for the $8,000 first prize and his second PBA championship, the Waukegan Open.

Starting the final round in fourth place, 240 pins off the pace, Webb charged into contention by winning his first six matches and entered the final game with a 15-pin edge over Certain. Also in contention was Pete McCordic, who rolled a 300 game with three games to go and stood third, 56 pins behind the lead.

A four-bagger midway through the game by Webb put him in position of needing a spare in the 10th frame for the victory. Rolling the ball high on the head pin, Webb left the 3-6-10 combination and almost missed the spare as the ball hooked too much left. The pins fell, however, and Webb won the game and the championship, 212-203.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9260 220.4 17-7-0 510 9770 $8,000
2Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9266 220.6 15-9-0 450 9716 5,000
#3Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 9290 221.1 12-11-1 375 9665 4,000
4Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif 9152 217.9 16-8-0 480 9632 3,500
5Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 9139 217.5 15-9-0 450 9589 3,000
#6Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9039 215.2 17-6-1 525 9564 2,500
7Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn. 9087 216.3 15-9-0 450 9537 2,000
8Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9106 216.8 13-11-0 390 9496 1,900
9John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill. 9072 216.0 13-10-1 405 9477 1,800
10Eddie Ressler Jr., Bethlehem, Pa. 9167 218.2 10-14-0 300 9467 1,700
11Tom Eder, N. Vernon, Ind. 9137 217.5 10-13-1 315 9452 1,600
12Ron McCaull, Lowell, Mass. 9066 215.8 11-12-1 345 9411 1,500
13Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 9053 215.5 11-12-1 345 9398 1,400
14Joseph Groskind, Memphis, Tenn. 9070 215.9 10-13-1 315 9385 1,300
15Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9101 216.6 7-17-0 210 9311 1,250
16Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8977 213.3 10-13-1 315 9292 1,200
17Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8823 210.0 15-9-0 450 9273 1,150
18Doug Myers, El Toro, Calif. 8877 211.3 11-12-1 345 9222 1,100
19Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 8916 212.2 9-15-0 270 9186 1,050
20Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 8765 208.6 12-11-1 375 9140 1,000
21Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8848 210.6 9-15-0 270 9118 950
22Roy Garcea, New York, N.Y. 8813 209.8 9-15-0 270 9083 900
23Joe Natoli, Brown Deer, Wis. 8795 209.4 9-15-0 270 9065 850
24Dave Kappel, Chicago 8774 208.9 7-17-0 210 8984 800

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Robert Hoeger, Indianapolis$795
26Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.705
27Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W. Va.690
28Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio675
29Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.660
30Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.650
31Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.635
 Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.635
33Rich Hartman, Collinsville, Ill.615
 Gary Smith, Peoria, Ill.615
35Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.600
36Neil Burton, St. Louis590
37Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.580
38Carmen Salvino, Chicago570
39Shawn Christensen, Aurora, Colo.560
40Rich Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.550
41Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.540
42Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.530
43Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.520
44Jeff Valentine, Hopkinton, Mass.510
45Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.500
46Dick Weber, St. Louis490
47Rich Carrubba, Las Vegas480
48Boysie Huber, St. Louis235
@Pat Cornell, Waukegan, Ill.235

*Alternate. @Non PBA member. #300 Games - Bill Spigner and Pete McCordic. 18-Game Qualifying Leader - Ed Ressler, 4,070. 24th place - Joseph Groskind, 3,836. PRO-AM CASHERS - Steve Westberg, Dave Beckmann, Carmen Salvino, Jimmy Certain, Ed Ressler and Mike Berlin.