Brunswick Memorial World Open



$130,000 BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL WORLD OPEN
Brunswick Deerbrook Lanes, Deerfield, Ill., Nov 11-17, 1979

Holman Newest Six-Figure Man

Inspired by a come-from-behind 204-203 win over Jim Plessinger in the semi-final game, Marshall Holman crushed top-seeded Steve Martin, 246-191, for the $21,000 first prize in the Brunswick Memorial World Open.

It was Holman's second victory in three years in the World Open and made him the third bowler in PBA history, along with Mark Roth and Earl Anthony, to earn more than $100,000 in one season.

Holman appeared destined to finish third at Brunswick Deerbrook Lanes until Plessinger opened the door by missing a 2-4-5 spare in the 10th frame, allowing Holman to win with a final frame spare and strike.

Martin, 21, had little chance in the title game as Holman struck in seven of the first eight frames. It was Holman's fourth championship of the year and 11th overall.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.450 (2 games)$21,000
2Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.191 (1 game)11,000
3Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.716 (3 games)7,500
4Ed Ressler, Bethlehem, Pa.215 (1 game)6,000
5Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.214 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Plessinger defeated Higham, 234-214; Plessinger defeated Ressler, 279-215; Holman defeated Plessinger, 204-203; and in the championship match, Holman defeated Martin, 246-191.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 12902 230.3 16-8-0 480 13382 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 12779 228.1 16-8-0 480 13259 
3Eddie Ressler, Bethlehem, Pa. 12847 229.4 10-13-1 315 13162 
4Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 12661 226.0 16-7-1 495 13156 
5Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 12736 227.4 11-13-0 330 13066 
**#6Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 12691 226.6 11-13-0 330 13021 $4,050
7Louie Moore, Indianapolis 12588 224.7 14-10-0 420 13008 3,650
8Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 12560 224.2 14-9-1 435 12995 3,300
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 12476 222.7 14-10-0 420 12896 3,000
10Mark Roth, North Arlington, N. J. 12391 221.2 13-9-2 420 12811 2,800
11Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 12419 221.7 13-11-0 390 12809 2,600
12Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 12372 220.9 12-12-0 360 12732 2,400
13Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif. 12375 220.9 11-13-0 330 12705 2,300
14Ed Chellson, Hasbrouck Hts., N. J. 12344 220.4 9-15-0 270 12614 2,200
#15Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 12265 219.0 11-13-0 330 12595 2,100
16Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 12236 218.5 11-13-0 330 12566 2,000
17Dave Kappel, Chicago 12279 219.2 9-15-0 270 12549 1,900
18Gil Sliker, Washington, N. J. 12230 218.3 10-14-0 300 12530 1,800
19Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn. 12167 217.2 12-12-0 360 12527 1,700
20Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 12202 217.8 9-15-0 270 12472 1,600
21Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N. Y. 12026 214.7 13-10-1 405 12431 1,500
22Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash. 12122 216.4 9-15-0 270 12392 1,400
23Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 12054 215.2 10-14-0 300 12354 1,300
24Jeff Valentine, Hopkinton, Mass. 11976 213.8 11-13-0 330 12306 1,250

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif.$1,185
26Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.1,085
#27Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio1,070
28Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.1,060
29Kenny Hall, Latham, N. Y.1,050
#30Junichi Yajima, Japan1,040
31Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.1,030
32John Johns, Canton, Ohio1,020
33Don Sylvia, Beacon, N. Y.1,010
34Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.1,000
35Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas990
36Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.980
37Nick Wright, Champaign, Ill.970
38Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.960
39Keith Kolozsi, Xenia, Ohio950
40Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.940
41Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.930
@42Yasuo Sakanashi, Japan920
43Boysie Huber, St. Louis910
44Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.900
45Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.890
46Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio880
47George Pappas, Charlotte, N. C.870
48Neil Burton, St. Louis860

*Denotes Alternate. **TV Alternate. 32-game qualifying leader, Ressler, 7,457. 24th place - Valentine, 7,007. 48th place qualifier after 24 games - Neil Burton, Steve Tripp, 5,201. #Wayne Zahn, Yajima, Nuzzo, Jack Andolina, Nelson and Berlin rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Dave Frame, Bill Coleman, Fred Conner, Mike Durbin, Larry Laub, and Nelson Burton. @Denotes Foreign Entry.