ARC Alameda Open



$85,000 ARC ALAMEDA OPEN
Mel's Southshore Bowl, Alameda, Calif., Dec 31-Jan 5, 1980

Nelson Nails 1980 Opener

A stunning 7-10 split conversion by Mark Roth highlighted the inaugural tournament of the decade, but at the finish it was Warren Nelson who grabbed his second PBA title and the 510,000 first prize in the $85,000 ARC'.

Alameda Open at Mel's Southshore Bowl,Nelson put on a "bowling clinic" in the final round of match play that dazzled his opponents as he out-averaged second-seeded Marshall Holman by five pins per game going into the finals and then defeated his closest pursuer; 236-190, in the championship game.

Roth, the Sporting News PBA Player of the Year for the previous three seasons, astounded the gallery and the millions of ABC-TV Pro Bowlers Tour viewers when, in the first match of the finals, he knocked the 10-pin off the kickback into the 7-pin for a spare that helped him defeat Bill Straub, 222-184. Jim Plessinger then eliminated Roth and was defeated by Holman to set the stage for the title match.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.236 (1 game)$10,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.411 (2 games)6,000
3Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.417 (2 games)5,000
4Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J.402 (2 games)4,000
5Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.184 (1 game)3,500

MATCH RESULTS: Roth defeated Straub, 222-184; Plessinger defeated Roth, 237-180; Holman defeatedPlessinger, 221-180, and in the championship game, Nelson defeated Holman, 236-190:'

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 9851 234.5 13-11-0 390 10241 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9630 229.2 16-7-1 495 10125 
3Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 9439 224.2 17-7-0 510 9949 
#4Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 9462 224.8 14-10-0 420 9882 
5Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9454 224.5 13-11-0 390 9884 
**6Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9389 233.5 13-11-0 390 9779 $3,050
#7Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9400 223.8 11-12-1 345 9745 2,500
8Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9340 222.3 12-12-0 360 9700 2,100
9Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9278 220.9 13-11-0 390 9668 2,000
10Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 9165 218.1 14-10-0 420 9585 1,900
11Don Bell, Santa Cruz, Calif. 9185 218.4 13-11-0 390 9575 1,800
#12Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9155 217.9 13-11-0 390 9545 1,700
13Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9114 217.0 13-10-1 405 9519 1,600
14Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9144 217.4 12-12-0 360 9504 1,500
15Bob Handley, Fairway, Kans. 9130 217.3 8-15-1 255 9385 1,450
16Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9014 214.6 12-12-0 360 9374 1,400
17Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif. 9009 214.5 12-12-0 360 9369 1,350
18Bob Fenton, Upland, Calif. 8986 213.9 11-13-0 330 9316 1,300
19Kevin Schwabe, Milwaukee, Wis. 8994 214.1 10-14-0 300 9294 1,250
20Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 9051 215.5 8-16-0 240 9291 1,200
21Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif. 8992 214.0 9-14-1 285 9277 1,150
+22George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.
(includes 164-pin penalty)
 9068 215.9 9-14-1 285 9189 1,050
#23Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8864 211.0 9-15-0 270 9134 1,050
24Greg Shields, Kansas City 8811 209.7 10-14-0 300 9111 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.$1,050
26Don Johnson, Las Vegas850
*27Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.850
28Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas800
29Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.780
30Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz.760
31Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.740
32Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.720
33Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash.700
34Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.690
35Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.680
36Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.670
37Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio660
38Ed Chellson, Hasbrouck Hts., N.J.650
39Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.640
40Mike Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.630
41Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.620
42Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo.610
43Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio600
44Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.590
45Joseph Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.580
46Rich Venturi, Millbrae, Calif.570
47Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.560
48Russ Fields, San Jose, Calif.550
49Al Ahim, Alameda, Calif.365
50Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif.330
51Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.300

*Denotes Alternate, ** - TV Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Nelson, 4184. 24th place Schwabe,3965. #Fallgren, Wunderlich, Martin, Nelson, Straub, Ron Lisher, Jim Lassie and Jeff Valentine rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Gip Lentine, Marshall Holman, Wayne Webb, Ernie Schlegel, Frank Ellenburg and Rich Carrubba. + - Pappas replaced Mattingly in Match game play and took 164-pin penalty. They split 22nd and 25th place money.