Miller High Life Classic



$125,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE CLASSIC
Brunswick Wonderbowl Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif, Jan 15-19, 1980

Dickinson "Clutches" Seventh Win

Gary Dickinson made his best shots when they counted the most as he toiled to his seventh PBA title in the $125,000 Miller High Life Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

The 36-year-old Texan began the finals in the third-seeded position and routed Mike Hanes, 246-192. A strike on his final shot of the semi-final game gave Dickinson a thrilling 225-224 decision over Johnny Petraglia, preparing him for a 217-198 victory over top-seeded Ernie Schlegel. To insure the $21,000 first prize at Brunswick Wonderbowl Anaheim, Dickinson converted the 3-10 "baby split" twice late in the match.

The championship represented the biggest prize won by Dickinson in his outstanding l0-year pro career, while Schlegel came away as runnerup for the fifth time.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas688 (3 games)$21,000
2Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.198 (1 game)11,000
3John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.224 (1 game)7,500
4Mike Hanes, North Tonawanda, N.Y.415 (2 games)6,000
5Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn.146 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Hanes defeated Willis, 223-146; Dickinson defeated Hanes, 246-192; Dickinson defeated Petraglia, 225-224; and in the championship match, Dickinson defeated Schlegel, 217-198.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9018 214.7 16-8-0 480 9498 
2John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9079 216.1 13-11-0 390 9469 
3Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas - 9007 214.4 15-9-0 450 9457 
4Mike Hanes. N. Tonawanda, N.Y. 8873 211.2 18-6-0 540 9413 
5Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn. 8943 212.9 15-9-0 450 9393 
**6Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8931 212.6 14-10-0 420 9351 $4,050
7Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8951 213.1 13-11-0 390 9341 3,600
8Arnie Goldman, Chicago, Ill, 8898 211.8 14-10-0 420 9318 3,300
9Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8872 211.2 13-11-0 390 9262 3,000
10Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8772 208.8 15-9-0 450 9222 2,800
11Charlie Tapp, S. St, Paul Minn. 8793 209.3 14-10-0 420 9213 2,600
12Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8776 208.9 12-12-0 360 9136 2,400
13Ralph Fricke, Jacksonville, Fla. 8765 208.6 12-12-0 360 9125 2,300
14Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8719 207.5 13-11-0 390 9109 2,200
15Doug Johnson, Long Beach, Calif. 8587 204.4 11-13-0- 330 8917 2,100
16Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif. 8642 205.7 9-15-0 270 8913 2,000
17Alvin Lou, El Cajon. Calif. 8609 204.9 9-15-0 270 8879 1,900
18Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8543 203.4 11-13-0 330 8873 1,800
19Mike Fleming, Leavenworth, Kan. 8606 204.9 8-16-0 240 8846 1,700
20Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8490 202.1 10-14-0 300 8790 1,600
21Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8487 202.1 9-15-0 270 8757 1,500
22Guppy Troup, Columbia. S.C. 8476 201.8 9-15-0 270 8746 1,400
23Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8489 202.1 8-16-0 240 8729 1,300
24Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif. 8459 201.4 7-17-0 210 8669 1,200

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.$1,100
26Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.1,123
27Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.1,048
28Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.1,000
29Rex Wells, Laramie, Wyo.980
30Bruce Russell, Moses Lake, Wash.970
31David Jones, S. Boston, Va.960
32Dave Frame, Baldwin Pk., Calif.950
31Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.940
34Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.930
35Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.915
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.915
 Mike Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.915
38Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.890
39Hat Truax, Wheeler, Ore.880
40Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.870
41Butch Smith, Garden Grove, Calif.860
42Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.850
43Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio840
44Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.830
45Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.820
46Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.810
47Greg Goetz, Washington, D.C.800
48Jim Winklepleck, Milwaukie, Ore.790
49Larry Gray, Torrance. Calif.335
 Gary Hicks, Tucson, Ariz.335
51Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.310
52Tim Cornelio, W. Hartford, Conn.300
53Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.300
54Fred Jaskie. Greendale, Wis.300
55Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.300
56Mark Baker, Fount Valley, Calif.300
57John Denton, Midland, Texas150
 Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif.150

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Willis, 3963. 24th place - Husted and Troup, 3734. # -- Denton rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS -- Charlie Tapp, Larry Laub, Dave Soutar, Mike Aulby, Jerry Friedly. Warren Nelson. Mark Roth, John Petraglia and Steve Cook.