Quaker State Open



$100,000 QUAKER STATE OPEN
Forum Bowling Lanes, Grand Prairie, Texas, Jan 22-26, 1980

Miller Shocks Texas Foes

Unheralded Hugh Miller, who had won only $1,500 in 19 previous PBA tournaments, knocked off Tommy Kress, 238-226, to win the $100,000 Quaker State Open for a first prize 10 times his previous tour income.

The 23-year-old southpaw coolly pumped home three ninth and 10th frame strikes to insure at least a tie against top-seeded Kress which turned into victory when Kress left a 10-pin on his first 10th frame shot.

Prior to that, Miller had bested fellow southpaw Steve Cook after Cook had defeated Tom Baker. Baker had opened the finals with a 199-197 decision over Jim Winklepleck in the fourth annual Quaker State Championship at Forum Bowl in Grand Prairie, Texas.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.464 (2 games)$15,000
2Tommy Kress. Rochester, N.Y.226 (1 game)8,000
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.380 (2 games)6,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.381 (2 games)5,000
5Jim Winklepleck, Milwaukie, Ore197 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Winklepleck, 199-197; Cook defeated Baker, 222-182; Miller defeated Cook, 226-158, and in the championship game, Miller defeated Kress, 238-226.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Tom Kress, Rochester, N.Y. 9673 230.3 15-7-2 480 10153 
2Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash 9556 227.5 18-5-1 555 10111 
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9653 229.8 14-9-1 435 10088 
4Jim Winklepleck, Milwaukie, Ore. 9642 229.5 14-9-1 435 10077 
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9603 228.6 15-8-1 465 10068 
**6George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9618 229.0 14-10-0 420 10038 $3,250
7Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9560 227.6 15-8-1 465 10025 2,800
8Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9573 227.9 14-9-1 435 10008 2,700
9Jim Crook, Denver, Colo. 9548 227.3 14-10-0 420 9968 2,600
10Kyle Shedd, Downey. Calif. 9562 227.6 13-11-0 390 9952 2,500
11Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif., 9561 227.6 13-11-0 390 9951 2,400
12Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9470 225.4 15-9-0 450 9920 2,300
13Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla. - 9513 226.5 12-9-3 405 9918 2,200
14Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9614 228.9 9-15-0 270 9884 2,100
#15Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif., 9580 228.0 10-14-0 300 9880 2,000
16Dennis Pate, Temple, Texas 9408 224.0 14-10-0 420 9828 1,900
17Frank Ellenburg. Mesa, Ariz. 9467 225.4 10-13-1 315 9782 1,800
18Clint Stehle, Houston, Texas 9416 224.1 9-13-2 300 9716 1,700
19Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif., 9383 223.4 10-14-0 300 9683 1,600
20Jim Stefanich, Joliet, 111. 9343 222.4 7-16-1 225 9568 1,500
21Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 9325 222.0 8-16-0 240 9565 1,400
22Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 9257 220.4 6-17-1 195 9452 1,300
23Steve Grimes, Escondido, Calif. 9029 214.9 6-18-0 180 9209 1,200
#24Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas 9030 215.0 5-19-0 150 9180 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.$1,020
26Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.985
27Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.955
28Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif.920
 Ross Ziegler, Cleveland, Ohio920
30Charlie Venable, Valley Stream, N.Y.900
31Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.890
32Mike Hanes, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.880
33Doug Myers, EI Toro, Calif.870
34Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas860
35Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.850
36Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.840
37Kevin Schwabe, Milwaukee, Wis.830
38Mike Fleming, Leavenworth, Kan.820
39Dave Kappel, Chicago, Ill.810
40Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis, Ind.800
41Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.790
42Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif.780
43Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.770
44Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.760
45John Voso Jr., Cleveland, Ohio750
46Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.740
47Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.730
t48Frank Withrow, Mesquite, Texas720

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV Finals Alternate. I8-game qualifying leader - Robinson, 4243. 24th place - Holman and Plessinger, 4036. Holman defeated Plessinger, 246-196, for 24th place. # - Wallace, Starnes, Kress. Joe Natoli and Don Erving rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Hutchinson, Bill Spigner, Steve Cook, Don Johnson, Jim Winklepleck and Mike Durbin. t - Non-PBA member.