Rolaids Open



$100,000 ROLAIDS OPEN
Dick Weber Lanes, Florissant, Mo., Jan 29-Feb 2, 1980

Lou Wins One From The Gipper

Inspired by chants of "Lou, Lou, Lou," 25-year-old Tour sophomore Alvin Lou scored his first PBA, victory coming from the fifth-seeded position in the $100,000 Rolaids Open at Dick Weber Lanes.

Lou, EI Cajon. Calif., routed tournament leader Gip Lentine, 277-211, for the $15,000 first prize after he had bowled past Willie Willis, 191-178, Jeff Mattingly, 221-197; and Earl Anthony, 247-185.

For the four matches Lou averaged 234 after coming from 14th place in the final round of match play to squeak into the finals by four pins and catching the fancy of the bowling minded St. Louis area fans.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif.936 (4 games)$15,000
2Gip Lentine, Rowland Heights, Calif.,211 (1 game)8,000
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.185 (1 game)6,000
4Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.197 (1 game)5,000
5Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn.178 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Lou defeated Willis, 191-178; Lou defeated Mattingly, 221-197; Lou defeated Anthony, 247-185; and in the championship match, Lou defeated Lentine, 277-211.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts. Calif. 9599 228.5 20-4-0 600 10199 
#2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9791 233.1 11-13-0 330 10121 
3Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 9485 225.8 15-9-0 450 9935 
4Richard Willis, W. Haven, Conn. 9541 227.1 13-11-0 390 9931 
5Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif. 9446 224.9 15-9-0 450 9896 
**6Jim Robarge, Central Square, N.Y. 9472 225.5 14-10-0 420 9892 $3,200
#7Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9495 226.0 13-11-0 390 9885 2,900
8Mal Acosta, Fremont, Calif. 9582 228.1 10-14-0 300 9882 2,800
9Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 9369 223.0 16-8-0 480 9849 2,700
10Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9380 223.3 13-10-1 405 9785 2,600
11Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 9447 224.9 11-13-0 330 9777 2,500
12Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 9411 224.0 12-12-0 360 9771 2,400
13Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9377 223.2 13-11-0 390 9767 2,300
#14Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif. 9423 224.3 10-14-0 300 9723 2,200
15Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla. 9326 222.0 12-12-0 360 9686 2,100
16Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9327 222.0 11-13-0 330 9657 1,950
 Cary York, Salem, Ore. 9327 222.0 11-13-0 330 9657 1,950
18Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 9415 224.1 7-17-0 210 9625 1,800
19Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9318 221.8 10-14-0 300 9618 1,700
20Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 9304 221.5 9-14-1 285 9589 1,600
21Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9285 221.0 9-13-2 300 9585 1,500
22John Johns, Canton, Ohio 9077 216.1 13-11-0 390 9467 1,400
23Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo. 9038 215.1 11-13-0 330 9368 1,300
24Rick Starbuck, Dayton, Ohio 9125 217.2 7-17-0 210 9335 1,250

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.$1,240
26Dave Macy, Chicago, Ill.1,135
27Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.1,115
28Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J.1,100
29Dale Glenn, Alta Loma, Calif.1,085
 Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz.1,085
31Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif.1,070
32Tom Kress, Rochester, N.Y.1,060
33Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio1,050
34Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,040
35Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.1,030
36Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.1,020
37Art Trask, Miami, Fla.1,010
38Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.1,000
39Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.990
40Jim Beaty, Columbus, Ohio975
 Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas975
42Jim Winklepleck, Milwaukie, Ore.960

* -- Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. I8-game qualifying leader - Anthony, 4279. 24th place -Shedd, 4031. # - Ron Lisher, Richard Holman, Charlie Lacy, Dick Ritger, Jim Figari, Nelson Burton Jr., Steve Neff, Earl Anthony and Kyle Shedd rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Hutchinson, Earl Anthony, Guppy Troup, Dave Husted, Wayne Webb, Wayne Zahn and Henry Gonzalez.