Midas Open



$125,000 MIDAS OPEN
Brunswick Northwest Bowl, Palatine, Ill., Feb 5-9, 1980

Aulby Steamrolls; Davis Denied

Displaying the same aptitude for big money pressure bowling that made him the PBA National Champion in 1979, young Mike Aulby became the second bowler in two weeks to come from fifth place to a title in the $125,000 Midas Open.

Aulby, the 19-year-old Rookie of the Year, handled the likes of Ernie Schlegel, George Pappas, Johnny Petraglia and Dave Davis with a 238 TV average at Brunswick Northwest Bowl in Palatine, Ill., to corner the $20,000 top prize.

Top-seeded Davis, who lost, 224-188, in the finale, had compiled a record 770-pin first-place margin as he out-averaged the field by over 13 pins per game while posting a 21-3 match-play mark, including a 300 game.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.954 (4 games)$20,000
2Dave Davis, Tinton Fails, N.J.188 (1 game)11,000
3John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.214 (1 game)7,500
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.245 (1 game)6,000
5Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.210 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Aulby defeated Schlegel, 238-210; Aulby defeated Pappas, 258-245; Aulby defeated Petraglia, 234-214; and in the championship match, Aulby defeated Davis, 224-188.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 9766 232.5 21-3-0 630 10396 
2John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9206 219.1 14-10-0 420 9626 
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9111 216.9 16-8-0 480 9591 
4Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9135 217.5 15-9-0 450 9585 
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 9167 218.2 13-11-0 390 9557 
**6Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 9024 214.8 14-10-0 420 9444 $4,050
7Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio 9005 214.4 14-10-0 420 9425 3,600
8Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. ' 9011 214.5 11-13-0 330 9341 3,200
9Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8874 211.2 15-9-0 450 9324 3,000
10Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 8949 213.0 11-13-0 330 9279 2,800
11Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8764 208.6 14-10-0 420 9184 2,700
12Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8754 208.4 14-10-0 420 9174 2,600
13Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8795 209.4 12-12-0 360 9155 2,500
#14Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8825 210.1 10-13-1 315 9140 2,400
15Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 8781 209.0 11-12-1 345 9126 2,300
16David Jones, S. Boston, Va. 8787 209.2 10-14-0 300 9087 2,200
17Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8762 208.6 10-14-0 300 9062 2,100
18Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8759 208.5 10-14-0 300 9059 2,000
19Joseph Greco, Jacksonville, Fla. 8663 206.2 10-14-0 300 8963 1,850
 Hugh Miller, Mercer Island. Wash. 8663 206.2 10-14-0 300 8963 1,850
21Norm Meyers. St. Louis, Mo. 8708 207.3 8-16-0 240 8948 1,700
22John Denton, Midland, Texas 8516 202.7 9-15-0 270 8786 1,600
23Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8502 202.4 8-16-0 240 8742 1,525
24Nick Wright, Champaign; Ill. 8512 202.6 7-17-0 210 8722 1,450

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Martin Letscher, Aberdeen, Md.$1,395
26Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo.1,290
27Cary York, Salem, Ore.1,270
28Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.1,250
29Dave Frame, Baldwin Pk., Calif.1,240
30Joe Natoli, Brown Deer, Wis.1,230
31Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.1,220
32Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas1,210
33Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.1,200
34Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.1,190
35Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis, Ind.1,180
36Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash.1,170
37Bob Handley, Fairway, Kansas1,160
38Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.1,150
39Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.1,140
40Paul Colwell, Tucson, Arizona1,130
41Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,120
42Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.1,110

*-Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Davis and Hudson rolled 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader -Petraglia, 3976. 24th place - Burton, 3755. PRO-AM CASHERS - Bill Coleman, Jim Plessinger, Nelson Burton Jr., Jay Robinson, Earl Anthony and Hugh Miller.