AMF Magicscore Open



$125,000 AMF MAGICSCORE OPEN
Landmark Lanes, Peoria, Ill., Feb 12-16, 1980

Hutch Puts On A Show

Animated Joe Hutchinson became the weekly TV star of the bowling world in the AMF MagicScore Open when, with the help of an ample supply of body English, gestures and a constant stream of chatter, he out-bowled three opponents for the $20,000 victory.

In the first national PBA event ever hosted in Peoria, Ill., Hutchinson rolled 735 for three games, clinching his second title with a 247-224 win over match play leader Bill Coleman. The ABC-TV finals attracted the largest audience in the 19-year history of the highly rated Pro Bowlers Tour series.

Veteran stars Jim Godman, Tommy Hudson and Nelson Burton Jr., filled out the top five at Landmark Lanes.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.735 (3 games)$20,000
2Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.224 (1 game)11,000
3Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio175 (1 game)7,500
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio449 (2 games)6,000
5Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.217 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Hudson defeated Burton, 257-217; Hutchinson defeated Hudson, 223-192; Hutchinsondefeated Godman. 265-175, and in the championship game, Hutchinson defeated Coleman, 247-224.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 9296 221.3 11-12-1 345 9641 
2Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9096 216.5 17-6-1 525 9621 
3Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9063 215.7 18-6-0 540 9603 
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9201 219.0 13-11-0 390 9591 
5Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis Mo. 9208 219.2 12-12-0 360 9568 
**6Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9074 216.0 15-9-0 450 9524 $4,050
7Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass 9044 215.3 15-8-1 465 9509 3,600
8Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9095 216.5 13-10-1 405 9500 3,200
9Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill., 9112 216.9 12-12-0 360 9472 3,000
10Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9003 214.3 14-10-0 420 9423 2,800
11Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8960 213.3 14-10-0 420 9380 2,600
12Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9018 214.7 11-12-1 345 9363 2,400
13Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa 8990 214.5 11-13-0 330 9320 2,200
14Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8977 213.7 11-13-0 330 9307 2,100
15Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8894 211.7 12-11-1 375 9269 2,000
16Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla. 8824 210.1 12-12-0 360 9184 1,900
17Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8773 208.8 12-11-1 375 9148 1,800
18Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8855 210.8 9-14-1 285 9140 1,700
19Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif. 8826 210.1 8-16-0 240 9066 1,600
20Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Illinois 8696 207.0 11-13-0 330 9026 1,500
21Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz. 8781 209.0 8-16-0 240 9021 1,400
22Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8644 205.8 9-15-0 270 8914 1,300
#23Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas 8700 207.1 7-17-0 210 8910 1,200
24Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev. 8446 201.1 9-1S-0 270 8716 1,150

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.$1,075
26Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.990
27Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.960
28Greg Shields, St. Louis, Mo.930
 Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.930
30Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.900
31Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.880
32Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.860
33Ron Young, Youngstown, Ohio850
34Cary York, Salem, Ore.840
35Marv Sargent, El Cajon, Calif.830
36John Voso Jr., Cleveland, Ohio820
37Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.810
38Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.800
39Denny Campbell, Alsip, Ill.785
 Don Johnson, Moline, Ill785
41Nick Wright, Champaign, Ill.770
42Pete Weber, St. Louis, Mo.760
43Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio750
44Wayne Garren, Asheville, N.C.740
45Ed Chellson, Hasbrouck Hts., N.J.725
 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.725
47Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.710
48Emmett Shutes, State College. Pa.700
49Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.370
50Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.340
51Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo.320
52Jim Murtishaw, Delmar, Calif.310
53Frank Huspen, River Grove, Ill.300
54Charlie Venable, Valley Stream, N.Y.300

* - Denotes Alternate. ** - Denotes TV Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader -- Burton, 4029. 24th place -Gibson, 3843. # - Starnes rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS --- Matt Surina, Jim Stefanich, Frank Ellenburg, Art Trask. Palmer Fallgren and Mike Berlin.