Ford Open



$100,000 FORD OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted, Ohio, Feb 18-23, 1980

Shedd Drives To Victory

Kyle Shedd unleashed his alarmingly powerful hook ball for two strings of eight strikes and then cruised to his first PBA victory, 212-166, over leader Ed Wallace in the $100,000 Ford Open at Buckeye Lanes in North Olmsted, Ohio.

Shedd, like Joe Hutchinson the week before, rallied from the third-seeded position, averaging 236 for three games, including triumphs over Bob Handley, 269-202, and Steve Martin, 257-239, to bowl his way to the title match.

Along with the $15,000 first prize, Shedd, a sturdy 22-year-old right-hander from Downey, Calif., competing for less than nine months on the PBA tour, earned the use of a new Ford car for a year.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif.738 (3 games)$15,000
2Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif.166 (1 game)8,000
3Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.239 (1 game)6,000
4Bob Handley, Fairway. Kan.395 (2 games)5,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.192 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Handley defeated Husted, 193-192; Shedd defeated Handley, 269-202; Shedd defeated Martin, 257-239, and in the championship match, Shedd defeated Wallace, 212-166.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif. 9662 230.0 18--0 540 010202 
2Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9617 228.9 17-7-0 510 10127 
3Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif. 9582 228.1 17-7-0 510 10092 
4Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9655 229.8 12-12-0 360 10015 
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9550 227.3 13-11-0 390 9940 
**6Joe Berardi, Valley Cottage, N.Y. 9522 226.7 13-11-0 390 9912 $3,250
7Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9358 222.8 15-9-0 450 9808 2,800
8Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9447 224.9 11-13-0 330 9777 2,600
9Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 9285 221.0 12-12-0 360 9645 2,400
10Bill George, Citrus Heights, Calif., 9170 218.3 14-10-0 420 9590 2,300
11Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa- 9215 219.4 12-12-0 360 9575 2,200
12Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash. 9212 219.3 12-12-0 360 9572 2,100
#13Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis, Ind. 9196 218.9 12-12-0 360 9556 2,000
14Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9185 218.6 11--12-1 345 9530 1,900
15Tim Miller, Dallas, Texas 9186 218.7 11-13-0 330 9516 1,800
16Ted Malicki, Solon, Ohio 9207 219.2 10-14-0 300 9507 1,700
17Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9167 218.2 11-13-0 330 9497 1,600
18Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio 9202 219.0 9-15-0 270 9472 1,500
19George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9161 218.1 10-14-0 300 9461 1,400
20Carmen Ratti, Fountain Valley, Calif. 9149 217.8 9-15-0 270 9419 1,300
21Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9175 217.8 8-16-0 240 9415 1,200
22Roy Buckley. New Albany, Ohio 9072 216.0 11-13-0 330 9402 1,150
23Doug Myers, Laguna Hills, Calif. 9066 215.8 10-13-1 315 9381 1,100
#24Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif. 9021 214.7 9-15-0 270 9291 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.$930
26Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.920
*27Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.985
28Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo.895
 John Johns, Canton, Ohio895
30Tim Hinz, Joliet, Ill.880
31Jim Murtishaw, Delmar, Calif.870
32Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.860
33Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa850
34Bobby Moore, Columbus, Ohio835
 Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.835
36Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.820
37Rob Lambert, Huntington, W.Va.810
38Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis800
39Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.785
 Marv Sargent, EI Cajon, Calif.785
41Greg Goetz, Washington, D.C.770
#42Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.755
 Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas755
44Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz.740
45Dick Blank, Omaha, Neb.725
 David Long, Long Beach, Calif.725
47Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.705
48Tom Kress, Rochester, N.Y.690
49Ken Hall, Latham, N.Y.360
56Paul Vorisek. Cleveland, Ohio325
51Dan Ghezzi. Childs, Pa.307
 David Jones, S. Boston, Va.307
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis, Mo.307
 Ross Ziegler, Cleveland, Ohio307
55Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio300
56Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.300
57Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio300
58Kevin Schwabe, Milwaukee, Wis.300

* - Denotes alternate. ** - Denotes TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Roth, 4206. 24th place Myers, 3993. # - Couture (2). Soper and Stoughton rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Paul Colwell, Bus Oswalt, Steve Neff, Tom Laskow, Butch Soper, Pete Weber, Henry Gonzalez, Billy Young, Arnie Goldman, Dan Roche, Dick Ritger, John Weltzien, Fred Jaskie, Mike Winklepleck, Ron Young, Wayne Webb, Jim Poulos, Tom Baker, Gil Sliker and Dave Beckmann.