True Value Open



$125,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, Miami, Fla., Feb 25-Mar 1, 1980

Fallgren Finds "True Value"

Veteran Palmer Fallgren snapped a rive-year victory drought and collected his largest career payoff when he defeated four opponents to win $20,000 and the inaugural True Value Open championship in Miami.

Fallgren began his big conquest by routing George Pappas with a 256 game before edging past Les Zikes, when Zikes, needing a strike to win, left a solid eight-pin. Henry Gonzalez went down next and top-seeded Marshall Holman succumbed, 211-196, when his bid for a game-winning 10th-frame double was foiled by a 3-6 leave.

The win at Don Carter's Kendall Lanes regained for the 29-year-old Fallgren an invitation to the Firestone Tournament of Champions since his eligibility had expired in 1978.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.874 (4 games)$20,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.196 (1 game)11,000
3Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo.179 (1 game)7,500
4Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.190 (1 game)6,000
5George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.175 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Fallgren defeated Pappas, 256-175; Fallgren defeated Zikes, 197-190; Fallgren defeated Gonzalez, 210-179; and in the championship game, Fallgren defeated Holman, 211-196.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8909 212.1 18-6-0 540 9449 
2Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo. 8886 211.5 16-8-0 480 9366 
3Les Zikes, Palatine, 111. 8897 211.8 13-10-1 405 9302 
4Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8902 211.9 13-11-0 390 9292 
5George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8818 209.9 15-8-1 465 9283 
**6Tom Baker, Buffalo, ICY. 8845 210.5 12-12-0 360 9205 $4,050
7Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth. Texas 8851 210.7 11-13-0 330 9181 3,600
8Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J, 8746 208.2 13-10-1 405 9151 3,200
#9Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8738 208.0 13-11-0 390 9128 3,000
10Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn. 8702 207.1 14-10-0 420 9122 2,800
11Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8677 206.5 14-10-0 420 9097 2,600
12Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8703 207.2 13-11-0 390 9093 2,400
13Tommy Evans, Sarasota, Fla. 8657 206.1 13-10-1 405 9062 2,200
14Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 8629 205.4 14-10-0 420 9049 2,100
15Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8625 205.3 13-11-0 390 9015 2,000
16Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8662 206.2 11-12-1 345 9007 1,900
17Jimmy Certain, Peoria, 111. 8608 204.9 13-11-0 390 8998 1,800
18Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8651 205.9 10-14-0 300 8951 1,700
19Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8607 204.9 11-13-0 330 8937 1,600
20Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8657 206.1 9-15-0 270 8927 1,500
21Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8633 205.5 8-16-0 240 8873 1,400
22Joseph Greco, Jacksonville, Fla. 8364 199.1 6-16-2 210 8574 1,300
23Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8360 199.0 6-17-1 195 8555 1,200
24Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash. 8328 198.2 5-19-0 150 8478 1,150

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Willie Willis, W. Haven, Conn.$1,025
26Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.990
27Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C.960
28Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif.940
29Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis, Ind.920
30Dave Soutar, Kansas City900
31Jim Carter, Miami, Fla.880
32Bobby Meadows, Harvey, La.855
 Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.855
34Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.835
 Charlie Venable, Valley Stream, N.Y.835
36Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.820
37David Jones, S. Boston, Va.810
38Royal Gentry, Winter Park, Fla.800
39Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.790
40Billy George, Citrus Heights, Calif.775
 Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.775
42Jay Tartaglia, Port Chester, N.Y.760
43Mike Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.750
44Nick Wright, Champaign, Ill.740
45Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.730
46Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.715
 Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.715
48Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio700
49Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.335
50Cary York, Salem, Ore.320
51Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.310
52Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.300

* - Denotes alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Holman, $951. 24th place - Webb, 3725. # - Burton rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS - Randy Stoughton, Charlie Venable, Henry Gonzalez, George Pappas, Tom Baker, Pete McCordic, Tim Cornelio and Glenn Pierce.