Fair Lanes Open



$90,000 FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes University, Adelphi, Md., Mar 3-8, 1980

All's Fair For Burton

ABC-TV's expert commentator Nelson Burton Jr. stepped out from behind the microphone to break an eight-week losing streak by the top-seeded player when he overcame a 27-pin deficit to edge challenging Matt Surina, 200-194, in the $90,000 Fair Lanes Open.

Burton clinched his 15th PBA title with a strike in the 10th frame after Surina had opened the door with a missed spare and a split in his final two efforts at Fair Lanes University Lanes outside the nation's capital in Adelphi, Md.

The $11,000 first prize made PBA Hall of Famer Burton one of six players to have topped the half-million dollar mark in official PBA earnings.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.200 (1 game)$11,000
2Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash.621 (3 games)6,000
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.167 (1 game)5,000
4Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.387 (2 games)4,000
5Steve Hiscox, Tucson, Ariz.165 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Semiz defeated Hiscox, 178-165; Surina defeated Semiz, 234-209; Surina defeated Aulby, 193-167; and in the championship game, Burton defeated Surina, 200-194.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9078 216.1 19-5-0 570 9648 
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 8997 214.2 17-7-0 510 9507 
3Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash. 9008 214.4 16-8-0 480 9488 
4Steve Hiscox, Tucson, Ariz. 8837 210.4 15-9-0 450 9287 
5Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8855 210.8 14-10-0 420 9275 
**6Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8847 210.6 14-10-0 420 9267 $3,050
7George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8827 210.1 13-11-0 390 9217 2,800
8Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash. 8818 209.9 13-11-0 390 9208 2,600
9Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8773 208.8 14-10-0 420 9193 2,400
10Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa. 8854 210.8 11-13-0 330 9184 2,200
11Pete Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8812 209.8 12-12-0 360 9172 2,100
12Dave Kappel, Chicago, Ill. 8713 207.4 14-10-0 420 9133 2,000
13Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 8782 209.0 11-13-0 330 9112 1,900
14Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8721 207.6 11-13-0 330 9051 1,800
15Willie Willis, W. Haven, Conn. 8673 206.5 11-12-1 345 9018 1,700
16Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8692 206.9 10-14-0 300 8992 1,600
17Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8644 205.8 11-13-0 330 8974 1,500
#18Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8784 209.1 5-19-0 150 8934 1,400
19Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8618 205.1 10-14-0 300 8918 1,300
t20Rod McClean, Baltimore, Md. 8605 204.8 9-15-0 270 8875 1,200
21Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8566 203.9 10-14-0 300 8866 1,150
22Dave Jones, So. Boston, Va. 8619 205.2 7-16-1 225 8844 1,100
23Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn. 8436 200.8 10-14-0 300 8736 1,050
24Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif. 8284 197.2 10-14-0 300 8584 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.$970
26Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.870
27Chris Riga, Allentown, Pa.845
 Duane Troxler, New Orleans, La.845
29Art Trask, Miami, Fla.830
30Dave Soutar, Kansas City820
31Ralph Fricke, Jacksonville, Fla.810
32Bob Bean, Vienna, Va.795
 Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.795
34Tom Kress, Rochester, N.Y.780
35Mike Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.770
36Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C.760
37Jim Robarge, Syracuse, N.Y.750
38Rick Smyth, San Antonio, Texas740
39Charles Del Plato, Bricktown, N.J.730
40Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio720
41Marty Letscher, Aberdeen, Md.710
42Kevin Schwabe, Milwaukee, Wis.700
43Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.680
 Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif.680
 Gary Stutzman, Laurel, Md.680
46Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.660
47Arnie Goldman, Chicago, Ill.645
 Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.645

* - Denotes alternate. ** - Denotes TV finals alternate. # - Laub and Mike Torello rolled 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader - Laub, 4145. 24th place - Bower and Coleman, 3789. PRO-AM CASHERS - Steve Tripp, Dave Beckmann, Boysie Huber, Ross Ziegler, Matt Surina, Kevin Denlinger, Dave Davis, Tom Laskow, Mike Hanes and Steve Sipe. t- Non-PBA entry.