BPAA U.S. Open



$131,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Mar 16-22, 1980

Martin Roars Through Open

Steve "Tennessee "Twister" Martin leveled a 240-man field of the nation's top professional and amateur bowlers, including runaway top-seeded Earl Anthony, 248-222, for the $21,000 first prize in the prestigious BPAA U.S. Open.

Martin, a 21-year-old right-hander from Kingsport, Tenn., qualified fifth for the stepladder TV finals but found the winning combination against Steve Brichta, Guppy Troup and Mike Aulby with games of 227, 234 and 221.

In the championship match, Anthony, who paced the tournament by 551 pins through 56 games at Bradley Bowl in Windsor Locks, Conn., fell behind with a split in the fifth frame and could not catch up as Martin won his second PBA title.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.930 (4 games)$21,000
2Earl Anthony. Dublin, Calif.222 (1 game)11,000
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis. Ind.191 (1 game)7,500
4Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.197 (1 game)6,000
5Steve Brichta, Allentown, Pa.214 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS -- Martin defeated Brichta, 227-214; Martin defeated Troup. 234-197; Martin defeated Aulby. 221-191; and in the championship match, Martin defeated Anthony, 248-222.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony. Dublin, Calif. 12993 232.0 17-7-0 510 13503 
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 12592 224.8 12-12-0 360 12952 
3Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 12373 220.9 19-5-0 570 12943 
4Steve Brichta, Allentown, Pa. 12175 217.4 14-9-1 435 12610 
5Steve Martin. Kingsport. Tenn. 12201 217.8 13-10-1 405 12606 
#**6Johnny Petraglia. Staten Island. N.Y. 12187 217.6 13-11-0 390 12577 $4,050
7Tom Baker. Buffalo. N.Y. 12242 218.6 11-13-0 330 12572 3,500
8Ed Ressler Jr Bethlehem, Pa. 12197 217.8 10-14-0 300 12497 3,000
t9Steve Fehr, Cincinnati. Ohio 12054 215.2 13-10-1 405 12459 2,800
10Mike Durbin. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 12026 214.7 14-10-0 420 12446 2,600
11Dave Soutar. Kansas City. 12047 215.1 12-12-0 360 12407 2,400
12Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento. Calif. 11987 214.0 11-13-0 330 12317 2,200
13Ralph Hartmann. New Hyde Park; N.Y. 11950 213.3 12-12-0 360 12310 2,100
14George LeCain, Andover, Mass. 11998 214.2 9-15-0 270 12268 2,000
15Gary Mage, Seattle. Wash. 11944 213.2 10-13-1 315 12259 1,900
16Steve Neff. Sarasota, Fla. 11884 212.2 12-12-0 360 12244 1,800
17Gip Lentine, Rowland Heights, Calif. 11827 211.1 12-12-0 360 12187 1,700
18Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 11736 209.5 13-11-0 390 12126 1,600
19Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 11809 210.8 10-14-0 300 12109 1,500
20John Wilcox. Shavertown, Pa. 11788 210.5 10-14-0 300 12088 1,400
21Teata Semiz. River Edge, N.J. 11724 209.3 12-12-0 360 12084 1,300
#22Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver. U.S.A. 11771 210.1 10-14-0 300 12071 1,250
23Paul Colwell, Tucson. Aria. 11743 209.6 8-16-0 240 11983 1,200
24Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 11676 208.5 9-15-0 270 11946 1,150

32-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dale Glenn, Alta Loma. Calif.$1,055
26Dave Husted, Milwaukee, Ore.930
t27Ed Dolfay, Seattle, Wash.900
28Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.870
29Joe Hutchinson, Scranton. Pa.840
30Mal Acosta, Fremont. Calif.820
31Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.800
t32Orv Gorden, W. Springfield. Mass.780
33Dave Frame, Baldwin Park. Calif.760
34Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.740
35Jim Poulos. Daly City, Calif.720
36Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.700
37Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.680
38Steve Cook. Roseville, Calif.650
 tDan Allen, Lakewood, Colo.650
40Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.620
41Chris Riga, Allentown, Pa.600
42Mike Hanes, N. Tonawanda. N.Y.570
 t Mark Miller. Twin Falls, Idaho570
44Henry Gonzalez. Denver. Colo.540
45John Denton, Midland, Texas520
46Al Stonum, S. San Francisco, Calif.500
47Charlie Venable, Valley Stream, N.Y480
+48Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C..470
49Nelson Burton Jr, St. Louis460
50Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio450
+51Storm DeVincent. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.440
52Dan Morton, Jacksonville, Fla.430
33Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.420
54Tom Kress, Rochester, N.Y.410
55Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif.400
56Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.390
57Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.380
58Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn.370
59Dave Heller, New Rochelle, N.Y.360
60Arnie Goldman, Chicago, Ill.325
66Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.325
62Dick Weber, St. Louis300
63Jim Figari, Lititz. Pa.300
64Tim Cornelio, West Hartford, Conn.300
65Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio300
66Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash.300
67Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.300
68Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa.300
69Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.300
70Roy Buckley, Columbus. Ohio300
t71Gil Brown, Pittsburgh, Pa.300
+72Frank Tavella, Denver, Colo.300
73Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.300
74Dave Kappel, Chicago, Ill.300
75Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.300
+76Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.300
77Cary York, Salem, Ore.300
78Ed Chellson, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.300
+79Frankie May, Reading, Pa.300
80Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.300

* - Denotes alternate. ** -- TV finals alternate. # - Ernie Schlegel, John Petraglia and Craig Cutsor rolled 300 games. 32-game qualifying leader -- Anthony, 7292. 24th place - Colwell, 6799. + -- Denotes BPAA entry (PBA member). t - Denotes BPAA entry (amateur.) PRO-AM CASHERS - Cliff McNealy. Gip Lentine. Dick Weber. Ted Kone, Dave Husted, Mike Durbin. Dan Roche, Roy Buckley. Bill Straub. Dave Jones, John Petraglia, Emmett Shutes, Dale Glenn, Alex Seymore, Bob Handley, Bill Beach, John Voso, AI Stonum. Warren Nelson. Larry Laub and Bill Coleman.