Miller High Life Open



$125,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE OPEN
Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Milwaukee, Wis., Apr 1-5, 1980

Good Guy Nails Miller Title

Smiling Alvin Lou, awarded the week before with the PBA Steve Nagy Sportsmanship award, showed that nice guys don't necessarily have mercy on the bowling lanes when he became the first bowler to win two tournaments on the 1980 tour in the $125,000 Miller High Life Open.

Lou stunned challenging Mark Roth, 259-203, in the championship game after starting the match with a spare and seven strikes in a row. Roth started the finals in fourth place and ousted Paul Moser, Tom Baker and Dave Frame in building momentum for what he hoped would amount to his first championship of the year after two previous title match losses.

Tour sophomore Lou, winner of the Rolaids Open earlier in 1980, pocketed $21,000 at Red Carpet CelebrityLanes in Milwaukee.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Alvin Lou, EI Cajon. Calif.259 (1 game)$21,000
2Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J.849 (4 games)11,000
3Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.214 (1 game)7,500
4Tom Baker, Buffalo192 (1 game)6,000
5Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass192 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Roth defeated Moser, 196-192; Roth defeated Baker, 216-192; Roth defeated Frame, 234-214; and in the championship game, Lou defeated Roth, 259-203.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif. 9102 216.7 15-9-0 00 9552 
2Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 9091 216.4 14-8-2 450 9541 
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9054 215.5 14-10-0 420 9474 
4Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 8888 211.6 17-7-0 510 9398 
5Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8979 213.7 12-12-0 360 9339 
#**6Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8849 210.6 14-10-0 420 9269 $4,050
7Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8792 209.3 15-9-0 450 9242 3,600
8John Cocchi, Las Vegas, Nev. 8791 209.3 13-9-2 420 9211 3,300
9Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8805 209.6 13-11-0 390 9195 3,000
10Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J . 8879 211.4 10-14-0 300 9179 2,800
11Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif. 8812 209.8 12-12-0 360 9172 2,600
12Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 8832 210.2 11-13-0 330 9162 2,400
13Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo. 8742 208.1 12-12-0 360 9102 2,300
14Art Trask, Miami, Fla. - 8668 206.3 14-10-0 420 9088 2,200
15Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8759 208.5 10-14-0 300 9059 2,100
16Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 8641 205.7 13-11-0 390 9031 2,000
17Mickey Higham, Kansas City 8669 206.4 12-12-0 360 9029 1,900
18Skip Tucker, Tampa, Fla. 8724 207.7 10-14-0 300 9024 1,800
19AI Stonum, San Francisco, Calif. 8663 206.2 8-16-0 240 8903 1,700
20Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8600 204.7 9-15-0 270 8870 1,600
21Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa. 8485 202.0 12-12-0 360 8845 1,500
22John Johns, Canton, Ohio 8523 202.9 9-15-0 270 8793 1,400
23Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 8460 201.4 9-14-1 285 8745 1,300
24Denny Campbell, Alsip, III. 8241 196.2 7-16-1 225 8466 1,200

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio$1,082
*Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.1,157
27Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif.1,030
28Mike Erickson, Dubuque, Iowa1,000
29Doug Myers, Laguna Hills, Calif.980
30Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.970
31Dave Juric, St. Louis, Mo.960
32Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.950
33Rob Lambert, Huntington, W. Va.935
 Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif.935
35Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.915
 Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz.915
37Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.900
38Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.890
39Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo.880
40Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo870
41Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.860
42Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.850
43Joe Natoli, Brown Deer, Wis.840
44Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas830
45Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.820
46Neil Burton, St. Louis, MO.810
47Gary Shultis, Greenwich, Conn.800
48Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.560
 Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio560
50Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa320
51Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.305
 Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif.305
53Bob Lipinski, Bloomingdale, N.J.300
54Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif.300
55Tim Fife, Huntington, W. Va.300
 Dave Soutar, Kansas City300
57Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill.300

* - Denotes alternate. ** - Denotes TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader- Moser, 4019. 24th place - Trask, 3786. # - John Voso, Jim Winklepleck and Wayne Webb rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - ($100) Mal Acosta. ($50 each) Wayne Garren, Mark Roth, Mickey Higham, Kyle Shedd, John Weltzien, Gil Sliker, Derrick Massey, John Cocchi, Sam Zurich, Paul Gibson, Doug Myers, Nelson Burton Jr., John Denton, Henry Gonzalez. Frank Edwards, Bill Coleman, Bobby Moore, Joe Natoli. ($25 each) Cliff McNealy, Ed Wallace, Billy George and Wayne Webb.