King Louie Open



$90,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Apr 8-12, 1980

It's About Time

After 12 long and sometimes frustrating seasons, Ernie Schlegel finally captured his first PBA victory, routing Hall of Famer Nelson Burton Jr., 246-214, for the King Louie Open championship.

Schlegel, 37, who had finished second for the fifth time in his career in the Miller Classic earlier in the year, tossed three 10th-frame strikes in the position round match to edge Charlie Tapp for the top-seeded position. After Burton, advancing from fifth place, bowled past local favorite Bob Handley, Mike Berlin and Tapp, Schlegel stalled Burton's title ambitions by coming through with six consecutive strikes midway through the game.

"I'm no longer the greatest non-champion in the world," announced the elated winner.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.246 (1 game)$11,000
2Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis873 (4 games)6,000
3Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.204 (1 game)5,000
4Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa213 (1 game)4,000
5Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.153 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Burton defeated Handley, 195-153; Burton defeated Berlin, 257-213; Burton defeated Tapp, 207-204; and in the championship game, Schlegel defeated Burton, 246-214.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9209 219.2 17-7-0 510 9719 
2Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn. 9196 218.9 15-8-1 465 9661 
3Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9074 216.0 17-7-0 510 9584 
4Bob Handley, Fairway, Kans. 9071 215.9 15-9-0 450 9521 
5Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8955 213.2 17-7-0 510 9465 
**6Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8847 210.6 18-0-0 540 9387 $3,050
7George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8958 213.2 12-12-0 360 9318 2,800
8Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill. 8883 211.5 13-11-0 390 9273 2,600
9Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8820 210.0 14-9-1 435 9255 2,500
10Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8875 211.3 11-12-1 345 9220 2,400
#11Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8836 210.3 12-12-0 360 9196 2,300
12Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8852 210.7 8-15-1 255 9107 2,200
13Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8692 206.9 13-10-1 405 9097 2,100
14Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8690 206.9 13-10-1 405 9095 2,000
15Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 8749 208.3 9-15-0 270 9019 1,900
16Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8685 206.7 10-14-0 300 8985 1,800
17Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.' 8606 204.9 11-13-0 330 8936 1,700
18Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash. 8423 200.5 11-13-0 330 8753 1,600
19Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass. 8378 199.4 11-12-1 345 8723 1,500
20Del Warren; Lake Worth, Fla. 8501 202.4 7-17-0 210 8711 1,400
21Alan Granat, Grand Junction, Colo. 8477 201.8 7-17-0 210 8687 1,300
22Bill Hill Jr., Angleton, Texas 8450 201.1 7-17-0 210 8660 1,200
23Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8368 199.2 8-15-1 255 8623 1,150
24John Donahue, Shawnee Mission, Kan. 8216 195.6 8-16-0 240 8456 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.$1,035
26Al Stonum, San Francisco, Calif.925
27Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.900
28Jim Robarge, Central Square, N.Y.890
29Ken Hall, Latham, N.Y.880
30Steve Hiscox, Tucson, Ariz.870
31Joe Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.860
32Jim Murtishaw, Del Mar, Calif.850
33Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J.840
34Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.830
35Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.815
 Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.815
37Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.800
t38Mike Conrin, Omaha, Neb.785
 John Johns, Canton, Ohio785
40John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.770
41Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif.760
42Rich Hartman, Alton, Ill.750

* - Denotes match play alternate, ** - Denotes TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader -- Pappas, $939. 24th place - Granat, 3755. # - Tom Milton rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS($50)-Jim Godman, Jim Robarge, Dave Beckmann, Cliff McNealy, Paul Gibson, Greg Goetz, Pete McCordic, Les Zikes, John Weltzien, Butch Soper, Denny Campbell. Paul Colwell, Ray Shackelford, Tom Laskow, Dale Glenn. ($16.77) -Jim Murtishaw, John Cocchi, Gary Dickinson. t- Non-PBA member.