Showboat PBA Doubles Classic



$100,000 SHOWBOAT PBA-DOUBLES CLASSIC
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jun 2-6, 1980

Hudson-Couture Scale Doubles Heights

Flirting with elimination through all phases of the tournament, veterans Tommy Hudson and Pete Couture displayed some great come-from-behind bowling to win the $100,000 Showboat PBA Doubles Classic.

After qualifying 12th for the 12-team match play segment and rallying to secure the fourth and final spot for the TV finals, Hudson and Couture advanced to beat top-seeded Mark Roth and Marshall Holman in a thrilling 466-464 championship match to split the $20,000 first prize.

Hudson finished with six straight strikes to help his team overcome a 20-pin deficit against Roth and Holman who were looking for their third doubles crown in four years. For the three stepladder matches, Hudson unleashed 739 and anchorman Couture added 699 to the winning effort.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio (739)
Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. (699)
1438 (3 games)$20,000
2Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J. (236)
Marshall Holman, Medford. Ore. (228)
464 (1 game)12,000
3Dan Roche. Downey, Calif. (174)
Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. (220)
394 (1 game)8,000
4Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. (225)
Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. (230)
455 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Hudson (277) and Couture (248) defeated Lane (225) and Spigner (230), 525-455; Hudson (212) and Couture (235) defeated Roche (174) and Frame (220), 447-394; and in the championship match, Hudson (250) and Couture (216) defeated Roth (236) and Holman (228), 466-464.

36-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. (7518)
Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J. (7706)
 15224 9-3-0 270 15494 
2Dave Frame, Bald win Park, Calif. (7425)
Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. (7677)
 15102 8-4-0 240 15342 
#3Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. (7469)
Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. (7580)
 15049 7-4-1 225 15274 
4Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn., (7417)
Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio (7643)
 15060 7-5-0 210 15270 
5Dale Glenn, Alta Loma, Calif. (7327)
** Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. (7661)
 14983 7-5-0 210 15198 $5,100
6Craig Mueller. Union, N.J. (7654)
Steve Tripp. Wethersfield, Conn. (7233)
 14887 7-4-1 225 15112 4500•
7Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. (7564)
Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. (7409)
 14973 3-9-0 90 15063 4,000
8Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. (7663)
Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. (7214)
 14877 5-7-0 150 15027 3,600
9Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. (7264)
Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio (7519)
 14783 6-0 180 14963 3,200
10Steve Neff. Sarasota, Fla. (7307)
Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. (7536)
 14843 3-9-0 90 14933 2,900
11Henry Gonzalez. Denver, Colo. (7301)
Art Trask, Miami, Fla. (7436)
 14737 6-6-0 180 14917 2,700
12Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa (7479)
Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill. (7077)
 14556 3-9-0 90 14646 2,500

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*13Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass., Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.$2,400
14Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif., Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.2,100
15Dave Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev., Tim Schwerdtfeger, Las Vegas, Nev.2,000
#16Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif. Vial Blanke, Huntington Beach, Calif.1,900
17Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan., Dave Kappel, Chicago. Ill.1,800
18Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo., Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.1,700
19Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz., Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.1,600
20John Cocchi, Las Vegas. Nev., Mike Foreman, Las Vegas, Nev.1,500
21Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass., Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.1,400
22Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash., Bruce Russell, Moses Lake, Wash.1,350
23Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash., Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,300
24Tim Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,250
25Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev. Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.1,200
26Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash., Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif.1,150
27Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif., John Voso Jr., Euclid, Ohio1,100
28Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,050
29Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas, John Denton, Midland, Texas1,000

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 24-game qualifying leaders - Roth and Holman, 10,191. 12th place Hudson and Couture, 9,960. # - Larry Gray and Bill Spigner rolled 300 games.
FINALISTS AVERAGES - Roth, 214.1; Holman, 208.8; Roche, 213.2; Frame, 206.2; Lane. 210.5; Spigner, 207.4; Hudson, 212.3; Couture, 206.0; Robinson, 212.8; Glenn, 203.5; Tripp, 200.9; Mueller, 212.6; Hutchinson, 205.8; Baker. 210.1; Schlegel, 200.3; Anthony, 212.8; Durbin, 208.8; Sliker, 201.7; Ressler. 209.3; Neff, 202,9; Trask, 206.5; Gonzalez, 202.8; Certain, 19.6.5; Berlin, 207.7.