Northern California Open



$80,000 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN
Mowry Lanes, Fremont, Calif., Jun 13-17, 1980

Baker Breaks Through

Tom Baker sneaked up on his first PBA championship in the $80,000 Northern California Open.

The 25-year-old Buffalo pro, one of the tour's most persistent contenders over the past two seasons, captured seven of eight matches during the final round of match play to qualify for the TV finals in fifth place. From there, Baker averaged 239 in tumbling Marshall Holman, Steve Martin, Earl Anthony and Tommy Hudson.

The final game, a 213-182 decision, sealed the $10,000 first prize after Hudson, going for his second straight PBA victory, led the field with a 220 average for 42 games.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.957 (4 games)$9,000
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio182 (1 game)5,000
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.222 (1 game)4,000
4Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.223 (1 game)3,500
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.203 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated. Holman, 247-203; Baker defeated Martin, 250-223; Baker defeated Anthony, 247-222, and in the championship game, Baker defeated Hudson, 213-182.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9250 220.2 14-9-1- 435 9685 
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9129 217.3 17-7-0 510 9639 
3Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9075 216.0 15-8-1 465 9540 
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9073 216.0 14-9-1 435 9508 
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8988 214.0 16-7-1 495 9483 
**6Dave Kappel. Chicago, Ill. 9048 215.4 12-10-2 390 9438 $2,650
7Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo. 9070 215.9 11-13-0 330 9400 2,400
8Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 9046 215.3 10-13-1 315 9361 2,200
9Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8914 212.2 14-9-1 435 9349 2,000
#10Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8922 212.4 13-11-0 390 9312 1,900
11Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8879 211.4 14-10-0 420 9299 1,800
12Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8921 212.4 11-12-1 345 9266 1,700
13Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8771 208.8 14-10-0 420 9191 1,600
14Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8906 212.0 9-1S-0 270 9176 1,500
15George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8797 209.4 12-12-0 360 9157 1,450
16Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y. 8748 208.2 11-12-1 345 9093 1,400
17Bo Bowden, Dallas, Tex. 8664 206.2 13-10-1 405 9069 1,350
18Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8764 208.6 9-15-0 270 9034 1,300
19Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 8651 205.9 12-12-0 360 9011 1,250
20Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8702 207.1 8-16-0 240 8942 1,200
21Dave Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev. 8604 204.8 9-13-2 300 8904 1,150
#22Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio 8560 203.8 9-14-1 285 8845 1,100
23Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8523 202.9 8-15-1 255 8778 1,050
24Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8517 202.7 4-17-3 165 8682 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.$920
*26Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas975
27Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.880
28Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio865
29Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.850
30Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.820
 Darylee Cox, Winlock, Wash.820
 Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.820
33Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.790
34Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.780
35Jerry Buchholz, Santa Clara, Calif.770
36Richard Smock, Huntsville, Ala.760
37Gil Sliker, Washingkton, N.J.750
38Tony Churchey, Huntsville, Ala.740
39Rich Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.730
40Art Trask, Miami, Fla.720
41Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.710
42Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.700
43Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.690
44Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J.680
45John Roberts, Scottsdale, Ariz.670
46John Cocchi, Las Vegas, Nev.660
47Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif.650
48Neil Burton, St. Louis, Mo.320
49Dave Heller, Mamaroneck, N.Y.320

* - Denotes match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Aulby, 3987. 24th place -Morin and Frame, 3813. # - Morin and Frame rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Jeff Morin, Dean Asami, Palmer Fallgren, Larry Laub, Earl Anthony and Bob Handley.