Seattle Open



$75,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Leilani Lanes, Seattle, Wash., Jun 27-Jul 1, 1980

Beckmann Thrills Home Folks

Dave Beckmann opened the championship game with six strikes and held on as Tommy Hudson made a late charge to score a hometown victory in .the $75,000 Seattle Open.

Beckmann, a 24-year-old right-hander in his third full season on tour, clinched the $8,000 first prize by a score of 234-220 over top-seeded Hudson who was competing in the championship match for the third time in four tournaments. After opening up a 44-pin lead, Beckmann watched, as Hudson, seeking his 10th PBA win, put together two three-baggers to make the match close but ran out of frames. Prior to the final match, Beckmann had defeated Wayne Webb, 213-189.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.447 (2 games)$8,000
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio220 (1 game)5,000
3Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.434 (2 games)4,000
4Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.483 (2 games)3,500
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.210 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Lane defeated Baker, 259-210; Webb defeated Lane, 245-224; Beckmann defeated Webb, 213-189; and in the championship match, Beckmann defeated Hudson, 234-220.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9162 218.1 15-8-1 465 9627 
2Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash., 9112 216.9 17-7-0 510 9622 
3Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass 9224 219.6 13-11-0 390 9614 
4Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 9125 217.2 14-10-0 420 9545 
#5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9090 216.4 15-9-0 450 9540 
**6Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9100 216.6 14-9-1 435 9535 $2,550
7Bo Bowden, Dallas, Texas 9079 216.1 14-10-0 420 9499 2,200
8Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn. 9071 215.9 14-10-0 420 9491 2,000
9Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9027 214.9 14-9-1 435 9462 1,900
10Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9022 214.8 9-15-0 270 9292 1,800
11Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8951 213.1 11-13-0 330 9281 1,700
12Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash. 8839 210.4 14-10-0 420 9259 1,600
13Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. - 8888 211.6 12-12-0 360 9248 1,500
14Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8855 210.8 13-11-0 390 9245 1,400
15George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8820 210.0 14-10-0: 420 9240 1,350
16Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8890 211.6 8-16-0 240 9130 1,300
17Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8794 209.3 10-14-0 300 9094 1,250
18Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn. 8702 207.1 12-12-0 360 9062 1,200
#19Rodney Bridgeman, Richmond, Calif. 8750 208.3 9-15-0 270 9020 1,150
20Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 8741 208.1 8-16-0 240 8981 1,100
21Michael Monyak, Tacoma, Wash. 8576 204.1 11-13-0 330 8906 1,050
22Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash. 8596 204.6 10-14-0 300 8896 1,000
23Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y. 8635 205.5 8-16-0 240 8875 950
24- Doug Myers, Laguna, Hills, Calif. 8580 204.2 7-16-1 225 8805 900

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.$788
*Skip Tucker, Merritt Island, Fla.863
27Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.750
28Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio740
29Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif.730
30Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.720
31Kermit Kerbaugh, Gresham, Ore.710
32Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.700
33Dave Heller, Mamaroneck, N.Y.690
34Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif.680
35Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.665
 Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.665
37Jot Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.650
38Keith Drumm, Mesa, Ariz.635
 Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.635
40John Handegard, Medford, Ore.620
41Neil Burton, St. Louis, Mo.610
42Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.600
t43Kevin Krout, Seattle, Wash.590
44Jint Murtishaw, San Marcos, Calif.580
45Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.570
46Bob Fenton, Upland, Calif.560
47Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.550
#48Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.540

* - Denotes match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Lane, 4015. 24th place Dickinson, 3805. # - Jeff Bellinger, Dan Roche, Rodney Bridgeman and Tom Baker rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50) -'Bill Coleman, Dave Husted, Dave Frame, Bill George, Bob Fenton and Steve Martin. t- Denotes amateur non-PBA entry.