Quad Cities Open



$85,000 QUAD CITIES OPEN
Plaza Bowl North, Davenport, Iowa, Aug 1-5, 1980

Long Time; No See

Jim Godman broke a seven-year victory drought with the help of a bowling ball he hadn't used, during the entire tournament in the $85,000 Quad Cities Open.

After leaving splits in two of the first three frames in the championship match, Godman, a 34-year-old veteran, trailed challenging Pete Couture by 32 pins. Changing equipment, Godman rolled five strikes on his next seven shots, which combined with three splits by Couture, created a 20l-167 final tally.

The victory was worth $10,000 to Godman who had won nine PBA titles between 1966 and 1973, including the Firestone Tournament of Champions twice. He became the 21st player to win as many as 10 PBA championships.

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio201 (1 game)$10,000
2Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.862 (4 games)6,000
3Jim Certain, Peoria, Ill.208 (1 game)5,000
4Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.199 (1 game)4,000
5Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.216 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS -Couture defeated Beckmann, 225-216; Couture defeated Valentine, 257-199; Couture defeated Certain, 213-208, and in the championship game Godman defeated Couture, 201-167.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9737 231.8 15-9-0 450 10187 
2Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill. 9600 228.5 14-10-0 420 10020 
3Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass. 9561 227.6 14-10-0 420 9981 
4Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash. 9552 227.4 14-.10-0 420 9972 
5Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9418 224.2 17-7-0 510 9928 
**6Bill Spigner, Chicago, Ill. 9508 226.3 11-13-0 330 9838 $3,050
7Greg Shields, Kansas City, Mo. 9401 223.8 14-10-0 420 9821 2,500
8Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9362 222.9 15-9-0 450 9812 2,100
9Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 9402 223.8 12-12-0 360 9762 2,000
10Skip Tucker, Merritt Island, Fla. 9307 221.5 15-9-0 450 9757 1,900
11Jim Murtishaw, San Marcos, Calif. 9350 222.6 13-11-0 390 9740 1,800
#12Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9277 220.8 15-9-0 450 9727 1,700
13Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9304 221.5 13-11-0 390 9694 1,600
14Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn. 9176 218.4 12-11-1 375 9551 1,500
15Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9212 219.3 11-13-0 330 9542 1,450
16Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 9149 217.8 11-13-0 330 9479 1,400
17Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 9110 216.9 12-12-0 360 9470 1,350
#18Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9169 218.3 10-14-0 300 9469 1,300
19John Eiss, Minneapolis, Minn. 9197 218.9 9-15-0 270 9467 1,250
20Mike Hanes, Tonawanda, N.Y. 9102 216.7 7-16-1 225 9327 1,200
21Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9019 214.7 10-14-0 300 9319 1,150
22Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 8994 214.1 10-14-0 300 9294 1,100
23Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo, 8720 207.6 8-16-0 240 8960 1,050
24Ed Wallace, Tulare, Calif. 8723 207.6 5-19-1 150 8873 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y.$975
26Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio850
27Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.813
 Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.813
29John Handegard, Medford, Ore.780
30Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.760
31Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio740
32Doug Myers, Laguna Hills, Calif.720
33Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan.700
34Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.690
35Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.675
 Pete. McCordic, Houston, Texas675
37Don McCune, Munster, Ind.655
 Gil Sliker. Washington, N.J.655
39Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.640
40Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.630
41Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.620
42Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif.610
43Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash.600
44John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.590
45John Denton, Midland, Texas580
46Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas570
47Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.560
48Jim Clark, Kenmore, Wash.550

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Certain, 4179. 24th place - Hanes, 3977. # -Dave Husted and Tommy Hudson rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50) -Pete Weber, Mal Acosta, Ernie Schlegel, Bill Spigner, Pete McCordic and Sam Zurich.