Waukegan Super Touch Open



$90,000 WAUKEGAN SUPER TOUCH OPEN
Bertrand Lanes, Waukegan, Illinois, Aug 8-12, 1980

Troup Finds "Super Touch" In Waukegan

Colorful Guppy Troup thwarted Earl Anthony's bid to win his fourth Waukegan title in the $90,000 SuperTouch Open.

Anthony, who prevailed at Bertrand Lanes from 1975-1977, outlasted Troup for the top-seeded position but fell behind by 30 pins in the championship match when Troup opened with five strikes. Anthony pulled back to within nine pins later in the match but a disastrous 4-7-10 split in the ninth frame doomed the PBA's all-time leading money-winner and title-holder as Troup recorded a 245-222 decision.

Troup had earlier defeated Gil Sliker after Sliker beat Tom Baker and Steve Martin during the stepladder finals.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.468 (2 games)$11,000
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.222 (1 game)6,000
3Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.626 (3 games)5,000
4Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.200 (1 game)4,000
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.155 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Sliker defeated Baker, 219-155; Sliker defeated Martin, 208-200; Troup defeated Sliker, 223-199; and in the championship match, Troup defeated Anthony, 245-222.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9441 224.7 16-7-1 495 9936 
2Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 9353 222.6 15-8-1 465 9818 
3Steve Martin; Kingsport, Tenn. 9169 218.3 14-9-1 435 9604 
4Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9211 219.3 12-12-0 360 9571 
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9132 217.4 14-9-1 435 9567 
#**6Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9167 218.2 12-11-1 375 9542 $3,050
7Steve Neff, Sarasota. Fla. 9061 215.7 15-9-0 450 9511 2,800
8Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9040 215.2 14-10-0 420 9460 2,600
9Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9060 215.7 12-12-0 360 9420 2,400
10Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9100 216.6 10-13-1 315 9415 2,200
11Greg Shields, Kansas City. Mo. 8987 213.9 12-11-1 375 9362 2,000
12John Eiss, Minneapolis. Minn. 8991 214.0 11-13-0 330 9321 1,900
13John. Weltzien, Huntley, Ill. 8958 213.2 12-12-0 360 9318 1,800
14Mike Berlin, Muscatine. Iowa 8923 212.4 13-11-0 390 9313 1,700
15Bill Spigner, Chicago, Ill. 8961 213.3 10-14-0 300 9261 1,600
16Don McCune, Highland, Ind. 8988 214.0 8-15-1 255 9243 1,500
17Mal Acosta; Hayward, Calif. 8946 213.0 9-15-0 270 9216 1,400
18Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan. 8779 209.0 13-11-0 390 9169 1,300
19Fred Conner. Mar Vista, Calif. 8741 208.1 12-12-0 360 9101 1,250
20Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8718 207.5 12-12-0 360 9078 1,200
21Skip Tucker, Merritt Island, Fla. 8802 209.5 8-16-0 240 9042 1,150
22Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash. 8731 207.8 10-14-0 300 9031 1,100
23Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 8637 205.6 11-13-0 330 8967 1,050
24Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8657 206.1 9-15-0 270 8927 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.$940
26Pete Weber. Florissant, Mo..840
27Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.820
28Hugh Miller, Mercer Island. Wash.800
29Marv Sargent, EI Cajon. Calif790
30Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas780
31Steve Brichta, Allentown, Pa.770
32Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio.760
33Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.750
34Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.740
35Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.725
 Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.725
37Anthony Churchey, Huntsville, Ala.710
38Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.700
39Doug Johnson, Long Beach, Calif.690
40Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y.680
41John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.670
42Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio660
43Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.650
44Mike Hanes, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.640
45Gary Morgan, East Hartford, Conn.630
46Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.620
47Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.610
48Craig Cutsor, Whittler, Calif.600

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Sliker, 4065. 24th place - Tucker, 3844. # Lightfoot bowled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS --- Bill Coleman, Mike Berlin, Steve Neff, Ed Ressler, Joe Berardi (550) and Earl Anthony and Ed Wallace ($25).