Buffalo Open



$85,000 BUFFALO OPEN
Thruway Lanes, Cheektowaga, N.Y., Aug 15-19, 1980

Berardi Lands Buffalo Title

Joe Berardi foiled Guppy Troup's plans to become the first back-to-back winner on the 1980 PBA tour when he outscored Troup, 223-198, to win the $85,000 Greater Buffalo Open.

Berardi, who rolled a 300 game during last year's televised finals at Thruway Lanes and eventually finished third, was not to be denied this time as he routed Mark Roth and George Pappas to gain an opportunity to face the top-seeded Troup.

A four-bagger starting from the third frame of the title match put the hard throwing Berardi in command for the $10,000 first prize and his third PBA championship. The 25-year-old Berardi rolled 649 for the three matches.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.649 (3 games)$10,000
2Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.198 (1 game)6,000
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.203 (1 game)5,000
4Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J.375 (2 games)4,000
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio223 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Roth defeated Hudson, 226-223; Berardi defeated Roth, 203-149; Berardi defeated Pappas, 223-203; and in the championship match, Berardi defeated Troup, 223-198. 42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 9234 219.8 17-7-0 510 9744 
2George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9061 215.7 17-7-0. 510 9571 
3Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9102 216.7 15-9-0 450 9552 
4Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J. 9094 216.5 13-11-0 390 9484 
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8970 213.5 16-7-1 495 9465 
**6Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn. 9006 214.4 14-10-0 420 9426 $3,050
7Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8974 213.3 14-9-1 435 9409 2,500
8Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 8942 212.9 14-10-0 420 9362 2,100
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8931 212.6 12-12-0 360 9291 2,000
10Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y. 8869 211.1 13-11-0 390 9259 1,900
11Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8778 209.0 15-9-0 450 9228 1,800
12Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y. 8811 209.7 13-11-0 390 9201 1,700
13Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8676 206.5 12-10-2 390 9066 1,600
14Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 8742 208.1 10-14-0 300 9042 1,500
15Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8730 207.8 10-14-0 300 9030 1,450
16Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn. 8711 207.4 9-14-1 285 8996 1,400
17Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass. 8750 206.3 8-16-0 240 8990 1,350
18Jim Shelly, Wrightsville, Pa. 8625 205.3 11-12-1 345 8970 1,300
19Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8562 203.8 12-12-0 369 8922 1,250
20Mike Bair, McSherrystown, Pa. 8591 204.5 10-13-1 315 8906 1,200
21Kevin Denlinger, Paradise, Pa. 8680 206.6 7-17-0 210 8890 1,150
#22Kenneth Bowden, Dallas, Texas 8598 204.7 9-15-0 270 8868 1,100
23Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8547 203.5 7-16-1 225 8772 1,050
24Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8425 200.5 6-18-0 180 8605 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.$975
26Joseph Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.837
 Bill Spigner, Chicago, Ill.837
28Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.800
29Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.780
30Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.760
31Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.740
32Les Shearer, Evergreen, Colo.720
33Tim Miller, Dallas, Texas700
34Jim Murtishaw, San Marcos, Calif.690
35Gary Shultis, Greenwich, Conn.680
36Frankie May, West Reading, Pa.670
37Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.660
38Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.650
39Les Shirwindt, Long Beach, N.Y.640
40Jim Lewis, Latham, N.Y.625
 Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.625
42James McNutt, Wilmington, Del.610
43Leroy Bornhop, St. Louis, Mo.600
44Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.590
45John Handegard, Medford, Ore.580
46Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.570
47Harvey Mullin, E. Falmouth, Mass.555
 Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.555

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Berardi, 4054. 24th place -- Semiz, 3797. # -Russ Mills and Kenneth Bowden rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Pete Couture, Frank Ellenburg, Jeff Valentine, Hugh Miller, Jimmy Certain and Don McCune.