Brunswick PBA Regional Champions Classic



$50,000 BRUNSWICK PBA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS CLASSIC
Brunswick Olympic Bowl, Rochester, N.Y., Oct 10-14, 1980

Roth Cracks Victory Drought

After what seemed like an endless wait, Mark Roth finally captured his first PBA crown of the year in the Brunswick Regional Champions Classic in Rochester, N.Y.

Roth topped Ed Ressler, 217-210, in the championship game after he had led the field by 320 pins despite winning just 10 of 24 games in match play: Roth overcame the lack of bonus pins by averaging more than 10 pins per game more than any other competitor.

It was the second title in three years for Roth at Brunswick Olympic Lanes and his 23rd overall. The 1979 PBA Player of the Year finished second five times on the 1980 tour but with the win pulled within $5,300 of the season's leading money winner Wayne Webb with the $7,000 first prize.

In the finals, dominated by Eastern PBA Regional champs, Gil Sliker placed third, Don Sylvia fourth and former touring pro Gus Lampo fifth.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J.217 (1 game)$57,000
2Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.445 (2 games)4,000
3Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.480 (2 games)3,500
4Don Sylvia, Beacon, N.Y.471 (2 games)3,000
5Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.208 (1 game)2,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Sylvia defeated Lampo, 278-208; Sliker defeated Sylvia, 255-193; Ressler defeated Sliker, 235-225; and in the championship game, Roth defeated Ressler, 217-210.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J. 9738 231.8 10-14-0 300 10038 
2Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa. 9238 219.9 16-8-0 480 9718 
3Gil Sliker. Washington, N.J. 9287 221.1 13-11-0 390 9677 
4Don Sylvia, Beacon, N.Y. 9150 217.8 17-7-0 510 9660 
5Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 9260 220.4 13-11-0 390 9650 
**6Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9203 219.1 14-10-0 420 9623 $2,250
7Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 9248 220.1 12-12-0 360 9608 2,000
8Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9091 216.4 16-8-0 480 9571 1,800
9Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill. 9175 218.4 13-11-0 390 9565 1,600
10Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9182 218.6 12-12-0 360 9542 1,500
11Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9081 216.2 14-10-0 420 9501 1,400
12Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn. 9101 216.6 12-12-0 360 9461 1,300
13Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif., 9078 216.1 12-12-0 360 9438 1,250
14Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 8974 213.6 14-9-1 435 9409 1,200
15Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 9070 215.9 11-13-0 330 9400 1,150
16Bob Handley, Fairway,. Kan. 9063 215.7 10-13-1 315 9378 1,100
17Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas 9062 215.7 9-14-1 285 9347 1,050
18George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8981 213.8 12-12-0 360 9341 1,000
19Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 9040 215.2 10-14-0 300 9340 950
20Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8961 213.3 11-12-1 345 9306 900
21Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif. 9005 214.4 9-15-0 270 9275 850
22Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio, 8937 212.7 10-14-0 300 9237 800
#23Bill Spigner, Chicago, Ill. 8862 211.0 10-14-0 300 9162 750
24Mike Samardzija, Farmington Hills, Mi. 8653 206.0 6-18-0 180 8833 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3846$362.50
 Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan.3846287.50

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Roth, 4216. 24th place Durbin, 3853. # Oliver Mabry, Bill Spigner, Leroy Bornhop and Rodney Bridgeman received $75 for rolling 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Don Sylvia, Roy Buckley, Pete Couture, Lou Capasso, Jimmy Certain and Oliver Mabry.