Kessler Open



$100,000 KESSLER OPEN
Royal Scot Lanes, Lansing, Mich., Oct 17-21, 1980

Berardi Smooth As Silk

Joe Berardi notched his second PBA victory in five tournaments when he held off an ambitious challenge from Chuck Pierce, 213-198, in the $100,000 Kessler Open in Lansing, Mich.

Pierce, the only bowler to master the lanes going into the title game, had risen from the fifth-seeded position by rolling 718 for three matches in defeating Dave Davis, Ralph Hartmann and Ed Ressler.

Berardi took the lead in the match when he struck out in the 10th frame and claimed his fourth PBA championship when Pierce, needing a double to win, left a 10-pin on his first shot of the final frame. The 25-year-old Berardi moved among the top 15 on the yearly money standings with, the $13,000 first prize, despite limited tournament appearances.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.213 (1 game)$13,000
2Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas916 (4 games)7,500
3Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.175 (1 game)5,500
4Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.188 (1 game)4,500
5Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J,178 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Pierce defeated Davis, 240-178; Pierce defeated Hartmann, 211-188; Pierce defeated Ressler, 267-175; and in the championship match, Berardi defeated Pierce, 213-198.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9075 216.0 17-7-0 510 9585 
2Ed Ressler Jr, Allentown, Pa. 9007 214.4 14-10-0 420 9427 
3Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 9059 215.6 12-12-0 360 9419 
4Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8899 211.8 17-7-0 510 9409 
5Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas 8979 213.7 13-11-0 390 9369 
**6Dave Soutar, Kansas City 8876 211.3 16-8-0 480 9356 $3,550
7Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 8899 211.8 13-11-0 390 9289 3,000
#8Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8978 213.7 10-14-0 300 9278 2,800
9Bob Kwolek, Dayton, Ohio 8838 210.4 13-9-2 420 9258 2,600
10Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8811 209.7 13-11-0 390 9201 2,400
11Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8793 209.3 13-11-0 390 9183 2,200
12Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 8782 209.0 11-12-1 345 9127 2,100
13Jeff Edens, Wilmington, N.C. 8665 206.3 14-10-0 420 9085 2,000
14Derek Smith, Hicksville, Ohio 8811 209.7 8-14-2 270 9081 1,900
15Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8730 207.8 10-13-1 315 9045 1,800
16Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8717 207.5 9-15-0 270 8987 1,700
17Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8658 206.1 10-14-0 300 8958 1,600
18David Kappel, Chicago, Ill. 8562 203.8 12-11-1 375 8937 1,500
19Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8605 204.8 11-13-0 330 8935 1,400
20Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8581 204.3 11-13-0 330 8911 1,300
21Bobby Hall, Washington, D.C. 8588 204.4 10-13-1 315 8903 1,200
22Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8514 202.7 11-11-2 360 8874 1,150
23Mike Samardzija, Farmington Hills, Mich. 8614 205.0 8-16-0 240 8854 1,100
24Glenn Myers, Jackson, Mich. 8263 196.7 7-17-0 210 8473 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.$1,005
26Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.890
27Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.860
28Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.840
29Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J.820
30Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.810
31Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.800
32Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo.790
33Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.775
 Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.775
35Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.760
36Arnie Goldman, Chicago, Ill.750
37Wes Buehrer, Toledo, Ohio730
 Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.730
 Dave Srock, Bridgeton, N.J.730
40Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.710
41Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio700
42Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.690
43Don McCune, Highland, Ind.680
44Ken Hall, Latham, N.Y.670
45Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio660
46Dave Diomedi, Ann Arbor, Mich.650
47George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.640
48Bart Rojek, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.630

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Bornhop, 3965. 24th place Kappel, 3714. # -Bornhop rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS - Sam Flanagan, Mike Durbin, Bo Bowden, Don McCune and Joe Greco ($50 each). Dave Frame, George Pappas and Nelson Burton Jr. ($16.67 each).