Kessler Classic



$100,000 KESSLER CLASSIC
Astro Bowl, Greenwood, Ind., Oct 24-28, 1980

It's Webb By A Wobble

Wayne Webb became the PBA's leading title winner for 1980 when he escaped with his third PBA crown of the year in the Kessler Classic in Indianapolis.

The 23-year-old Webb who won the Showboat Invitational and the Firestone Tournament of Champions earlier in the season, finished with 193 and watched as Jim Winklepleck, needing one strike in the 10th frame to win, left a wobbling 2-pin, and settled for his second runnerup finish of the year.

The victory gave Webb, who had surpassed the $100,000 mark in the previous week's Kessler event, a cushion of more than $15,000 over Mark Roth who finished fifth at Astro Bowl.

Winklepleck rolled the tournament's only 300 game in the position round match to qualify for the stepladder finals where he advanced past Boysie Huber and Ed Ressler to get to the title game.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.193 (1 game)$13,000
2Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.635 (3 games)7,500
3Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.181 (1 game)5,500
4Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo.395 (2 games)4,500
5Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J.193 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Huber defeated Roth, 198-193; Winklepleck defeated Huber, 256-197; Winklepleck defeated Ressler. 188-181; and in the championship match, Webb defeated Winklepleck, 193-191.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9059 215.6 16-7-1 495 9554 
2Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8966 213.4 17-7-0 510 9476 
#3Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 8919 213.5 16-8-0 480 9449 
4Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J. 9016 214.6 13-11-0 390 9365 
5Boysie Huber, St. Louis, Mo. 8960 213.3 13-10-1 405 9365 
**6Warren Nelson. Downey, Calif. 8965 213.4 13-11-0 390 9355 $3,550
7Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8860 210.9 14-9-1 435 9295 3,000
8Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8830 210.2 14-9-1 435 9265 2,800
9George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8844 210.5 14-10-0 420 9264 2,600
10Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8863 211.0 13-11-0 390 9253 2,400
11Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8887 211.5 10-13-1 315 9202 2,200
12John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 8794 209.3 13-11-0 390 9184 2,100
13Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 8839 210.4 11-13-0 330 9169 2,000
14Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky. 8739 208.0 13-9-2 420 9159 1,900
15Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8742 208.1 11-11-2 360 9102 1,800
16Joe Greco, Jacksonville, Fla. 8739 208.0 12-12-0 360 9099 1,700
17Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8716 207.5 12-12-0 360 9076 1,600
18Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas 8773 208.8 8-16-0 240 9013 1,500
19Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8670 206.4 11-13-0 330 9000 1,400
20Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8639 205.6 10-13-1 315 8954 1,300
21Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio 8609 204.5 9-15-0 270 8879 1,200
22Kenny Hall, Albany, N.J. 8570 204.0 6-18-0 180 8850 1,150
23Tom Kohler, Tucson, Ariz. 8268 196.8 8-16-0 240 8508 1,100
24Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8244 196.4 6-18-0 180 8424 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.$1,000
26Larry Laub, San Francisco875
27Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.850
28Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.825
29Rich Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.810
30Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.800
31Bob Black, Sandusky, Ohio790
32Bill Coleman, Springfield. Ore.780
33Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.765
133Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.765
35Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.750
36Jimmy Certain. Peoria, Ill.740
37Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Kan.730
38Rodney Bridgeman, Richmond, Calif.720
39Keith Kolozsi, Xenia, Ohio710
40Neil Burton, St. Louis, Mo.700
41Gary Shultis, Greenwich, Conn.690
42Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif680
43Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.670
44Jim Robarge, Central Square, Md.660
45Dave Scott, Columbus, Ind.650
46Mark Pahmiyer, EI Campo, Texas640
47Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.625
 Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.625

* - Match play, alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Ressler, 3909. 24th place -Davis and Pierce, 3749. # ---Winklepleck rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS -- Dennis Lane, Mike Durbin, Pete Couture, Joe Berardi, Dave Davis and Arnie Goldman ($50 each).