Syracuse Open



$85,000 SYRACUSE OPEN
Brunswick Holiday Bowl, Syracuse, N.Y., Nov 7-11, 1980

For Pete's Sake

Pete Couture pulled a PBA first when, after missing the cut to match play, still went on to win the season ending $85,000 Syracuse Open.

Couture tied for 25th place after qualifying and defeated doubles partner Tommy Hudson for the right to serve as alternate. He then entered match play when one of the apparent finalists was disqualified and startlingly advanced to the top-seeded position on the strength of a 254 average for his last five matches.

In the championship match, Couture was in a hole again, trailing Jeff Morin by 36 pins before making a dramatic line change in the seventh frame and tossing five straight strikes to top Morin, 213-200.

It was Couture's second victory of the year and capped an outstanding Summer-Fall Tour in which he earned over $50,000.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.213 (1 game)$10,000
2Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio477 (2 games)6,000
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.444 (2 games)5,000
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.402 (2 games)4,000
5Mark Pahmiyer, EI Campo, Texas176 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Aulby defeated Pahmiyer, 203-176; Baker defeated Aulby, 236-199; Morin defeated Baker, 277-208; and in the championship game, Couture defeated Morin, 213-200.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9132 217.4 15-9-0 450 9582 
2Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio 9027 214.9 18-0-0 540 9567 
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9059 215.6 15-9-0 450 9509 
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 9010 214.5 15-9-0 450 9460 
5Mark Pahmiyer, EI Campo, Texas 8936 212.7 14-10-0 420 9356 
**6Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8959 213.3 13-11-0 390 9349 $3,050
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8894 211.7 15-9-0 450 9344 2,500
8Jeff Valentine; Westboro, Mass. 8930 212.6 13-11-0 390 9320 2,100
#9Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8925 212.5 13-11-0 390 9315 2,000
10Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9031 215.0 9-15-0 270 9301 1,900
11Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8828 210.1 14-9-1 435 9263 1,800
12Gil Sliker, Washington; N.J. 8961 213.3 10-14-0 300 9261 1,700
13Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8856 210.8 13-11-0 390 9246 1,600
14Barry Warshafsky, Chelmsford, Mass. 8910 212.1 10-13-1 315 9225 1,500
15Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. 8908 212.0 10-14-0 300 9208 1,450
16Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8884 211.5 10-14-0 300 9184 1,400
17Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 8871 211.2 10-14-0 300 9171 1,350
18Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8849 210.6 10-13-1 315 9164 1,300
19Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8842 210.5 10-14-0 300 9142 1,250
20Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8773 208.8 11-13-0 330 9103 1,200
21Bo Bowden, Dallas, Texas 8697 207.0 9-12-3 315 9012 1,150
22Charles Del Plato, Bricktown, N.J. 8589 204.5 14-10-0 420 9009 1,100
23Arnie Goldman, Chicago, Ill. 8600 204.7 9-15-0 270 8870 1,050
24Robert Snell Sr., Stanford, Conn. 8554 203.6 5-19-0 150 8704 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio$975
26Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.850
27Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.825
28Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.800
29Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.770
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas770
31Brent Tuttle, New Hartford, N.Y.740
32Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas720
33George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.700
34Mike Durbin. Chagrin Falls, Ohio690
35Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.680
36Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa670
37John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.660
38Art Trask, Miami, Fla.650
39Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.640
40Bob Black, Sandusky, Ohio630
41Paul Bernier, Tiverton, R.I.615
 Tom Kress, Rochester, N.Y.615
43Steve Brichta, Allentown, Pa.600
44Neil Burton, St. Louis, M o.590
45Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.575
 Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.575
47Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.560
48Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.550

* -Match play alternate. ** - TV alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Sliker, 3988. 24th place - Couture, 3789. Couture defeated Tommy Hudson, 202-196, in a rolloff for 25th place, and Couture moved into match play when Randy Pedersen was disqualified for not checking his equipment in after qualifying. # - Ted Hannahs rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS - John Chacko, Paul Gibson, Sam Zurich, Mike Berlin, Alvin Lou, Dave Husted, Emmett Shutes, Les Zikes and Larry Laub ($50 each).