Miller High Life Classic



$125,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE CLASSIC
Brunswick Wonderbowl-Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif., Jan 6-10, 1981

Martin Knocks Off Four For 4th

Steve Martin slipped past his opening opponent in a two-frame roll-off and marched to his fourth PBA championship in the season-opening $125,000 Miller High Life Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

Martin, entering his fifth season on the tour, slipped by Gary Dickinson by picking up a 4-9 split in the roll-off, which was necessitated by their 222-222 tie. From there the fourth-seeded Martin topped Mark Roth, rolled his highest game of the day in defeating Tom Baker and outscored top-seeded Marshall Holman, 216-185, for the $21,000 first prize.

Martin rolled 856 for the four matches as the "Tennessee Twister" clinched the crown with a double in the eighth and ninth frames of the championship match.

TELEVISED FINALS Pos. Name & City Total Amount

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.856 (4 games)$21,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.185 (1 game)11,000
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.218 (1 game)7,500
4Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.167 (1 game)6,000
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.222 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Martin defeated Dickinson, 40-37, in two-frame roll-off after they tied, 222-222; Martin defeated Roth, 175-167; Martin defeated Baker, 243-218; and in the championship game, Martin defeated Holman, 216-185.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9309 221.6 16-7-1 495 9804 
2Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9204 219.1 15-9-0 450 9654 
3Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9140 217.6 15-9-0 450 9590 
4Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9145 217.7 14-10-0 420 9565 
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex. 9036 215.1 17-6-1 525 9561 
**6Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9062 215.7 15-9-0 450 9512 $4,050
7Dale Glenn, Alta Loma, Calif. 8986 213.9 17-7-0 510 9496 3,600
8Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9092 216.4 12-11-1 375 9467 3,300
9Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 8989 214.0 14-9-1 435 9424 3,000
10Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8993 214.1 13-10-1 405 9398 2,800
11Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9033 215.0 11-11-2 360 9393 2,600
12Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Tex. 8964 213.4 13-11-0 390 9354 2,400
13Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9037 215.1 9-15-0 270 9307 2,300
14Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8844 210.5 14-10-0 420 9264 2,200
15Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9012 214.5 8-16-0 240 9252 2,100
16Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8833 210.3 12-11-1 375 9208 2,000
17Boysie Huber, St. Louis 8797 209.4 11-13-0 330 9127 1,900
18Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Pa. 8817 209.9 9-13-2 300 9117 1,800
19Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif. 8838 210.4 8-15-1 255 9093 1,700
20Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 8691 206.9 12-12-0 360 9051 1,600
21Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8784 209.1 7-17-0 210 8994 1,500
22Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8748 208.2 8-16-0 240 8988 1,400
23Mike Durbin, Chagrin Fall, Ohio 8735 207.9 6-18-0 180 8915 1,300
24Bo Bowden, Dallas, Tex. 8504 202.4 6-17-1 195 8699 1,200

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Chuck Steinway, Etiwanda, Calif.$1,110
*26Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,175
27Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.1,090
28Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,080
29Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.1,070
30Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.1,060
31Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,045
 Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.1,045
33Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,030
34Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.1,020
35Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa.1,010
36Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.1,000
37Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.985
 Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.985
39Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.965
 Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.965
41Art Trask, Miami, Fla.950
42Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.940
43Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.930
44Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass.920
45Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.910
46Jeff Edens, Wilmington, N.C.895
47Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa880
48Cary York, Salem, Ore.860

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-gamg qualifying leader - Holman, 4003. 24th place Glenn, 3826. # - Steve Rudolph and Terrell Lloyd rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)- Dave Husted, George Pappas, Chuck Pierce, Tom Baker, Ed Bourdase, Jeff Valentine.