ARC Alameda Open



$95,000 ARC ALAMEDA OPEN
Mel's Southshore Bowl, Alameda, Calif., Jan 20-24, 1981

Handley Hooks His First

"Hookin" Bob Handley survived three open frames in the championship match and edged Jay Robinson, 202-200, for his first PBA championship in the $95,000 ARC Alameda Open.

Robinson, who had advanced from third place in the stepladder finals with wins over Jeff Morin and Earl Anthony, could have claimed the crown with a double in the 10th frame. After collecting the first one, Robinson went light on the headpin, leaving the 2-5 pins, giving the $12,000 top prize to Handley.

The explosive, wide-hooking Handley led the tournament by 325 pins going into the finals although he was mired in 50th place after two rounds of qualifying. He averaged 241 for his final 30 games going into the championship round.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.202 (1 game)$12,000
2Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.633 (3 games)7,000
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.156 (1 game)5,000
4Jeff Morin, Cleveland397 (2 games)4,500
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.222 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Morin defeated Holman, 227-222; Robinson defeated Morin, 223-170; Robinson defeated Anthony, 210-156; and in the championship match, Handley defeated Robinson, 202-200.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9844 234.3 17-7-0 510 10354 
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9519 226.6 17-7-0 510 10029 
3Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9409 224.0 15-8-1 465 9874 
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9471 225.5 13-11-0 390 9861 
5Jeff Morin, Cleveland 9436 224.6 13-11-0 390 9826 
**6George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9428 224.4 13-11-0 390 9818 $3,500
7Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9364 222.9 14-9-1 435 9799 3,000
8Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9307 221.5 15-8-1 465 9772 2,800
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9426 224.4 11-12-1 345 9771 2,600
10David Kappel, Chicago 9298 221.3 14-10-0 420 9718 2,400
11Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9225 219.6 13-11-0 390 9615 2,200
12Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9279 220.9 11-13-0 330 9609 2,000
13Nick Tjotjos, Cleveland 9228 219.7 9-15-0 270 9498 1,800
14Tom Baker, Buffalo 9089 216.4 13-10-1 405 9494 1,700
#15Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9127 217.3 11-12-1 345 9472 1,600
16Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 9237 219.9 7-17-0 210 9447 1,500
17Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex. 9133 217.4 10-14-0 300 9433 1,400
18Pete Weber, St. Louis 9071 215.9 12-12-0 360 9431 1,350
19Mark Fahy, Chicago 9097 216.5 11-13-0 330 9427 1,300
20Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill. 9110 216.9 10-13-1 315 9425 1,250
21Tim Miller, Dallas 9069 215.9 10-14-0 300 9369 1,200
22Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8859 210.9 9-15-0 270 9129 1,125
23Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8859 210.9 9-15-0 270 9129 1,125
24Dale Glenn, Alta Loma, Calif. 8915 212.2 6-17-1 195 9110 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.$1,045
26Philip Ringener, Big Springs, Tex.940
27Jim Robarge, Syracuse, N.Y.910
28Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio870
 Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.870
30Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.840
31Mike Flora, Vacaville, Calif.830
32Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.820
33Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.810
34Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.800
35Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.790
36Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.780
37Jim Kunst, Grants Pass, Ore.770
38Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.760
39Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.750
40Don Bell, Santa Cruz, Calif.740
41Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.730
42Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass.715
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis715
44Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.700
45Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.690
46Mike Aulby, Indianapolis675
 Barry Warshafsky, Chelmsford, Mass.675
48Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.660

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Tjotjos, 4157. 24th place Dickinson, 3953. # - Burton, Rich Carrubba and Rich Hartman rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Bill Straub, Bob Handley, Warren Nelson, Dave Husted ($50).