BPAA U.S. Open



$131,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Big Texan Lanes, Houston, Texas, Feb 1-7, 1981

Holman Conquers U.S. Via Texas

Marshall Holman made it back-to-back victories in the Lone Star State by defeating Mark Roth, 200-179, in the championship match of the $131,000 BPAA U.S. Open in Houston.

Holman won two tough matches against Larry Laub, 236-223, and Ernie Schlegel, 248-225, to earn the right to challenge Roth who had led the tournament for seven straight rounds. When Roth suffered three straight open frames in the title match, Holman claimed the $21,000 first prize, giving him $41,000 and two titles in two weeks.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.684 (3 games)$21,000
2Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.179 (1 game)11,000
3Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.225 (1 game)7,500
4Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.441 (2 games)6,000
5Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.201 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Laub defeated Coleman, 218-201; Holman defeated Laub, 236-223; Holman defeated Schlegel, 248-225; and in the championship game, Holman defeated Roth, 200-179.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 12711 226.9 16-7-1 495 13206 
2Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 12282 219.3 17-7-0 500 12792 
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 12322 220.0 13-11-0 390 12712 
4Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 12152 217.0 17-7-0 510 12662 
5Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 12171 217.3 14-10-0 420 12591 
**6Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y. 12089 215.8 13-9-2 420 12509 $4,050
7Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 12073 215.5 12-11-1 375 12448 3,500
8Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 12150 215.1 13-11-0 390 12440 3,000
9Bill Spigner, Chicago 12009 214.4 13-11-0 390 12399 2,800
10AI Stonum, San Francisco, Calif., 1998 214.2 13-11-0 390 12388 2,600
11Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 12014 214.5 11-12-1 345 12359 2,400
12Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 12034 214.8 10-14-0 300 12334 2,200
13Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul. Minn. 11969 213.7 12-12-0 360 12329 2,100
14Mike Hanes, N. Tonawanda, N.Y. 11839 211.4 15-9-0 450 12289 2,000
15Gip Lentine, Rowland Heights, Calif. 11889 212.3 13-11-0 390 12279 1,900
16Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y. 11887 212.2 12-12-0 360 12247 1,800
17Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 11902 212.5 10-13-1 315 12217 1,700
+18Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, Pa. 11762 210.0 13-9-2 420 12182 1,600
19Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 11968 213.7 7-17-0 210 12178 1,500
20Mal Acosta, Hayward. Calif. 11840 211.4 11-13-0 330 12170 1,400
21Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 11722 209.3 8-15-1 255 11977 1,300
22Pete Weber, St. Louis 11587 206.9 9-14-1 285 11872 1,250
23Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 11642 207.8 5-19-0 150 11792 1,200
24Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 11592 207.0 5-17-2 180 11772 1,150

32-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa.$980
*26Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.1,005
27Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio900
t28Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio870
29Jimmy Certain, Peoria, Ill.840
30George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.820
31Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.800
32Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.780
33Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.750
 Bo Bowden, Dallas750
35Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.720
36Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.700
37Boysie Huber, St. Louis680
38Paul Colwell, Tucson660
t39Jim Johnson Jr., Wilmington, Del.630
 John Voso Jr., Euclid, Ohio630
 Dale Glenn, Alta Loma, Calif.600
+42Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio580
43Dave Macy, Chicago560
44Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.540
45Wayne Webb, Tucson520
+46Frankie May, Reading, Pa.500
47Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan.475
 John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.475
+49Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio460
+50Steve Bunnell, Cincinnati, Ohio450
+51Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.440
52Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.425
 Dennis Pate, Temple, Tex.425
54Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.410
55Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.400
56Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.390
57John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.380
58Chuck Pierce, Dallas370
59Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.360
60Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.350
61Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.300
62Mike Aulby, Indianapolis300
63Skip Tucker, Winter Garden, Fla.300
64Tim Miller, Harlington, Tex.300
65Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.300
66Neil Burton, St. Louis300
67Bill Shumway, Las Vegas300
68Thomas Laskow, Commack, N.Y.300
69Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.300
70Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis300
71Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.300
+72Jim Roberts, Cleveland300
+73Rick Minier, Vancouver, Wash.300
74Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.300
+75Steve Hofer, Houston300
+76Michael Stewart, Conroe, Tex.300
77Steve Trip, Wethersfield, Conn.300
78Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif.300
79Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio300
+80Carmen Ratti, Fountain Valley, Calif.300

* -- Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. Randy Niehaus rolled a 300 game. + - BPAA league entries. 32-game qualifying leader- Roth, 7240. 24th place Sam Maccarone. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Joe Berardi (2),Kevin Gillette, Gary Dickinson, Bob Handley, Bill Coleman, Wayne Webb, Boysie Huber, Jim Murtishaw, TomLaskow, Tom Kohler, George Pappas, Paul McCordic, Marshall Holman, Guppy Troup, Dave Beckmann. DarrylBower, Craig Mueller, Johnny Petraglia, Tommy Kress, Teata Semiz, Steve Martin, Steve Wunderlich and MalAcosta.