Cleveland Open



$100,000 CLEVELAND OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted, Ohio, Feb 24-28, 1981

Acosta Delivers One-Two Punch

Mal Acosta prevailed over the tour's two leading money-winners in earning his first PBA championship in the $100,000 Cleveland Open.

Acosta put together an 18-0 match play record, including seven wins in his last eight matches, to surpass Marshall Holman and Earl Anthony for the top-seeded position. He then routed Holman, 235-170, after making a radical line change to an outside angle early in the final game.

Acosta earned $13,000 and a berth in the Firestone Tournament of Champions. Holman collected $7,500 for his second runnerup showing of the year while Anthony won $5,500 for third while seeing his TV winning streak snapped at eight.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.235 (1 game)$13,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.394 (2 games)7,500
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.425 (2 games)5,500
4Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.429 (2 games)4,500
5Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.188 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Tapp defeated Webb, 234-188; Anthony defeated Tapp, 266-195; Holman defeated Anthony, 224-159; and in the championship game, Acosta defeated Holman, 235-170.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9274 220.8 18-6-0 540 9814 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9350 222.6 14-10-0 420 9770 
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9146 217.7 13-11-0 390 9536 
4Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 9162 218.1 12-12-0 360 9522 
5Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9132 217.4 12-12-0 360 9492 
**6Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9070 215.9 13-10-1 405 9475 $3,550
7Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 8983 213.8 16-8-0 480 9463 3,000
8Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Kan. 9050 215.4 13-11-0 390 9440 2,800
9Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9094 216.5 11-13-0 330 9424 2,600
10Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8988 214.0 14-10-0 420 9408 2,500
11Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 9022 214.8 12-11-1 375 9397 2,400
12Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash. 8995 214.1 13-11-0 390 9385 2,300
13Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 9036 215.1 11-13-0 330 9366 2,200
14Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8887 211.5 15-9-0 450 9337 2,100
15Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif. 8837 210.4 14-10-0 420 9257 2,000
16Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8886 211.5 11-13-0 330 9216 1,900
17Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8980 213.8 7-17-0 210 9190 1,800
18Ted Malicki, Solon, Ohio 8790 209.2 12-12-0 360 9150 1,700
19Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8758 208.5 11-12-1 345 9103 1,600
20Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8709 207.3 12-12-0 360 9069 1,500
21Frank Zitnik, Hubbard, Ohio 8830 210.2 7-16-1 225 9055 1,400
22Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y. 8792 209.3 8-16-0 240 9032 1,300
#23John Forst, LaGrange, 111. 8660 206.1 12-12-0 360 9020 1,200
24Tony Acosta, Hialeah, Fla. 8636 205.6 5-19-0 150 8786 1,150

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.$1,095
26Roger Bowker, Rockford, Ill.1,010
27Philip Ringener, Big Springs, Tex.1,000
28Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.990
29Jim Pencak, Highland Hts., Ohio980
30Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.965
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas965
32Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.950
33Larry Strell, Euclid, Ohio940
34Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.930
35Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa.920
36Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.910
37Marv Parrish, Beckley, W. Va.900
38Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.890
39Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich.880
40Jeff Mattingly Tacoma, Wash.870
41Pete McCordic, Houston860
+42Jerry Ward, Cleveland850
43Mike Aulby, Indianapolis835
 Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.835
45Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio820
46Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.810
47Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.800
48Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.790

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Holman, 4104. 24th place- Morin, 3819. # - John Forst rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Keith Kolozsi, Paul Moser, Jeff Valentine, Dave Husted, Jerry Miller, Mike Aulby, Tony Acosta, Ray Johnson, Pete McCordic, Jim Stefanich, Rich DeLucia, Jim Plessinger, Tom Nevitt, Joe Hutchinson, Dave Kappel, Skip Tucker, John Voso, Ron Everingham, Dick Weber and Mark Baker. + - Non-PBA entry.