Miller High Life Open



$125,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE OPEN
Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Milwaukee, Wisc., Mar 10-14, 1981

Durbin Romps To Miller Title

With a 791 three-game series, Mike Durbin outscored his opponents by an overall total of 262 pins to win the $125,000 Miller High Life Open in Milwaukee.

The third-seeded Durbin ruled the championship round starting with a 248-182 route against Kevin Gillette in what proved to be the closest match. Joe Hutchinson was Durbin's next victim, failing 266-182, and Earl Anthony was dealt the most overwhelming defeat, 277-165, in the title game.

Durbin tossed strikes on 81 percent of his shots in claiming his eighth PBA championship and the $21,000 first prize. Anthony, coming off a victory in the PBA National Championship and attempting to win for the fourth time in five weeks, earned $11,000.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio791 (3 games)$21,000
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.165 (1 game)11,000
3Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.182 (1 game)7,500
4Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.440 (2 games)6,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.225 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Gillette defeated Husted, 258-225; Durbin defeated Gillette, 248-182; Durbin defeated Hutchinson, 266-182; and in the championship game, Durbin defeated Anthony, 277-165.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9321 221.9 17-7-0 510 9831 
#2Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9041 215.2 14-10-0 420 9461 
3Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8948 213.0 15-9-0 450 9398 
4Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky. 8901 211.9 16-8-0 480 9381 
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8971 213.5 13-11-0 390 9361 
**6Dave Kappel, Chicago 8967 213.5 12-12-0 360 9327 $4,050
7Bo Bowden, Dallas 8842 210.5 15-9-0 450 9292 3,600
8Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 8819 209.9 13-10-1 405 9224 3,300
9Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8844 210.5 12-12-0 360 9204 3,000
10George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8779 209.0 13-11-0 390 9169 2,800
11Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8803 209.5 12-12-0 360 9163 2,600
12Dave Johnson, Ashtabula, Ohio 8710 207.3 13-11-0 390 9100 2,400
13Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8740 208.0 11-13-0 330 9070 2,300
14Charlie Lacy, Midland, Tex. 8728 207.8 11-13-0 330 9058 2,200
15Bart Rojek, N. Tonawanda, N.Y. 8640 205.7 13-11-0 390 9030 2,100
16Bill Spigner, Chicago 8725 207.7 10-14-0 300 9025 2,000
17Skip Tucker, Winter Garden, Fla. 8753 208.4 9-15-0 270 9023 1,900
18Richard Martinez, Yuba City, Calif. 8624 205.3 12-12-0 360 8984 1,800
19Ed Ressler Jr., Nashua, N.H. 8645 205.8 11-13-0 330 8975 1,700
20Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8631 205.5 9-14-1 285 8916 1,600
21Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Kan. 8615 205.1 8-16-0 240 8855 1,500
22Al Stonum, San Francisco 8477 201.8 10-14-0 300 8777 1,400
23Michael Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8434 200.8 11-13-0 330 8764 1,350
24Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8368 199.2 7-17-0 210 8578 1,300

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Rodney Bridgeman, Richmond, Calif$1,260
26Chris Riga, Allentown, Pa.1,160
27Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,140
28Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,125
 Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wisc.1,125
30Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.1,110
31Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.1,095
+Dan Slak, Milwaukee, Wis.1,095
33Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Tex.1,080
34Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.1,070
35Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio1,060
36Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.1,045
 Ted Cerniglia, Springfield, Ill.1,045
38Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,030
39Roger Workman, Shelbyville, Ky.1,020
40Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.1,010
41Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,000
42Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.990
43Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.980
44Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.970
t45Lenny Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis.960
46Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.950
47Jeff Morin, Cleveland940
48Merv Parrish, Beckley, W. Va.930

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Hutchinson, 4055. 24th place -Ellenburg and Lacy, 3770. # - Hutchinson rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) -Joe Hutchinson, Bart Rojek, Art Trask, Tim Fife, Frank Ellenburg, Gary Dickinson, Leroy Bornhop, Mark Roth, Jeff Morin, Boysie Huber, Kevin Gillette, Al Stonum, Ed Ressler, Mark Williams, Steve Westberg, Fred Conner, John Joslyn, Roy Buckley, Billy George, Phil Ringener, Carmen Salvino and Lou Alonzo. + - Non-PBA entry.