King Louie Open



$100,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West, Overland Park, Kan., Mar 17-21, 1981

Score Aside, Holman Wins

Marshall Holman didn't expect a 181 in the championship match to be enough to win the $100,000 King Louie Open in Kansas City, but when it was he offered no apologies.

"I don't care if I score one and my opponent scores zero as long as I'm on top;" said Holman after collecting the $13,000 first prize and his third championship of the year.

Holman defeated Wayne Webb, 181-168, in the title game after Webb had worked his way up from fourth place with a 633 series for his first three games. Holman had amassed a 397-pin first-place margin, strengthened by a 20-4 match play record, going into the championship round.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.181 (1 game)$13,000
2Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.801 (4 games)7,500
3Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.197 (1 game)5,500
4Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.136 (1 game)4,500
5Rich Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.176 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Webb defeated Martinez, 201-176; Webb defeated Westberg, 187-136; Webb defeated Acosta, 245-197; and in the championship game, Holman defeated Webb, 181-168.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9441 224.7 20-4-0 600 10041 
2Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9224 219.6 14-10-0 420 9644 
3Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9058 215.6 14-10-0 420 9478 
4Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 9037 215.1 14-10-0 420 9457 
5Richard Martinez, Yuba City, Calif. 8922 212.4 16-8-0 480 9402 
**6Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9000 214.2 13-11-0 390 9390 $3,550
7Rich Carrubba, North Brunswick, N.J. 9039 215.2 11-13-0 330 9369 3,200
8Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 9020 214.7 11-13-0 330 9350 3,000
9Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8910 212.1 12-12-0 360 9270 2,800
10Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash. 8887 211.5 12-12-0 360 9247 2,600
11Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8759 208.5 15-9-0 450 9209 2,400
12Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8830 210.2 12-12-0 360 9190 2,300
13Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8818 209.9 12-12-0 360 9178 2,200
#14Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8821 210.0 10-13-1 315 9136 2,100
15Bruce Carter, Leander, Texas. 8802 209.5 11-13-0 330 9132 2,000
16Don Fowler, Kansas City, Mo. 8818 209.9 10-14-0 300 9118 1,800
17George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8803 209.5 10-14-0 300 9108 1,800
18Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N. M. 8709 207.3 10-14-0 300 9009 1,700
19Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash. 8719 207.5 9-14-1 285 9004 1,600
20Dave Macy, Chicago 8615 205.1 12-12-0 360 8975 1,500
21Bo Bowden, Dallas 8689 206.8 9-15-0 270 8959 1,400
22Dan Ghezzi, Childs, Pa. 8676 206.5 9-15-0 285 8946 1,300
23Tom Kohler, Tucson, Ariz. 8599 204.7 11-13-0 330 8929 1,200
24Norm Meyers, St. Louis 8593 204.5 10-14-0 300 8893 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dennis Pate, Temple, Tex.$1,075
26Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.955
27Dave Pope, Fayetteville, Ark.925
28Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.900
29Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif.875
30Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.850
31Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.825
32Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.805
#Al Stonum, San Francisco805
34Derek Banks, Chicago785
 Charlie Tapp. S. St. Paul, Minn.785
36Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.770
37Pete Weber, St. Louis760
38Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa750
39John Cocchi, Las Vegas735
 Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.735
41Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.720
42Scott Buckingham, Anchorage, Alaska710

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. I8-game qualifying leader- Holman, 4035. 24th place - Fowler, 3804. # Hugh Miller, Al Stonum and Steve Wunderlich rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Matt Surina, Steve Neff, Paul Gibson, Pete Weber, Leroy Bornhop, Dave Beckmann, Tommy Hudson, Hugh Miller, Art Trask, Marv Sargent, Harvey Wald, Tommy Kress, Fred Conner, Jeff Valentine and Tom Laskow. ($25 each) - John Johnson and Warren Nelson.