True Value Open



$130,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, Miami, Fla., Mar 24-28, 1981

Bowden Discovers His "True Value"

Bo Bowden put a stop to Marshall Holman's bid for another set of back-to-back championships, defeating Holman, 226-206, in the $130,000 True Value Open in Miami.

Bowden barely got by his first two opponents, edging Fred Conner, 199-198, and Jeff Mattingly, 182-178, when Mattingly missed converting a 2-8 spare in the 10th frame. Building momentum, the 23-year-old Bowden defeated Bob Handley, 218-188, but trailed in the final match until Holman ran into split trouble as well as being visibly distracted by jeering fans.

His first PBA title earned Bowden $21,000 and a Firestone berth. For Holman, who had won back-to-back titles in Texas early in the year and the previous week's King Louie Open, it was also his third second place finish of 1981.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bo Bowden, Dallas825 (4 games)$21,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.206 (1 game)11,000
3Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.188 (1 game)7,500
4Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.178 (1 game)6,000
5Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.198 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Bowden defeated Conner, 199-178; Bowden defeated Mattingly, 182-178; Bowden defeated Handley, 218-188; and in the championship game, Bowden defeated Holman, 226-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9525 226.7 17-7-0 510 10035 
#2Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9494 226.0 15-9-0 450 9944 
3Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 9228 219.7 16-8-0 480 9708 
4Bo Bowden, Dallas 9302 221.4 11-13-0 330 9632 
5Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9182 218.6 14-9-1 435 9617 
**6Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 9172 218.3 13-11-0 390 9562 $4,050
7Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9157 218.0 13-11-0 390 9547 3,600
8Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9203 219.1 11-13-0 330 9533 3,300
9Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9122 217.1 12-10-2 390 9512 2,900
 Rich Hartman, Alton, Ill. 9077 216.1 14-9-1 435 9512 2,900
11Tony Acosta, Hialeah, Fla. 9109 216.8 12-12-0 360 9469 2,600
12Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9032 215.0 13-11-0 390 9422 2,400
13Bill Block, Miami, Fla. 9107 216.8 10-14-0 300 9407 2,300
14George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8959 213.3 14-9-1 435 9394 2,200
15Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8966 213.4 14-10-0 420 9386 2,100
#16Tim Miller, Harlingen, Texas 8946 213.0 12-12-0 360 9306 2,000
17Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8920 212.3 12-12-0 360 9280 1,900
18Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 8822 210.0 10-13-1 315 9137 1,800
#19Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8817 209.9 10-13-1 315 9132 1,700
20Mitch Jabczenski, Taylor, Mich. 8812 209.8 10-14-0 300 9112 1,600
21Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8877 211.3 7-17-0 210 9087 1,500
22Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8795 209.4 8-15-! 255 9050 1,400
23Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash. 8729 207.8 9-15-0 270 8999 1,300
24Wayne Graham, Miami, Fla. 8689 206.8 7-17-0 210 8899 1,250

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.$1,100
*Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.1,175
27Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,055
28Tom Kohler, Tucson, Ariz.1,020
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,020
30Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio1,000
31Chuck Pierce, Dallas990
32Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.980
33Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.970
34Steve Rudolph, Tamarac, Fla.960
35Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.945
 Bill Spigner, Chicago945
37Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio930
38Mike Aulby, Indianapolis920
39Joe Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.910
40Jim Robarge, Syracuse, N.Y.900
41Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.890
42John Cocchi, Las Vegas, Nev.880
43Ed Walsh, Perth Amboy, N.J.870
44John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.860
45Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.845
 Mark Fahy, Chicago845
47Mike Somers, Sunrise, Fla.830
48Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.820

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. I8-game qualifying leader - Handley, 4223. 24th place Robinson, 3904. # - Tim Miller, Steve Cook, Bob Handley and Dan Hamilton rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Del Warren, Bo Bowden, Alvin Lou, Mark Valenti, Mark Roth, Tim Miller, Roy Buckley, Steve Martin, Tom Kress, Mike Aulby, Jay Tartaglia, Bobby Meadows, Chuck Pierce, Jim Poulos, Craig Mueller, Bill Coleman, Tony Frankland, Don Bell, Wayne Graham, Henry Gonzalez, Dave Olin and Earl Anthony.