Fair Lanes Open



$100,000 FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes Woodlawn, Baltimore, Md., Mar 31-Apr 4, 1981

6-7-10 Just Enough For Webb

A 6-7-10 split in the 10th frame has been the downfall of many a bowler but the seven count was just enough for Wayne Webb to squeak by Steve Martin, 232-231, in the $100,000 Fair Lanes Open in Baltimore.

Webb, the 1980 Sporting News PBA Player of the Year, returned to form by beating Martin by 14 pins for the top-seeded position. Martin came back to challenge in the title game and forced Webb to come up with 17 in the 10th frame for the $13,000 first prize.

Webb managed exactly that, converting a 10-pin and tossing the split on his final ball for his first title of the year and seventh of his career. Martin had defeated Jay Robinson, 213-190, in the semi-final game after Robinson had downed rookie Mark Fahy and local favorite Steve Sipe in the opening matches.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.232 (1 game)$13,000
2Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.444 (2 games)7,500
3Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.622 (3 games)5,500
4Steve Sipe, Falls Church, Va.202 (1 game)4,500
5Mark Fahy, Chicago193 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Robinson defeated Fahy, 196-193; Robinson defeated Sipe, 236-202; Martin defeated Robinson, 213-190; and in the championship game, Webb defeated Martin, 232-231.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 9118 217.0 15-9-0 450 9568 
2Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9134 217.4 14-10-0 420 9554 
3Steve Sipe, Falls Church, Va. 8975 213.6 16-8-0 480 9455 
4Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9001 214.3 14-10-0 420 9421 
5Mark Fahy, Chicago 8879 211.4 16-8-0 480 9359 
**6Merv Parrish, Beckley, W. Va. 8926 212.5 14-10-0 420 9346 $3,550
7Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8879 211.4 15-8-1 465 9344 3,000
8Skip Tucker, Winter Garden, Fla. 8784 209.1 15-8-1 465 9249 2,800
9Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8849 210.6 13-11-0 390 9239 2,600
10Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8832 210.2 11-11-2 360 9192 2,400
11Charlie Tapp, Sox. St. Paul, Minn. 8783 209.1 12-11-1 375 9158 2,200
12Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8969 213.5 6-18-0 180 9149 2,100
13John Handegard, Eugene, Ore. 8740 208.0 13-11-0 390 9130 2,000
14Bo Bowden, Dallas 8745 208.2 12-12-0 360 9105 1,900
15Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass. 8766 208.7 11-13-0 330 9096 1,800
16Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8709 207.3 12-11-1 375 9084 1,700
17Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Kan. 8672 206.4 11-13-0 330 9002 1,600
18Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8671 206.4 11-13-0 330 9001 1,500
19Rich Hartman, Alton, Ill. 8599 204.7 13-11-0 390 8989 1,400
20Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8664 206.2 9-15-0 270 8934 1,350
21Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif. 8601 204.7 10-14-0 300 8901 1,275
 Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 8691 206.9 7-17-1 210 8901 1,275
23Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8561 203.8 9-15-0 270 8831 1,200
24Andrew Zavatjian, Whitestone, N.Y. 8260 196.6 6-18-0 180 8440 1,150

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio$1,100
26Jeff Morin, Cleveland1,000
27Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.975
28Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Tex.955
29Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio940
30Chris Riga, Allentown, Pa.930
31Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Co.915
 Mike Hahn, Sterling, Va.915
33Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y.900
34John Denton, Midland, Tex.885
 Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va.885
36Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.870
37Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.860
38Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.845
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas845
40Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.830
41Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.815
 Dave Johnson, Ashtabula, Ohio815
43Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.800
44Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.790
45Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis780
46Harvey Mullen, Falmouth, Mass.765
 David Stutzman, Greenbelt, Md.765
48Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.750

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Martin, 3936. 24th place Anthony, 3763. # - John Handegard and Wayne Webb rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Tony Churchey, Paul Moser, Bo Bowden, Casey Berry, Jim Figari, Jeff Morin, Kenny Hall, Jeff Valentine, Dave Beckmann and Steve Martin.