Long Island Open



$100,000 LONG ISLAND OPEN
Garden City Bowl, Garden City, N.Y., Apr 7-11, 1981

Anthony (Who Else?) In Long Island

Earl Anthony captured the Long Island Open for the third straight year and fourth time in his career with a come from-behind, 230-224, victory over Gil Sliker in the $100,000 event at Garden City, N.Y.

Anthony trailed by 28 pins going into the eighth frame but finished with five straight strikes to press Sliker into rolling a 10th frame double for his first championship. Sliker left a 7-pin on his first try, losing by six pins after having defeated Steve Martin and Wayne Webb earlier.

Anthony's earnings for 1981 surpassed $100,000 with the $13,000 top prize and he tied his own record by winning a tournament three straight times. Anthony had won the PBA National Championship in 1973, 1974 and 1975 and prevailed in the Waukegan Open three straight years beginning in 1975.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.230 (1 game)$13,000
2Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.668 (3 games)7,500
3Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.204 (1 game)5,500
4Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.425 (2 games)4,500
5Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.211 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Martin defeated Lightfoot, 234-211; Sliker defeated Martin 234-191; Sliker defeated Webb, 210-204; and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Sliker, 230-224.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9412 224.0 15-9-0 450 9862 
2Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 9285 221.0 15-9-0 450 9735 
3Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9189 218.7 16-8-0 480 9669 
4Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9255 220.3 13-11-0 390 9645 
5Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9094 216.5 16-8-0 480 9574 
**6Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9170 218.3 13-11-0 390 9560 $3,550
7Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 9059 215.6 16-8-0 480 9539 3,000
8Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9115 217.0 14-10-0 420 9535 2,800
9Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9080 216.1 13-10-1 405 9485 2,600
10George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9054 215.5 14-10-0 420 9474 2,400
11Bill Spigner, Chicago 9014 214.6 15-9-0 450 9464 2,200
12Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9041 215.2 13-10-1 405 9446 2,100
13Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif. 9012 214.5 12-11-1 375 9387 2,000
14Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 9039 215.2 11-13-0 330 9369 1,900
15Al Stonum, San Francisco 8941 212.8 10-13-1 315 9256 1,800
16Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9030 215.0 7-17-0 210 9240 1,700
17Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8928 212.5 10-14-0 300 9228 1,600
18Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8916 212.2 10-14-0 300 9216 1,500
19David Kappel, Chicago 8891 211.6 10-13-0 315 9206 1,450
20Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8890 211.6 8-16-0 240 9130 1,400
21Ed Ressler, Nashua, N.H. 8838 210.4 9-15-0 270 9108 1,350
22Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 8798 209.4 10-14-0 300 9098 1,300
23Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y. 8826 210.1 9-15-0 270 9096 1,250
#24Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8805 209.6 6-17-1 195 9000 1,200

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Rich Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.$1,090
26Carmen Salvino, Chicago1,060
27Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio1,040
*28Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.1,105
29Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,020
30John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.1,010
31Dick Weber, St. Louis1,000
32Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.990
33Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.980
34Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.970
35Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio960
36Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.950
37Mark Fahy, Chicago940
38North Palomares, San Francisco930
39Keith Doran, Elmont, N.Y.920
40Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif.905
 Kevin Sass, West Islip, N.Y.905
42Pete McCordic, Houston890
43Bo Bowden, Dallas880
44Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.870
45Alfred Chin, Woodside, N.Y.860
46Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.845
 Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass.845
+48Don Genalo, Floral Park, N.Y.830

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Anthony, 4109. 24th place Mueller and Ressler, 3859. # - Carl Kinyon, Paul Moser and Larry Starr rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Larry Laub, Al Stonum, Fred Conner, Paul Gibson, Craig Mueller, Randy Lightfoot, Tony Churchey, Bo Bowden, Wayne Webb, Jeff Valentine. ($25 each) -Gary Shultis and Jeff Mattingly. + - Non-PBA member.