U.S. Polychemical Open



$105,000 U.S. POLYCHEMICAL OPEN
Mowry Lanes, Fremont, Calif., May 19-23, 1981

Acosta Rings Bell

Mal Acosta became the fourth player to win more than one title in 1981 as he opened the Spring Tour with a 226-196 victory over Don Bell in the 5105,000 U.S. Polychemical Open in Fremont, Calif.

Acosta, of nearby Hayward Calif., enhanced the local flavor of the event by taking over the lead in the third round and built it to 180 pins over Paul Colwell going into the championship session. Colwell was eliminated by Bell, 196195, in the semi-final game when he left a 24-5-8 combination in the 10th frame.

Acosta trailed midway through the title game before coming through with six game-closing strikes to earn $15,000 and rank along with Marshall Holman, Earl Anthony and Wayne Webb as the only multi-champions on the Tour so far in 1981.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.226 (1 game)$15,000
2Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif.598 (3 games)8,000
3Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.195 (1 game)6,000
4Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.400 (2 games)5,000
5Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho181 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Sliker defeated Miller, 198-181; Bell defeated Sliker, 206-202; Bell defeated Colwell, 196-195; and in the championship match, Acosta defeated Bell, 226-196.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9318 221.8 15-9-0 450 9768 
2Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9138 217.5 15-9-0 450 9588 
3Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif. 9050 215.4 15-9-0 450 9500 
4Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8902 211.9 15-9-0 450 9352 
5Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho 8916 212.2 14-9-1 435 9351 
**6Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8953 213.1 13-11-0 390 9343 $3,350
7Boysie Huber, St. Louis 8873 211.2 15-9-0 450 9323 2,800
8Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8869 211.1 14-10-0 420 9289 2,600
9Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla. 8883 211.5 13-11-0 390 9273 2,400
10Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8826 210.1 14-10-0 420 9246 2,300
11Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif. 8870 211.1 12-12-0 360 9230 2,200
12Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8800 209.5 12-12-0 360 9160 2,100
13Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8734 207.9 14-10-0 420 9154 2,000
14Randy Pedersen, Venice, Calif. 8758 208.5 13-11-0 390 9148 1,900
15Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8861 210.9 9-15-0 270 9131 1,800
16Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8733 207.9 13-11-0 390 9123 1,700
17Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8768 208.7 10-13-1 315 9083 1,600
18Michael Monyak, Tacoma, Wash. 8835 210.3 8-16-0 240 9075 1,500
19Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va. 8694 207.0 11-13-0 330 9024 1,400
20Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8762 208.6 8-15-1 255 9017 1,300
21Tony Churchey, Huntsville, Ala. 8704 207.2 10-14-0 300 9004 1,200
22Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8643 205.7 10-14-0 300 8943 1,150
23Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8635 205.5 6-18-0 180 8815 1,100
24Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8418 200.4 7-16-1 225 8643 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Pete McCordic, Houston$1,028
 Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.953
27Mike Aulby, Indianapolis910
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas910
29Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.885
 Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.885
31Rich Carrubba, Irvine, Calif.870
32John Joslyn, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.860
33Mark Williams, Beaumont, Tex.850
34Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.840
35Nick Beelaard, Hollister, Calif.830
36Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.820
37Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.810
38Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.800
39Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.790
40Sam Fox, San Bruno, Calif.780
41Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio765
 Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio765
43Terrell Lloyd, San Francisco750
44Cary York, Salem, Ore.740
45Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.730
46George Barnshaw, King of Prussia, Pa.720
47George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.710
48Carl Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y.700

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Acosta, 4071. 24th place - Pedersen, 3751. # - Les Barrett and Sam Zurich rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Rich Carrubba, Jim Winklepleck, Jim Poulos, Dan Roche, Guppy Troup and Leroy Bornhop.