Seattle Open



$90,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Leilani Lanes, Seattle, Wash., Jun 2-6, 1981

Morin Enough

Jeff Morin saw five years of hard work and dedication blossom into his first PBA title when he downed veteran Larry Laub, 224-210, to win the $90,000 Seattle Open.

Morin finished fourth a week earlier in Portland and had been among the most aggressive in pursuing his first title throughout the season. He qualified second in Seattle with a tournament high 17-7 match play record and stopped Joe Berardi, 225-170, in the semi-final game.

Holding a slim lead throughout the title match, Morin struck out in the 10th frame to force Laub to do likewise.

When Laub left a 10-pin on his first attempt the championship and $11,000 first prize went to Morin. The 35-year-old Cleveland pro also earned a spot in the Firestone Tournament of Champions.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jeff Morin, Cleveland449 (2 games)$11,000
2Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.210 (1 game)6,000
3Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.612 (3 games)5,000
4Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.240 (1 game)4,000
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio193 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Berardi defeated Hudson, 194-193; Berardi defeated Sliker, 248-240; Morin defeated Berardi, 225-170; and in the championship game, Morin defeated Laub, 224-210.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9303 221.5 12-11-1 375 9678 
2Jeff Morin, Cleveland 9055 215.5 17-7-0 510 9565 
3Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8944 212.9 15-9-0 450 9394 
4Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8863 211.0 15-9-0 450 9313 
5Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8912 212.1 11-10-3 375 9287 
**6Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8785 209.1 16-8-0 480 9265 $3,050
7Rich Carrubba, Irvine, Calif. 8766 208.7 15-8-1 465 9231 2,800
8Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn. 8852 210.7 12-11-1 375 9227 2,600
9Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8824 210.0 13-11-0 390 9214 2,400
10John Handegard, Eugene, Ore. 8726 208.9 14-10-0 420 9146 2,200
11Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif. 8816 208.9 12-11-1 375 9191 2,000
12Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla. 8730 207.5 15-8-1 435 9165 1,900
13Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8784 209.1 11-12-1 345 9129 1,800
14Clarke Moore, Redlands, Calif. 8736 208.0 12-11-1 375 9111 1,700
15Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8824 210.0 9-15-0 270 9094 1,600
16James Clark, Seattle, Wash. 8791 209.3 10-14-0 300 9091 1,500
17Mark Fahy, Chicago 8644 205.8 12-11-1 375 9019 1,375
 Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8719 207.5 10-14-0 300 9019 1,375
19Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y. 8629 205.4 9-15-0 270 8899 1,300
20Bruce Russell, Moses Lake, Wash. 8488 202.0 11-13-0 330 8818 1,250
21Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8445 201.0 12-12-0 360 8805 1,200
22Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 8532 203.1 6-17-1 195 8727 1,150
23Arnie Goldman, Chicago 8385 199.6 9-15-0 270 8655 1,100
24George Barnshaw, King of Prussia, Pa. 8391 199.7 5-19-0 160 8551 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Pete McCordic, Houston$995
 Ed Ressler Jr., Nashua, N.H.900
27Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.880
28Randy Wade, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho860
29Michael Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.850
30Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.Y.840
31Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.830
32Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.820
33Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.805
 Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass.805
35Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.785
 Rich Hartman, Alton, Ill.785
37Dave Johnson, Ashtabula, Ohio765
 Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.765
39Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.760
40Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.740
41Jim Robarge, Central Square, N.Y.730
42Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.720
43Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.710
44Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore.700
45Bob Roy, Denver, Colo.690
46Charlie Lacy, Midland, Tex.680
47Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.665
 Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio665

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Laub rolled a 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader - Laub, 3861. 24th place - Barnshaw, 3713. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) -Joe Berardi, Wayne Webb, Steve Westberg, Rich Hartman, Bill Spigner, Dave Husted.