Tucson Open



$95,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jun 15-19, 1981

Surina Finds Desert Oasis

Winless since 1973, Matt Surina broke his long victory drought by dousing Art Trask, 236-192, in the championship game of the $95,000 Tucson Open.

Trask, looking for his first victory as a pro, trailed Surina early but had the opportunity to take the lead in the eighth frame with a strike. However, he left a I0-pin, missed it, and watched Surina salt the title away with three straight strikes beginning in his eighth frame.

Surina had beaten George Pappas, 206-191, to get into the title match. His third PBA crown was worth $12,000 to Surina, who had won in South Bend, Ind., (1972) and Bayside, N.Y., (1973).

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash.442 (2 games)$12,000
2Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.192 (1 game)7,000
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.374 (2 games)5,000
4Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio392 (2 games)4,500
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.189 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Hannahs defeated Holman, 236-189; Pappas defeated Hannahs, 183-156; Surina defeated Pappas, 206-191; and in the championship game, Surina defeated Trask, 236-192.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9448 224.2 18-6-0 540 9988 
2Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash. 9284 221.0 16-8-0 480 9764 
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9293 221.2 13-11-0 390 9683 
4Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9065 215.8 13-11-0 390 9455 
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9062 215.7 13-11-0 390 9452 
**6Bo Bowden, Dallas 9021 214.7 14-10-0 420 9441 $3,550
7Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, 111. 9005 214.4 12-12-0 360 9365 3,000
8Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 8928 212.5 14-10-0 420 9348 2,800
9Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8965 213.4 12-12-0 360 9325 2,600
10Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8918 212.3 13-11-0 390 9308 2,400
11Neil Burton, St. Louis 8838 210.4 14-10-0 420 9258 2,200
12Al Stonum, S. San Francisco 8885 211.5 12-12-0 360 9245 2,000
#13J. B. Blaylock, LaLuz, N.M. 8819 209.9 13-11-0 390 9209 1,800
14Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8900 211.9 10-14-0 300 9200 1,700
15Bruce Carter, Leander, Tex. 8849 210.6 11-13-0 330 9179 1,600
16David Ozio, Vidor, Tex. 8789 209.2 12-12-0 360 9149 1,500
17Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8800 209.5 11-13-0 330 9130 1,400
18Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass. 8764 208.6 12-12-0 360 9124 1,300
19Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas. 8810 209.7 9-15-0 270 9080 1,250
20Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 8728 207.8 11-13-0 330 9058 1,200
21Tom Kohler, Tucson, Ariz. 8625 205.3 12-12-0 360 8985 1,150
22Michael Miller, Albuquerque, N. M. 8715 207.5 6-18-0 180 8895 1,100
23Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash. 8609 204.9 9-15-0 270 8879 1,050
24Jim Kunst, Grants Pass, Ore. 8409 200.2 8-16-0 240 8649 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bill Spigner, Chicago$980
26Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.860
27Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y.820
28Cary York, Salem, Ore.790
29Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.780
30Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.V.770
31Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs760
32Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.750
33Rich Gibson, Leesburg, Fla.735
 Tommy Laskow, Commack, N.Y.735
35Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.720
36Tommy Hudson, Akron710
37Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.695
 Ed Ressler Jr., Nashua, N.H.695
39Charlie Lacy, Midland, Tex.680
40Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.665
 Kermit Kerbaugh, Gresham, Ore.665
42Terry Jones, Bellingham, Wash.650
43Pete McCordic, Houston640
44Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.625
 Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.625
46Chuck Pierce, Dallas610
47Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.600
48Carmen Salvino, Chicago590

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Holman, 4097. 24th place Bellinger, 3858. # - Steve Cook and J. B. Blaylock rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Sam Zurich, Cliff McNealy, Bo Bowden, Randy Pedersen, Pete Couture, Eddie Ressler, Rich Carrubba, Rick Jones, Joe Hutchinson and Roy Buckley.