Showboat PBA Doubles Classic



$110,000 SHOWBOAT-PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., Jun 23-27, 1981

Hutch-Baker Cookin' In Doubles

Joe Hutchinson and Tom Baker teamed up to defeat the Hall of Fame combination of Earl Anthony and Nelson Burton, 210-190, in the championship Same of the $110,000 Showboat-PBA Doubles Classic.

Hutchinson and Baker pitched in for two strikes apiece between the sixth and ninth frames to spell the difference as Anthony was stopped twice while working on strikes by his partner. Anthony, who led all individual scorers in the event, left a 6-7 split in the seventh and a solid 9-pin in the ninth, assuring Baker and Hutchinson of the $22,000 top prize.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.
Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.
437 (2 games)$22,000
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.
Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis
190 (1 game)12,000
3Joe Berardi, Brooklyn. N.Y.
Jeff Morin, Cleveland
420 (1 game)8,000
4Mark Fahy, Chicago
Pete Weber, St. Louis
415 (2 games)7,000
5Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls. Ohio
Gil Sliker, Washington. N.J.
179 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Fahy-Weber defeated Durbin-Sliker, 198-179; Berardi-Morin defeated Fahy-Weber, 238-217; Baker- Hutchinson defeated Berardi-Morin, 227-182; and in the championship game, Baker-Hutchinson defeated Anthony-Burton, 210-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis (8,658)
Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. (8,988)
 17646 14-10-0 420 18066 
2Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. (8,759)
Joe Hutchinson. Scranton, Pa. (8,751)
 17510 16-8-0 480 17990 
3Jeff Morin. Cleveland (8,746)
Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N. Y. (8,685)
 17431 14-9-1 435 17866 
4Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio (8,907)
Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. (8,630)
 17537 10-14-0 300 17837 
5Marls Fahy, Chicago (8,857)
Pete Weber, St. Louis (8,499)
 17356 16-8-0 480 17836 
*6Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. (8,910)
Mike Aulby, Indianapolis (8,332)
 17242 14-10-0 420 17662 $5,100
7Layton Shirley, Tacoma, Wash. (8,583)
Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash. (8,610)
 17194 15-8-1 465 17659 4,000
8Arnie Goldman. Chicago (8,611)
Randy Wade. Bakersfield, Calif. (8,586)
 17197 15-9-0 450 17647 3,500
9Gary Dickinson. Burleson, Tex. (8,729)
George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. (8,521)
 17250 10-12-2 330 17580 3,000
10Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. (8,674)
Marshall Holman, Medford. Ore. (8,577)
 17251 10-13-1 315 17566 2,900
11Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass. (8,611)
Paul Moser. Somerset, Mass. (8,493)
 17104 14-10-0 420 17524 2,800
12Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif. (8,387)
Bob Handley, Fairway. Kan. (8,698)
 17085 13-11-0 390 17477 2,700
13Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash. (8,757)
Bra Russell, Moses Lake, Wash. (8,252)
 17009 14-10-0 420 17429 2,600
14Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. (8,506)
Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. VA. (8,576)
 17081 11-13-0 350 17411 2,500
15Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. (8,536)
Richard Martinez, Yuba City, Calif. (8,487)
 17023 10-14-0 300 17323 2,400
16Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. (8,220)
Steve Ferraro, Kingston. N.Y. (8,728)
 16948 11-13-0 330 17278 2,300
17Mark Williams, Beaumont. Tex. (8,471)
David Ozio, Vidor, Tex. (8,521)
 16992 9-15-0 270 17262 2,200
18Mike Monyak, Tacoma, Wash. (8,558)
Denny Cavalier, Tacoma. Wash. (8,305)
 16865 11-13-0 330 17195 2,100
19Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles (8,306)
Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. (8,612)
 16918 9-15-0 270 17188 2,000
20Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul Minn. (8,751)
Al Stonum, San Francisco (7,911)
 16663 11-13-0 330 16993 1,900
21Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho (8,062)
Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho (8,537)
 16599 11-12-1 345 16944 1,800
**22Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif. (5,729)
Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. (5,665)
 16751 11-13-0 330 16759 1,580
***23Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. (5,298)
Tom Laskow. Commack, N.Y. (5,149)
 16543 11-13-0 330 16649 1,370
24Mike garish, Bothell, Wash. (7,598)
Kevin Krout, Seattle, Wash. (8,945)
 16343 5-19-0 150 16493 1,500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Dave Frame, Baldwin Park. Calif., Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.$1,300
**26Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif., Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif.1,480
***27Terry Jones. Bellingham. Wash., Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.1,370
****28Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky., Charles Del Plato. Lakewood, N.J.1,260
 Rich Carrubba, Irvine, Calif., Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee1,210
30Mal Acosta. Hayward, Calif., Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.1,180
31Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y., Joe Greco. Jacksonville, Fla.1,170
32Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz., Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.1,160

* - Denotes TV finals alternates. I8-game qualifying leader - Baker-Hutchinson 7587. 24th place - Jones Jones, 7268. ** - Mage-Carlson replaced Bell-McNealy in match play after 31 games when McNealy withdrew due to illness. They were assessed a 322-pin penalty and split 22nd and 26th place money, with Mage-Carlson getting an extra $50 each for serving as alternates. *** - Conner-Laskow replaced Jones-Jones after 34 games when Rick Jones withdrew due to illness. Conner-Laskow were assessed a 224-pin penalty and they split 23rd and 27th place prize money. **** - Gillette-Del Plato become the new alternates and received $25 each.