Waukegan Open



$90,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Lanes, Waukegan, Ill., Jul 10-14, 1981

Hannahs Humbles Hudson

Ted Hannahs established himself as one of the PBA's most promising young players when he posted his first championship in the $90,000 Waukegan Open with a 181-172 win over Tommy Hudson.

The turning point in the title match came in the sixth and seventh frames when Hannahs tossed strikes while Hudson came up with a wobbling 5-7 split followed by an even more difficult 4-6-7-10, managing only 17 pins in those frames.

Hudson had the momentum going into the finale, having rolled nine straight strikes in trouncing Earl Anthony, 279-214, in the semi-final game. The 24-year-old Hannahs, in his first full season on tour, assumed the lead in the tournament in the final round of match play from Gip Lentine who led the first five rounds and eventually finished fifth. Hannahs earned $11,000 for the triumph.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio181 (1 game)$11,000
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio451 (2 games)6,000
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.441 (2 games)5,000
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis383 (2 games)4,000
5Gip Lentine, Rowland Heights, Calif.198 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Wunderlich defeated Lentine, 201-198; Anthony defeated Wunderlich, 227-182; Hudson defeated Anthony, 279-214; and in the championship match, Hannahs defeated Hudson, 181-172.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9203 219.1 13-11-0 390 9593 
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9031 215.0 17-6-1 525 9556 
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9057 215.6 16-8-0 480 9537 
#4Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 9037 215.1 13-10-1 405 9442 
5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9019 214.7 13-11-0 390 9408 
*6David White, Oklahoma City 8981 213.8 14-10-0 420 9401 $3,050
7Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8932 212.6 13-11-0 390 9322 2,800
8Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8808 209.7 17-7-0 510 9318 2,600
9Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8848 210.6 15-9-0 450 9298 2,400
10Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8977 212.5 11-13-0 330 9257 2,200
11Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8849 210.6 13-11-0 390 9239 2,000
12Mitch Jabczenski, Taylor, Mich. 8841 210.5 11-12-1 345 9186 1,900
13Nick Tjotjos, Cleveland 8777 208.9 13-11-0 390 9167 1,800
14Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 8857 210.8 10-14-0 300 9157 1,700
15Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8791 209.3 12-12-0 360 9151 1,600
16Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8727 207.7 10-14-0 300 9027 1,500
17Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8665 206.3 12-12-0 360 9025 1,400
18Nick Beelaard, Hollister, Calif. 8620 205.2 12-12-0 360 8980 1,300
19Boysie Huber, St. Louis 8673 206.5 9-14-1 285 8958 1,250
20Ed Ressler Jr., Merrimack, N.H. 8710 207.3 7-17-0 210 8920 1,200
21Russ Shepherd, East Meadow, N.Y. 8559 203.7 9-15-0 270 8829 1,150
22Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 8519 202.8 9-15-0 270 8789 1,100
23Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8549 203.5 7-17-0 210 8759 1,050
24Scott Buckingham, Anchorage, Alaska 8416 200.3 10-14-0 300 8716 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
**25Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio$975
26Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y.850
 Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash.850
28Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas820
29Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.800
30Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan.790
31Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.775
 Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa775
33Pete McCordic, Houston760
34Dick Stevens, St. Joseph, Mo.750
35Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.740
36Jim Hills, St. Peters, Mo.730
t37Tony Cariello, Chicago720
38Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.710
39Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.700
40Joe Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.690
41Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.680
42Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.670
43Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.660
44John Joslyn, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.650
45Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va.635
 Mike Monyak, Tacoma, Wash.635
+47Steve Fisher, Waukegan, Ill.410
 Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.410
 John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.410

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Lentine, 4156. 24th place Beelaard, 3790. # - Lentine rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Alan Granat, Gip Lentine, Frank Ellenburg, Charlie Tapp, Mark Fahy and David White. + - Non-PBA entry.