Canadian Open



$100,000 CANADIAN OPEN
Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 17-21, 1981

Aulby Finds Canadian Key

Mike Aulby defeated Gil Sliker three times, including a 205-202 championship game decision, to win the $100,000 Canadian Open for his fourth PBA title.

Aulby came from eighth place in the final round of match play and with a 235-215 position-round win over Sliker, the two posted identical pin-falls after 42 games.

In the subsequent playoff, Aulby prevailed, 216-203, to earn the top-seeded position. At the same time, John Petraglia was beating Charlie Tapp, 253-192, in a playoff for third place, marking the first time in PBA history players were tied for two positions among the top five.

In the title match, Aulby made a crucial ninth-frame conversion of a 5-10 split after the 5-pin had to be re-spotted when it had slid out of range of the pinspotter toward the 10-pin. The lefthander earned $13,000 for the victory.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis205 (1 game)$13,000
2Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.413 (2 games)7,500
3John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.389 (2 games)5,500
4Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.439 (2 games)4,500
5Pete McCordic, Houston223 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Tapp defeated McCordic, 245-223; Petraglia defeated Tapp, 222-194; Sliker defeated Petraglia, 211-167; and in the championship match, Aulby defeated Sliker, 205-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9061 215.7 16-7-1 495 9556 
2Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9016 214.6 18-6-0 540 9556 
3John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 8988 214.0 16-8-0 480 9468 
4Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9018 214.7 15-9-0 450 9468 
5Pete McCordic, Houston 9054 215.5 13-10-1 405 9459 
6Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9003 214.3 15-9-0 450 9453 $3,500
*7Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 9039 215.2 13-11-0 390 9429 3,050
8Steve Ray, Ft. Worth, Texas 9055 215.5 11-13-0 330 9385 2,800
9Jim Mee, Fredonia, N.Y. 8926 212.5 13-11-0 390 9316 2,600
10Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8930 212.6 11-13-0 330 9260 2,400
11Ed Ressler, Merrimack, N.H. 8816 209.9 14-9-1 435 9251 2,200
12Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8900 211.9 10-13-1 315 9215 2,100
13Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8903 211.9 10-14-0 300 9203 2,000
14Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8915 212.2 8-15-1 255 9170 1,900
15Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8835 210.3 11-13-0 330 9165 1,800
16Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8797 209.4 12-12-0 360 9157 1,700
17Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8715 207.5 13-11-0 390 9105 1,600
18Steve Preston, Kokomo, Ind. 8749 208.3 10-14-0 300 9049 1,500
19Steve Larson, Lathrop, Calif. 8710 207.3 9-15-0 270 8980 1,400
#20Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash. 8661 206.2 10-14-0 300 8961 1,300
21Boysie Huber, St. Louis 8581 204.3 10-13-1 315 8896 1,200
22Jim Robarge, Central Square, N.Y. 8584 204.3 10-14-0 300 8884 1,150
23Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8662 206.2 7-17-0 210 8872 1,100
24Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8560 203.8 10-14-0 300 8860 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N. Y.$925
**26Nick Beelaard, Hollister, Calif.950
27Don Genalo, S. Floral Park, N.Y.850
28Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.825
29Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.810
30Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.800
31Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.790
32Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.780
33Phil Beard, Horseheads, N.Y.770
34Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va.760
35Jeff Morin, Cleveland750
36George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.740
37Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.730
38Bob Goike, Detroit715
 Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.715
40Bo Bowden, Dallas700
41Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.690
42Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio680
43Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.670
44David Ozio, Vidor, Texas660
45Tony Churchey, Huntsville, Ala.645
 Gary Morgan, Bloomfield, Conn.645
47John Joslyn, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.625
 Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.625

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader- McCordic, 3974. 24th place Larson, 3754. # - Mike Kelly and Leroy Bornhop rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Sam Flanagan, Rich Martinez, Norm Palomares, Mike Miller, Rich Carrubba and Mitch Jabczenski, Aulbyand Sliker tied for first place after 42 games, and Aulby won a one-game rolloff for the top-seeded position in the TV finals, 216-203. Petraglia and Tapp tied for third place after 42 games, and Petraglia won a one-game rolloff for the No. 3 position in the TV finals, 253-192.