Buffalo Open



$95,000 BUFFALO OPEN
Thruway Lanes, Cheektowaga, N.Y., Jul 24-28, 1981

Buckley Takes Charge In "Bakerville"

Veteran Roy Buckley outplayed three of the Tour's hottest players, including hometown favorite Tom Baker, to win the $95,000 Buffalo Open.

Buckley rolled to the top-seeded position after a week-long battle with Wayne Webb, Earl Anthony and Baker, whose every strike was greeted with a deafening roar from the capacity local rooters. After Baker defeated Pete McCordic in the opening match of the TV finals, Anthony stepped in to eliminate both Baker and Webb to set up a rematch of the Winter Tour's AMF MagicScore Open in which Anthony beat Buckley.

Buckley appeared to have the title locked up until leaving a 4-7-10 split in the 10th frame. Anthony, who had struck in the ninth, could have won with one more strike in the 10th but left the 4-7 pins on a high hit to fall, 213-207. Buckley earned $12,000 for his seventh title and his first victory in over two years.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio213 (1 game)$12,000
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.687 (3 games)7,000
3Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.185 (1 game)5,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.409 (2 games)4,500
5Pete McCordic, Houston162 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated McCordic, 208-162; Anthony defeated Baker, 215-201; Anthony defeated Webb, 265-185; and in the championship game, Buckley defeated Anthony, 213-207.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9227 219.6 14-9-1 435 9662 
2Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 9173 218.4 14-10-0 420 9593 
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9169 218.3 13-11-0 390 9559 
4Pete McCordic, Houston 9147 217.7 13-11-0 390 9537 
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9103 216.7 14-10-0 420 9523 
**6Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9024 214.8 14-10-0 420 9444 $3,550
7Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9052 215.5 11-13-0 330 9382 3,000
8Steve Ray, Ft. Worth, Texas 9007 214.4 12-12-0 360 9367 2,800
9Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8913 212.2 15-9-0 450 9363 2,600
10Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8958 213.2 13-11-0 390 9348 2,400
11Ed Ressler, Merrimack, N.H. 8986 213.9 12-12-0 360 9346 2,200
12Roger Haskell, Seattle, Wash. 8976 213.7 12-12-0 360 9336 2,000
13Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8954 213.1 12-12-0 360 9314 1,800
14Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8922 212.4 13-11-0 390 9312 1,700
15Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N. Y. 8874 211.2 12-12-0 360 9234 1,600
16Ken Hochstein, Detroit 8865 211.0 12-12-0 360 9225 1,500
17Kevin Denlinger, Paradise, Pa. 8906 212.0 10-13-1 315 9221 1,400
18Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8843 210.5 12-12-0 360 9203 1,300
19Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8750 208.3 14-10-0 420 9170 1,250
20Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8829 210.2 11-13-0 330 9159 1,200
21Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8664 206.2 11-13-0 330 8994 1,150
22Randy Pedersen, Venice, Calif. 8758 208.5 7-17-0 210 8968 1,100
23Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8672 206.4 9-15-0 270 8942 1,050
24Doug Heim, Tonawanda, N.Y. 8652 206.0 7-17-0 210 8862 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.$905
*26Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.935
27Mike Aulby, Indianapolis820
28Gary Smith, East Peoria, Ill.790
29Mark Valenti, Buffalo, N.Y.780
30Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.770
31David Ozio, Vidor, Texas755
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas755
33John Joslyn, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.740
34Frankie May Jr., West Reading, Pa.725
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis725
36Al Stonum, S. San Francisco710
37Boysie Huber, St. Louis700
38Mark Fahy, Chicago690
39Barry Warshafsky, Paramus, N.J.680
40Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.670
41Derek Banks, Chicago660
42Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.650
43Gary Morgan, Bloomfield, Conn.640
44Martin Letscher, Aberdeen, Md.630
45Paul Galletta, Oswego, N.Y.620
46Michael Monyak, Tacoma, Wash.610
47Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas600
48Tony Ahladis, Warren, Ohio197
 Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.197
 Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.197

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Martin, 3994. 24th place Denlinger, 3827. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) -Tom Baker, Jay Robinson, Steve Martin, Larry Laub, Pete Couture, Reggie Denard, Jerry Miller, Del Warren, Chuck Pierce and Randy Pedersen.