Kessler Classic



$110,000 KESSLER CLASSIC
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 16-20, 1981

Big Guy Roars In Indy

Towering Steve Cook won his second PBA title of the year and fourth overall when he turned aside top-seeded Earl Anthony in the $110,000 Kessler Classic in Indianapolis.

Cook backed up an opening-frame spare with five strikes in a row to take a 42-pin lead in the championship game. Anthony countered with but one double and absorbed a 234-184 loss to finish second for the fifth time this year.

To get to the final game, second-seeded Cook survived a close battle with 19-year-old Pete Weber who was the tournament leader through the fist three rounds. Weber held a slim advantage going into the eighth frame of the semi-final contest when he left an 8-10 split which proved instrumental in Cook achieving a 212-202 win.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.446 (2 games)$15,000
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.184 (1 game)8,000
3Pete Weber, St. Louis417 (2 games)6,000
4Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.411 (2 games)5,000
5Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.217 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Moser defeated Robinson, 223-217; Weber defeated Moser, 215-188; Cook defeated Weber, 212-202; and in the championship match, Cook defeated Anthony, 234-184.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9354 222.7 14-10-0 420 9774 
#2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9199 219.0 17-7-0 510 9709 
3Pete Weber, St. Louis 9244 220.0 12-12-0 360 9604 
4Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8967 213.5 17-7-0 510 9477 
5Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8987 213.9 14-10-0 420 9407 
**6Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8956 213.2 15-9-0 450 9406 $3,550
7Steve Preston, Kokomo, Ind. 8920 212.3 15-8-1 465 9385 3,000
8Ed Ressler Jr., Merrimack, N.H. 9013 214.5 11-12-1 345 9358 2,800
9Steve Ray, Irving, Tex. 8945 212.9 11-13-0 330 9275 2,600
10Mark Fahy, Chicago 8804 209.6 15-9-0 450 9254 2,500
11Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8955 213.2 9-14-1 285 9240 2,400
12Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8817 209.9 13-11-0 390 9207 2,300
13Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ind. 8838 210.4 12-12-0 360 9198 2,200
14Dave Johnson, Ashtabula, Ohio 8776 208.9 11-11-2 360 9136 2,100
15Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8804 209.6 11-13-0 330 9134 2,000
16Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8743 208.1 11-13-0 330 9073 1,900
17Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8716 207.5 11-12-1 345 9061 1,800
18Ted Malicki, Solon, Ohio 8673 206.5 12-11-1 375 9048 1,700
19Jeff Morin, No. Ridgeville, Ohio 8699 207.1 9-15-0 270 8969 1,600
20Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8639 205.6 10-14-0 300 8939 1,500
21George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8695 207.0 8-16-0 240 8935 1,400
22Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8583 204.3 10-13-1 315 8898 1,300
23Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash. 8574 204.1 10-14-0 300 8874 1,200
24Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8648 205.9 6-18-0 180 8828 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.$1,070
26Carmen Salvino, Chicago980
27Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan.960
28Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.940
29Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass.930
30Bo Bowden, Dallas920
31Steve Lickliter, Buckley, W. Va.910
32Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio890
 Arnie Goldman, Chicago890
 Ken Hall, Latham, N.Y.890
35Ken Hochstein, Detroit870
36Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.860
37Rich Hartman, Godfrey, Ill.850
38Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.840
39Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.830
40Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.820
41Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.800
 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.800
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.800
44Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich.780
45Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.770
46Randy Pederson, Venice, Calif.760
#47Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.750
48Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.740

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Weber, 4101. 24th place Buckley, 3768. # - Gillette and Cook rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Mike Durbin, Dave Kappel, Hugh Miller, Boysie Huber, Bob Chamberlain, Guppy Troup, Steve Cook, Steve Sipe, Randy Pedersen, Art Trask, Ted Hannahs, Steve Martin.