Lansing Open



$90,000 LANSING OPEN
Royal Scot Lanes, Lansing, Mich., Oct 23-27, 1981

Roth Puts Sliker In Dutch

Mark Roth rolled a "Dutch 200" game in the championship match to down Gil Sliker by eight pins and win the $90,000 Lansing Open.

Roth, who earned the top-seeded position by overcoming a 107-pindeficit with a 279-146 position round win over Earl Anthony, alternated strikes and spares throughout the match, giving challenging Sliker a chance to beat him with a 10th-frame double. A 10-pin on Sliker's first shot saddled him with a 200-192 loss and his third runnerup showing of the year - all by less than 10 pins.

To get to the final game, Sliker had downed Joe Hutchinson, 246-224, and Anthony, 235-202, in a bid for his first Tour victory. For Roth, who had won the Showboat Invitational in Las Vegas earlier in the year, the win was worth $11,000.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.200 (1 game)$11,000
2Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.673 (3 games)6,000
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.202 (1 game)5,000
4Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.440 (2 games)4,000
5Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.190 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Hutchinson defeated Berardi, 216-190; Sliker defeated Hutchinson 246-224; Sliker defeated Anthony, 235-202; and in the championship match, Roth defeated Sliker, 200-192.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9382 223.3 15-8-1 465 9847 
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9342 222.4 15-9-0 450 9792 
#3Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9146 217.7 17-7-0 510 9656 
4Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9236 219.9 12-11-1 375 9611 
5Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9064 215.8 16-7-1 495 9559 
**6Boysie Huber, St. Louis 9134 217.4 13-9-2 420 9554 $3,050
7Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9069 215.9 15-9-0 450 9519 2,800
8John Forst, LaGrange, 111. 9012 214.5 16-8-0 480 9492 2,600
9Chuck Pierce, Dallas 9062 215.7 13-11-0 390 9452 2,400
10Gip Lentine, Big Bear Lake, Calif. 8848 210.6 16-8-0 480 9328 2,200
11Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8884 211.5 14-10-0 420 9304 2,000
12Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8958 213.2 11-13-0 330 9288 1,900
13Eddie Ressler, Jr., Merrimack, N. H. 8971 213.5 10-14-0 300 9271 1,800
14Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8950 213.0 10-14-0 300 9250 1,700
15Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif. 8949 213.0 10-14-0 300 9249 1,600
16Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 8882 211.4 11-13-0 330 9212 1,500
17Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8898 211.8 10-14-0 300 9198 1,400
18Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8843 210.5 10-13-1 315 9158 1,300
19Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8824 210.0 10-14-0 300 9124 1,250
20Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N. M. 8806 209.6 10-14-0 300 9106 1,200
21Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8741 208.1 8-16-0 240 8981 1,150
22Richard Beattie, Dearborn Hts., Mich. 8583 204.3 11-13-0 330 8913 1,100
23Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8702 207.1 7-17-0 210 8912 1,050
24Mike Samardzija, Farmington Hills, Mich. 8694 207.0 5-19-0 150 8844 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.$942
26Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.867
27Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.840
28Steve Preston, Kokomo, Ind.820
29Bo Bowden, Dallas800
30Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.790
31Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.780
32Jim Robarge, Syracuse, N.Y.770
33Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.760
34Dave Kappel, Chicago750
35AI Stonum, S. San Francisco740
36Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.730
37Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.720
38Arnie Goldman, Chicago710
39Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis700
40Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.690
41Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.680
42Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.665
 Jim Robinette, Alexandria, Va.665
44Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn.650
45Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio640
46Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich.630
47Pete Weber, St. Louis620
48Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.610

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader- Hutchinson, 3970. 24th place Forst, 3761. # - Sliker rolled a 300 game PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Steve Preston, Mark Williams, Paul Gibson, Nick Tjotjos, Tom Baker, Ted Hannahs. Don Johnson won a rolloff with Sam Zurich for the alternate position after both tied after qualifying. They split 25th and 26th place money, and Johnson collected the $75 alternate fee.