Syracuse Open



$95,000 SYRACUSE OPEN
Brunswick Holiday Bowl, Syracuse, New York, Nov 6-10, 1981

"Too Tall" Scales Syracuse

Frank Ellenburg fired 736 for three games, including a 209-182 title match win against Wayne Webb to collect his first PBA championship in the $95,000 Syracuse Open.

The 6-5 right-hander, known on the Tour as "Too Tall Ellenburg," got to the final game by winning a pair of shootouts, 259-233 against Earl Anthony and 265-245 over Jeff Mattingly. Ellenburg then jumped out to a 29-pin lead early in the title game until Webb began to close the gap.

Ellenburg sealed the win by converting the 2-4-5-8 "bucket" in the 10th frame for the $12,000 top prize. Never lower than fifth throughout the event, Ellenburg regained a spot he once held in the Firestone Tournament of Champions by virtue of his 1978 win in the ABC Masters. For Anthony, battling a swollen knee throughout the week, it was his fourth straight championship round appearance.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.736 (3 games)$12,000
2Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.182 (1 game)7,000
3Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif.245 (1 game)5,000
4Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.455 (2 games)4,500
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis176 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Anthony defeated Aulby, 222-176; Ellenburg defeated Anthony, 259-233; Ellenburg defeated Mattingly, 268-245; and in the championship game, Ellenburg defeated Webb, 209-182.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz. 9131 217.4 1S-6-0 540 9671 
2Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif. 9023 214.8 17-7-0 510 9533 
3Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8957 213.2 15-9-0 450 9407 
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8955 213.2 15-9-0 450 9405 
#5Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8739 208.0 15-9-0 450 9189 
**6Pete Weber, St. Louis 8738 208.0 14-10-0 420 9158 $3,550
7Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8777 208.9 12-11-1 375 9152 3,000
8Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8758 208.5 12-10-2 390 9148 2,800
9Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8797 209.4 11-12-1 345 9142 2,600
10Kenny Hall, Latham, N.Y. 8736 208.0 12-10-2 390 9126 2,400
11Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8720 207.6 12-11-1 375 9095 2,200
12Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8741 208.1 11-13-0 330 9071 2,000
13Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 8719 207.5 11-12-1 345 9064 1,800
14Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8728 207.8 10-14-0 300 9028 1,700
15Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8693 206.9 11-13-0 330 9023 1,600
16Mark Williams, Beaumont, Tex. 8648 205.9 11-13-0 330 8978 1,500
17Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass. 8598 204.7 12-11-1 375 8973 1,400
18Donald Genalo, Floral Park, N.Y. 8627 205.4 10-14-0 300 8927 1,300
19Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa. 8556 203.7 10-14-0 300 8856 1,250
20Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8454 201.2 10-13-1 315 8769 1,200
21Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8474 201.7 9-14-1 285 8759 1,150
22Randy Pedersen, Venice, Calif. 8441 200.9 '10-14-0 300 8741 1,100
23Jim Robinette, Alexandria, Va. 8505 202.5 7-16-1 225 8730 1,050
24Ed Walsh, Perth Amboy, N.J. 8334 198.4 7-17-0 210 8544 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio$965
26John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.850
27Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.820
28Chuck Pierce, Dallas810
29Ken Brown, Monroe, N.Y.800
30Dave Wilkerson, Chapel Hill, N.C.790
31Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.780
32Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.770
33Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.760
34Bob Benoit, Mesquite, Tex.750
35Richard Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.740
36Mike Hanes, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.730
37Jim Lewis, Troy, N.Y.720
38Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio710
39Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.700
40Bob Perry, Paterson, N.J.690
41Richard White, Cheswick, Pa.680
42Ed ResslerJr., Merrimack, N.H.670
43Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.660
44Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.640
 Mike Fiedler, Lockport, N.Y.640
 Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio640
47Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.620
@48Dave Demperio, Syracuse, N.Y.610

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Martin, 3919. 24th place Weber, 3727. # - Tim Miller and Earl Anthony rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Ed Ressler Jr., Larry Laub, Charlie Tapp, Steve Ray, Warren Nelson, John Hricsina, Joe Greco, Mark Fahy, Boysie Huber, Leroy Bornhop, Willie Willis, Jim Lewis, Frank Ellenburg and Steve Sipe. @ - Non-PBA entry.