Miller High Life Classic



$135,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE CLASSIC
Brunswick Wonderbowl-Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif., Jan 5-9, 1982

Guppy's No Fish

Guppy Troup, sidelined by a broken ankle throughout much of the 1981 season, got off to the best start possible in the new year by downing Wayne Webb, 243-212, in the $135,000 Miller High Life Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

The 31-year-old Troup, who had made $23,160 in 20 tournaments in 1981, nearly equaled his previous season's earnings with the win while regaining the spot in the Firestone Tournament of Champions he had lost after failing to retain his Touring Pro I status.

Troup outdistanced Marshall Holman by slightly over 100 pins for the top-seeded position before taking on Webb, who had rolled 696 while winning three matches, for the championship at Brunswick Wonderbowl.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.243 (1 game)$23,000
2Wayne Webb, Indianapolis908 (4 games)12,000
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.178 (1 game)7,500
4Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.188 (1 game)6,000
5Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.200 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Webb defeated Hutchinson, 248-200, Webb defeated Knipple, 200-188; Webb defeated Holman, 248-178; and in the championship match, Troup defeated Webb, 243-212.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 9335 222.2 16-8-0 480 9815 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9274 220.8 14-9-1 435 9709 
3Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 9118 217.0 15-8-1 465 9583 
4Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9054 215.5 17-7-0 510 9564 
5Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9090 216.4 14-9-1 435 9525 
**6Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 9019 214.7 15-9-0 450 9469 $4,050
7Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9099 216.6 12-12-0 360 9459 3,600
8Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9090 216.4 11-13-0 330 9420 3,300
9Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash. 8987 213.9 13-10-1 405 9392 3,000
10Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9013 214.5 12-11-1 375 9388 2,800
11Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Tex. 9034 215.0 11-12-1 345 9379 2,600
12Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9004 214.3 11-13-0 330 9334 2,400
13James Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8979 213.7 10-14-0 300 9279 2,300
14Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8963 213.4 10-13-1 315 9278 2,200
15Frank Elam Jr., Dallas 8881 211.4 12-11-1 375 9256 2,100
16Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Tex., 8981 213.8 8-14-2 270 9251 2,000
17Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8863 211.0 12-11-1 375 9238 1,900
18Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 8814 209.8 12-11-1 375 9189 1,800
19Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8900 211.9 9-15-0 270 9170 1,700
20John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J. 8770 208.8 13-11-0 390 9160 1,600
21George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8832 210.2 10-14-0 300 9132 1,500
22Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 8817 209.9 8-16-0 240 9057 1,400
23Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8668 206.3 11-13-0 330 8998 1,300
24Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 8701 207.1 6-18-0 180 8881 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.$1,215
26Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,100
27Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif.1,090
28Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.1,080
29Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.1,070
30Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.1,055
 Pete McCordic, Houston1,055
32Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,040
33Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,030
34Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,020
35Randy Neal, Hawthorne, Calif.1,010
36Bo Bowden, Dallas1,000
37Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.985
 Teata Semiz, Fairfield, N.J.985
39Dave Morales, Reseda, Calif.970
40Dale Glenn, Santa Maria, Calif.960
41Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.950
42Jimmie Pritts, Lawrence, Mass.940
43Mark Williams, Beaumont, Tex.930
44Jeff Edens, Willmington, N.C.920
45Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.910
46Steve Reedy, Fremont, Calif.900
47Jeff Morin, Cleveland890
48Kenny Hall, Latham, N.Y.294
 Bud Loveall, Wilmington, Del.294
 David Ozio, Vidor, Tex.294

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Henry Gonzalez rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Rich Hartman, Sam Zurich, Steve Neff, Mark Fahy, Art Trask, Alan Granat, Steve Martin and Tom Baker.