Showboat Invitational



$150,000 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan 10-16, 1982

Some Rookie

Jim Miller, competing in his second PBA tournament, shocked a 380-man field in the $150,000 Showboat Invitational by claiming the $27,000 top prize.

Miller, 20, victimized 19-year-old Pete Weber in the championship match, 224-196, after earning the top-seeded position aided by his first two PBA 300 games.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1James Miller, Mesa, Ariz.224 (1 game)$27,000
2Pete Weber, St. Louis417 (2 games)14,000
3Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.699 (3 games)7,500
4Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.213 (1 game)6,000
5Charlie Tapp, South St. Paul, Minn.198 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Martin defeated Tapp, 290-198; Martin defeated Zurich, 215-213; Weber defeated Martin, 221-194; and in the championship games, Miller defeated Weber, 224-196.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1James Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 12436 222.0 12-11-1 375 12811 
2Pete Weber, St. Louis 12310 219.8 15-9-0 450 12760 
#3Sam Zurich, Huntington, N. Y. 12327 220.1 12-11-1 375 12702 
4Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 12279 219.2 13-11-0 390 12669 
5Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn. 12223 218.2 13-11-0 390 12613 
**6Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 12212 218.0 13-11-0 390 12602 $4,050
7Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 12154 217.0 13-11-0 390 12544 3,600
8Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 12158 217.1 12-12-0 360 12518 3,200
9Kenny Hall, Latham, N.Y. 12094 215.9 11-13-0 330 12424 2,800
10David Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 12010 214.4 12-10-2 390 12400 2,550
 Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 11935 213.1 15-8-1 465 12400 2,550
12Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 12009 214.4 12-12-0 360 12369 2,400
13Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 12043 215.0 10-13-1 315 12358 2,300
14Teata Semiz, Fairfield, N.J. 11956 213.5 13-11-0 390 12346 2,200
15Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 11918 212.8 12-12-0 360 12278 2,100
16Pete McCordic, Houston 11942 213.2 11-13-0 330 12272 2,000
17Mike Monyak, Tacoma, Wash. 11865 211.8 13-11-0 390 12255 1,900
18Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 11844 211.5 11-13-0 330 12174 1,750
 Neil Burton, St. Louis 11799 210.6 12-11-1 375 12174 1,750
20Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif. 11825 211.1 11-13-0 330 12155 1,600
21Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 11866 211.8 8-15-1 255 12121 1,450
 Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill. 11761 210.0 12-12-0 360 12121 1,450
23Martin Letscher, Aberdeen, Md. 11644 207.9 10-14-0 300 11944 1,300
24Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky. 11673 208.4 8-16-0 240 11913 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.$1,100
26Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.1,000
27Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.980
28Randy Pedersen, Venice, Calif.960
29Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio940
30Mike Aulby, Indianapolis920
31Rocky Graziani, Detroit, Mich.910
32George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.900
33Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore.886
 Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.885
35Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.865
 Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.865
37Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.850
38Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.840
39Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.830
40Kevin Krout, Seattle, Wash.820
41Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.810
42Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W.Va.795
 Jerry Smith, Studio City, Calif.795
44David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.780
45Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.770
46Walt Pulcholpek, Hillside, N.J.760
47Wayne Zahn, Chandler, Ariz.750
48Wayne Webb, Indianapolis740
#49Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.730
50Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.720
51Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.710
52Eddie Ressler, Merrimack, N.H.700
53Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.690
54Mark Fahy, Chicago680
55Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.665
 Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.665
57Jim Winklepleck, Milwaukie, Ore.650
58Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.640
59Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.630
60Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif.620
61Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.610
62Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.600
63John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.590
64Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash.580
65Arnie Goldman, Chicago570
66Daniel Bannach, Plover, Wis.560
67Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.550
68Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio535
 Randy Hairgrove, Kansas City, Mo.535
70Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.515
 Rich Hartman, Godfrey, Ill.515
72Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.500
73Chuck Pierce, Dallas490
74Don Russell, Lemon Grove, Calif.480
75David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.470
76Dave Kappel, Chicago460
77Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.450
78A.J. Vincent, Metairie, La.440
79Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.430
80Richard Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.420
81Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass.410
82Tommy Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.400
83Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.390
84Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.380
85Barry Warshafsky, Chelmsford, Mass.370
#86Bill Bauman, Aurora, Colo.360
87Jim Branthaver, Laramie, Wyoming345
 Mike Samardzija, Farmington, Mich.345
89Mike Cox, Angleton, Texas330
90Gary Morgan, Bloomfield, Conn.320
91Dennis Swayda, Phoenix310
92Charlie Lacy, Midland, Texas305
 Jim Murtishaw, Escondido, Calif.305
94Larry Mathews, Campbell, Calif.300
95Avery LeBlanc, Houma, La.300
96Bob Materasso, Bronx, N.Y.300

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 32-game qualifying leader - Miller, 7219. 24th place - Burton and Monyak, 6849. 24-game qualifying - 96th place Martinez and Russell, 4946. # - Bill Bauman, Marshall Misenar, Joe Hutchinson, Sam Zurich (2) and James Miller (2) rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Gary Dickinson, hick Weber, Jay Robinson, Tom Baker, Joe Hutchinson and Steve Cook.