Rolaids Open



$115,000 ROLAIDS OPEN
Dick Weber Lanes, Florissant, Mo., Feb 9-13, 1982

Straub Sizes Up Field

Bill Straub averaged 240 for 42 games and then converted a 10-pin in the final frame of the title match against Mike Aulby to win the $115,000 Rolaids Open near St. Louis, 217-212.

The 6'5", 255 lb. Straub, an agri-businessman in Nebraska and part-time pro bowler, earned $17,000 for his first PBA singles tournament title. He had shared the 1976 Bestball Doubles victory and was otherwise best known as the victim of Mark Roth's 7-10 split conversion in the 1980 ARC Alameda Open.

Aulby, who also averaged 240 during the qualifying and match play at Dick Weber Lanes, bowled his way into the final game by defeating defending champion Earl Anthony, 225-211. Anthony had downed Tom Baker after Baker opened the finals with a win over Steve Westberg.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.217 (1 game)$17,000
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis437 (2 games)9,500
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.437 (2 games)6,500
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.411 (2 games)5,000
5Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.192 (2 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Westberg, 218-192; Anthony defeated Baker, 226-193; Aulby defeated Anthony, 225-211; and in the championship match, Straub defeated Aulby, 217-212.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 10083 240.0 18-6-0 540 10623 
#2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 10121 240.9 15-9-0 450 10571 
3Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9854 234.6 15-9-0 450 10304 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9849 234.5 13-10-1 405 10254 
5Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9787 233.0 15-9-0 450 10237 
#6Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9776 232.7 13-10-1 405 10181 $4,050
7Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9790 233.0 13-11-0 390 10180 3,500
8Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 9759 232.3 11-13-0 330 10089 3,100
9David White, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9693 230.7 13-11-0 390 10083 2,800
#10Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 9686 230.6 12-12-0 360 10046 2,700
11Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9692 230.7 11-13-0 330 10022 2,600
12Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9584 228.1 14-10-1 420 10004 2,500
13Ed Ressler Jr., Merrimack, N.H. 9604 228.6 13-11-0 390 9994 2,400
14Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9621 229.0 12-12-0 360 9981 2,300
15Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9590 228.3 11-13-0 330 9920 2,200
16Barry Warshafsky, Chelmsford, Mass. 9557 227.5 12-12-0 360 9917 2,100
#17Tony Acosta, Hialeah, Fla. 9568 227.8 11-13-0 330 9898 2,000
18Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9478 225.6 13-10-1 405 9883 1,900
19Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H. 9552 227.4 11-13-0 330 9882 1,800
20Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9511 226.4 10-13-1 315 9826 1,700
21Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 9476 225.6 9-15-0 270 9746 1,600
22Ken Hall, Latham, N.Y. 9558 227.5 5-19-0 150 9708 1,500
23Dale Glenn, Santa Maria, Calif. 9362 222.9 9-15-0 270 9632 1,400
24Jeff Morin, Cleveland 9418 224.2 7-17-0 210 9628 1,350

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis$1,225
**Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,300
27Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.1,190
28Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.1,170
29Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,160
30Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,150
31John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,140
32Mark Fahy, Chicago1,130
#33Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio1,115
 Bill Spigner, Chicago1,115
35Jimmie Pritts, Lawrence, Mass.1,100
36Rich Hartman, Godfrey, Ill.1,090
37Tom Kohler, Tucson, Ariz.1,075
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,075
39Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif.1,060
40Dick Weber, St. Louis1,050
41Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.690
 Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.690
 Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.690

** - Match play alternate. * - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Tapp, 4360. 24th place - Roth, 4145. #-Ray Shackelford (3), Don Fowler, Randy Pedersen Bill Straub, Tommy Hudson, Gary Morgan, Jim Hills, Darryl Bower, Tony Acosta, Mike Aulby, Marshall Holman rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each ) Ken Hall, Ken Fernandez, Steve Westberg, Tom Baker, Dave Husted and Mickey Higham. Vittone was awarded the alternate position after he and Burton tied for 25th place and Burton conceded the alternate's spot to Vittone.