True Value Open



$150,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Feb 16-20, 1982

Art-Ful Victory In Peoria

Art Trask notched his second victory in four weeks and took over the lead on the 1982 PBA money list when he captured the $150,000 True Value Open with a pair of decisive championship round victories.

The 33-year-old Trask, who had gone 10 years without a PBA championship until winning the Quaker State Open, defeated Pete Weber, 269-166, and top-seeded AI Stonum, 223-173, for the $27,000 top prize. Trask had started the semifinal game with eight consecutive strikes after Weber had done likewise in defeating Bob Handley, 277-175.

Weber, who also defeated his father, PBA Hall of Famer Dick Weber during match play at Landmark Lanes in Peoria, III., had opened the stepladder finals with a 223-173 win over Kevin Gillette.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.492 (2 games)$27,000
2AI Stonum, S. San Francisco173 (1 game)14,000
3Pete Weber, St. Louis665 (3 games)8,500
4Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.175 (1 game)7,000
5Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.195 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Weber defeated Gillette, 222-195; Weber defeated Handley, 277-175; Trask defeated Weber, 269-166; and in the championship round, Trask defeated Stonum, 223-173.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1AI Stonum, S. San Francisco 9123 217.2 17-7-0 510 9633 
2Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9225 219.6 12-11-1 375 9600 
#3Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9120 217.1 15-8-1 465 9585 
4Pete Weber, St. Louis 9194 218.9 12-12-0 360 9554 
5Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky. 9106 216.8 13-11-0 390 9496 
*6Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9052 215.5 13-9-2 420 9472 $5,050
7Dick Weber, St. Louis 8967 213.5 16-8-0 480 9447 4,000
8Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 9026 214.9 13-9-2 420 9446 3,500
9Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 9110 216.9 11-13-0 330 9440 3,200
10Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8989 214.0 14-10-0 420 9409 3,000
11Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8911 212.1 15-8-1 465 9376 2,800
12Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9035 215.1 10-14-0 300 9335 2,600
13Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9091 216.4 8-16-0 240 9331 2,400
14Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8884 211.5 13-11-0 390 9274 2,300
15Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8886 211.5 11-13-0 330 9216 2,200
16Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H. 8852 210.7 12-12-0 360 9212 2,100
17Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8847 210.6 11-13-0 330 9177 2,000
18Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8760 208.5 13-10-1 405 9165 1,900
19Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8820 210.0 11-13-0 330 9150 1,800
20Dan Hamilton, Miami, Fla. 8858 210.9 9-14-1 285 9143 1,700
21Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8832 210.2 10-14-0 330 9132 1,600
#22Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8884 211.5 8-16-0 240 9124 1,500
23Bill Spigner, Chicago 8810 209.7 9-15-0 270 9080 1,400
24Ed Martin, Kokomo, Ind. 8606 204.9 7-16-1 225 8831 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Boysie Huber, St. Louis$1,185
**26Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,235
27Dale Glenn, Santa Maria, Calif.1,130
28Steve Bowman, Las Vegas, Nev.1,084
 Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,084
 Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,084
31Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,060
32Louis Mancha, Spring, Texas1,045
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,045
34Jeff Morin, Cleveland1,025
 Darwin Skrzynecki, Chicago1,025
36Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J.1,010
37John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,000
38Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.990
39Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.980
40A.J. Vincent, Metarie, La.970
41Don McCune, Highland, Ind.960
42Teata Semiz, Fairfield, N.J.950
43Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.940
44Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.925
 Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.925
46Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio910
47Scott Buckingham, Anchorage, Alaska900
48Dave Kappel, Chicago890

* - TV Finals alternate. ** - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Lou, 4030. 24th place -Bellinger, Westberg and Zurich, 3836. # - AI Stonum, Bob Handley and Steve Wunderlich rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Jeff Morin, Pete Weber, Wayne Webb, Ken Hall, Hugh Miller and Steve Martin.