Fair Lanes Open



$110,000 FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes Capital Plaza, Washington, D.C., Mar 9-13, 1982

Acosta Wins Third Title

A string of five strikes beginning in the sixth frame carried Mal Acosta to a 229-189 title-game win over veteran Tommy Hudson in the $110,000 Fair Lanes Open.

Acosta trailed by 13 pins after five frames before making a slight adjustment with his target and taking control of the match as he did in claiming the top-seeded position by 162 pins over Hudson. Acosta, who won two tournaments in 1981, also rolled a 300 game during qualifying in the tournament j just outside the nation's capital in Hyattsvile, Md.

Hudson had defeated Larry Laub in the semifinal game in a battle between two former Fair Lanes Open winners. Tom Laskow finished fourth and Kent Wagner fifth. The victory was worth $15,000 to Acosta.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.229 (1 game)$15,000
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio403 (2 games)8,000
3Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.405 (2 games)6,000
4Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.375 (2 games)5,000
5Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.184 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Laskow defeated Wagner, 213-184; Laub defeated Laskow, 213-162; Hudson defeated Laub, 214-192; and in the championship match, Acosta defeated Hudson, 229-189.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9143 217.6 15-8-1 454 9608 
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9101 216.6 11-12-1 345 9446 
3Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8899 211.8 17-6-1 525 9424 
4Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa. 8971 213.5 14-10-0 420 9391 
#5Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8940 212.8 15-9-0 450 9390 
**#6Bob Benoit, Dallas 8886 211.5 15-9-0 450 9336 $3,550
7Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8945 212.9 12-12-0 360 9305 3,000
8Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 8741 208.1 16-8-0 480 9221 2,800
9Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif. 8852 210.7 12-12-0 360 9212 2,550
*Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8867 211.1 11-12-1 345 9212 2,550
11Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8851 210.7 11-12-1 345 9196 2,400
12Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H. 8802 209.5 12-12-0 360 9162 2,300
13Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8807 209.6 11-13-0 330 9137 2,200
14Ray Shackelford, Hartwood, Va. 8760 208.5 12-12-0 360 9120 2,100
15Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8757 208.5 11-13-0 330 9087 2,000
16Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 8662 206.2 13-11-0 390 9052 1,900
17Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8688 206.8 12-12-0 360 9048 1,800
18Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8742 208.1 10-14-0 300 9042 1,700
19Pete McCordic, Houston 8648 205.9 11-13-0 330 8978 1,600
20Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore. 8687 206.8 7-17-0 210 8897 1,500
21Mike Christie, Albany, N.Y. 8499 202.3 11-13-0 330 8829 1,400
22Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill. 8575 204.1 8-16-0 240 8815 1,300
23Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8502 202.4 9-14-1 285 8787 1,200
24John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa. 8453 201.2 9-15-0 270 8723 1,150

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.$1,025
26Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,000
27Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio975
*28Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,030
29Greg Goetz, Arlington, Va.935
 Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.935
31Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.920
32Mark Williams, Beaumont, Tex.910
33Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif.900
34Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W.Va.890
35Chuck Pierce, Dallas880
36Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.870
37Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.860
 Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.850
39Jerry Laciura, New Orleans840
40Wayne Webb, Indianapolis830
41Jerry Held, Monroe, Mich.820
42Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif.810
43Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif.800
44Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass.790
45Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.780
46Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.760
 Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.760
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.760

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Fernandez, 3959. 24th place Burton and Pappas, 3726. Burton defeated Pappas, 236-224, in a rolloff for 24th place # - Bob Benoit, Mal Acosta and Tom Laskow rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Steve Lickliter, Mike Steinbach, Ted Hannahs, Steve Fehr, Kent Wagner, Paul Colwell, Ken Fernandez, Henry Gonzalez, Dave Johnson and Mike Christie ($50 each).