King Louie Open



$110,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Mar 30-Apr 3, 1982

Couture Survives Scare

Pete Couture emerged with his fourth PBA championship after opponent Joe Berardi left a solid 10-pin in the final frame of the title game in the $110,000 King Louie Open.

Couture took the decision, 240-222, but Berardi could have earned the title with a strike and count in the 10th frame. His first shot broke squarely into the pocket where all the pins disappeared at impact except the 10. It was a $7,000 pin as Couture picked up $16,000 and Berardi $9,000. Couture had edged Berardi from the top-seeded position the night before by eight pins.

PBA Hall of Famer and Charter Member Carmen Salvino provided a dose of excitement and nostalgia. The 48-year-old Salvino rolled 649 for three games to finish third, defeating George Pappas and Jeff Bellinger before being halted by Berardi.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.240 (1 game)$16,000
2Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.475 (2 games)9,000
3Carmen Salvino, Chicago649 (3 games)6,000
4Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.212 (1 game)5,000
5George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.226 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Salvino defeated Pappas, 231-226; Salvino defeated Bellinger, 226-212; Berardi defeated Salvino, 253-192; and in the championship match, Couture defeated Berardi, 240-222.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9279 220.9 15-8-1 465 9744 
2Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9256 220.3 16-8-0 480 9736 
3Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9178 218.5 14-10-0 420 9598 
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9122 217.1 14-10-0 420 9542 
5Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9038 215.1 15-8-1 465 9503 
**6Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 9000 214.2 16-8-0 480 9480 $4,050
7Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8955 213.2 13-11-0 390 9345 3,500
8Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8903 211.9 13-11-0 390 9293 3,000
#9Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8941 212.8 11-12-1 345 9286 2,800
10Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8940 212.8 11-13-0 330 9270 2,600
11Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8880 211.4 12-12-0 360 9240 2,400
12Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8952 213.1 9-14-1 205 9237 2,300
13Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8875 211.3 12-12-0 360 9235 2,200
14Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8750 208.3 15-9-0 450 9200 2,100
15Mike Monyak, Tacoma, Wash. 8794 209.3 13-11-0 390 9184 2,000
16Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8815 209.8 12-12-0 360 9175 1,900
17Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8898 211.8 7-15-2 240 9138 1,800
18Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 8813 209.8 9-15-0 270 9083 1,700
19Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8748 208.2 10-13-1 315 9063 1,600
20Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore. 8700 207.1 10-14-0 300 9000 1,500
21Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif. 8647 205.8 10-13-1 315 8962 1,400
22John Donahue, Kansas City, Kan. 8623 205.3 11-13-0 330 8953 1,300
@23Lewis Prater, Independence, Mo. 8634 206.6 8-16-0 240 8874 1,200
24Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8467 201.5 7-15-2 240 8707 1,150

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25AI Stonum, S. San Francisco$1,125
26Wayne Webb, Indianapolis1,025
27Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,000
28Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio980
29Pete Weber, St. Louis970
30Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif.960
31Steve Wunderlich, Pacific, Mo.950
32Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.940
33Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.930
34Rich Hartman, Godfrey, Ill.920
35David Ozio, Vidor, Texas910
36Bob Benoit, Dallas895
 Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.895
38Ray Shackleford, Hartwood, Va.880
39Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.865
 Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.865
41Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis845
 Tom Kohler, Tucson, Ariz.845

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Bellinger, 4079. 24th place -Morin, 3826 # Marshall Holman rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS - Pete Couture, David Ozio, George Pappas, Don Genalo, Mickey Higham, Gip Lentine, Dick Weber, Jeff Mattingly, Steve Wunderlich, Kyle Shedd, Jim Murtishaw, Paul Gibson, Marshall Holman, Neil Burton, Warren Nelson and Dave Husted ($50 each). @ -Non-PBA entry.