AC-Delco Classic



$130,000 AC-DELCO CLASSIC
Gable House Bowl, Torrance, Calif., May 18-22, 1982

Pappas Breaks TV Slump

George Pappas, who had a dismal 1-11 championship-round record since his 1979 victory in the Firestone Tournament of Champions, downed four straight opponents to capture the $130,000 AC-Delco Classic championship in Torrance, Calif.

Pappas, the president of the PBA, defeated Pete Weber easily in the first game before coming up with a necessary 10th frame double to edge Gil Sliker by three pins in the second match. After breezing past Wayne Webb, the 35-year-old Pappas began the championship match against Charlie Tapp with two open frames and trailed by 31 pins.

The challenging Pappas then put together a three-bagger to pull within eight pins, doubled to take the lead and solidified his seventh tour victory with a strike in the 10th frame. Pappas made $21,000 for the effort while Tapp, a runnerup for the second time in 1982, collected $11,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.883 (4 games)$21,000
2Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.214 (1 game)11,000
3Wayne Webb, Indianapolis162 (1 game)7,500
4Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H.172 (1 game)6,000
5Pete Weber, St. Louis152 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Pappas defeated Weber, 247-152; Pappas defeated Sliker, 175-172; Pappas defeated Webb, 225-162; and in the championship game, Pappas defeated Tapp, 236-214.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8973 213.6 17-7-0 510 9483 
2Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 8942 212.9 18-6-0 540 9482 
3Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H. 9031 215.0 14-9-1 435 9466 
4Pete Weber, St. Louis 9077 216.1 12-12-0 360 9437 
5George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8968 213.5 15-9-0 450 9418 
**6Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8876 211.3 12-12-0 360 9236 $4,050
7Tom Kohler, Tucson, Ariz. 8730 207.8 16-9-0 480 9210 3,600
8Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8819 209.9 12-12-0 360 9179 3,300
9Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8784 209.1 13-11-0 390 9174 3,000
10A.J. Vincent, Metairie, La. 8638 205.6 14-10-0 420 9058 2,800
11Dale Glenn, Santa Maria, Calif. 8692 206.9 10-14-0 300 8992 2,600
12Steve Davis, Santa Barbara, Calif. 8657 206.1 11-13-0 330 8987 2,350
 Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif. 8537 203.2 15-9-0 450 8987 2,350
14Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 8601 204.7 12-11-1 375 8976 2,200
15Mark Fahy, Chicago 8647 205.8 10-14-0 300 8947 2,100
16Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8673 206.5 8-16-0 240 8913 2,000
17Tony Acosta, Hialeah, Fla. 8588 204.4 10-13-1 315 8903 1,850
 Walter Williams, Pomona, Calif. 8603 204.8 10-14-0 300 8903 1,850
19Mike Steinbach, Alsip, III. 8616 205.1 9-15-0 270 8886 1,700
#20Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8475 201.8 12-12-0 360 8836 1,600
21Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 8489 202.1 10-14-0 300 8789 1,500
22Jim Winklepleck, Milwaukie, Ore. 8514 202.7 8-16-0 240 8754 1,400
23Carmen Ratti, Fountain Valley, Calif. 8420 200.4 10-14-0 300 8720 1,300
24Nick Beelaard, Hollister, Calif. 8443 201.0 7-16-1 225 8668 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Spgs., Colo.$1,075
*Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.1,150
27Ed Dolfay, Seattle, Wash.1,025
28Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas1,010
29Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,000
30Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.990
31Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.975
 Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.975
33Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.960
34Robert Phalen, Kennewick, Wash.950
35Mike Aulby, Indianapolis940
36Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.930
37Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.920
38Billy George, Citrus Hts., Calif.910
39Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.900
40Gip Lentine, Big Bear Lake, Calif.890
41Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.880
42Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif.870
43Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.860
44Bill Horvath, Canoga Park, Calif.840
 Jeff Morin, Cleveland840
 Nick Tjotjos, Westlake, Ohio840
47Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif.820
48Jack Andolina, Glendale, Calif.810

** - TV alternate. * - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Williams, 3879. 24th place - Gray, 3758. # -Kyle Shedd and Steve Wunderlich rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS -Jim Miller, Kyle Shedd, Billy George, Butch Soper, Bob Handley and Roger Haskell ($50 each).