Tucson Open



$95,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., May 25-29, 1982

Durbin Two For Three

Mike Durbin rolled 704 for three games, including a 212-207 championship-game win over Nelson Burton Jr., to win the Tucson Open, his second PBA title in three events.

Durbin closed the Winter Tour with a victory in the Firestone Tournament of Champions. He was third-seeded going into the Tucson finals and outplayed Mike Aulby, 233-216, and David Ozio, 259-184, to set up the confrontation between the two multi-titled veteran right-handers.

Burton, who led the tournament for six consecutive rounds, had a chance to collect the title with a double in the 10th frame. He carried the first strike but left a 10-pin on his dramatic second ball to absorb a five-pin loss. It was the 11th tour crown for Durbin, who brought his championship-round record over a three-and-a-half-year span to 19-2.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio704 (3 games)$12,000
2Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis207 (1 game)7,000
3David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas184 (1 game)5,000
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis452 (2 games)4,500
5Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.236 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Aulby defeated Anthony, 60-40, in two-frame roll-off, after tying at 236. Durbin defeated Aulby, 233-216; Durbin defeated Ozio, 259-184, and in the championship game, Durbin defeated Burton, 212-207.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8981 213.8 16-8-0 480 9461 
2David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8953 213.1 14-9-1 435 9388 
3Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8989 214.0 13-11-0 390 9379 
4Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8925 212.5 14-10-0 420 9345 
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8782 209.0 15-9-0 450 9232 
**6Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8769 208.7 15-9-0 450 9219 $3,550
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8843 210.5 11-13-0 330 9173 3,000
8Larry Laub, Pacifica, Calif. 8671 206.4 14-10-0 420 9091 2,800
9Carmen Ratti, Fountain Valley, Calif. 8698 207.0 12-12-0 360 9058 2,600
10Bo Bowden, Dallas 8623 205.3 14-10-0 420 9043 2,400
11Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8735 207.9 10-14-0 300 9035 2,200
12Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8647 205.8 12-12-0 360 9007 2,000
13Boysie Huber, St. Louis 8545 203.4 13-11-0 390 8935 1,800
14Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. 8590 204.5 11-13-0 330 8920 1,700
15Steve Bowman, Las Vegas 8524 202.9 12-12-0 360 8884 1,600
16John Tolliver, Bellflower, Calif. 8537 203.2 11-13-0 330 8867 1,500
17Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8465 201.5 12-12-0 360 8825 1,400
18Mike Monyak, Tacoma, Wash. 8522 202.9 10-14-0 300 8822 1,300
19Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8410 200.2 12-11-1 375 8785 1,250
20Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8445 201.0 11-13-0 330 8775 1,200
21Dennis Jacques, Belford, N.J. 8404 200.0 7-17-0 210 8614 1,150
22Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif. 8337 198.5 8-16-0 240 8577 1,100
23Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8207 195.4 11-13-0 330 8537 1,050
+24Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 5185 199.4 9-15-0 270 8277 1,003

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.$953
26Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.860
*27Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.845
28Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.790
29James Stanley, Albuquerque, N.M.780
30Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif.770
31Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.760
32Phil Prieto, El Paso, Texas750
33Steve Hiscox, Tucson, Ariz.740
34Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.730
35Ed Dolfay, Seattle, Wash.720
36Steve Davis, Santa Barbara, Calif.710
37AI Davis, Tucson, Ariz.700
38Jack Andolina, Glendale, Calif.690
39Kenny Hall, Latham, N.Y.680
40Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.670
41Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.650
 Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.650
 Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.650
44Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.630
45George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.620
46Jim Kamerzel, Danbury, Conn.610
47Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif.600
48Dale Glenn, Santa Maria, Calif.590

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. Qualifying leader- Burton, 3936. 24th place-Cook, 3684. # - Nick Tjotjos rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS - Larry Laub, Pete Couture, Dave Husted, Jeff Mattingly, Charlie Tapp ($50 each) Randy Hairgrove and Paul Moser ($25 each).
+ - Webb replaced Troup in match play after Troup withdrew due to illness. They split 24th and 25th-place money, and Webb received an additional $50 for serving as alternate for two rounds. The new alternate was Butch Soper who received $25.