Buffalo Open



$95,000 BUFFALO OPEN
Thruway Lanes, Cheektowaga, N.Y., Jul 16-20, 1982

Martin Back On Track

Steve Martin, troubled by a sore wrist through most of the season, began the Summer Tour in healthy fashion, coming from fourth place to win the $95,000 Buffalo Open.

Martin began the stepladder finals by defeating Art Trask and Guppy Troup. He next rolled his highest game of the tournament to get by a similarly injured and recovered Mark Roth, 268-255, in the semifinal game.

After jumping out to a substantial lead in the final match against Wayne Webb, Martin had a moment of worry as the top-seed stepped up in the 10th frame needing a double and nine pins to win his second Buffalo championship in four years. Webb left a 4-7-9 split on his first attempt, making Martin $12,000 richer for his sixth tour title. Martin had earned a berth in the stepladder finals by defeating hometown favorite Tom Baker in the position round game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.901 (4 games)$12,000
2Wayne Webb, Indianapolis202 (1 game)7,000
3Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.255 (1 game)5,000
4Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.170 (1 game)4,500
4Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.210 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Martin defeated Trask, 226-210; Martin defeated Troup, 183-170; Martin defeated Roth, 268-255; and in the championship match, Martin defeated Webb, 224-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9098 216.6 15-8-1 465 9563 
2Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9151 217.8 12-11-1 375 9526 
3Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 8916 212.2 14-9-1 435 9351 
4Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8850 210.7 16-7-1 495 9345 
5Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8797 209.4 17-7-0 510 9307 
**6Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H. 8816 209.9 16-8-0 480 9296 $3,550
#7Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8929 212.5 11-12-1 345 9274 3,000
8Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8826 210.1 13-10-1 405 9231 2,800
9George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8888 211.6 11-13-0 330 9218 2,600
10Bill Spigner, Chicago 8899 211.8 10-14-0 300 9199 2,400
11Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8735 207.9 15-9-0 450 9185 2,200
12Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif. 8770 208.8 13-11-0 390 9160 2,000
13Mike Steinbach, Alsip, 111. 8742 208.1 12-12-0 360 9102 1,800
14Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8765 208.6 11-13-0 330 9095 1,700
15Pete McCordic, Houston 8748 208.2 11-13-0 330 9078 1,600
16Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 8731 207.8 11-13-0 330 9061 1,500
17Mark Fahy, Elmwood Park, III. 8739 208.0 10-13-1 315 9054 1,400
18Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8662 206.2 13-11-0 390 9052 1,300
19Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8735 207.9 8-16-0 240 8975 1,250
20Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8685 206.7 9-15-0 270 8955 1,200
21Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 8662 206.2 9-14-1 285 8947 1,150
22Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8522 202.9 13-11-0 390 8912 1,100
23Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8595 204.6 9-15-0 270 8865 1,050
24Jim Gostovich, New Baltimore, Mich. 8457 201.3 5-19-0 150 8607 1,000

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo.$980
26Dale Glenn, Santa Maria, Calif.860
27Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.820
28Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.780
 Ken Hochstein, Garden City, Mich.780
 John Kirk, Tacoma, Wash.780
31Mike Hanes, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.760
32Pete Weber, St. Louis750
33Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.740
34Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.725
 Tom Menge, Cleveland725
36Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.710
37Jimmie Pritts, Lawrence, Mass.700
38Jerry Smith, Aurora, Colo.690
39Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.680
40Boysie Huber, St. Louis670
41Ray Shackelford, Hartwood, Va.660
42Bo Bowden, Dallas650
43Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.640
44Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.630
@45Al Runkel, Cheektowaga, N.Y.620
46Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio605
 Tommy Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla.605
48John Masiello, Buffalo, N.Y.590

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Roth, 3930. 24th place-Martin, 3737. # -Tom Baker rolled a 300 game. @ -Denotes non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - John Masiello, Tom Rosenwinkel, Gary Skidmore, Sam Zurich, Jeff Morin, Steve Fehr, Mitch Jabczenski and Nick Tjotjos ($50 each).