Molson Bowling Challenge



$110,000 MOLSON BOWLING CHALLENGE
Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Jul 23-27, 1982

Troup Invades Canada

Guppy Troup became one of a half dozen players to have captured two or more events on the 1982 tour when he beat Ted Hannahs and Steve Fehr to win the $100,000 Molson Bowling Challenge in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Troup, who won the season-opening Miller High Life Classic in Anaheim, Calif., proved a continued fondness for brewery-sponsored tournaments, gaining the second-seeded position by one pin over Hannahs while Fehr controlled the top spot by 180 sticks.

Gil Sliker, a runnerup in Canada in 1981, began the stepladder finals by ousting Randy Lightfoot before being eliminated by Hannahs. Troup outscored Hannahs and went on to defeat Fehr, 231-204, for his fourth title. Troup also joined Earl Anthony, Art Trask, Pete Weber, Steve Cook and Mike Durbin as multiple winners during 1982 thus far.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.425 (2 game)$13,000
2Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio204 (1 game)7,500
3Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio385 (2 games)5,500
4Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H.419 (2 games)4,500
5Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.157 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Sliker defeated Lightfoot, 248-157; Hannahs defeated Sliker, 220-171; Troup defeated Hannahs, 194-165; and in the championship game, Troup defeated Fehr, 231-204.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 9051 215.5 17-7-0 510 9561 
2Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 8871 211.2 17-7-0 510 9381 
3Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8930 212.6 15-9-0 450 9380 
4Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H. 8937 212.7 11-13-0 330 9267 
5Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8800 209.5 15-9-0 450 9250 
**6Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8673 206.5 18-4-2 570 9243 $3,550
7Pete Weber, St. Louis 8819 209.9 13-11-0 390 9209 3,000
8Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore., 8806 209.6 9-13-2 300 9106 2,800
9Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8674 206.5 14-10-0 420 9094 2,600
10Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8640 205.7 14-10-0 420 9060 2,400
11Mike Steinbach, Alsip, 111. 8687 206.8 12-12-0 360 9047 2,200
12Bo Bowden, Dallas 8654 206.0 11-13-0 330 8984 2,100
13Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky. 8550 203.5 13-10-1 405 8955 2,000
14Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8625 205.3 10-13-1 315 8940 1,900
15Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 8565 203.9 12-12-0 360 8925 1,800
16Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8640 205.7 9-15-0 270 8910 1,700
17Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 8531 203.1 12-11-1 375 8906 1,600
18Mitch Jabczenski, Taylor, Mich. 8632 205.5 8-15-1 255 8887 1,500
19Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8560 203.8 9-14-1 285 8845 1,400
20Willie Willis, New Haven, Conn. 8580 204.2 8-16-0 240 8820 1,300
21Donald Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 8435 200.8 11-12-1 345 8780 1,200
22Geno Papandrea, Brentwood, N.Y. 8368 199.2 7-15-2 240 8608 1,150
23Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8357 198.9 8-16-0 240 8597 1,100
+24Gus Yannaras, Milwaukee, Wis. 5051 202.0 8-14-2 270 8540 1,037

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.$929
26Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.962
27Mark Williams, Beaumont, Tex.850
28Randy Pierce, Canton, Mich.825
29Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.800
@Lou Matassa, Leamington, Ont., Can.800
 Jimmy Miller, Mesa, Ariz.800
32Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.780
33Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif.770
34Bob McGuire, N. Philadelphia, Ohio760
35Tom Menge, Cleveland750
36Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.740
37Pete McCordic, Houston730
38Neil Burton, St. Louis720
39Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.710
40Mark Fahy, Elmwood Park, Ill.700
41Carmen Salvino, Chicago690
42Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.680
43Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio665
 Dennis Jacques, Highland, N.J.665
45Edward Koziol, Springfield, Mass.650
46Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.640
47Frank Manzella, Buffalo, N.Y.630
48David Ozio, Vidor, Texas620

** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Papandrea, 3814. 24th place - Anthony, 3645. @ -Denotes non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mark Roth, Dave Husted, Bill Straub, Sam Maccarone, Rocky Heater and Chuck Pierce ($50 each).
+ - Gus Yannaras replaced Bob Learn Jr. in match play after 35 games when Learn withdrew due to injury.
Yannaras was assessed a 294-pin penalty and they split 24th and 26th-place money with Yannaras receiving an added $75 alternate's fee.