Northern Ohio Open



$90,000 NORTHERN OHIO OPEN
Westgate Lanes, Fairview Park, Ohio, Oct 15-19, 1982

Guppy Hooks Another Title

Guppy Troup joined Earl Anthony and Art Trask for the lead in the 1982 titles category when he stopped Jeff Bellinger, 246-225, for his third victory of the season in the $90,000 Northern Ohio Open.

Troup won the season-opening Miller High Life Classic in Anaheim, Calif., and later added the Molson Bowling Challenge crown on the Summer Tour. He was even more dominating in the annual Fall Tour Cleveland area event, averaging 222 while putting together a 19-4-1 match play record to pace the field by 240 pins, effectively playing an outside shot in contrast to the strategy of most of his opponents.

In the title game Troup converted a 1-2-4-10 "washout" in the second frame before firing six straight strikes to insure the $11,000 top prize. Bellinger, making his fourth championship round appearance of the year, rolled 689 for three matches, defeating Jim Pencak and Steve Fehr before losing to Troup and being denied his first PBA victory.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C.246 (1 game)$11,000
2Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.689 (3 games)6,000
3Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio208 (1 game)5,000
4Jim Pencak, Highland Hts., Ohio436 (2 games)4,000
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.228 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Pencak defeated Holman, 232-228; Bellinger defeated Pencak 219-204; Bellinger defeated Fehr, 245-208; and in the championship match, Troup defeated Bellinger, 246-225.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 9342 222.4 19-4-1 585 9927 
2Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 9117 217.0 19-5-0 570 9687 
3Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9182 218.6 14-10-0 420 9602 
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9151 217.8 14-10-0 420 9571 
5Jim Pencak, Highland Hts., Ohio 9106 216.8 15-9-0 450 9556 
**6Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8982 213.8 16-7-1 495 9477 $3,050
7Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas 9032 215.0 14-9-1 435 9467 2,800
8Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9053 215.5 13-11-0 390 9443 2,700
9Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9047 215.4 13-11-0 390 9437 2,600
10Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9028 214.9 13-11-0 390 9418 2,500
11Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 8996 214.1 13-11-0 390 9386 2,400
12Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9094 216.5 8-15-1 255 9349 2,300
13Ken Hall, Latham, N.Y. 8982 213.8 11-13-0 330 9312 2,200
14Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 8902 211.9 11-13-0 330 9232 2,100
15Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8833 210.3 11-12-1 345 9178 2,000
16John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 8875 211.3 10-14-0 300 9175 1,900
17Bo Bowden, Dallas 8852 210.7 9-15-0 270 9122 1,800
18Mike Steinbach, Alsip, III. 8830 210.2 8-16-0 240 9070 1,700
19Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore. 8723 207.6 10-14-0 300 9023 1,600
20Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8699 207.1 10-14-0 300 8999 1,500
21Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8715 207.5 9-15-0 270 8985 1,400
22Joe Deisler, Saginaw, Mich. 8672 206.4 9-15-0 270 8942 1,300
23Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8677 206.5 8-15-1 255 8932 1,225
24Pete Weber, St. Louis 8626 205.3 8-16-0 240 8866 1,155

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
#*25Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas$1,135
26Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.1,050
27Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas1,035
 John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,035
29Doug Laird, Grand Island, Neb.1,020
30Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.1,010
31Larry Buckingham, Ft. Worth, Tex.1,000
 Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.990
33Russ Stevenson, Arlington, Va.975
 Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.975
35Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.960
36Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis950
37Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.940
38Mike Aulby, Indianapolis930
39Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio920
40George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.910
41Dave D'Entremont, Cleveland895
 Nick Tjotjos, Westlake, Ohio895

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Baker, 4010. 24th place - Sliker and Williams, 3815. Sliker defeated Williams 220-218, in a roll-off for 24th place. # - Williams rolled a 300 game, PRO-AM CASHERS - Marshall Holman, Dennis Jacques, Tom Baker, Gary Dickinson, Kyle Shedd and Steve Westberg ($50 each).