Kessler Classic



$110,000 KESSLER CLASSIC
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 22-26, 1982

It's Steve, Fehr And Square

Steve Fehr, who had been knocking on the door for his first PBA title throughout much of the season, saw his persistence pay off with a hard-earned victory in the $110,000 Kessler Classic in Indianapolis.

Fehr, a PBA member for just 14 months, scraped and clawed his way from fourth place to the $15,000 top prize, defeating four opponents by a combined total of 27 pins, including a 184-183 championship game decision against Earl Anthony. Prior to that, Fehr had slipped by Marshall Holman, 196-192; Ted Hannahs, 214-196; and Roger Haskell, 205-201.

In a back and forth title game in which neither player could take control, Fehr stepped up for the 10th frame needing a strike plus at least eight pins and a spare for the victory. He got exactly what was called for, converting a 2-5 spare after the initial strike to thwart Anthony's bid for his 40th PBA title.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio799 (4 games)$15,000
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.183 (1 game)8,000
3Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.201 (1 game)6,000
4Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio196 (1 game)5,000
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.192 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Fehr defeated Holman, 196-192; Fehr defeated Hannahs, 214-196; Fehr defeated Haskell, 205-201; and in the championship match, Fehr defeated Anthony, 184-183.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9364 222.9 17-7-0 510 9874 
#2Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash. 9194 218.9 16-8-0 480 9674 
3Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9109 216.8 16-8-0 480 9589 
#4Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 9071 215.9 16-8-0 480 9551 
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9088 216.3 15-9-0 450 9538 
**6Tom Menge, Cleveland 9024 214.8 15-9-0 450 9474 $3,550
7Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9057 215.6 13-10-1 405 9462 3,000
8Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8962 213.3 16-8-0 480 9442 2,800
9Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 8968 213.5 13-8-3 435 9403 2,600
10Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8973 213.6 13-10-1 405 9378 2,500
11Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8909 212.1 10-13-1 315 9224 2,400
12Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8886 211.5 11-13-0 330 9216 2,300
13Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8870 211.1 11-13-0 330 9200 2,200
14Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8834 210.3 11-13-0 330 9164 2,100
#15Tim Campbell, Canisteo, N.Y. 8774 208.9 12-12-0 360 9134 2,000
16Mike Steinbach, Alsip, 111. 8717 207.5 13-11-0 390 9107 1,900
17Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8848 210.6 8-16-0 240 9088 1,800
18Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N. M. 8664 206.2 13-10-1 405 9069 1,700
19Rich Hartman, Collinsville, III. 8583 204.3 11-13-0 330 8913 1,600
20Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8653 206.0 7-16-1 225 8878 1,500
21Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8546 203.4 8-15-0 270 8816 1,400
22Bill Spigner, Chicago 8551 203.5 8-16-0 240 8791 1,300
23David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8474 201.7 5-19-0 150 8624 1,200
24Steve Bowman, Las Vegas, Nev. 8383 199.5 5-19-0 150 8533 1,100

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.$1,070
26Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.980
27Don Genalo, North Merrick, N.Y.960
28Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C.940
29Kyle Shedd, Indianapolis930
30John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.920
31Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas905
 Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore.905
33Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.890
34Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.880
35Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.870
36Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio860
37Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.850
38Wayne Webb, Indianapolis840
39Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis830
40Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.815
 Warren Eales, Hoffman Estates, Ill.815
42Doug Laird, Grand Island, Neb.800
43Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.780
 Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.780
 Dennis Pate, Irving, Texas780
46Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas760
47Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.745
 John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa.745

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Anthony, 4154. 24th place -Aulby and Husted, 3837. Aulby defeated Husted, 212-158, in a roll-off for 24th place. # - Roger Haskell, Steve Fehr and Tim Campbell rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mark Roth, Pete McCordic, Gus Yannaras, Nelson Burton Jr., Jeff Bellinger, Mike Aulby, Roy Buckley, Ted Hannahs, Russ Stevenson, Larry Patterson, Steve Westberg, Bruce Carter, Mal Acosta, Bud Lawyer, Wayne Webb, Ray Shackelford, Kevin Gillette and Jeff Mattingly ($50 each).