Miller High Life Classic



$135,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE CLASSIC
Brunswick Wonderbowl-Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif., Jan 11-15, 1983

Skidmore Skies

The 25th anniversary year for the PBA got off to a rousing start when Gary Skidmore upset top-seeded Steve Cook in the finals of the $135,000 Miller High Life Classic.

Skidmore totalled 234 to Cook's 180 to claim the top prize of $23,000. Both had to wait while two non-winners on the Tour, Dennis Jacques and Joe Staton, with a host of Anaheim hometowners cheering on Staton's every move, tangled In the opener. Jacques won, 166-133, and then upset current BPAA U.S. Open champion Dave Husted, 228-210.

Skidmore eliminated Jacques, 205-183, in the semifinal match, setting up the championship match.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque. N.M.439 (2 games)$23,000
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.180 (1 game)12,000
3Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.574 (3 games)7,500
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.210 (1 game)6,000
5Joe Staton, Anaheim, Calif.133 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Jacques defeated Staton, 163-133, Jacques defeated Husted, 228-210; Skidmore defeated Jacques, 205-183: and in the championship game, Skidmore defeated Cook, 234-180.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9334 222.2 16-8-0 480 9814 
2Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 9293 221.2 17-7-0 510 9803 
3Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9366 223.0 13-11-0 390 9756 
4Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 9320 221.9 14-10-0 420 9740 
5Joe Staton, Anaheim, Calif. 9092 216.4 16-8-0 480 9572 
#**6Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 9152 217.8 14-10-0 420 9572 $4,350
7Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9165 218.2 11-12-1 345 9510 3,900
8Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill. 9158 218.0 11-13-0 330 9488 3,550
9Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9091 216.4 13-11-0 390 9481 3,250
10Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9101 216.6 12-12-0 360 9461 3,050
11Gary Daroszewski, Milwaukee, Wis. 8978 213.7 15-9-0 450 9428 2,750
#Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9053 215.5 12-11-1 375 9428 2,750
13Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 9020 214.7 13-10-1 405 9425 2,550
14Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9018 214.7 12-12-0 360 9378 2,450
15Kyle Shedd, Carmel, Ind. 9012 214.5 11-13-0 330 9342 2,350
16Ted Hannahs. Zanesville, Ohio 9037 215.1 8-15-1 255 9292 2,250
#17Bill Ryan Jr., Dayton, Ohio 8954 213.1 10-13-1 315 9269 2,150
18Ed Ressler Jr., Edmonds, Wash. 8896 211.8 11-11-2 360 9256 2,050
19Pete Weber, St. Louis 8902 211.9 11-12-1 345 9247 1,950
20Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8887 211.5 11-13-0 330 9217 1,850
21Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8976 213.7 8-16-0 240 9216 1,750
22Curtis Messer, Elma, Wash. 8929 212.5 8-16-0 240 9169 1,650
23Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8756 208.4 10-14-0 300 9056 1,550
24Rory Anderson, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8447 201.1 7-17-0 210 8657 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.$1,460
26Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.1,370
27Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,360
28Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,350
29Randy Hairgrove, Lenexa, Kan.1,340
30Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.1,330
31Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.1,320
32Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,310
33Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.1,295
 Bill Spigner, Chicago1,295
35Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Spg., Colo.1,275
 Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.1,275
37Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.1,260
38Doug Laird, Gr. Island, Neb.1,250
39Michael Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,240
40Dave Davis, Tinton Falls. N.J.1,230
41Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.1,220
42Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,205
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,205
44Steve Lang, Indianapolis1,185
 Nick Tjotjos, Westlake, Ohio1,185
46Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,170
47Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.1,160
48Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.1,150

* - Match play alternate. ** -TV finals alternate. # -Tom Nevitt, Sam Maccarone, Kevin Gillette, Bill Ryan Jr., Tom Milton and Bruce Carter rolled 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader -Aulby, 4169. 24th place -Laskow, 3878. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mark Baker, Charlie Tapp, Joe Hutchinson, Jeff Mattingly, Steve Wunderlich, Steve Martin, Tom Milton and Scott Kraye ($50 each). Staton defeated Carter, 224-212, in roll-off for the fifth spot in the championship round after the two had tied following match play.