AC-Delco Classic



$135,000 AC-DELCO CLASSIC
Mel's Southshore Bowl, Alameda, Calif., Jan 18-22, 1983

Contreras "Spark-Ling"

It will be a long time before Toby Contreras, fans in Mel's Southshore Bowl, PBA officials and millions of television viewers forget Contreras' performance in the $135,000 AC-Delco Classic.

The 25-year-old "jumping bean" from Kansas City contorted himself into a PBA championship with a come-from-behind victory over Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn., to win the $23,000 first prize, 221-212.

In the preliminary matches Phil Ringener, Butch Soper, Palmer Fallgren and Tapp battled for the right to meet Contreras for the title.

Soper was the early favorite, ousting Ringener, 279-225. Soper then failed against Tapp, who had a 279 to Soper's 212. Tapp next toppled Fallgren, 232-223, setting the stage for the title game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo.221 (1 game)$23,000
2Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.723 (3 games)12,000
3Palmer Fallgren, Boca Raton, Fla.223 (1 game)7,500
4Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.491 (2 games)6,000
5Phil Ringener, Big Spring, Texas225 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Soper defeated Ringener, 279-225; Tapp defeated Soper, 279-212; Tapp defeated Fallgren, 232-223; and in the championship game, Contreras defeated Tapp, 221-212.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo. 9144 217.7 15-8-1 465 9609 
2Palmer Fallgren, Boca Raton, Fla. 9118 217.0 13-10-1 405 9523 
3Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9017 214.6 12-11-1 375 9392 
4Phil Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9084 216.2 9-13-2 300 9384 
5Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 8916 212.2 14-10-0 420 9336 
**6Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho 8804 209.6 17-6-1 525 9329 $4,265
7Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8916 212.2 13-11-0 390 9306 3,815
8Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 8999 214.2 9-15-0 270 9269 3,515
9Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 8887 211.5 12-11-1 375 9262 3,215
10Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8855 210.8 12-9-3 405 9260 3,015
11Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8830 210.2 13-11-0 390 9220 2,815
12Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8861 210.9 11-13-0 330 9191 2,615
13Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8798 209.4 12-11-1 375 9173 2,515
14Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8827 210.1 11-12-1 345 9172 2,415
15Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. 8793 209.3 12-11-1 375 9168 2,315
16Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8760 208.5 13-11-0 390 9150 2,215
17Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8817 209.9 10-14-0 300 9117 2,115
18Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 8724 207.7 13-11-0 390 9114 2,015
19Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8680 206.6 11-13-0 330 9010 1,915
20Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8696 207.0 10-14-0 300 8996 1,815
21David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8618 205.1 11-13-0 330 8948 1,715
22Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas 8592 204.5 10-14-0 300 8892 1,615
23Dale Eagle, Santa Maria, Calif. 8574 204.1 9-14-1 285 8859 1,515
24Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8464 201.5 9-15-0 270 8734 1,465

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.$1,355
26Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,335
*27Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,400
28Ray Shackelford, Hartwood, Va.1,315
29Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.1,305
30Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.1,295
31Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.1,285
32Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,275
33Wayne Chester, Redwood City, Calif.1,265
34Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,255
35Steve Davis, Santa Maria, Calif.1,245
36Bo Bowden, Dallas1,235
37Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,220
 Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,220
39Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.1,205
40Kyle Shedd, Carmel, Ind.1,195
41Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.1,180
 Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.1,180
43Craig Richards, Reno, Nev.1,165
44Marv Sargent, El Cajon, Calif.1,155
45Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.1,145
46Bill Ryan Jr., Dayton, Ohio1,135
47Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.1,125
48Dave Hosted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,115

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Fallgren, 4079. 24th place - Soper, 3791. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mike Aulby, Mike Durbin, Dale Eagle, Paul Gibson, Tony Acosta, Carmen Salvino ($50 each).