Rolaids Open



$125,000 ROLAIDS OPEN
Dick Weber Lanes, Florissant, Mo., Feb 15-19, 1983

Salvemini Savors Relief

Joe Salvemini, under Intense pressure after nearly blowing himself out of the championship match with a missed seven pin, recovered coolly with three game-ending strikes to win the $125,000 Rolaids Open.

Victim of Salvemini's closing onslaught was veteran Johnny Petraglia, who left a 4-7-10 split when a double was needed in the 10th frame. The result was a 206-200 victory for Salvemini, his first PBA national title and the $20,000 first-place check.

In the opening game Bruce Carter tangled with defending Rolaids champ Bill Straub, and Straub won, 237-202. Straub just couldn't get untracked against Marshall Holman, however, and Holman rolled to an easy, 232-164, victory. Holman then bowed to Petraglia, 234-225.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.206 (1 game)$20,000
2Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.434 (2 games)11,000
3Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.457 (2 games)7,500
4Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.401 (2 games)6,000
5Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas202 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Straub defeated Carter, 237-202; Holman defeated Straub, 232-164; Petraglia defeated Holman, 234-225; and in the championship game, Salvemini defeated Petraglia, 206-200.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 9716 231.3 18-5-1 555 10271 
2Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J. 9507 226.3 17-6-1 525 10032 
3Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9463 225.3 15-9-0 450 9913 
#4Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 9484 225.8 14-10-0 420 9904 
5Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 9423 224.3 14-10-0 420 9843 
#**6Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 9387 223.5 13-11-0 390 9777 $4,350
7Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif., 9225 219.6 15-8-1 465 9690 3,800
8Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9347 222.5 11-13-0 330 9677 3,400
9Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9223 219.5 14-10-0 420 9643 3,200
10Pete McCordic, Houston 9300 221.4 11-13-0 330 9630 3,000
11Bill Spigner, Chicago 9255 220.3 12-12-0 360 9615 2,800
12Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9198 219.0 13-10-1 405 9603 2,600
13Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9224 219.6 12-12-0 360 9584 2,500
#14Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 9187 218.7 12-12-0 360 9547 2,400
15Dave Turner, Alton, 111. 9129 217.3 13-11-0 390 9519 2,300
16Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N. J. 9150 217.8 11-12-1 345 9495 2,200
17Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9167 218.2 10-13-1 315 9482 2,100
18Jeff Morin, Cleveland 9062 215.7 13-11-0 390 9452 2,000
19Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9163 218.1 7-17-0 210 9373 1,900
20Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9055 215.5 9-15-0 270 9325 1,800
21Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9022 214.8 9-15-0 270 9292 1,700
22Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9057 215.6 5-19-0 150 9207 1,600
23Kyle Shedd, Carmel, Ind. 8870 211.1 10-14-0 300 9170 1,500
24Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8741 208.1 7-17-0 210 8951 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs$1,395
26Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,310
27Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,300
28Arnie Goldman, Chicago1,290
29Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,280
30Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,270
31Steve Davis, Peoria Hts., Ill.1,260
32John Weber, St. Louis1,250
33Vince Mazzanti, Levittown, Pa.1,235
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,235
35Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif.1,220
36Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.1,205
 Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,205
38Skip Tucker, Tampa, Fla.1,190
39Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.1,180
40Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.1,170
41Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,160
42Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.1,150

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Tom Baker, 4151. 24th place - Carmen Salvino, 3956. # - Bill Straub, Jimmie Pritts Jr., Art Trask, Steve Fehr and Billy Walden rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Wayne Webb, Ernie Schlegel, Scott Buckingham, Les Schissler, Art Trask, Toby Contreras ($50 each).