True Value Open



$150,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Feb 22-26, 1983

Anthony's Practice Proves "Value-Able"

The score was 224-220, but that barely begins to tell the story of Earl Anthony, who in just six short weeks earlier in the year was the object of a lot of talk. Was he losing his desire? Was his game starting to slip?The cure was simple. He went out the week before the $150,000 True Value Open and practiced at least 100 games. Practice proved Anthony to be nearly perfect.

As the qualifying leader, Anthony first watched non-champion Gil Sliker lose to Tom Baker, 244-195, and then world champion horseshoe player Walter Ray Williams Jr. roll to a 269-208 win over Baker. Mal Acosta was next up, and he took the measure of Williams, 228-207. Anthony then stepped into win his 40th PBA title and the $27,000 first prize.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.224 (1 game)$27,000
2Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.448 (2 games)14,000
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif.476 (2 games)8,500
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.452 (2 games)7,000
5Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.195 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Sliker, 244-195; Williams defeated Baker, 269-208: Acosta defeated Williams, 228-207: and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Acosta, 224-220.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9379 223.3 18-6-0 540 9919 
2Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9220 219.5 16-8-0 480 9700 
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif. 9251 220.2 13-10-1 405 9656 
#4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9161 218.1 14-10-0 420 9581 
5Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9128 217.3 14-10-0 420 9548 
**6Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9131 217.4 13-11-0 390 9521 $5,180
7Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9069 215.9 13-11-0 390 9459 4,130
8Michael Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9096 216.5 10-13-1 315 9411 3,630
9David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9078 216.1 11-13-0 330 9408 3,330
10Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8949 213.0 15-9-0 450 9399 3,130
11Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8912 212.1 14-9-1 435 9347 2,930
12Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8997 214.2 11-13-0 330 9327 2,730
13Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8867 211.1 15-9-0 450 9317 2,530
14Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8992 214.0 10-14-0 300 9292 2,430
15Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 8931 212.6 12-12-0 360 9291 2,330
16Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8883 211.5 12-12-0 360 9243 2,230
17Don Fowler, Kansas City, Mo. 8816 209.9 13-10-1 405 9221 2,130
18Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. 8917 212.3 9-15-0 270 9187 2,030
19Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8860 210.9 9-15-0 270 9130 1,930
20Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8798 209.4 11-13-0 330 9128 1,830
21Pete Weber, St. Louis 8798 209.4 10-14-0 300 9098 1,730
22Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif. 8820 210.0 9-15-0 270 9090 1,630
23Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo. 8840 210.4 7-17-0 210 9050 1,530
#24Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8781 209.0 7-17-0 210 8991 1,470

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Larry Laub, Santa Maria, Calif.$1,420
26Tim Campbell, Canisteo, N. Y.1,330
27Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,315
 Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,315
29Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.1,295
 Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.1,295
31Jim Gostovich, New Baltimore, Mich.1,280
32Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.1,270
33Joe Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.1,255
 Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.1,255
35Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.1,240
36Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,230
37Steve Giljum, St. Louis1,220
38Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.1,210
39Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.1,200
40Bill Spigner, Chicago1,190
41Mike Truitt, Rockford, Ill.1,180
42Bo Bowden, Dallas1,165
 Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,165
44Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.1,150
45Steve Lang, Indianapolis1,140
46William Peters, Englewood, Ohio1,130
47Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,120
48Gary Daroszewski, Milwaukee, Wis.1,110

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Zurich, 4073. 24th place - Lou and Laub, 3868. Lou defeated Laub, 194-182, in a roll-off for the final match play position. # Zurich and Baker rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Steve Fehr, Sam Maccarone, Tom Milton, Mark Fahy, Ted Hannahs, Earl Anthony, Joe Salvemini, Bobby Knipple, Joe Hutchinson, Ed Wallace ($50 each).