Cleveland Open



$110,000 CLEVELAND OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, N. Olmsted, Ohio, Mar 1-5, 1983

Duke Decks Four

Five-foot-4 inch Norm Duke assumed the role of the giant-killer in knocking off four PBA champions to become the PBA Tour's youngest national champion ever after capturing the $110,000 Cleveland Open.

The 18-year-old Duke downed Tom Milton, 238-204, in the title game, which netted him the $15,000 first prize.

Labeled a "can't miss" talent when he joined the Tour full-time last tall, Duke began his championship march from the fifth-seeded position and Immediately was faced with the unenviable task of ousting Earl Anthony, which he did, 244-212.

Next he chopped down Steve Cook, 246-187, and part-time pro John Wilcox, 237-192, to set the stage for the championship match-up.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas965 (4 games)$15,000
2Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.204 (1 game)8,000
3John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa.192 (1 game)6,000
4Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.187 (1 game)5,000
5Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.212 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Duke defeated Anthony, 244-212; Duke defeated Cook, 246-187; Duke defeated Wilcox, 237-192; and in the championship game, Duke defeated Milton, 238-204.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9627 229.2 12-12-0 360 9987 
2John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 9436 224.6 17-7-0 510 9946 
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9446 224.9 14-10-0 420 9866 
4Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif., 9391 223.5 14-10-0 420 9811 
5Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas 9349 222.5 15-9-0 450 9799 
*6Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 9321 221.9 15-8-1 465 9786 $3,650
7Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9298 221.3 14-9-1 435 9733 3,300
8Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9286 221.0 12-12-0 360 9646 3,000
9Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9242 220.0 13-11-0 390 9632 2,800
10Bill Spigner, Chicago 9158 218.0 15-8-1 465 9623 2,700
11Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 9262 220.5 12-12-0 360 9622 2,600
12Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9242 220.0 11-13-0 330 9572 2,500
13Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9218 219.4 10-14-0 300 9518 2,350
 Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9158 218.0 12-12-0 360 9518 2,350
#15Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9135 217.5 11-12-1 345 9480 2,200
16Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9085 216.3 12-11-1 375 9460 2,100
17Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9110 216.9 11-13-0 330 9440 2,000
18Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9149 217.8 9-15-0 270 9419 1,900
19Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 9118 217.0 10-14-0 300 9418 1,800
20Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. 9039 215.2 10-14-0 300 9339 1,700
21Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 9021 214.7 10-14-0 300 9321 1,600
22Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif. 8976 213.7 10-13-1 315 9291 1,500
23Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8871 211.2 10-14-0 300 9171 1,450
24Pete Weber, St. Louis 8824 210.0 6-18-0 180 9004 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
**25Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas$1,395
26Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,293
 Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.1,293
28John Forst, La Grange, Ill.1,270
29Kevin Taber, Toledo, Ohio1,255
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif.1,255
31Bill Meeker, Lima, Ohio1,240
32Jim Pencak, Highland Heights, Ohio1,225
 Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,225
34Mark Fahy, Chicago1,210
#35Bob Benoit, Dallas1,200
36John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,190
37Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.1,175
 Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,175
39Ted Malicki, Solon, Ohio1,160
40Tony Acosta, Hialeah, Fla.1,145
 Larry Laub, Santa Maria, Calif.1,145
42Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo.1,125
 Doug Laird, Grand Island, Neb.1,125
44Steve Lewis, Columbus, Ohio1,110
45Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis1,100
46Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,085
 Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.1,085
48Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.1,070

* - Match play alternate. * - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader- Tom Milton, 4233. 24th place - John Wilcox, 3938. # - John Kirker, Steve Martin, Bob Benoit and Pete Couture rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Paul Gibson, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Norm Duke, John Forst, Bruce Carter, Joe Berardi, Bill Bahny, Steve Cook, Curtis Odom, Dave Husted, Mike Aulby, Warren Nelson, Jim Pencak, Vince Mazzanti, Dennis Lane, Jimmie Pritts Jr., Don Genalo, Amleto Monacelli, Pete Weber, Gary Skidmore ($50 each).