Miller High Life Open



$150,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE OPEN
Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Milwaukee, Wis., Mar 22-26, 1983

Fahy Fights Back

Mark Fahy, a 25-year-old former Golden Gloves amateur boxer, called on his urge to do battle and, as a result, savored his first PBA title -the Miller High Life Open.

Fahy battled back with six strikes in his final eight shots for a 234-225 victory against Tom Baker, which netted him a check for $27,000. The victory was a big personal comeback for the 1981 Sporting News PBA Rookie of the Year.

In the first game, Baker ousted former collegiate star Steve Martin, 247-182, and then topped yet another non-champion, Amleto Monacelli, 211-191.

The semifinal match brought together Baker and Mike Durbin, who just two years earlier won this same event with a 791 three-game series, but Durbin went down to defeat, 227-191.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Fahy, Chicago234 (1 game)$27,000
2Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.910 (4 games)14,000
3Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio191 (1 game)8,500
4Amleto Monacelli, Barquisimeto, Venezuela191 (1 game)7,000
5Steve Martin, Great Falls, Mont.182 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Martin, 247-182; Baker defeated Monacelli, 211-191; Baker defeated Durbin, 227-191; and in the championship game, Fahy defeated Baker, 234-225.

42-GAME STANDINGS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Fahy, Chicago, Ill. 9219 219.5 15-9-0 450 9669 
2Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9150 217.8 17-7-0 510 9660 
3Amleto Monacelli, Barquisimeto, Venezuela 9217 219.4 11-13-0 330 9547 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9094 216.5 15-9-0 450 9544 
5Steve Martin, Great Falls, Mont. 9050 215.4 15-8-1 465 9515 
**6Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9081 216.2 13-11-0 390 9471 $5,150
7Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9062 215.7 13-11-0 390 9452 4,100
8Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9140 217.6 10-14-0 300 9440 3,700
9Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8984 213.9 15-9-0 450 9434 3,300
10Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8965 213.4 13-11-0 390 9355 3,100
11Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 8973 213.6 10-13-1 315 9288 2,900
12Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8940 212.8 11-12-1 345 9285 2,700
13George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8874 211.2 11-12-1 345 9219 2,500
14Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8858 210.9 12-12-0 360 9218 2,400
15Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 8802 209.5 11-11-2 360 9162 2,300
16Gus Yannaras, Milwaukee, Wis. 8765 208.6 13-11-0 390 9155 2,200
17Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8780 209.0 12-12-0 360 9140 2,100
18Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8839 210.4 10-14-0 300 9139 2,000
19Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8786 209.1 11-12-1 345 9131 1,900
#20Jim Stefanich, Joliet, 111. 8743 208.1 12-12-0 360 9103 1,800
21Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8791 209.3 9-14-1 285 9076 1,700
22Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8728 207.8 9-15-0 270 8998 1,600
@23Terry Kulibert, Oshkosh, Wis. 8722 207.6 9-15-0 270 8992 1,500
24Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8682 206.7 7-17-0 210 8892 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas$1,410
 Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,335
27Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,300
28Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,280
29Larry Patterson, Houston1,270
30Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.1,255
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,255
32Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.1,230
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,230
 Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.1,230
35Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.1,210
36Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,200
37Jeff Mattingly, Ukiah, Calif.1,190
38Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.1,180
39Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,170
40Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass.1,160
41Rich Gradley, Westwood, N.J.1,150
42Kyle Shedd, Carmel, Ind.1,140
43Don Hurtt, Lafayette, Ind.1,130
44Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.1,115
 Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis1,115
46Scott Kraye, La Habra, Calif.1,100
47Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas1,090
48Tony Acosta, Hialeah, Fla.540
 Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.540

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Amleto Monacelli, 4103. 24th place - Art Trask, 3881. # - Don McCune, Mal Acosta and Jim Stefanich rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Roger Haskell, Rick Vittone ($100). Amleto Monacelli, Mark Fahy, Jim Poulos, Joe Berardi, Mark Baker, Fred Jaskie, Steve Cook, Norm Duke, Kevin Schwabe, Mike Truitt, Gary Skidmore, Roger Bowker, Kevin Taber, Jeff Mackey, Les Schissler, Don Fowler, Jim Miller and Rory Anderson ($50 each). @ -Local (non-PBA) entry.