Greater Hartford Open



$110,000 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Apr 5-9, 1983

Milton Strikes Again

Pressure-packed strikes by both players in the 10th frame of the championship game of the $110,000 Greater Hartford Open resulted in a 235-227 victory for Tom Milton over Earl Anthony, giving Milton his second PBA win of the year.

The crowd at Bradley Bowl buzzed in anticipation of a possible Anthony-Milton match, and it came off after non-champion Steve Wunderlich threatened to make an ail-out run at the title. Wunderlich, 25, first stopped veteran Mike Durbin, 214-187, and then toppled Pete McCordic, runnerup here last year, 225-203. Wunderlich then ran into Milton, and bowed, 245-190, setting the stage for the title game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.480 (2 games)$15,000
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.227 (1 game)8,000
3Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis659 (3 games)6,000
4Pete McCordic, Houston203 (1 game)5,000
5Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio187 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Wunderlich defeated Durbin, 214-187; Wunderlich defeated McCordic, 255-203; Milton defeated Wunderlich, 245-190; and in the championship game, Milton defeated Anthony, 235-227.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9655 229.8 16-7-1 495 10150 
2Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9433 224.5 16-8-0 480 9913 
3Pete McCordic, Houston 9368 223.0 15-9-0 450 9818 
4Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9388 223.5 14-10-0 420 9808 
#5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9350 222.6 13-10-1 405 9755 
6Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9288 221.1 14-10-0 420 9708 $3,650
7Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9183 218.6 14-9-1 435 9618 3,100
**8Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9158 218.0 14-10-0 420 9578 2,950
9Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif. 9126 217.2 15-9-0 450 9576 2,700
#10Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 9176 218.4 11-12-1 345 9521 2,600
11Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore. 9075 216.0 14-10-0 420 9495 2,500
12Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash. 9047 215.4 14-9-1 435 9482 2,400
13Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8936 212.7 16-8-0 480 9416 2,300
14Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9042 215.2 11-13-0 330 9372 2,200
15Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 9001 214.3 10-11-3 345 9346 2,100
16Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J. 9013 214.5 10-13-1 315 9328 2,000
17Tom Baker, Buffalo 8969 213.5 11-12-1 345 9314 1,900
18Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8996 214.1 8-15-1 255 9251 1,800
19Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 8891 211.6 10-14-0 300 9191 1,700
20Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8897 211.8 9-15-0 270 9167 1,600
21Arnie Goldman, Chicago 8720 207.6 7-17-0 210 8930 1,500
22Steve Brichta, Reading, Pa. 8667 206.3 7-16-1 225 8892 1,400
23Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8702 207.1 6-18-0 180 8882 1,350
24Don Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass. 8533 203.1 7-17-0 210 8743 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.$1,180
26Wayne Webb, Indianapolis1,155
27Bill Spigner, Chicago1,210
28Dave Tulak, Monroe, N.Y.1,115
29Dan Ghezzi, Childs, Pa.1,100
30Mark Fahy, Chicago, Ill.1,090
31Doc landoli, College Point, N.Y.1,080
32Kevin Gillette, Florence, Ky.1,070
33John McCarron, Westfield, Mass.1,060
34Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif.1,050
35John Chacko, Swoyersville, Pa.1,040
36Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,030
37Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas1,020
38Kenny Hall, Latham, N.Y.1,005
 Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.1,005
40Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.990
41Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.975
 Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.975
43Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.960
44Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.950
45Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.940
46Mike Sparacino, Deer Park, N.Y.930
47Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.920
48Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.910

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Anthony, 4130. 24th place McCordic, 3902. # - Earl Anthony, Steve Wunderlich and Ralph Hartmann rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Berardi, Paul Gibson, Paul Moser, Tom Baker, Nelson Burton Jr., Gary Morgan, Steve Cook. John Wilcox, Dan Eberl, Bobby Knipple, Sam Maccarone, Gary Dickinson, Barry Warshafsky, Mike Steinbach. Darryl Bower, Gus Yannaras ($50 each). Warren Nelson, Tom Milton, Tom Laskow ($33 each).