Houston Open



$100,000 HOUSTON OPEN
Big Texan Lanes, Houston, Texas, May 17-21, 1983

Handley Hooks Houston

Bob Handley gave himself a fitting birthday present, albeit one day late, by capturing the $100,000 Houston Open and $13,000 winner's check.

He earned his third PBA title with a 248-204 championship game triumph against Ray Shackelford by striking on seven of his f first eight shots. Shackelford was appearing in his second ever championship round and defeated two opponents before falling victim to "Hookin' Handley's" explosive strike ball.

In the opening match, Jimmie Pritts Jr., celebrated the birth of his son two days earlier by defeating Dean Asami, 210-160, before falling to Shackelford, 221-157. Shackelford continued to advance and topped Mark Baker, 224196.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.248 (1 game)$13,000
2Ray Shackelford, Fredericksburg, Va.649 (3 games)7,500
3Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev.196 (1 game)5,500
4Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence. Mass.367 (2 games)4,500
5Dean Asami, Rodeo, Calif.160 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Pritts defeated Asami, 210-160; Shackelford defeated Pritts, 221-157; Shackelford defeated Baker, 224-196; and in the championship game, Handley defeated Shackelford, 248-204.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9099 216.6 18-6-0 540 9639 
2Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 9063 215.7 13-10-1 405 9468 
3Ray Shackelford, Fredericksburg, Va. 8955 213.2 15-9-0 450 9405 
4Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 8984 213.9 13-11-0 390 9374 
5Dean Asami, Rodeo, Calif. 8871 211.2 16-8-0 480 9351 
**6Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8909 212.1 14-10-0 420 9329 $3,550
7Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 8792 209.3 14-10-0 420 9212 3,000
8Phil Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8795 209.4 12-11-1 375 9170 2,800
9Jim Pencak, Highland Hts., Ohio 8739 208.0 14-10-0 420 9159 2,600
10Dale Eagle, Santa Maria, Calif. 8816 209.9 11-13-0 330 9146 2,400
11Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 8734 207.9 12-12-0 360 9094 2,200
12Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 8711 207.4 11-13-0 330 9041 2,100
13Steve Ray, Dallas 8643 205.7 12-12-0 360 9003 2,000
14George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8650 205.9 10-14-0 300 8950 1,900
15Gary Daroszewski, Milwaukee, Wis. 8536 203.2 12-11-1 375 8911 1,800
16Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8607 204.9 10-14-0 300 8907 1,700
17Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8599 204.7 10-14-0 300 8899 1,600
18Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 8499 202.3 12-12-0 360 8859 1,500
19Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8453 201.2 13-11-0 390 8843 1,400
20Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8619 205.2 7-17-0 210 8829 1,300
21Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8465 201.5 12-12-0 360 8825 1,200
22Mark Leogrande, New York Mills, N.Y. 8550 203.5 9-15-0 270 8820 1,150
23Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8501 202.4 10-13-1 315 8816 1,100
24Steve Giljum, St. Louis 8446 201.0 6-18-0 180 8626 1,050

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.$1,000
26Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.875
27Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas838
 Jules Miknyoczki, Easton, Pa.838
29Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.810
30Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.800
31Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind.790
32Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo.780
33Pete Weber, St. Louis770
34Amleto Monacelli, Barquisimeto, Venezuela760
35Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas750
36Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio740
37Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.730
38Charlie Tapp, S St. Paul, Minn.720
39Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.705
 Jay Robinson, Yorba Linda, Calif.705
41Mike Aulby, Indianapolis690
42Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.680
43Scott Kraye, La Habra, Calif.670
44Ken Fernandez, Grants Pass, Ore.660
45Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.645
 Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.645
47Dave Ferraro, Kingston. N.Y.630
48Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.Y.155
 Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich.155
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.155
 Fred Wilson, Houston155

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Ray, 3882. 24th place - Husted, 3665. PRO-AM CASHERS - Dale Eagle ($100), Mark Williams, Steve Lang, Butch Soper, Dave Ferraro, Warren Nelson, Arnie Goldman, Bob Handley, Jeff Bellinger, Dan Ghezzi, Billy Wilhite, Pete Couture and Phil Ringener ($50).