Tucson Open



$100,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., May 31-Jun 4, 1983

Hugh, That's Who - In Tucson

Hugh Miller's record in championship round performances remained unblemished as he advanced from second place in the finals to capture the $100,000 Tucson Open for his third PBA title.

Miller toppled tournament leader Bob Handley, 237-224, for the $13,000 first prize. Handley had never lost from the top-qualifier position, but it was Miller who prevailed in this battle of "unbeatens." Miller's TV record is 5-0, dating back to 1980.

In the opening game, Mike Aulby topped Steve Cook, 216-188, before falling to Jim Poulos, 258-249. In another high-scoring affair, Miller downed Poulos, 257-241, and established the championship match-up.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.494 (2 games)$13,000
2Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.224 (1 game)7,500
3Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif.499 (2 games)5,500
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis465 (2 games)4,500
5Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.188 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Aulby defeated Cook, 216-188; Poulos defeated Aulby, 258-249; Miller defeated Poulos, 257-241; and in the championship game, Miller defeated Handley, 237-224.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9591 228.3 17-6-1 525 10116 
2Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9633 229.3 16-8-0 480 10113 
3Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif. 9604 228.6 15-8-1 465 10069 
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9673 230.3 12-11-1 375 10048 
5Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9582 228.1 15-8-1 465 10047 
6Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9459 225.2 13-10-1 405 9864 $3,500
**7Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 9412 224.0 15-9-0 450 9862 3,050
8John Forst, La Grange, Ill. 9357 222.7 13-10-1 405 9762 2,800
9Marv Sargent, El Cajon, Calif. 9361 222.8 13-11-0 390 9751 2,600
10Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Calif. 9417 224.2 11-13-0 330 9747 2,400
11Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9403 223.8 11-13-0 330 9733 2,200
12John Bicker, Cleveland 9357 222.7 12-12-0 360 9717 2,100
13Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9208 219.2 15-8-1 465 9673 2,000
14Mike Steinbach, Alsip, III. 9374 223.1 9-15-0 270 9644 1,900
15Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9236 219.9 13-11-0 390 9626 1,800
16Jim Pencak, Cleveland 9127 217.3 16-8-0 480 9607 1,700
17John Cook, Tucson, Ariz. 9241 220.0 10-13-1 315 9556 1,600
18Arnie Goldman, Chicago 9107 216.8 10-14-0 300 9407 1,500
19Matt Surina, Bremerton, Wash. 9069 215.9 9-15-0 270 9339 1,400
20Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9080 216.1 8-16-0 240 9320 1,300
21Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8970 213.5 8-16-0 240 9210 1,250
22Nick Tjotjos, Westlake, Ohio 8789 209.2 10-14-0 300 9089 1,200
23Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill. 8848 210.6 8-16-0 240 9088 1,150
24Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8916 212.2 5-19-0 150 9066 1,100

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.$1,085
26Tim Smith, Springfield, Ohio995
27Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.980
28Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.960
29Bill Spigner, Chicago940
30Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.920
31Les Schissler, Ft. Lupton, Colo.900
32Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio885
 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.885
34Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis870
@35Tim Raim, Tucson, Ariz.860
36Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.850
37Doug Stotz, Aberdeen, Md.840
38Mike Foreman, Las Vegas, Nev.825
 Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.825
40Brad Bohling, Northglenn, Colo.805
 Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif.805
42Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.790
43John Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.780
44Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.770
45Jeff Morin, N. Ridgeville, Ohio760
46Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.745
 Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.745
48Larry Patterson, Houston730

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Aulby, 4181. 24th place Westberg, 3940. # - Ernie Hiser, Tim Raim, Mike Aulby and Alan Granat rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Steve Cook, Mike Aulby, Bob Learn Jr., Roger Haskell, Jim Murtishaw and Randy Stoughton. @-Non-PBA member.