Southern California Open



$100,000 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN
Gable House Bowl, Torrance, Calif., Jun 7-11, 1983

Pritts Takes It

In what has to rank as the most bizarre finish in PBA tournament history, Jimmie Pritts Jr., upset top qualifier Don Genalo, 214-212, in the championship game of the $100,000 Southern California Open.

Genalo, seeking his third tournament title of the season, thinking he was already beaten after leaving a near impossible split in his last frame, threw his last ball into the channel, not knowing he needed only three pins for a victory.

The preliminary results leading to the frenzied finish and Pritts' first PBA title were these: Pritts had won his way Into the championship game by defeating friend and traveling companion, Pete Couture, 214-202, after Couture had eliminated Tom Robards, 178-159, and veteran Marshall Holman, 196-188, before pocketing the $13,000 champion's check.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.428 (2 games)$13,000
2Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.212 (1 game)7,500
3Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.576 (3 games)5,500
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.188 (1 game)4,500
5Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif.159 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Couture defeated Robards, 178-159; Couture defeated Holman, 196-188; Pritts defeated Couture, 214-202; and in the championship game, Pritts defeated Genalo, 214-212.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 9261 220.5 14-10-0 420 9681 
2Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 9097 216.5 15-8-1 465 9562 
3Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9083 216.2 15-9-0 450 9533 
+Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9083 216.2 15-9-0 450 9533 
5Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif. 9043 215.3 16-8-0 480 9523 
*6Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9116 217.0 12-12-0 360 9476 $3,550
7Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore. 9111 216.9 11-12-1 345 9456 3,000
8Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 8999 214.2 15-9-0 450 9449 2,800
9Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa. 9096 216.5 11-12-1 345 9441 2,600
10Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz. 9011 214.5 13-11-0 390 9401 2,400
11Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 9000 214.2 11-12-1 345 9345 2,200
12Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8924 212.4 14-10-0 420 9344 2,100
13Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8981 213.8 12-12-0 360 9341 2,000
14Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 8985 213.9 11-12-1 345 9330 1,900
15Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8939 212.8 12-12-0 360 9299 1,800
16David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8984 213.9 10-14-0 300 9284 1,700
17Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif. 8880 211.4 13-11-0 390 9270 1,600
18Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8845 210.5 12-11-1 375 9220 1,500
19Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8879 211.4 11-13-0 330 9209 1,400
#20Doug Wallace, Portland, Ore. 8837 210.4 9-15-0 270 9107 1,350
21Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 8833 210.3 9-15-0 270 9103 1,300
22Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif. 8686 206.8 10-14-0 300 8986 1,250
23Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis 8646 205.8 6-18-0 180 8826 1,200
24Mark Leogrande, Yorkville, N.Y. 8497 202.3 8-16-0 240 8737 1,150

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
**25Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.$1,130
26Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,030
27Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,000
28Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.975
 Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.975
30Jeff Morin, Cleveland960
31Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.950
#32Jim Miller, Mesa. Ariz.940
33Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.930
34Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.920
35Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.910
36Jay Robinson, Yorba Linda, Calif.900
37Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio890
38Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.880
39AI Croteau Jr., Garden. Grove, Calif.870
40John Forst, La Grange, Ill.860
41Chuck Pierce, Dallas850
42Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif.840
@43Dave Wilk, Los Angeles, Calif.830
44Mark Fahy Chicago820
45Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.810
46Doug Stotz, Aberdeen, S.D.795
 Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.795
48George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.780

** - Match play alternate. * - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Jim Winklepleck, 4058. 24th place- Kent Wagner, 3821. @- Non-PBA member. #-Dan Ghezzi, Ron Andrews, Jim Miller and Doug Wallace rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mike Aulby, Dave Ferraro, Steve Wunderlich, Rick Vittone, David Ozio and Ken Fernandez ($50 each).
+ - Couture and Holman tied for the third-seeded position after 42 games, but Holman defeated Couture in a roll-off to earn the third position for the championship round.