Kessler Open



$110,000 KESSLER OPEN
Futurama Bowl, San Jose, Calif., Jun 14-18, 1983

Couture Ko's Kessler Open

Pete Couture won the $110,000 Kessler Open the hard way. First, he came from behind to wins two-frame roll-off over veteran Larry Laub, and then he upset top qualifier Marshall Holman in the championship match, 211-186, to claim the $15,000 first prize and the Kessler championship trophy.

For a time it looked as though Laub, whose last title oddly enough came in 1979 when he won the Kessler Classic at Battle Creek, Mich., would win again. He first defeated Ray Shackelford, 221-204, and then eliminated Alvin Lou, 205-187.

In the overtime roll-off (9th and 10th frames), Couture struck, Laub spared and then struck out for 50 pins. That left it up to Couture, who rolled three more pressure-packed strikes to total 60 and earn the title shot.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.416 (2 games)$15,000
2Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.186 (1 game)8,000
3Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.631 (3 games)6,000
4Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.187 (1 game)5,000
5Ray Shackelford, Fredericksburg, Va.204 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Laub defeated Shackelford. 221-204: Laub defeated Lou, 205-187: Couture and Laub tied at 205 and Couture won a two-frame roll-off, 60-50: and in the championship game. Couture defeated Holman, 211-186.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9300 221.4 16-7-1 495 9795 
2Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9172 218.3 16-7-1 495 9667 
3Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 9211 219.3 15-9-0 450 9661 
4Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz. 8914 212.2 15-9-0 450 9364 
5Ray Shackelford, Fredericksburg, Va. 8871 211.2 15-8-1 465 9336 
*6Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8987 213.9 11-13-0 330 9317 $3,550
7Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8911 212.1 13-11-0 390 9301 3,000
8Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash. 8936 212.7 12-12-0 360 9296 2,800
9David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8891 211.6 13-11-0 390 9281 2,600
10Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8788 209.2 12-12-0 360 9148 2,500
11Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8730 207.8 13-10-1 405 9135 2,400
12George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8827 210.1 10-14-0 300 9127 2,300
13Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8677 206.5 14-10-0 420 9097 2,200
14Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8714 207.4 12-12-0 360 9074 2,100
15John Forst, La Grange, III. 8696 207.0 11-12-1 345 9041 2,000
16Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif. 8704 207.2 11-13-0 330 9034 1,900
17Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8823 210.0 5-19-0 150 8973 1,800
18John Green, Manassas, Va. 8592 204.5 12-12-0 360 8952 1,700
19Mark Leogrande, New York Mills, N.Y. 8572 204.0 12-11-1 375 8947 1,600
20Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 8562 203.8 11-13-0 330 8892 1,500
21Warren Eales, Redondo Beach, Calif. 8450 201.1 11-12-1 345 8795 1,400
22Marv Sargent, El Cajon, Calif. 8469 201.6 8-16-0 240 8709 1,300
23Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8391 199.7 9-14-1 285 8676 1,260
24Les Schissler, Ft. Lupton, Colo. 8440 200.9 7-17-0 210 8650 1,230

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
**25Tommy Hudson. Akron, Ohio$1,205
26Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,120
27Mal Acosta, Hayward. Calif.1,110
28Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,100
29Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif.1,090
30Dale Eagle, Santa Maria, Calif.1,080
31Steve Westberg. Cottage Grove. Ore.1,070
32Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio1,060
33Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,050
34Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,040
35Paul Herrera, San Jose. Calif..1,030
36Alan Granat, Palisade. Colo..1,015
#Joe Merrill, Lancaster. Calif.1,015
38Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.1,000
39Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.990
40Pete McCordic, Houston975
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas975
42Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.960
43Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.950
44Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.940
45Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.930
46Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.915
 Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.915
48Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.900

* - TV finals alternate. ** - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Alvin Lou, 3977. 24th place Mark Leogrande, 3757. # - 300 game, Joe Merrill. PRO-AM CASHERS-($50 each) Marshall Holman, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Marty Letscher, David White, Steve Wunderlich, Dave Ferraro, Chuck Pierce, Randy Stoughton.