Aqua Fest Mr. Gatti's Open



$110,000 AQUA FEST/MR. GATTI'S OPEN
Highland Lanes, Austin, Texas, Jul 29-Aug 2, 1983

Holman "Home" Again

Professional bowler Marshall Holman rediscovered his love affair with Texas after being outof the winner's circle for nearly two and one-half years. The fiery pro bowled superbly all week, and then, as the leading qualifier, upended Del Ballard Jr., 234-194, to win the $110,000 Aqua Feet/Mr. Gatti's Open.

Holman also had won the Quaker State Open and the BPAA U.S. Open in Texas, in 1981.

Ballard first eliminated Joe Berardi, 233-212, and then ousted 1982 Austin runnerup Mike Aulby, 215-197. That brought up Joe Salvemini, and Ballard finished him oft, 217-187, to earn a shot at Holman and the :15,000 first prize.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.234 (1 game)$15,000
2Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas859 (4 games)8,000
3Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.187 (1 game)6,000
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis197 (1 game)5,000
5Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.212 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Ballard defeated Berardi, 233-212; Ballard defeated Aulby, 215-197; Ballard defeated Salvemini, 217-187; and in the championship game, Holman defeated Ballard, 234-194.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Fla. 9355 222.7 18-6-0 540 9895 
2Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 9226 219.6 13-10-1 405 9631 
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9164 218.1 14-10-0 420 9584 
4Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9111 216.9 15-9-0 450 9501 
5Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9150 217.8 13-11-0 390 9540 
**6Mike Steinbach, Alsip, III. 9064 215.8 15-9-0 450 9514 $3,550
7Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9167 218.2 11-12-1 345 9512 3,000
8John Bicker, Cleveland 9112 216.9 13-11-0 390 9502 2,800
9Steve Fehr, Cincinnati 9076 216.0 14-10-0 420 9496 2,600
10Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9075 216.0 12-12-0 360 3435 2,500
11Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8946 213.0 13-11-0 390 9336 2,400
12Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 8973 213.6 12-12-0 360 9333 2,300
13Amleto Monacelli, Barquisimeto, Ven. 8919 212.3 12-12-0 360 9175 2,200
14Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8996 214.1 9-15-0 270 9266 2,100
15Jay Stout, Levittown, Pa. 8908 212.0 11-13-0 330 9238 2,000
16John Forst, La Grange, 111. 8972 213.6 8-16-0 240 9212 1,900
17Phil Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8842 210.5 11-13-0 330 9172 1,800
18Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8753 208.4 12-12-0 360 9113 1,700
19Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8809 209.7 10-14-0 300 9109 1,600
20Dale Eagle, Santa Maria, Calif. 8788 209.2 9-13-2 300 9088 1,500
21Bo Bowden, Dallas 8784 209.1 10-14-0 300 9084 1,400
22Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8698 207.0 11-12-1 345 9043 1,300
23Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 8732 207.9 3-15-1 255 8987 1,200
24Jay Robinson, Yorba Linda, Calif. 8639 205.6 11-13-0 330 8969 1,150

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Steve Martin, Kingsport. Tenn.$1,000
26Mark Fahy, Chicago.985
*Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.1,060
28John Kirker, Norwich, Conn.970
29David Ozio, Vidor. Texas960
30Mark Roth, Wall, N.J.950
31Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio940
32Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla..930
33Casey Berry. Albuquerque. N.M.915
 Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa..915
35Larry Buckingham, Ft. Worth, Texas.900
36Barney Kuznieski, Austin, Texas890
37Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.880
38Paul McCordic, Houston865
 Pete Weber, St. Louis865
40Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.850
41George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.840
42Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif.830
43Mike Germani, Allentown, Pa.815
 Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.815
45Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.795
 Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.795
47John McCarron, Westfield, Mass.780
48Pete McCordic, Houston385
 Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.385

* - Match play alternate. ** -TV finals alternate. # - Gary Daroszewski rolled a 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader -Holman, 4,182. 24th place- Lawrence, 3.902 PRO-AM CASHERS -Joe Berardi, Rich Gradley, Randy Lightfoot, Dee Munsell, Mark Fahy, David Buff, Tom Laskow, Dale Eagle. Dave Soutar, Ray Shackelford, Alvin Lou, 'Mike Durbin, Gil Sliker, Avery LeBlanc and Mark Baker ($50 each).