Buffalo Open



$100,000 BUFFALO OPEN
Thruway Lanes, Cheektowaga, N.Y., Aug 12-16, 1983

Zurich Stops Roth

Sam Zurich held off the on-rushing Mark Roth with a 209-172 title game win to claim the championship of the $100,000 Buffalo Open.

For a time, It looked as though Roth would go all the way. In the championship game he led Zurich by two pins through the sixth frame, and then Zurich made an important decision, moving to an outside line to claim the $13,000 top prize.

Roth, who had bowled well in limited Summer Tour appearances, disposed of Steve Fehr, 186-180; good friend and doubles partner Marshall Holman, 226-182; and Tom Milton, 204-182.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.209 (1 game)$13,000
2Mark Roth, Wall Township, N.J.788 (4 games)7,500
3Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.182 (1 game)5,500
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.182 (1 game)4,500
5Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio180 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Roth defeated Fehr, 186-180; Roth defeated Holman, 226-182; Roth defeated Milton, 204-182; and in the championship game, Zurich defeated Roth, 209-172.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 9301 221.4 12-12-0 360 9661 
2Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, F la. 9068 215.9 15-9-0 450 9518 
#3Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9082 216.2 14-9-1 435 9517 
4Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 9017 214.6 16-8-0 480 9497 
5Mark Roth, Wall Township, N.J. 9060 215.7 12-11-1 375 9435 
**6Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8926 212.5 16-8-0 480 9406 $3,550
7Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 8928 212.5 15-9-0 450 9378 3,000
8Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8945 212.9 14-10-0 420 9365 2,800
9Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8919 212.3 13-10-1 405 9324 2,600
10Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif. 8955 213.2 11-13-0 330 9285 2,400
11Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 8863 211.0 13-11-0 390 9253 2,200
12Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8869 211.1 12-11-1 375 9244 2,100
13Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8828 210.1 13-11-0 390 9218 2,000
14Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8789 209.2 13-10-1 405 9194 1,900
15Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 8739 208.0 15-9-0 450 9189 1,800
16Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8754 208.4 11-13-0 330 9084 1,700
17Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8778 209.0 9-14-1 285 9063 1,600
#18Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash. 8824 210.0 7-16-1 225 9049 1,500
19Mike Steinbach, Alsip, 111. 8684 206.7 10-14-0 300 8984 1,400
20Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich. 8675 206.5 9-14-1 285 8960 1,300
21Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8652 206.0 10-14-0 300 8952 1,250
22John Chercourt, Rootstown, Ohio 8551 203.5 9-15-0 270 8821 1,200
23Mike Fiedler, Lockport, N.Y. 8488 202.0 11-13-0 330 8818 1,150
24Steve Martin, Great Falls, Mont. 8315 197.9 4-20-0 120 8435 1,100

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.$1,075
26Doug Heim, Niagara Falls, N.Y.975
27Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.950
28Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.930
29James Wolfe, Alexandria, Va.910
30Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.900
31Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio880
 John Forst, LaGrange, Ill.880
 Mike Hanes, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.880
34Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas860
35Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.850
36Wayne Webb, Indianapolis840
37Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.830
38Ted Canepa, Campbell, Calif.820
39Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.810
40Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio800
41Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.790
42David Ozio, Vidor, Texas780
43James Valentine, Warren, Ohio770
44Gary Shultis, Greenwich, Conn.760
45Dan Ghezzi, Childs, Pa.750
46Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.740
47Dan Eberl, Tonawanda, N.Y.725
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis725

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Zurich, 4,054. 24th place Bellinger, 3,760. # - Roger Haskell and Marshall Holman rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS- John Masiello, Frank Ellenburg, Wayne Webb, Butch Soper, Johnny Petraglia, Dan Eberl, Mike Klapik, Steve Martin (Montana), Joe Berardi, Joe Hutchinson, Jeff Bellinger, Billy Young, Gary Skidmore, Tom Rosenwinkel, Jim Schroeder, Joe Merrill, Mike Aulby, Ted Canepa, Ted Hannahs, Mark Leogrande, Sam Zurich and Pete McCordic ($50 each).