Molson Bowling Challenge



$110,000 MOLSON BOWLING CHALLENGE
Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Aug 19-23, 1983

Jacques Has What It Takes

The final score was Dennis Jacques-157, Sam Zurich-156. But that score doesn't even begin to tell the story of the bizarre championship finals of the $110,000 Molson Bowling Challenge at Windsor, Canada's Rose Bowl Lanes.

Mark Baker and Steve Wunderlich started the first game with five open frames while Baker finally doubled for a 206-190 triumph. Baker then ran into Zurich, who managed to roll to a fairly easy, 210-176, victory as Baker suffered through three more open frames.

Zurich's next opponent, John Forst, ran into almost the same amount of trouble as he tossed four open frames and suffered a 190-168 defeat, setting the stage for the title game between Zurich and Jacques.

When Zurich struck and spared In the 10th frame to finish with a 156, Jacques needed a spare and eight count. He spared and left the 3-6-10, and then on the fill ball the three and six stood and the 10-pin tottered and fell, giving Jacques his title and $15,000 check.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.157 (1 game)$15,000
2Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.556 (3 games)8,000
3John Forst, La Grange, Ill.168 (1 game)6,000
4Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev.382 (2 games)5,000
5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis190 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-- Baker defeated Wunderlich, 206-190; Zurich defeated Baker, 210-176: Zurich defeated Forst, 190-168; and in the championship game, Jacques defeated Zurich, 157-156.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 9663 230.0 15-8-1 465 10128 
2John Forst, La Grange, III. 9476 225.6 15-8-1 465 9941 
3Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 9400 223.8 18-6-0 540 9940 
4Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 9252 220.2 17-7-0 510 9762 
5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9248 220.1 12-11-1 375 9623 
**6Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9107 216.8 16-8-0 480 9587 $3,550
7Mark Leogrande, New York Mills, N.Y. 9151 217.8 13-10-1 405 9556 3,000
8David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8967 213.5 16-8-0 480 9447 2,800
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8967 213.5 14-10-0 420 9387 2,600
10Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla. 8944 212.9 14-10-0 420 9364 2,500
#11Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8979 213.7 11-13-0 330 9309 2,400
12Dale Eagle, Santa Maria, Calif. 8993 214.1 10-14-0 300 9293 2,300
13Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa. 8929 212.5 11-12-1 345 9274 2,200
14Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8896 211.8 11-13-0 330 9226 2,100
15Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8899 211.8 10-14-0 300 9199 2,000
16Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 8780 209.0 12-12-0 360 9140 1,900
#17Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8724 207.7 12-12-0 360 9084 1,800
18Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8692 206.9 11-13-0 330 9022 1,700
19Clay Saguibo, Pearl City, Hawaii 8866 211.0 5-19-0 150 9016 1,600
20George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8713 207.4 8-15-1 255 8968 1,500
#21Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale. Fla. 8694 207.0 9-15-0 270 8964 1,400
22Bill Spigner, Chicago 8724 207.7 7-17-0 210 8934 1,300
23Mark Fahy, Chicago 8650 205.9 9-15-0 270 8920 1,200
24Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 8536 203.2 9-15-0 270 8806 1,150

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jeff Bel linger, Columbia, S.C.$1,075
26Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio990
27Mark McClain, Rochester, N.Y.980
28Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio970
29Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio960
30Steve Lewis, Columbus, Ind.950
31Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.940
32Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.930
33Terry Mariucci, Warren, Mich.920
34Pete McCordic, Houston910
35Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.900
36Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.885
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif.885
38John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn.870
39Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.860
40Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo.850
41Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.835
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.835
43John Masiello, Buffalo, N.Y.820
44Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.805
 Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.805
#46Eddie DeAtley, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.790
47Mike Lettick, Woodbridge, Conn.780
48Rich Gradley, Westwood, N.J.385
 Larry Patterson, Houston385

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - David Ozio, 4,118. 24th placeTed Hannahs, 3,833. # - Dennis Jacques, Steve Martin (Tennessee), Eddie DeAtley, Bob Benoit, Storm DeVincent and Ted Hannahs rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Pete Weber, Mike Durbin, Guppy Troup, Bob Benoit, Randy Stoughton and Storm DeVincent.