AMF Grand Prix Of Ten Pin Bowling
AMF GRAND PRIX OF TENPIN BOWLING
Crawley Bowl, Crawley, England, Sep 21-24, 1983
How Swede It Is
Mats Karlsson is a handsome Swedish tenpin bowler and the latest star on the international bowling scene. He rolled a 260 in the title game of the AMF Grand Prix of Tenpin Bowling at Crawley, England, to oust veteran American pro Mike Durbin, who could muster only 181, and claimed the championship.
Karlsson was the second qualifier along with top-seeded Durbin, Tom Baker, Marshall Holman and Gary Dickinson. For a time it looked as though Dickinson might win it all. He eliminated Holman, 245-191, and then rolled over Baker, 246-191, with strings of six and seven strikes in those two games.
Dickinson, however, lost his touch against Karlsson, losing, 206-183, and set the stage for the international finale.
Against Durbin, Karlsson alternated strikes and spares through four frames then drilled home eight straight strikes. Although he did not win any of the prize money, Karlsson carried off a lot of cheers, as he did in the '82 AMF Grand Prix in Paris, where he also was the leading amateur. This year's tournament field included 16 of America's top pros and eight European amateurs.
PLAYOFF RESULTS - Dickinson defeated Holman, 245-191; Dickinson defeated Baker, 246-191; Karlsson defeated Dickinson, 206-183; and in the championship game, Karlsson defeated Durbin, 260-181. 48-GAME TOTALS * - TV finals alternate. # - Bob Handley rolled a 300 game. @ - Amateur. PRO-AM CASHERS-Charlie Tapp ($100), Tom Baker, Mike Durbin, Ted Hannahs, Gary Dickinson, Pete Weber, Pete Couture and Art Trask ($50 each).
* - TV finals alternate. # - Bob Handley rolled a 300 game. @ - Amateur. PRO-AM CASHERS-Charlie Tapp ($100), Tom Baker, Mike Durbin, Ted Hannahs, Gary Dickinson, Pete Weber, Pete Couture and Art Trask ($50 each).