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.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mats Karlsson, Sweden466 (2 games)$13,000
2Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio181 (1 game)5,000
3Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas674 (3 games)4,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.191 (1 game)3,500
5Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.191 (1 game)3,000

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

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 10114 210.71 34-14-0 1020 11134 
@2Mats Karlsson, Sweden 10071 209.71 34-14-0 1020 11091 
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 10118 210.79 31-17-0 930 11048 
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 10129 211.02 28-19-1 855 10984 
5Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 9969 207.69 28-20-0 840 10809 
@*6Ian Nicolle, Great Britain 9838 204.96 27-21-0 810 10648 
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9672 201.50 29-19-0 870 10542 $2,500
8Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9694 201.96 28-20-0 840 10534 2,000
9Dick Weber, St. Louis 9742 202.96 26-22-0 780 10522 1,900
10Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9708 202.13 26-22-0 780 10488 1,800
11Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9740 202.92 23-25-0 690 10430 1,700
#12Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9726 202.63 21-27-0 630 10356 1,600
@13Enrico Maddaloni, Italy 9657 201.19 22-26-0 660 10317 
14Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9430 196.46 19-29-0 570 10000 1,500
@15Ailo Uotila, Finland 9275 193.23 24-24-0 720 9995 
16Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9436 196.58 17-30-1 525 9961 1,400
17Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla. 9256 192.38 22-25-1 675 9931 1,300
@18Philippe Dubois, France 9302 193.79 20-28-0 600 9902 
19Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9335 194.48 18-30-0 540 9875 
20Jay Robinson, Yorba Linda, Calif. 9289 193.71 18-29-1 555 9853 1,100
21Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 9212 191.92 19-29-0 570 9782 1,000
@22Ton Plummen, Holland 9241 192.52 17-30-1 525 9766 
@23Patrick Rolland, France 9054 188.63 23-24-1 705 9759 
@24Nev Robinson, Great Britain 8997 187.44 19-29-0 570 9567 

* - 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).