Northern Ohio Open



$100,000 NORTHERN OHIO OPEN
Westgate Lanes, Rocky River, Ohio, Oct 13-18, 1983

Roth Rolls

If Northeastern Ohio bowling fans accuse professional bowler Mark Roth of "owning" Westgate Lanes here, they wouldn't be far wrong.

The strong-armed pro won the $100,000 Northern Ohio Open for the fourth time in the last eight years by turning back top qualifier Ted Hannahs, 212-189, in the title game.

Before meeting Hannahs for the championship and the $13,000 first prize, Roth flashed some of the form that made him the terror of the 1970's as he rolled to a 215-190 victory over George Pappas and 234-194 over Walter Ray Williams Jr. Pappas had earned the right to meet Roth first by defeating Paul Gibson, 192-182.

The victory also marked the 28th time Roth had marched to the winner's circle in PBA competition, giving him second place In career titles behind Earl Anthony's 41.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.661 (3 games)$13,000
2Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio189 (1 game)7,500
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif.194 (1 game)5,500
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.382 (2 games)4,500
5Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, III.,182 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Pappas defeated Gibson, 192-182; Roth defeated Pappas, 215-190; Roth defeated Williams, 234-194; and in the championship match, Roth defeated Hannahs, 212-189.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9069 215.9 17-7-0 510 9579 
#2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif. 9039 215.2 14-9-1 435 9474 
3Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 9083 216.2 13-11-0 390 9473 
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9052 215.5 14-10-0 420 9472 
5Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, III. 8955 213.2 16-8-0 480 9435 
**6Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9120 217.1 10-14-0 300 9420 $3,550
7Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8979 213.7 14-10-0 420 9399 3,200
8Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass. 8986 213.9 13-11-0 390 9376 3,000
9Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8997 214.2 12-12-0 360 9357 2,800
10Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8878 211.3 14-10-0 420 9298 2,600
11Ray Shackelford, Fredericksburg, Va. 8878 211.3 13-11-0 390 9268 2,500
12Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 8936 211.8 11-13-0 330 9266 2,400
13Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8898 211.8 11-13-0 330 9228 2,300
14Bobby Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8915 212.2 10-14-0 300 9215 2,200
15Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla. 8818 209.9 13-11-0 390 9208 2,100
16Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8905 212.0 9-15-0 270 9175 2,000
17Mike Lettick, Woodbridge, Conn. 8819 209.9 11-13-0 330 9149 1,900
18Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz. 8806 209.6 11-13-0 330 9136 1,800
19Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 8762 208.6 12-12-0 360 9122 1,700
20Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8754 208.4 11-13-0 330 9084 1,600
21Bobby Jacks, New Orleans 8762 208.6 10-13-1 315 9077 1,055
22Steve Giljum, Crestwood, Mo. 8774 208.9 9-15-0 270 9044 1,400
23John Forst, La Grange, Ill. 8757 208.5 9-15-0 270 9027 1,350
24Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8540 203.3 10-14-0 300 8840 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Pete McCordic, Houston.$1,260
26Mark Fahy, Chicago1,155
27Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.1,130
28Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich.1,110
29Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich.1,095
 Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.1,095
31John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa.1,080
32Brian Voss, Clifton, Colo..1,070
33Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,060
34Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,050
35Norm Duke. Mt. Pleasant. Texas.1,040
36Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,030
37Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,020
38Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev.1,010
39Steve Lewis, Columbus. Ohio1,000
40Dale Eagle. Chicago985
 Jay Robinson, Yorba Linda. Calif985
42Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas970

** - TV finals alternate. * - Match play alternate. # - Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Gary Daroszewski rolled 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Milton, 3974 24th place- Tie Gibson and Soper, 3811. PRO-AM CASHERS - Jeff Morin, Rich Gradley, Tom Milton, Frank Zitnik, Marshall Holman and Pete Weber.