Kessler Classic



$110,000 KESSLER CLASSIC
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 21-25, 1983

Pappas Powers Past Three

George Pappas, in a "gutsy" display of pinpoint bowling, won the $110,000 Kessler Classic by upending leading qualifier Marshall Holman, 195-191, to capture the $15,000 first prize and his eighth PBA title.

Pappas was the third in the qualifying, and he waited one game until Steve Wunderlich ousted Paul Gibson In the first game, 269-225.

Pappas then swung into action and administered knockout drops to Wunderlich, 265-216, and Tom Baker, 242-217, to set the stage for the championship match.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.702 (3 games)$15,000
2Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.191 (1 game)8,000
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.217 (1 game)6,000
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis485 (2 games)5,000
5Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.225 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Wunderlich defeated Gibson, 269-225; Pappas defeated Wunderlich, 265-216; Pappas defeated Baker, 242-217; and in the championship game, Pappas defeated Holman, 195-191.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9205 219.1 15-8-1 465 9670 
#2Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9280 220.9 12-12-0 360 9640 
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9094 216.5 18-6-0 540 9634 
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9039 215.2 19-5-0 540 9634 
5Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, III. 9091 216.4 16-8-0 480 9571 
**6Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 9077 216.1 14-10-0 420 9471 $3,550
7Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 9036 215.1 14-9-1 435 9471 3,000
8Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8978 213.7 12-12-0 360 9338 2,800
9Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8885 211.5 15-9-0 450 9335 2,700
10Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8886 211.5 14-10-0 420 9306 2,600
11Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 8937 212.7 12-12-0 360 9297 2,500
12Rocky Heater, Akron, Ohio 8803 209.5 16-8-0 480 9283 2,400
13Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash. 8981 213.8 9-15-0 270 9251 2,300
14Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8909 212.1 10-14-0 300 9209 2,200
15Tom Banner, Anderson, Ind. 8934 212.7 7-16-1 225 9159 2,100
16Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8793 209.3 11-13-0 330 9123 2,000
17Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8851 210.7 9-15-0 270 9121 1,900
18Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8792 209.3 9-14-1 285 9077 1,800
19Bobby Jacks, New Orleans 8807 209.6 8-16-0 240 9047 1,700
20Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8733 207.9 10-14-0 300 9033 1,600
21Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8697 207.0 8-16-0 240 8937 1,500
22Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pomona, Calif. 8572 204.0 10-13-1 315 8887 1,400
23Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 8586 204.4 10-14-0 300 8886 1,350
24Gene Kelly, Green Bay, Wis. 8525 202.9 7-16-1 225 8750 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.$1,275
26John Gant, Wexford, Pa.1,165
#27Brad Briggs, Pittsburgh, Pa.1,140
28Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,110
 Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.1,110
30Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,090
31Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill.1,080
32Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.1,070
33Kevin Gillette. Florence, Ky.1,060
34Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,045
 John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa.1,045
36David Jones, Columbia, S.C.1,030
37Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,020
38Joe Berardi, Brooklyn. N.Y.1,010
39Michael Clemence, Sterling Heights, Mich.1,000
40Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.990
#41Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.980
42Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich.965
 Bob Stempien Jr., Dearborn, Mich.965
44Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.950
45Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis940
46Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.920
 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.920
 Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif.920

* - TV finals alternate. ** - Match play alternate. # - Brad Briggs, Tommy Kress and Tom Baker rolled 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader- Baker, 4004. 24th place- Knipple and Troup tied, 3776. PRO-AM CASHERS - Kevin Gillette ($100), John Kirker, Dave Husted, Pete McCordic, Mike Aulby, Gary Skidmore, Hugh Miller, Gary Dickinson, Paul Gibson, Larry Laub, Sam Ciafardone, Randy Stoughton, Pete Couture, Bob Chamberlain, Mark Fahy, George Pappas, Guppy Troup, Dale Eagle, Jay Stout and Les Zikes ($50 each).