Syracuse Open



$100,000 SYRACUSE OPEN
Brunswick Holiday Bowl, Syracuse, N.Y., Nov 4-8, 1983

Honeymoon Headstart For Salvemini

Joe Salvemini, who fell behind big Steve Cook with a 16-pin deficit early In the title game, came from behind to win his second title of the year, topping Cook, 231-191, to win the $100,000 Syracuse Open. The $13,000 first prize also proved to be an early wedding present as he married In December.

Salvemini pulled himself together with a five-bagger starting in the fifth frame, and, despite a closing double by Cook, he was home free with the victory.

For a time it looked as though Cook, the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Californian, would win It all. He started by ousting Mike Durbin, 232-225, then eked out a 199-188 victory over Gary Skidmore and John Forst, 203-195. Those victories earned him a shot at the title game and Salvemini, but to no avail.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.231 (1 game)$13,000
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.825 (4 games)7,500
3John Forst, La Grange, Ill.195 (1 game)5,500
4Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.188 (1 game)4,500
5Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio225 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Cook defeated Durbin, 232-225; Cook defeated Skidmore, 199-188; Cook defeated Forst, 203-195; and in the championship game, Salvemini defeated Cook, 231-191.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 9340 222.3 15-8-1 465 9805 
#2John Forst, La Grange, III. 9174 218.4 15-8-1 465 9639 
3Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 9074 216.0 17-7-0 510 9584 
4Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9131 217.4 14-10-0 420 9551 
5Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9127 217.3 14-10-0 420 9547 
**6Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9067 215.8 15-9-0 450 9517 $3,550
7Bobby Jacks, New Orleans 8990 214.0 17-7-0 510 9500 3,000
8Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9107 216.8 13-11-0 390 9497 2,700
 Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 9107 216.8 13-11-0 390 9497 2,700
10Daniel Eberl, Tonawanda, N.Y. 9075 216.0 12-11-1 375 9450 2,400
11Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9059 215.6 13-11-0 390 9449 2,200
12Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 9063 215.7 12-12-0 360 9423 2,100
13Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8936 212.7 15-9-0 450 9386 2,000
14Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 8934 212.7 15-9-0 450 9384 1,900
15Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, III. 8872 211.2 13-11-0 390 9262 1,800
16Mark McClain, Rochester, N.Y. 8871 211.2 10-13-1 315 9186 1,700
17Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass. 8845 210.5 9-15-0 270 9115 1,600
18Steve Martin, Great Falls, Mont. 8842 210.5 8-14-2 270 9112 1,500
19Jeff Morin, N. Ridgeville, Ohio 8734 209.1 8-16-0 240 9024 1,400
20Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8736 208.0 9-14-1 285 9021 1,300
21Kyle Shedd, Indianapolis 8792 209.3 6-18-0 180 8972 1,250
22Randy Pederson, Venice, Calif. 8627 205.4 7-16-1 225 8852 1,200
23David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8574 204.1 8-16-0 240 8814 1,150
24Tim Smith, Springfield, Ohio 8389 199.7 6-18-0 180 8569 1,120

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.$1,095
26Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.1,000
27Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.980
28Ray Shackelford, Fredericksburg, W.Va.970
29Teata Semiz, Fairfield, N.J.960
30Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.950
31Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.935
 Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.935
33Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.920
34Gus Yannaras, Milwaukee, Wis.910
35Robert Worrall, Flagstaff, Ariz.900
36Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas890
37Mike Christie, Albany, N.Y.880
38Randy Hairgrove, Lenexa. Kan .870
39Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence. Mass860
40Ron Palombi, Erie, Pa..850
41Rich Gradley, Westwood, N.J.835
 John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa.835
43John Grace, Rahway, N.J.820
44Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.805
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.805
46Dale Eagle, Chicago.790
47Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo.780
48Mark Leogrande, Yorkville, N.Y770

** - TV finals alternate. * - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader -Salvemini, 4,046 24th place Ozio, 3.768. # Rich Gradley, Steve Lewis, John Wilcox and John Forst rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS -John Forst, Frank Ellenburg, Kent Wagner, Dave Husted, Amleto Monacelli, Steve Giljum, Jimmie Pritts Jr . Don Genalo and Ralph Hartmann ($50 each). Bobby Jacks, Mark Fahy. and Dennis Jacques ($20 each).