Rolaids Open



$140,000 ROLAIDS OPEN
Brunswick Wonderbowl-Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif., Jan 2-7, 1984

Webb's Momentum Ebbs

Wayne Webb started the new year the same way he finished 1983. . . a winner! The 26-year-old pin pro won the $140,000 Rolaids Open, the inaugural event on the 1984 PBA Tour, after finishing '83 with a victory in the $150,000 Brunswick Memorial World Open.

Victim of Webb's triumph was top qualifier Bill Straub, who practically owns the Rolaids Open after winning it in 1982 and finishing fourth in the same event last year at St. Louis.

In the opening match veteran Mike Durbin disposed of non-titlist Paul Gibson, 193-187. Webb then swung into action, finishing with seven straight strikes to oust Durbin, 238-200, and John Forst, 203-158.

Webb notched strikes in three of his first five frames against Straub to take a lead he never relinquished and coasted, 224-178, for PBA title No. 13.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.665 (3 games)$25,000
2Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.178 (1 game)13,000
3John Forst, La Grange, Ill.158 (1 game)7,500
4Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio393 (2 games)6,000
5Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.187 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Durbin defeated Gibson, 193-187; Webb defeated Durbin, 238-200; Webb defeated Forst, 203-158; and in the title match, Webb defeated Straub 224-178.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 9368 223.0 15-9-0 450 9818 
#2John Forst, La Grange, III. 9235 219.8 15-9-0 450 9685 
3Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 9092 216.4 19-5-0 570 9662 
4Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9075 216.0 16-8-0 480 9555 
5Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, III. 9071 215.9 15-9-0 450 9521 
**6Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9135 217.5 11-11-2 360 9495 $4,050
7Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif. 9068 215.9 14-10-0 420 9488 3,600
#8Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9078 216.1 13-11-0 390 9468 3,300
9Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9043 215.3 12-12-0 360 9403 3,000
10Dennis Jacques, Highland, N.J. 9015 214.6 12-12-0 360 9375 2,700
 Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9000 214.2 12-11-1 375 9375 2,700
12Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla. 9038 215.1 9-14-1 285 9323 2,400
#13Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8922 212.4 12-12-0 360 9282 2,300
14Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8884 211.5 12-11-1 375 9259 2,200
15Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8857 210.8 13-11-0 390 9247 2,100
16John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa. 8831 210.2 12-12-0 360 9191 2,000
17Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8806 209.6 12-11-1 375 9181 1,900
18John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn. 8855 210.8 9-15-0 270 9125 1,800
19Jay Stout, Levittown, Pa. 8857 210.8 8-16-0 240 9097 1,700
20Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8678 206.6 10-14-0 300 8978 1,650
21Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8707 207.3 9-15-0 270 8977 1,600
22Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 8647 205.8 10-14-0 300 8947 1,550
23Greg Baderdeen, Ontario, Calif. 8674 206.5 8-16-0 240 8914 1,500
24Brad Bohling, Thornton, Colo. 8544 203.4 7-17-0 210 8754 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jim Poulos, Daly, City, Calif.$1,405
26David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,300
27Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.1,270
28Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas1,240
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,240
30Gregory Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa.1,220
31Robert Worrall, Flagstaff, Ariz.1,210
32Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.1,200
33Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.1,190
34Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,180
35Rich Carrubba, Pleasanton, Calif.1,170
36Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.1,160
37John Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.1,150
38Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif.1,140
39Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.1,130
40Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.1,120
41Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,100
42Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,100
43Kyle Shedd, Indianapolis1,085
 Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis1,085
45Eddie Ressler Jr., Edmonds, Wash.1,065
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,065
47Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,050
48Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind.1,040
#49Jack Frost, Corona, Calif.1,030
50John Werner, Fair Oaks, Calif.1,020
51Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W.Va.1,005
 Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass.1,005
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif.1,005

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Mark Williams, Jack Frost, Brian Voss and Jeff Bellinger received $100 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader - Pete Weber, 4066. 24th place - Tom Baker, 3855. PRO-AM CASHERS - Alvin Lou, Mark Baker, Billy Young, Dennis Jacques, John Forst, Hugh Miller, Scott Kraye, Sam Zurich ($50 each); Arnie Goldman ($25).