Angle Open



$125,000 ANGLE OPEN
Dick Weber Lanes, Florissant, Mo., Feb 6-11, 1984

Burton Angles Record

Nelson Burton Jr. bowled a record-breaking four-game series as he captured the $125,000 Angle Open. The PBA Hall of Famer and ABC-TV's expert commentator qualified fourth for the stepladder finals and averaged 262, totaling 1050 for the afternoon en route to the $20,000 top prize and his 17th PBA championship.

Burton's first victim was Paul Gibson, 278-218. Marshall Holman went down next, 279-217. The tightest match was against Pete Couture who pressured Burton to roll a 10th frame double, which Burton did, to record a 257-249 victory.

Top-seeded Pete Weber could not keep up with Burton's strike blitz, losing 236-184, in the familiar surroundings of Dick Weber Lanes. Burton's series surpassed the previous record of 1021 set by Larry Laub in 1972.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,050 (4 games)$20,000
2Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla.184 (1 game)11,000
3Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.249 (1 game)7,500
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.217 (1 game)6,000
5Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.218 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Burton defeated Gibson, 278-218: Burton defeated Holman, 279-217; Burton defeated Couture, 257-249; and in the championship game, Burton defeated Weber, 236-184.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla. 9321 221.9 18-6-0 540 9861 
#2Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9388 223.5 15-8-1 465 9853 
3Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9301 221.4 15-7-2 480 9781 
4Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9319 221.8 13-11-0 390 9709 
#5Paul Gibson, O Fallon, III. 9257 220.4 14-9-1 435 9692 
**6Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9159 218.0 17-7-0 510 9669 $4,050
7Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9192 218.8 14-10-0 420 9612 3,800
8Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind. 9186 218.7 14-10-0 420 9606 3,400
9Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 9170 218.3 12-12-0 360 9530 3,200
10Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9125 217.2 13-11-0 390 9515 3,000
11John Forst, La Grange, III. 8999 214.2 14-9-1 435 9434 2,800
12Avery LeBlanc, Houma, La. 9085 216.3 11-12-1 345 9430 2,600
13Roger Bowker, Rockford, 111. 9038 215.1 12-12-0 360 9398 2,500
14Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 9067 215.8 11-13-0 330 9397 2,400
15Bill Spigner, Chicago 9091 216.4 9-15-0 270 9361 2,300
16Leroy Bornhop, St. Louis 9094 216.5 8-15-1 255 9349 2,200
#17Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9055 215.5 9-14-1 285 9340 2,100
18Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 9046 215.3 9-15-0 270 9316 1,950
 Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif. 8971 213.5 11-12-1 345 9316 1,950
20Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9030 215.0 9-15-0 270 9300 1,800
21Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8983 213.8 9-15-0 270 9253 1,700
22Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio 8827 210.1 10-14-0 300 9127 1,600
23Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8901 211.9 6-16-2 210 9111 1,500
24Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8788 209.2 9-14-1 285 9073 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.$1,375
26Dale Eagle, Chicago1,275
27Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.1,250
28Mark Fahy, Chicago1,240
29Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,230
30Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo.1,220
31Roy Buckley, New Albany Ohio1,210
32Joseph Groskind, Carterville, Ill.1,200
33Toby Contreras, Kansas City Mo.1,185
 John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.1,185
35Steve Lewis, Columbus, Ind.1,160
36Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas1,150
37Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.1,140
38Pete McCordic, Houston1,130
39Dennis Pate, Temple, Texas1,120
40Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.1,110
41Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,100
42Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,090

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Mike Cavanaugh, Paul Gibson, Steve Wunderlich, Rich Hartman and Pete Couture rolled 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader - Randy Lightfoot, 4139. 24th place - Jimmie Pritts Jr., 3945. PRO-AM CASHERS - Pete Weber, Rickie Sajek, Pete McCordic, Dennis Lane, Steve Wunderlich and Alvin Lou ($50 each).