King Louie Open



$125,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Mar 5-10, 1984

Skidmore On A Tear

Gary Skidmore buried four opponents amidst an onslaught of strikes to win the $125,000 King Louie Open.

Thwarted twice previously this winter from the top-seeded position, Skidmore first disposed of the previous week's champ, Bob Chamberlain, 238-206. He then rolled over burly Mark Fahy, 223-201, before starting the semifinal match with a nine-bagger to overpower Steve Cook, 276-235.

In the championship match, Roth, a three-time King Louie winner in the 1970s, could only muster two strikes while Skidmore put together a seven-bagger en route to a 242-188 final score for his third PBA victory.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.979 (4 games)$20,000
2Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.188 (1 game)11,000
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.235 (1 game)7,500
4Mark Fahy, Chicago201 (1 game)6,000
5Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich.206 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Skidmore defeated Chamberlain, 238-206; Skidmore defeated Fahy, 223-201; Skidmore defeated Cook, 276-235; and in the championship game, Skidmore defeated Roth, 242-188.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9274 220.8 19-5-0 570 9844 
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9187 218.7 17-6-1 525 9712 
3Mark Fahy, Chicago 9099 216.6 15-9-0 450 9549 
4Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich. 9093 216.5 14-10-0 420 9513 
5Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 9055 215.5 15-9-0 450 9505 
**6Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9028 214.9 14-9-1 435 9463 $4,050
7Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8929 212.5 16-8-0 480 9409 3,800
8Sam Zurich, Huntington, N. Y. 8982 213.8 14-10-0 420 9402 3,400
9Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8949 213.0 11-12-1 345 9294 3,200
10Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla. 8896 211.8 12-12-0 360 9256 3,000
11Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8826 210.1 14-10-0 420 9246 2,800
12Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8869 211.1 12-12-0 360 9229 2,600
13Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8880 211.4 10-13-1 315 9195 2,500
14Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8798 209.4 12-11-1 375 9173 2,400
15Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, 111. 8771 208.8 13-11-0 390 9161 2,300
16Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 8845 210.5 10-13-1 315 9160 2,200
17Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa. 8850 210.7 9-14-1 285 9135 2,100
18Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8758 208.5 10-14-0 300 9058 2,000
19Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8725 207.7 11-13-0 330 9055 1,900
20Clayton Saguibo, Pearl City, Hawaii 8725 207.7 5-19-0 150 8875 1,800
21Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8646 205.8 7-17-0 210 8856 1,700
22Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 9469 201.6 10-13-1 315 8784 1,600
23Steve Lewis, Columbus, Ind. 8547 203.5 7-17-0 210 8757 1,500
24Mike Steinbach, Alsip, III. 8469 201.6 7-17-0 210 8679 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.$1,250
*26Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,340
27Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.1,240
28Bo Bowden, Dallas1,220
 Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.1,220
30Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind.1,200
31Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,190
32Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,180
33Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,170
34Mitch Jabczenski, Taylor, Mich.1,160
35Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,140
36Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio1,130
37Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,120
38Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla.1,110
39Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,100
40Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,090
41Roger Haskell, Renton, Wash.1,080
42Keith Kolozsi, Xenia, Ohio1,070

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mark Fahy, 4039. 24th place - Alan Granat and Larry Laub tied at 3782. Granat won a roll-off to advance to the finals. 42nd place - Keith Kolozsi, 3716. # - Marv Sargent rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS - Charlie Tapp, Bob Handley, Pete Couture, Sam Maccarone, Dave Husted, Mark Roth, Jim Stefanich, Butch Soper, David Buff, Rick Vittone, Bobby Knipple, Steve Cook, Amleto Monacelli, Joe Berardi, Don Fowler, George Pappas, Paul Gibson and Mike Steinbach ($50 each). Jimmie Pritts Jr. and Norm Duke ($25 each).