BPAA U.S. Open



$200,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Arena Lanes, Oak Lawn, III., Mar 12-17, 1984

Open Win Relieves Roth

Mark Roth unburdened a longtime "monkey on his back" by winning the second jewel of professional bowling's "Triple Crown" in the $200,000 BPAA U.S. Open. Roth nipped Guppy Troup, 244-237, on the strength of four game-ending strikes to come from behind and snatch the largest first prize of his career, $38,000.

Having been stymied in 10 previous appearances in "major" tournament (BPAA U.S. Open, PBA National Championship and Firestone Tournament of Champions) championship rounds, his 29th PBA triumph came in dramatic fashion.

After Roth's closing heroics Troup still could have clinched his seventh PBA crown with a strike and nine count in the 10th, but the 4-pin remained upright on his first shot.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.244 (1 game)$38,000
2Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.846 (4 games)20,000
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.175 (1 game)11,000
4Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.178 (1 game)8,000
5Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.192 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Troup defeated Acosta, 218-192; Troup defeated Laub, 190-178; Troup defeated Cook, 201-175; and in the championship game, Roth defeated Troup, 244-237.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 11814 210.9 15-9-0 450 12264 
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 11698 208.8 15-9-0 450 12148 
3Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz. 11786 210.4 12-12-0 360 12146 
4Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 11653 208.0 15-9-0 450 12103 
5Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 11615 207.4 15-9-0 450 12065 
**6Dale Eagle, Chicago 11663 208.2 13-11-0 390 12053 $5,550
7Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 11694 208.8 11-13-0 330 12024 5,000
8Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 11632 207.7 13-11-0 390 12022 4,500
9Keith Kolozsi, Xenia, Ohio 11477 204.9 18-6-0 540 12017 4,000
10Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 11625 207.5 13-11-0 390 12015 3,500
11Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11571 206.6 12-11-1 375 11946 3,000
12Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 11486 205.1 15-9-0 450 11936 2,800
13Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 11456 204.5 15-9-0 450 11906 2,600
14Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 11565 206.5 11-13-0 330 11895 2,400
15Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind. 11466 204.7 13-11-0 390 11856 2,300
16Pete McCordic, Houston 11377 203.1 15-9-0 450 11827 2,200
17Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 11474 204.8 10-13-1 315 11789 2,100
18Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 11453 204.5 11-13-0 330 11783 2,000
19Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 11458 204.6 9-14-1 285 11743 1,900
20Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 11482 205.0 8-15-1 255 11737 1,800
21Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 11439 204.2 6-18-0 180 11619 1,700
22Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio 11323 202.1 8-16-0 240 11563 1,600
23Chuck Pierce, Dallas 11208 200.1 7-17-0 210 11418 1,500
24Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 11206 200.1 6-18-0 180 11386 1,475

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.$1,425
26Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,335
 Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,335
28Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,320
29AI Stonum, San Francisco1,310
30Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.1,300
31Mike Kelly, Seattle Wash.1,290
32Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,280
33Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,270
@34Darwin Skrzynecki, Chicago1,260
35Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.1,250
36Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.1,240
37Arnie Goldman, Chicago1,230
38Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,220
@39Gary Shultis, Greenwich, Conn.1,210
40Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.1,200
41Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.1,190
42Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,180
43Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.1,170
@44John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa.1,160
45Mark Fahy, Chicago1,150
@46Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.1,140
#47Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas1,130
48Dick Weber, St. Louis1,120
49Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif.1,110
@50Tom Carter, Aurora, Ill.1,100
@51Steve Wiemer, Springfield, Mo.1,090
52Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,080
53Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,070
@54Tony Moore, Colorado Springs, Colo.1,060
55Scott Buckingham, Anchorage, Alaska1,050
56Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,040
57Jim Poulos, Daly City, Calif.1,030
58Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.1,020
@59John Scaletta, Franklin Park, Ill.1,010
@60Bruce Hollen Jr., Baltimore, Md.1,000

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 32-game qualifying leader- Mark Roth, 6832. 24th place- Keith Kolozsi, 6582. 60th place - Bruce Hollen Jr., 6361. # - Bruce Carter rolled a 300 game. @ - BPAA entry. PRO-AM CASHERS -Sam Maccarone, Jeff Bellinger, Mike Durbin, Kent Wagner, Joe Hutchinson, Dan Ghezzi ($50 each).