Miller High Life Open



$150,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE OPEN
Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Milwaukee, Wis., Mar 19-24, 1984

Sajek First Double Winner

One can forgive Rickie Sajek if he has developed a love affair with the Miller Brewing Company.

Already in 1984 he finished fourth in their Miller High Life Classic at Miami and captured the Meister Brau (Miller-owned) Open at Cleveland.

In Milwaukee he became the first double winner for the season in the $150,000 Miller Open. Sajek's victim in the championship game was leading qualifier Ted Hannahs in a 224-219 thriller.

Sajek had earned the right to meet Hannahs by eliminating Mark Roth, who had captured the $200,000 BPAA U.S. Open the previous week. As well as winning two titles, Sajek, in his first full year on tour, had placed in the money in every tour stop in 1984.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind.456 (2 games)$27,000
2Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio219 (1 game)14,000
3Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.662 (3 games)8,500
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.206 (1 game)7,000
5Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.172 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Roth defeated Berardi, 221-172; Roth defeated Holman, 214-206; Sajek defeated Roth, 232-227; and in the championship game, Sajek defeated Hannahs, 224-219.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9108 216.8 17-7-0 510 9618 
2Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind. 9089 216.4 15-9-0 450 9539 
3Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9057 215.6 15-9-0 450 9507 
#4Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9068 215.9 13-11-0 390 9458 
5Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9013 214.5 14-10-0 420 9433 
**6Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8978 213.7 14-10-0 420 9398 $5,050
7Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9077 216.1 10-13-1 315 9392 4,200
8Mark Fahy, Chicago 8912 212.1 14-10-0 420 9332 3,700
9Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8932 212.6 12-11-1 375 9307 3,400
10Dale Eagle, Chicago 8923 212.4 12-12-0 360 9283 3,200
11Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 8858 210.9 14-10-0 420 9278 3,000
12Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8870 211.1 13-11-0 390 9260 2,800
13Pete McCordic, Houston 8864 211.0 13-11-0 390 9254 2,600
14Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8872 211.2 12-12-0 360 9232 2,500
15Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis 8847 210.6 12-12-0 360 9207 2,400
16Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 8795 209.4 11-13-0 330 9125 2,300
17Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 8712 207.4 13-10-1 405 9117 2,200
18Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8668 206.3 10-14-0 300 8968 2,100
19Mats Karlsson, Sweden 8685 206.7 8-15-1 255 8940 2,000
20Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. 8693 206.9 8-16-0 240 8933 1,900
21Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J. 8579 204.2 9-15-0 270 8849 1,800
22Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 8505 202.5 11-13-0 330 8835 1,700
23Steve Lewis, Columbus, Ind. 8562 203.8 9-15-0 270 8832 1,600
24Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8587 204.4 7-17-0 210 8797 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dennis Jacques, Belford, N.J.$1,465
26Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.1,370
27George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,340
28Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,310
29Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.1,290
30Skip Tucker, Ripon, Wis.1,280
31Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,270
32Dan Ghezzi, Childs, Pa.1,250
33Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.1,240
34Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,230
35Steve Giljum, Crestwood, Mo.1,220
36Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,210
37Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,200
38Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,190
39Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas1,180
40Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,170
41Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis.1,160
42Carmen Salvino, Chicago1,150
43Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,140
44John Paris, Keansburg, N.J.1,130
45Roger Bowker, Rockford, Ill.1,115
 Bob Hart, Columbus, Ohio1,115
47Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,100
48Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,090
49Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif.1,075
 John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.1,075
51Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,050
 Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,050
 Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,050

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Roth rolled a 300 game ($100). 18-game qualifying leader -Charlie Tapp, 3984. 24th position - John Petraglia, 3691. PRO-AM CASHERS - Hugh Miller ($100), Keith Kolozsi, Charlie Tapp, Marshall Holman, Gary Skidmore, Dan Ghezzi, Rickie Sajek, Bryan Russell, Gary Dickinson, Mick Morton, Rick Vittone, Steve Neff, Norm Duke, Guppy Troup, Joe Hutchinson, Mike Lastowski, John Weltzien, Nelson Burton Jr., Ron Williams, Roy Buckley, Pete McCordic, John Paris, Jim Tilton, Jim Murtishaw and Jim Porter ($50 each). Mark Williams, Joe Berardi and Jeff Bellinger ($33).