Seattle Open



$115,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Leilani Lanes, Seattle, Wash., May 14-19, 1984

Genalo's Afoot In Seattle

Don Genalo, the man known as "Big Foot" by his fellow pros, stepped on veteran Bobby Knipple, 217-192, to gain his third PBA victory and its accompanying $17,000 first prize in the $115,000 Seattle Open.

Knipple, a 19-year-old pro, kept pace with Genalo through the first four frames, standing three pins down until Genalo tossed strikes in frames five through seven. Knipple stayed clean but could not muster a double, enabling Genalo to clinch the title with a ninth-frame strike.

In the opening match, Rickie Sajek took over the 1984 earnings lead despite losing to Tom Baker, 182-179. Baker then lost to defending champion Charlie Tapp, 226-203, before Tapp fell to Knipple, 215-182.

Genalo paced the field by 118 pins going into the championship round.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.217 (1 game)$17,000
2Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.407 (2 games)9,000
3Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.408 (2 games)7,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.385 (2 games)5,500
5Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind.179 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Sajek, 182-179; Tapp defeated Baker, 226-203; Knipple defeated Tapp, 215-182; and in the championship game, Genalo defeated Knipple, 217-192.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 8971 213.5 16-7-1 495 9466 
2Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8928 212.5 14-10-0 420 9348 
3Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8858 210.9 15-8-1 465 9323 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8842 210.5 15-8-1 465 9307 
5Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind. 8882 211.4 13-11-0 390 9272 
**6Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8870 211.1 13-11-0 390 9260 $3,500
7Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8755 208.4 16-7-1 495 9250 3,000
8Dale Eagle, Chicago 8851 210.7 12-12-0 360 9211 2,800
9Avery LeBlanc, Houma, La. 8823 210.0 11-12-1 345 9168 2,600
10Jim Gostovich, New Baltimore, Mich. 8688 206.8 15-9-0 450 9138 2,500
11Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash. 8697 207.0 14-9-1 435 9132 2,400
12Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8783 209.1 9-15-0 270 9053 2,300
13Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash. 8652 206.0 13-11-0 390 9042 2,200
14Mike Steinbach, Alsip, 111. 8569 204.0 13-11-0 390 8959 2,100
15Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8615 205.1 11-13-0 330 8945 2,000
#16Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8608 204.9 11-13-0 330 8938 1,900
17Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 8549 203.5 11-13-0 330 8879 1,800
#18Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8565 203.9 10-14-0 300 8865 1,700
19Bill Roeben, San Jose, Calif. 8631 205.5 7-16-1 225 8856 1,600
20Roger Bowker, Rockford, III. 8517 202.7 10-12-2 330 8847 1,500
21Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8538 203.2 10-14-0 300 8838 1,400
22Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 8409 200.2 9-15-0 270 8679 1,300
23Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8417 200.4 7-17-0 210 8627 1,250
24Mark Fahy, Chicago 8192 195.0 8-15-1 255 8447 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jon Anderson, Auburn, Wash.$1,100
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,025
27Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,010
28Lynn Austermuhl, Anchorage, Alaska995
 Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.995
30Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio975
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas975
32Dave Jacobson, Anacortes, Wash.955
 Pete Weber, St. Louis955
34John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa.940
35Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.930
36Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.920
37Steve D. Martin, Great Falls, Mont.910
38Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.895
 Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.895
40Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.880
41Charles DeIPlato. Bricktown, N.J.870
42Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas860
43Bobby Jacks, New Orleans.850
44Mike Barish, Bothell, Wash.835
 Mike McPherson, Colfax, Wash.835
46Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.820
47Steve Pechar, Lebanon, Ore.810
48Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Pa.400
 Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.400

* - Match play alternate. ** -TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader- Henry Gonzalez, 3914. 24th place after 18 games - Mike Steinbach, 3707. 48th place - Joe Merrill and Billy Young Jr., 3654. # - Jeff Bellinger and Phil Ringener rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Pete Couture, Brian Voss, Hugh Miller, Mike Bouvia, Mats Karlsson, Rick Vittone, Paul Moser, Bobby Knipple, Tom Robards, Steve Wunderlich, Dennis Jacques, Ron Palombi Jr., Larry Laub, Wayne Webb, Sam Maccarone and Jim Miller ($50 each).