Southern California Open



$115,000 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN
Active West Town Square Lanes, Riverside, Calif., Jun 5-9, 1984

Skidmore Skies

Gary Skidmore moved into contention for 1984 Sporting News PBA Player of the Year honors by wading past four opponents to capture his second title of the year in the $115,000 Southern California Open.

Skidmore, who earlier in the year had won the King Louie Open, took an early lead in the title match and hung on to post a 189-187 decision against Joe Salvemini for the $16,000 top prize.

The 30-year-old Skidmore worked his way to the final game by eliminating Ted Hannahs, 212-189, and Marshall Holman, 268-211, in a spirited confrontation in which words, as well as strikes, were exchanged. Mark Roth was Skidmore's third victim, 240-238, as the eventual champ fired a must strike in the 10th frame.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.909 (4 games)$16,000
2Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.187 (1 game)8,250
3Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.238 (1 game)6,000
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.211 (1 game)5,000
5Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio189 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Skidmore defeated Hannahs, 212-189; Skidmore defeated Holman, 268-211; Skidmore defeated Roth, 240-238; and in the championship game, Skidmore defeated Salvemini, 189-187.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 8995 214.1 13-11-0 390 9385 
2Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8926 212.5 15-9-0 450 9376 
3Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8899 211.8 14-10-0 420 9319 
4Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 8893 211.7 14-10-0 420 9313 
5Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8899 211.8 13-11-0 390 9289 
**6Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8882 211.4 13-11-0 390 9272 $3,500
7Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 8800 209.7 15-9-0 450 9258 3,000
8Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8827 210.1 13-11-0 390 9217 2,800
9Dale Eagle, Chicago 8764 208.6 15-9-0 450 9214 2,600
10Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 8882 211.4 11-13-0 330 9212 2,500
11Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind. 8751 208.3 15-9-0 450 9201 2,400
12Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8775 208.9 14-10-0 420 9195 2,300
#13Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 8857 210.8 11-13-0 330 9187 2,200
14Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8807 209.6 10-13-1 315 9122 2,100
15Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 8666 206.3 10-14-0 300 8966 2,000
16Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8612 205.0 11-13-0 330 8942 1,900
17Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif. 8620 205.2 10-13-1 315 8935 1,800
18Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8524 202.9 11-13-0 330 8854 1,700
19Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M. 8582 204.6 9-15-0 270 8852 1,600
20Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8588 204.8 8-16-0 240 8823 1,500
#21Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8392 199.8 14-10-0 420 8612 1,400
22Brad Roseling, Riverside, Calif. 8541 203.3 9-15-0 270 8811 1,300
23Peter Hakim, Forest Hills, N.Y. 8446 201.0 8-16-0 240 8686 1,200
@Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 5312 204.3 2-6-0 60 5372 1,185
@Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 6977 205.2 9-7-0 270 7247 1,210

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
26Charles Del Plato, Brickton, N.J.$1,090
27Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,060
28Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,050
29Bobby Jacks, New Orleans1,040
*30Keith Kolozsi, Xenia, Ohio1,080
31Pete Weber, St. Louis1,020
32Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass.1,010
33Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,000
34Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas990
35Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.980
36Scott Salbeck, Chicago970
37Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio960
38Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio945
 Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash.945
40Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.930
41Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif.920
42Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.910
43Charles Lacy, Midland, Texas900
44Rusty Giant, Largo, Fla.890
45Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.880
46Mike Bouvia, Portland, Ore.870
47Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas855
 Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.855
49Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif.840
50Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Calif.820
 Bill Spigner, Chicago820
 Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif.820
53Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis800

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. @ - Alvin Lou replaced Butch Soper after 26 games and was penalized 158 pins, which was the difference between their qualifying totals plus Soper's bonus pins. They split 24th and 25th-place money, and Lou retained $25 as alternate for one block. Keith Kolozsi earned $50 as alternate for two blocks. 18-game qualifying leader - Gary Skidmore, 3958. 24th place - Steve Fehr, 3778. 53rd place Steve Wunderlich, 3669. # - Don Genalo rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Frank Ellenburg, Keith Kolozsi, Casey Berry, Jack Frost, Randy Stoughton, Rowdy Morrow, Mal Acosta, Steve Wunderlich, Billy Young Jr., Rickie Sajek and Randy Lightfoot ($50 each).