Kessler Open



$125,000 KESSLER OPEN
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif., Jun 12-16, 1984

Webb Back On Top

Flashing the early winter form which carried him to a season-opening win and three televised finals, Wayne Webb overpowered three opponents to capture the $125,000 Kessler Open.

Webb racked up lopsided wins over Mike Durbin, 226-279, and Mike Lettick, 257-160, who was making his first championship round appearance.

In the title game, top-seeded Gil Sliker missed a 10-pin in the second frame and never recovered as Webb coasted, 236-189, for the $18,000 top prize at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl.

It was the 26-year-old Webb's 14th PBA victory, Included among them the Kessler Classic in Indianapolis in 1980.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.719 (3 games)$18,000
2Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.189 (1 game)9,500
3Mike Lettick, Woodbridge, Conn.160 (1 game)7,000
4Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio458 (2 games)5,500
5Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.153 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Durbin defeated Laub, 279-153; Webb defeated Durbin, 226-179; Webb defeated Lettick, 257-160; and in the championship game, Webb defeated Sliker, 236-189.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9120 217.1 12-12-0 360 9480 
2Mike Lettick, Woodbridge, Conn. 8870 211.1 15-8-1 465 9335 
3Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind. 8845 210.5 14-9-1 435 9280 
4Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz. 8757 208.5 16-8-0 480 9237 
5Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8800 209.5 14-10-0 420 9220 
**6Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8812 209.8 12-12-0 360 9172 $4,050
7Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8772 208.8 13-11-0 309 9162 3,600
8Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 8746 208.2 13-10-1 405 9151 3,300
9Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 8820 210.0 10-14-0 300 9120 3,000
10Tom Robards, Carmichael, Calif. 8665 206.3 14-9-1 435 9100 2,800
11Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 8669 206.4 13-11-0 390 9059 2,600
12Mike Bouvia, Portland, Ore. 8712 207.4 11-13-0 330 9042 2,400
13Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 8582 204.3 14-9-1 435 9017 2,200
14Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8617 205.1 12-12-0 360 8977 2,100
15Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 8519 202.8 15-9-0 450 8969 2,000
16Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8663 206.2 10-14-0 300 8963 1,900
17Steve D. Martin, Great Falls, Mont. 8520 202.8 11-13-0 330 8850 1,800
18Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 8578 204.2 9-15-0 270 8848 1,700
19Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8466 201.5 12-11-1 375 8841 1,600
20Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Calif. 8442 201.0 13-11-0 390 8832 1,500
21Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8564 203.9 8-16-0 240 8804 1,400
22Dale Eagle, Chicago 8554 203.6 7-16-1 225 8779 1,350
23Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich. 8492 202.1 9-15-0 270 8762 1,300
24Lyne Austermuhl, Anchorage, Alaska 8402 200.0 7-16-1 225 8627 1,275

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.$1,160
26Bill Roeben, San Jose, Calif.1,125
*27Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,175
28Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,080
29Scott Buckingham, Anchorage, Alaska1,070
30Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.1,060
31Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.1,050
32Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.1,040
@33Steve Wotherspoon, San Jose, Calif.1,030
34Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,015
 Frank Jackson, San Jose, Calif.1,015
36George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,000
37Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.990
38Mike Aulby, Indianapolis980
39Dexter Harrod, Redding, Calif.970
40Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio955
 Charles Del Plato, Bricktown, N.J.955
42John Joslyn, Davie, Fla.940
43Bobby Jacks, New Orleans930
44Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.920
45Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Calif.910
46Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.900
47Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.885
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.885
49Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis870
50Sam Fox, San Bruno, Calif.860
51John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa.850
52Jess Stayrook, Delmar, Calif.840
53John Elledge, Fair Oaks, Calif.415
 Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.415

* - Match play alternate (Steve J. Martin and Bill Roeben both turned down the alternate's spot). ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Tom Robards, 3906. 24th place - Rusty Greiner, 3709. 53rd place - John Elledge and Joe Salvemini, 3579. Steve Wunderlich rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Rick Vittone, Wayne Webb, Mike Edwards, Marshall Holman, Sam Zurich and Norm Duke ($50 each). @ -non-PBA member.