Molson Golden Bowling Challenge



$125,000 MOLSON GOLDEN BOWLING CHALLENGE
Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Aug 17-21, 1984

Weber Up To Molson Challenge

With the Canadian crowd singing its birthday wishes, Pete Weber, celebrating No. 22, wore a huge winner's smile after defeating Bob Chamberlain for the title in the $125,000 Molson Golden Bowling Challenge.

Weber captured his second PBA title in five tournaments by outscoring Rick Vittone, 209-195, and Chamberlain, 230-197, for the $18,000 top prize.

In the title match, Weber opened with a four-bagger and built a 23-pin advantage. Weber's lead dipped to 11 pins after he chopped a 2-5 spare, before he re-asserted himself with four straight strikes.

Rick Vittone, Rickie Sajek and Bruce Carter rounded out the top five, each finishing in the position where they qualified at Rose Bowl Lanes in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, St. Louis439 (2 games)$18,000
2Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich.197 (1 game)9,500
3Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.427 (2 games)7,000
4Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind.425 (2 games)5,500
5Bruce Carter, New Braunfels, Texas213 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Sajek defeated Carter, 234-213; Vittone defeated Sajek, 232-191; Weber defeated Vittone, 209-195; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Chamberlain, 230-197.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bob Chamberlain, Pontiac, Mich. 9036 215.1 17-7-0 510 9546 
2Pete Weber, St. Louis 8814 209.8 15-9-0 450 9264 
3Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8737 208.0 16-8-0 480 9217 
4Rickie Sajek, Highland, Ind. 8792 209.3 14-10-0 420 9212 
5Bruce Carter, New Braunfels, Texas 8727 207.7 14-9-1 435 9162 
6Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8667 206.3 14-9-1 435 9102 $4,000
7Bill Spigner, Chicago 8653 206.0 14-9-1 435 9088 3,600
8Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8704 207.2 12-11-1 395 9079 3,300
9John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa. 8669 206.4 13-11-0 390 9059 3,000
**10Mats Karlsson, Sweden 8728 207.8 11-13-0 330 9058 2,850
11Dale Eagle, Chicago 8751 208.3 10-14-0 300 9051 2,600
12Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 8537 203.2 15-9-0 450 8987 2,400
13Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8652 206.0 11-13-0 330 8982 2,200
14Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 8579 204.2 13-11-0 390 8969 2,100
15Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8581 204.3 12-12-0 360 8941 2,000
16George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8505 202.5 11-13-0 330 8835 1,900
17Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y. 8559 203.7 9-15-0 270 8829 1,800
18Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 8513 202.6 10-13-1 315 8828 1,700
19Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8469 201.6 10-14-0 300 8769 1,600
20Bobby Jacks, New Orleans 8499 202.3 8-16-0 240 8739 1,500
21David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8390 199.7 11-13-0 330 8720 1,400
22Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8448 201.1 8-15-1 255 8703 1,300
23Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa. 8368 199.2 9-14-1 285 8653 1,250
+24Gus Yannaras, Milwaukee, Wis. 6802 200.0 5-11-0 150 6952 1,105
+25Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 5254 202.0 2-5-1 75 5131 1,105

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
26Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio$1,085
*27Terry Mariucci, Warren, Mich.1,140
28Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,050
29Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,010
 Keith Kolozsi, Xenia, Ohio1,010
31Mike Fiedler, Lockport, N.Y.970
32Doug Spicer, Rochester, N.Y.950
33Dennis Pate, Temple, Texas940
34Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio930
35Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.920
36Pete McCordic, Houston905
 Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev.905
38Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.890
39Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio880
40Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.870
41Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.860
42Arnie Goldman, Chicago850
43Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W.Va.835
 Charles Del Plato, Bricktown, N.J.835
45Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis820
++46Chuck Pierce, Dallas835
47Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.795
 Sam Zurich, Hicksville, N.Y.795
49Jeff Suma, Warren, Mich.780
50Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.770
51Dennis Jacques, Belford, N.J.760
52Gary Shultis, Mineola, N.Y.745
 Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis745

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader- Mats Karlsson, 3856. 24th place - Pete Weber, 3680. 53rd place - Randy Stoughton and Gary Shultis, 3597. + - Norm Duke replaced Gus Yannaras and was penalized 198 pins, which was the difference between their qualifying totals plus Yannaras' bonus pins. They split 24th and 28th-place (where Duke originally finished) money. Terry Mariucci earned $50 as alternate for two blocks. ++- Chuck Pierce received $25 as alternate for one block. # - Charlie Hardin rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Pete McCordic, Phil Ringener, Pete Weber, Dave Husted, Greg Nesbit and Gary Shultis ($50 each).