True Value Open



$135,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Westgate Lanes, Fairview Park, Ohio, Oct 30-Nov 3, 1984

Lacy Lassos True Value Title

Making his first appearance in a championship round, Charlie Lacy thwarted Mike Aulby's bid to win back-to-back titles by defeating Aulby, 227-206, in the $135,000 True Value Open.

Lacy fell behind by 20 pins in the title game until Aulby missed a 7-pin in the eighth frame. The 38-year-old Lacy then put together a four-bagger, locking up the $23,000 top prize in the 10th frame.

Aulby had downed Gary Skidmore, 244-180, and Jeff Bellinger, 212-167, to get his shot at another title. Skidmore had beaten Guppy Troup, 223-170, making Troup a fifth-place finisher for the second straight week.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Charlie Lacy, Midland, Texas227 (1 game)$23,000
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis662 (3 games)12,000
3Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.167 (1 game)8,500
4Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.403 (2 games)7,000
5Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.170 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Skidmore defeated Troup, 223-170; Aulby defeated Skidmore, 244-180; Aulby defeated Bellinger, 212-167; and in the championship game, Lacy defeated Aulby, 227-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Charlie Lacy, Midland, Texas 9024 214.8 19-4-1 585 9609 
2Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9020 214.7 15-9-0 450 9470 
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8909 212.1 16-8-0 480 9389 
4Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N. M. 8998 214.2 12-12-0 360 9358 
5Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. 8883 211.5 13-9-2 420 9303 
**6Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8761 208.5 14-9-1 435 9196 $4,550
7Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8811 209.7 10-14-0 300 9111 4,000
8Bill Spigner, Chicago 8682 206.7 14-10-0 420 9102 3,500
9Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8757 208.5 11-13-0 330 9087 3,000
10Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8685 206.7 13-11-0 390 9075 2,900
11Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8729 207.8 11-12-1 345 9074 2,800
12Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 8773 208.8 9-15-0 270 9043 2,700
13Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz. 8566 203.9 15-9-0 450 9016 2,600
14Jim Murtishaw, San Marcos, Calif. 8639 205.6 11-13-0 330 8969 2,500
15Pete McCordic, Houston 8627 205.4 11-13-0 330 8957 2,400
16Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8647 205.8 10-14-0 300 8947 2,300
17Dale Eagle, Chicago 8470 201.6 14-10-0 420 8890 2,200
18Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 8514 202.7 11-12-1 345 8859 2,100
10Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 8615 205.1 8-16-0 240 8855 2,000
#20Robert Worrall, Flagstaff, Ariz. 8523 202.9 11-13-0 330 8853 1,900
21Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8535 203.2 10-14-0 300 8835 1,800
22Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8471 201.6 10-14-0 300 8771 1,700
23Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8503 202.4 7-17-0 210 8713 1,600
24Jeff Suma, Warren, Mich. 8277 197.0 10-14-0 300 8577 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Rickie Sajek, Tamarac, Fla.$1,420
*26Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn..1,475
27Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo.1,380
28Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,360
29Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,340
30Brad Bohling, North Glenn, Colo.1,330
31Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.1,320
32Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,310
33Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,295
 Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.1,295
35Steven J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,280
36Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio1,270
37Mal Acosta, Hayward, Calif.1,260
38Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio1,245
 Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,245
40Wayne Webb, Carmel, Ind.1,230
41Mark Fahy, Chicago1,220
42Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.1,210

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Robert Worrall rolled a perfect game ($100). 18-game qualifying leader - Jeff Bellinger, 3932. 24th place - Gary Dickinson, 3725. 42nd place -Warren Nelson, 3652. PRO-AM CASHERS -Joe Berardi, Bob Chamberlain, Pete Weber, Sam Zurich, Brad Bohling, Larry Laub, Bob Handley and Teata Semiz ($50 each).