Quaker State Open



$150,000 QUAKER STATE OPEN
Forum Bowl, Grand Prairie, Texas, Jan 21-26, 1985

Durbin's 14th Win A Shocker

Mike Durbin, seemingly out of it with only one ball remaining to be thrown in the $150,000 Quaker State Open, stared In disbelief as Mike Edwards left a 4-9 split on what should have been his winning shot.

Edwards, only 23 and a non-winner on the PBA Tour, was as shocked as Durbin, and fell, 218-214, as Durbin capped a four-game performance to win his 14th title.

Edwards led this 160-man field by 278 pins following 42 games of qualifying and match play in gaining the top qualifying spot and had to wait until the fifth-seeded Durbin disposed of three other opponents to roll into the title game. Durbin started slowly, first disposing of veteran Teats Semiz, 185-170. He got better against Marshall Holman, 247-191, and then opened with nine strikes In ousting Walter Ray Williams Jr., 279-191.

Durbin started the title game with a spare and three strikes and found himself leading midway in the game, 118-98. Then it was Edward's turn, and he drilled home four strikes to take a 10-pin lead. All he needed was a mark in the 10th frame, and Edwards just missed converting the game-ending 4-9 split.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio929 (4 games)$27,000
2Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.214 (1 game)14,000
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif.191 (1 game)8,000
4Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore.191 (1 game)6,500
5Teata Semiz, Cedar Grove, N.J.170 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Durbin defeated Semiz, 185-170; Durbin defeated Holman, 247-191; Durbin defeated Williams, 279-191; and in the championship game, Durbin defeated Edwards, 218-214.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9320 221.9 14-10-0 420 9740 
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 9057 215.6 13-10-1 405 9462 
3Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9020 214.7 13-11-0 390 9410 
4Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8897 211.8 16-8-0 480 9377 
5Teats Semiz, Cedar Grove, N.J. 8889 211.6 15-9-0 450 9339 
6Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8945 212.9 13-11-0 390 9335 $4,500
7Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8963 213.4 12-12-0 360 9323 4,000
**8Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8845 210.5 14-10-0 420 9265 3,575
9Brad Bohling, North Glenn, Colo. 8904 212.0 12-12-0 360 9264 3,200
10Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. 8828 210.1 14-10-0 420 9248 3,000
11Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8753 208.4 16-8-0 480 9233 2,800
12Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8866 211.0 11-12-1 345 9211 2,600
13Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8741 208.1 12-11-1 375 9116 2,400
14Mike Bouvia, Portland, Ore. 8704 207.2 13-10-1 405 9109 2,300
15Mark Fahy, Chicago 8682 206.7 13-11-0 390 9072 2,200
16Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif. 8655 206.0 13-11-0 390 9045 2,100
17Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 8794 209.3 7-15-2 240 9034 2,000
18Gerry Keslar, Seward, Neb. 8728 207.8 10-14-0 300 9028 1,900
19Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8670 206.4 11-13-0 330 9000 1,800
20Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis 8694 207.0 10-14-0 300 8994 1,700
21Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 8681 206.6 8-16-0 240 8921 1,600
22Tony Cariello, Chicago 8529 203.0 9-15-0 270 8799 1,500
23Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla. 8471 201.6 8-16-0 240 8711 1,450
24Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. 8453 201.2 7-15-2 240 8693 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.$1,370
26Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.1,240
27Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.1,220
28Joseph Groskind, Carterville, Ill.1,200
29Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.1,190
30Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,180
31Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,170
32Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,160
33Keith Kolozsi, Dayton, Ohio1,150
34Dave Olm, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,140
35Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,130
36Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,120
37Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,110
38Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,100
39Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.1,090
40Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.1,080
@41Joe Vito, San Antonio, Texas1,070
42Pete Weber, St. Louis1,060
43Rickie Sajek, Margate, Fla.1,050
44Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.1,040
45Charles DeIPlato, Bricktown, N.J.1,030
46Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,015
 Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,015
48Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.995
 Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.995
50David Ozio, Vidor, Texas980
51Mike Aulby, Indianapolis970
52Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.960
53Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.950

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mike Edwards, 4087. 24th place - Teata Semiz, 3750. 53rd place - Brian Voss, 3664. @ - non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - Tom Baker, Mike Aulby, Tom Crites, Guppy Troup, Gerry Keslar, Bob Chamberlain, Teata Semiz, Hugh Miller, Mal Acosta and Charlie Tapp ($50 each).