True Value Open



$150,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Feb 18-23, 1985

Hannahs Repeats As True Value Champ

Ted Hannahs found a second home in Illinois as he successfully defended his $150,000 True Value Open title. Victim of Hannahs' title defense was Bob Handley, who bowed, 215-190, in the title game. Handley had won three other games in the nationally televised (ABC Sports) finals to get to the championship game. He first ousted Steve Fehr, 202-157.

After Fehr's exit, Handley really got zeroed in on the finals pair, blasting Art Trask, 268-192. Handley then found himself against Steve Cook, fn the semifinal test and in the seventh frame had trailed by 42 pins, before sailing in the winner, 203-193, after Cook missed a three-pin in the 10th frame.

In the title game, Hannahs got off to a bad start when he missed a 3-6-9-10 cluster, but Handley evened the breaks when he suffered a 4-6-7-9-10 in the very next frame. From there it was nip and tuck into the 10th frame, but Handley just couldn't catch up in the late going.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio215 (1 game)$27,000
2Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.863 (4 games)14,000
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.193 (1 game)8,500
4Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.192 (1 game)7,000
5Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio157 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Handley defeated Fehr, 202-157; Handley defeated Trask, 268-192; Handley defeated Cook, 203-193; and in the championship game, Hannahs defeated Handley, 215-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9504 226.2 17-7-0 510 10014 
#2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9484 225.8 15-8-1 465 9949 
3Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9468 225.4 16-8-0 480 9948 
4Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9494 226.0 12-12-0 360 9854 
5Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 9376 223.2 15-8-1 465 9841 
**#6Pete McCordic, Houston 9505 226.3 11-13-0 330 9835 $5,075
7Pete Weber, St. Louis 9313 221.7 16-8-0 480 9793 4,000
#8Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 9392 223.7 12-12-0 360 9752 3,550
9Jeff Bellinger, Columbus, S.C. 9425 224.4 11-13-0 330 9775 3,200
#10Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9330 222.1 11-12-1 345 9675 3,000
11Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9340 220.0 14-10-0 420 9660 2,800
12Brad Bohling, North Glenn, Colo. 9299 221.4 12-12-0 360 9659 2,600
13Arnie Goldman, Chicago 9261 220.5 12-12-0 360 9621 2,400
#14Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9195 218.9 13-11-0 390 9585 2,300
15Philip Ringener, Big Spring Texas 9209 219.3 12-12-0 360 9569 2,200
#16Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis 9159 218.0 10-13-1 315 9474 2,100
17Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 9157 218.0 10-14-0 300 9457 2,000
#18Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 9165 218.2 9-15-0 270 9435 1,900
19Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 9102 216.7 10-14-0 300 9402 1,800
20Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9018 214.7 11-13-0 330 9348 1,700
21Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 9040 215.2 10-14-0 300 9340 1,600
22Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9060 215.7 7-17-0 210 9270 1,500
#23Steve D. Martin, Great Falls, Mont. 8953 213.1 10-14-0 300 9253 1,450
24Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 8944 212.9 10-14-0 300 9244 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass.$1,385
26George Branham III, Arleta, Calif.1,270
27Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,260
28Harold Sullins, Roseville, Mich.1,250
29Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,240
30Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,230
31Bruce Carter, New Braunfels, Texas1,220
32Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,210
33Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.1,200
34Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.1,190
35Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.1,180
36Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,170
37John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa.1,155
 Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.1,155
39Ronald Lancaster, Bourbonnais, Ill.1,140
40Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden1,130
41Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,120
42David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,110
43Bill Swanson, Wheeling, Ill.1,100
44Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,090
45Steve Giljum, Crestwood, Mo.1,075
 Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,075
47Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,060
48John Masiello, Buffalo, N.Y.1,050
49Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.1,040
50Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.1,030
51Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,020
52Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.1,010
53Dexter Harrod, Redding, Calif.1,000

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Pete McCordic, 4229. 24th place - Ron Palombi Jr., 3997. 53rd place - Dexter Harrod, 3901. # - Pete McCordic (2), Wayne Webb (2), Jim Harvey, Skip Tucker, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Randy Stoughton, Tommy Hudson, Steve Cook and Marshall Holman rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Steve Giljum, Marshall Holman, Tom Baker, Bruce Carter, George Branham III, Joe Hutchinson, Mats Karlsson and Guppy Troup ($50 each).