Lite Beer Open



$125,000 LITE BEER OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted, Ohio, Feb 26-Mar 2, 1985

Schlegel Slams Weber's Bid For $1 Million

A 225 in the title game of the $125,000 Lite Beer Open was not enough for Pete Weber, who failed in his bid to notch a second leg on the $1 million "Lite Slam" and went down to defeat at the hands of veteran pro Ernie Schlegel, 229-225. Weber, who had won the Lite Beer Classic in Miami, would have been eligible for the million dollars from Miller Brewing Company, had he won here and then at the $150,000 Lite Beer Championship at Milwaukee in three weeks.

Weber was the leading qualifier in the tournament and he was forced to wait on the sidelines while Schlegel and the other three finalists, Wayne Webb, Jim Winklepleck and Rick Sajek, battled in the first two games. Winklepleck ousted Webb, 183-172, and then lost to Sajek, who won here a year ago, 212-167. Schlegel then moved in and topped Sajek, 187-168.

Schlegel doubled to open the championship game, and then fell behind on a split In the third frame, 57-50. But Schlegel then found a line and started striking and so did Weber. When Weber finished with his sixth consecutive strike, he sat down with the 225 and Schlegel needed a mark and seven to win. He converted a 10-pin spare and struck, clinching the title and finishing Weber's hopes for the big payday.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.416 (1 game)$20,000
2Pete Weber, St. Louis225 (1 game)11,000
3Rick Sajek, Margate, Fla.380 (2 games)7,500
4Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore.350 (2 games)6,000
5Wayne Webb, Indianapolis172 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Winklepleck defeated Webb, 183-172; Sajek defeated Winklepleck, 212-167; Schlegel defeated Sajek, 187-168; and in the championship game, Schlegel defeated Weber, 229-225.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, St. Louis 9519 226.6 15-9-0 450 9969 
2Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9353 222.6 15-9-0 450 9803 
3Rick Sajek, Margate, Fla. 9366 223.0 14-9-1 435 9801 
#4Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9330 222.1 11-12-1 345 9675 
5Jim Winklepleck, Portland, Ore. 9216 219.4 15-9-0 450 9666 
**6Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9301 221.4 12-12-0 360 9661 $4,075
#7Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9285 221.0 12-11-1 375 9660 3,600
8Joe Salvemini, Reno, Nev. 9212 219.3 13-11-0 390 9602 3,200
9Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis 9289 221.1 10-14-0 300 9589 3,000
10Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 9161 218.1 14-10-0 420 9581 2,800
11Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 9240 220.0 11-13-0 330 9570 2,600
12Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 9222 219.5 11-13-0 330 9552 2,400
13Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 9070 215.9 12-11-1 375 9445 2,300
14Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y. 9037 215.1 13-11-0 390 9427 2,200
15Dale Eagle, Chicago 9035 215.1 13-11-0 390 9425 2,100
16Ted Malicki, Maple Heights, Ohio 9142 217.6 9-15-0 270 9412 2,000
17Mike Bouvia, Gresham, Ore. 9073 216.0 11-13-0 330 9403 1,900
18Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. 9012 214.5 11-11-2 360 9372 1,800
19Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M. 8969 213.5 13-11-0 390 9359 1,700
20Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J. 9014 214.6 10-14-0 300 9314 1,600
21Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8964 213.4 11-12-1 345 9309 1,500
22John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa. 8972 213.6 11-13-0 330 9302 1,400
23Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 8976 213.7 10-14-0 300 9276 1,300
24Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8672 206.4 7-16-1 225 8897 1,220

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Pat Malone, Erie, Pa.$1,105
*26Ken Hall, Albany, N.Y1,185
27Bruce Carter, New Braunfels, Texas1,060
#28Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.1,050
29Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.1,040
30Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,025
 Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,025
32Jim Miller, Mesa, Ariz.1,010
33Mark Fahy, Chicago1,000
34Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio990
35Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.975
 Pete McCordic, Houston975
37Chuck Pierce, Dallas955
 Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.955
39Brad Bohling North Glenn, Colo.935
 Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis935
41Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.920
42Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.910
43Keith Kolozsi, Dayton, Ohio900
44Bill Ryan, Dayton, Ohio890
45Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio880
46Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.870
47Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.860
48Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.850
49Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.840
50Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas830
51George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.820
52Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.403
 Gerry Keslar, Seward, Neb.403
 Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela403
#Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.403

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Darryl Bower, 4141. 24th place - Ted Malidi, 3915. 52nd place - Mal Acosta, Gerry Keslar, Amleto Monacelli and Jimmie Pritts Jr., 3823. # - Jimmie Pritts Jr., Dennis Jacques, Larry Gray, Brian Voss, Larry Laub and Wayne Webb rolled 300 games ($200 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Les Ikea, Darryl Bower, Jimmie Pritts Jr., Dale Eagle, Chris Goddard, Dave Husted, Keith Kolozsi, George Pappas, Arnie Goldman, Johnny Petraglia, Bobby Jacks, Rick Vittone, Tom Baker Gil Sliker, Dave Olm, Guppy Troup Mike Bouvia, Larry Laub and Charlie Lacy ($50 each). Brad Boning, Jeff Bellinger, Larry Barwick and Bill Ryan ($12.50 each).