Denver Open



$115,000 DENVER OPEN
Celebrity Sports Center, Denver, Colo., Jun 7-12, 1985

Aulby Does Denver

Mike Aulby swept aside four opponents to open the Summer Tour, topping leading qualifier Mark Baker in the championship finale, 210-159.

The Denver victory, Aulby's 10th, was almost a repeat of the 1984 Fall Tour event at Indianapolis, where Aulby, seeded third in the televised finale, bested Baker, who again was the leading qualifier.

"I got all the breaks and the rest of the guys just didn't get any," Aulby said, referring to his first two opponents, Joe Salvemini, whom he buried, 255-199, and Tom Crites, who fell by a 269-187 count. It got tougher after that but, like Salvemini and Crites, Mike Edwards couldn't muster a 200 game against the Hoosier and went down to defeat, 204-192.

Baker, a husky Californian looking for a second PBA title, stayed close in the early going of the title match, then disaster struck in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames, when he split, missed and split again.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis938 (4 games)$16,000
2Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.159 (1 game)8,250
3Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.192 (1 game)6,000
4Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.187 (1 game)5,000
5Joe Salvemini, Novato, Calif.199 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Aulby defeated Salvemini, 255-199; Aulby defeated Crites, 269-187; Aulby defeated Edwards, 204-192; and in the championship game, Aulby defeated Baker, 210-159.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9522 226.7 14-10-0 420 9942 
2Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9329 222.1 14-10-0 420 9749 
3Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9247 220.1 16-8-0 480 9727 
4Joe Salvemini, Novato, Calif. 9187 218.7 16-8-0 480 9667 
#5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9249 220.2 12-11-1 375 9624 
6David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9078 216.1 13-11-0 390 9468 $3,500
7Pete McCordic, Houston 9120 217.1 11-12-1 345 9465 3,000
**8Dennis Pate, Temple, Texas 9034 215.0 13-10-1 405 9439 2,875
9Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9008 214.4 14-10-0 420 9428 2,600
10Dick Weber, St. Louis 9034 215.0 13-11-0 390 9424 2,500
11Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 8964 213.4 13-11-0 390 9354 2,400
12Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8993 214.1 12-12-0 360 9353 2,300
13Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8992 214.0 11-13-0 330 9322 2,200
14Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif. 8858 210.9 12-12-0 360 9218 2,100
#15Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8856 210.8 11-13-0 330 9186 2,000
16Brad Bohling, Thornton, Colo. 8775 208.9 12-12-0 360 9135 1,900
17James Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 8799 209.5 11-13-0 330 9129 1,800
18Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8809 209.7 8-15-1 255 9064 1,700
+19Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. 7156 210.4 9-6-1 285 9043 1,408
20Robert Worrall, Flagstaff, Ariz. 8796 209.4 7-16-1 225 9021 1,500
@21Duane Mellinger, Aurora, Colo. 8673 206.5 11-13-0 330 9003 1,400
++22Pete Weber, St. Louis 7168 210.8 7-9-0 210 8943 1,225
23Chuck Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8600 204.7 9-15-0 270 8870 1,300
+++24Butch Soper, Los Angeles 5526 212.5 4-4-0 120 8842 1,210

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.$1,373
++26Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,225
+++27Jimmie Pritts Jr. Lawrence, Mass.1,175
*28Gerry Keslar, Seward, Neb.1,095
29Forrest Cole, Pampa, Texas1,050
30Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,040
31Paul Moser, Brockton, Mass.1,030
32Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,020
33Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,010
34Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,000
35George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.990
36Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis980
37Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y.970
38Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio960
39Steve Preston, Danville, Calif.945
 Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.945
41Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.930
#42Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.920
43Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.910
44Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.900
45Ron Dixon, W. Palm Beach, Fla.890
46Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif.880
47Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio870
48Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.860
49Parker Bohn, Freehold, N.J.850
50Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.835
 Randy Pedersen, Venice, Calif.835
52John DiLutis, Baltimore, Md.820
53Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y.810

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Mike Aulby (2), Del Ballard Jr. and Ernie Schlegel rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Mark Baker, 4137. 24th place - Duane Mellinger, 3826. 53rd place -Don Genalo, 3738. + - Bob Chamberlain replaced Brian Voss after 26 games and was penalized 80 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals and Voss' bonus pins. They split 19th and 27th-place money. ++ Pete Weber replaced Steve Cook after 26 games and was penalized 142 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals and Cook's bonus pins. They divided 22nd and 26th-place money. +++ - Butch Soper replaced Jimmie Pritts Jr. after 34 games and was penalized 287 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals and Pritts' bonus pins. They split 24th and 25th-place money. @ - non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - Del Ballard Jr., Les Schissler, Bruce Carter, Kent Wagner, Bill Straub, John Gant, Phil Ringener and Don Genalo ($50 each).