Kessler Open



$125,000 KESSLER OPEN
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif., Jun 21-26, 1985

Cariello Captures Kessler Crown

Tony Cariello, who made the switch from amateur to professional bowling ranks, won his first PBA title as he captured the $125,000 Kessler Open at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl by upending Mark Baker, 204-154.

The defeat was a bitter one for Baker. He was the leading qualifier in the Denver Open and lost that one to Mike Aulby, and in this event he led the 160-man field by a comfortable margin, only to succumb to Cariello.

Cariello qualified in the third position for the finals and waited while Tom Milton opened in the first frame, then drilled home 11 straight strikes for a 277-209 win over Mike Edwards. Milton lost his touch when Cariello moved onto the firing line as the burly Chicagoan notched a 214-172 win. Cariello's next opponent was Jim Harvey, and Cariello uncorked a 268-210 victory to set the stage for the title game.

An omen of things to come struck Baker in the first frame when he inexplicably missed a 4 pin. Cariello, however, returned the lead to Baker when he missed the 3-6-10. Cariello made the necessary adjustments in his game, and a four-bagger sealed it for him as Baker missed a 2-pin in the fifth frame.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tony Cariello, Chicago686 (3 games)$18,000
2Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.154 (1 game)9,500
3Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.210 (1 game)7,000
4Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.449 (2 games)5,500
5Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.209 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Milton defeated Edwards, 277-209; Cariello defeated Milton, 214-172; Cariello defeated Harvey, 268-210; and in the championship game, Cariello defeated Baker, 204-154.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9569 227.8 15-9-0 450 10019 
2Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz. 9491 225.9 17-7-0 510 10001 
#3Tony Cariello, Chicago 9512 226.4 14-9-1 435 9947 
4Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9520 226.6 14-10-0 420 9940 
5Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9475 225.5 14-10-0 420 9895 
6Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 9409 224.0 15-8-1 465 9874 $4,000
7Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9447 224.9 13-11-0 390 9837 3,600
**8Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9433 224.5 9-12-3 315 9748 3,375
9Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N. M. 9353 222.6 13-11-0 390 9743 3,000
10Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif. 9309 221.6 14-10-0 420 9729 2,800
11Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9344 222.4 12-11-1 375 9719 2,600
12Randy Pedersen, Venice, Calif. 9292 221.2 14-10-0 420 9712 2,400
13Keith Kolozsi, Dayton, Ohio 9255 220.3 14-10-0 420 9675 2,200
14Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9251 220.9 13-11-0 390 9641 2,100
15David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9340 222.3 10-14-0 300 9640 2,000
#16Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 9276 220.8 11-12-1 345 9621 1,900
17Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9189 218.7 11-12-1 345 9534 1,800
18Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 9117 217.0 13-10-1 405 9522 1,700
19Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. 9223 219.5 9-15-0 270 9493 1,600
20Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif. 9297 221.3 6-17-1 195 9492 1,500
21Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 9249 220.2 6-17-1 195 9444 1,400
22Bill Roeben, San Jose, Calif. 9081 216.2 10-13-1 315 9396 1,350
23Rick Sajek, Margate, Fla. 9092 216.4 7-17-0 210 9302 1,290
24Bill Ballard, Travis AFB, Calif. 8951 213.1 8-16-0 240 9191 1,220

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis$1,195
26Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,080
27Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.1,070
28Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.1,060
29Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,050
30Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,040
31Roger Koplin, San Jose, Calif.1,030
32Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,020
33Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,010
34Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,000
35Dean Asami, Rodeo, Calif.990
36Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.980
37George Branham, Arleta, Calif.970
38Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.960
39Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas950
40Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.940
41Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas930
42James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz.920
43Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.910
44George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.900
45Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.890
46Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas880
47Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.865
 Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif.865
@49Ray Valdovino, Sacramento, Calif.850
#50John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.840
51Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif.830
52Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.820
53Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.810

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Mike Yuwiler, Bruce Carter, Sam Zurich, John Forst, Tony Cariello and Mark Baker (2) rolled 300 games ($50 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Mark Baker, 4278. 24th place - Rick Sajek and Rowdy Morrow tied at 4008. Sajek won the roll-off and advanced to the finals. 53rd place - Jimmie Pritts Jr., 3877. @ - non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - Tony Cariello, Pete McCordic, Wayne Webb, Walter Ray Williams Jr.,. Storm DeVincent and Art Trask ($50 each).