Greater Buffalo Open



$110,000 GREATER BUFFALO OPEN
Thruway Lanes, Cheektowaga, N.Y., Aug 9-14, 1985

Skidmore Buffalos Martin

Clutch striking in the 10th frame of both the semifinal and title games earned Gary Skidmore the $110,000 Greater Buffalo Open. Skidmore rolled two strikes in the 10th frame of the championship game and got seven pins on his final ball to knock off top-seeded Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn., 256-253, and claim his fifth PBA title.

In the semifinal contest, Skidmore struck on all three balls in the 10th frame to shut out TV rookie Bill Peters, 212-211. Peters tossed the last seven strikes in the opening match to shut out Dennis Jacques, 231-216, and routed third-seeded Ron Bell, 246-174.

Both Skidmore and Martin had seven strikes and two spares going into the 10th frame of the title game. But Martin's spares were back-to-back, while Skidmore's were in the fourth and sixth frames, giving Martin a slight advantage. Martin could have shut out Skidmore with two strikes in the 10th. He got the first one, but left the 1-2-8-10 on his second ball to open the door for Skidmore.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.468 (2 games)$18,000
2Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.253 (1 game)8,500
3Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio688 (3 games)5,500
4Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio174 (1 game)4,500
5Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.216 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Peters defeated Jacques, 231-216; Peters defeated Bell, 246-174; Skidmore defeated Peters, 212-211; and in the championship game, Skidmore defeated Martin, 256-253.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9349 222.5 18-6-0 540 9889 
2Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 9083 216.2 14-10-0 420 9503 
3Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 9002 214.3 15-8-1 465 9467 
4Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio 8971 213.5 16-8-0 480 9451 
5Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 9013 214.5 12-12-0 360 9373 
6Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9022 214.8 11-12-1 345 9367 $3,500
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8862 211.0 16-8-0 480 9342 3,000
8Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M. 9053 215.5 9-14-1 285 9338 2,700
9Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9047 215.4 9-15-0 270 9317 2,400
10Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8867 211.1 14-9-1 435 9302 2,300
11Mats Karlsson, Sweden 9001 214.3 10-14-0 300 9301 2,200
12Mark McClain, Rochester, N.Y. 8813 209.8 15-9-0 450 9263 2,100
13Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich. 8816 209.9 14-10-0 420 9236 2,000
14Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8848 210.6 11-12-1 345 9193 1,900
15Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8754 208.4 12-12-0 360 9114 1,800
16Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8711 207.4 12-11-1 375 9086 1,700
17Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 8753 208.4 11-13-0 330 9083 1,600
18Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8714 207.4 10-14-0 300 9014 1,500
19Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 8696 207.0 10-14-0 300 8996 1,400
20Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 8625 205.3 12-12-0 360 8985 1,350
21Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 8712 207.4 8-16-0 240 8952 1,300
22Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8731 207.8 7-17-0 210 8941 1,275
+23Tony Cariello, Chicago 8605 204.9 10-13-1 315 8920 1,233
24Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 8596 204.6 8-15-1 255 8851 1,215

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.$1,163
26Steve Wunderlich St. Louis1,050
27Bobby Jacks, New Orleans1,030
28Jeff Lizzi Sandusky, Ohio1,020
29Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,045
30John DiLutis, Baltimore, Md.1,000
31Butch Soper, Los Angeles990
32Dan Ghezzi, Childs, Pa.975
 Troy Kendrick, Cypress, Calif.975
34Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.960
35Willie Willis, New Haven, Conn.950
36Robert Bittner, Dearborn Hts., Mich.935
37Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.935
38Pete McCordic, Houston920
39Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.905
 Dan Sheaks, Syracuse, N.Y.905
41Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.890
42Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.880
43George Andrews, Bethlehem, Pa.865
 Rick Sajek, Margate, Fla.865
45Sam Flanagan Parkersburg, W.Va.845
@Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.845
#47Patrick Sultan, Vestal, N.Y.830
48Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa.820
49Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.810
50Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.800
51Steve D. Martin, Great Falls, Mont.790
52Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.780
53Tim Miller, Harlingen, Texas770

* - Match play alternate. # - Patrick Sullivan rolled a 300 game ($100). 18 game qualifying leader - Mark Williams, 4015. 24th place - Jim Winklepleck, 3777. 53rd place - Tim Miller, 3677. PRO-AM CASHERS - Del Warren, Philip Ringener, Ron Williams, Mats Karlsson, Kent Wagner, Bob Chamberlain, Ron Palombi Jr., Del Ballard Jr., Butch Soper and Doug Heim ($50 each). - non-PBA member.
+ -- Tony Cariello replaced George Pappas after 11 games of match play and was penalized 132 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals plus Pappas' bonus pins. They spit 23rd and 25th-place money and Cariello retained $70 as alternate for two blocks. Mike Durbin received $35 as alternate for the final block.