Columbia Senior/Touring Pro Doubles Championship



$130,000 COLUMBIA SENIOR/TOURING PRO DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Super Bowl Lanes, Erlanger, Ky., Aug 16-21, 1985

"Wunder-Zikes" Double Up

Runnerup just a year ago, Les Zikes teamed with Steve Wunderlich to capture the $130,000 Columbia Senior/Touring Pro Doubles Championship. Zikes complemented Wunderlich as they topped the leading qualifiers, Carmen Salvino and Dave Busted, 266-187, in the title game.

It was Billy Walden and Bill Peters on top in the first game, defeating Les Schissler and Ron Bell, 206-182. Zikes and Wunderlich then swung into action and in the 10th frame Wunderlich drilled home a game-winning double for a 210-200 triumph.

Dick Weber and Joe Hutchinson were up next, but Weber suffered a 4-6-10 split in the fifth frame and the 4-6-7 split four frames later. That added up to defeat as Zikes and Wunderlich finished with four strikes for a 228-189 win and a shot at the title.

They were not to be denied. When Salvino missed a three-pin spare In the fourth frame, the match was all even, but Husted then missed the 3-6-10 in the seventh frame while Zikes and Wunderlich were busy stringing strikes for victory.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.
Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis
704 (3 games)$25,000
2Carmen Salvino, Chicago
Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.
187 (1 game)13,000
3Dick Weber, St. Louis
Joe Hutchinson. Scranton, Pa.
189 (1 game)9,000
4Billy Walden, Troy, Mo.
Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio
406 (2 games)8,000
5Les Schissler, Fort Lupton, Colo.
Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio
182 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Walden-Peters defeated Schissler-Bell, 206-182; Zikes-Wunderlich defeated Walden-Peters, 210-200; Zikes-Wunderlich defeated Weber-Hutchinson, 228-189; and in tile championship game, Zikes-Wunderlich defeated Salvino-Husted, 266-187.

36-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1David Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. (8178)
Carmen Salvino, Chicago (7997)
 16175 7-11-0 360 16535 
2Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. (8021)
Dick Weber, St. Louis (7714)
 15735 15-3-0 660 16395 
3Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis (8121)
Les Zikes, Palatine Ill. (7593)
 15714 8-10-0 440 16154 
4Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio (8068)
Les Schissler, Fort Lupton, Colo. (7397)
 15465 12-6-0 600 16065 
5Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio (7895)
Billy Walden, Troy, Mo., (7695)
 15590 9-9-0 460 16050 
6Pete Weber, St. Louis (8127)
Walt Roy, Glenwood Springs, Colo. (7248)
 15375 14-4-0 650 16025 $6,000
7Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa., (8300)
Bob Kwolek, Dayton, Ohio (7194)
 15494 10-8-0 490 15984 5,000
8Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. (8162)
Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. (7313)
 15475 10-8-0 505 15980 4,000
9Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. (8102)
Carl Babb, Kokomo, Ind. (7475)
 15577 8-10-0 360 15937 3,400
10Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio (8061)
Teata Semiz, Cedar Grove, N.J. (7368)
 15429 10-8-0 500 15929 3,000
11John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn. (7831)
Glenn Allison, Whittier, Calif. (7541)
 15372 7-11-0 395 15767 2,800
12Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden (7880)
Dean Moosman, Perrysburg, Ohio (7331)
 15211 8-10-0 410 15621 2,600
13Tony Cariello, Chicago (7845)
Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. (7296)
 15141 9-9-0 440 15581 2,500
14Bruce Carter, New Braunfels, Texas (8035)
Larry Miller, Youngstown, Ohio (6986)
 15021 10-8-0 490 15511 2,400
15John Forst, Woodridge, Ill. (7854)
Bob Perry, Phoenix, Ariz. (7232)
 15066 8-10-0 390 15456 2,300
16Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. (8136)
Joe Prescott, Seagoville, Texas (7015)
 15151 5-13-0 275 15426 2,200
17Don Scudder, Cincinnati Ohio (7803)
Red Elkins Felton, Calif. (7174)
 14977 7-11-0 380 15357 2,150
18Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. (8002)
Ed Wyatt, Tulsa, Okla. (7017)
 15019 5-13-0 285 15304 2,100

SENIOR CASHERS/TOURING PRO CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*19Jim Schroeder, Tonawanda, N.Y.$1,005
*Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,005
20Bill Allen, Winter Springs, Fla.875
 Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.875
21Harry Smith, Akron, Ohio850
 Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.850
22Baldo Campana, Lorain, Ohio825
 Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.825
23Cliff Konrad, Mitchell, S.D.800
 Greg Shields Independence, Mo.800
24Bill Miller, DeBary, FIa.775
 Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.775
25Frank Beach, Wahiawa, Hawaii750
 Pete McCordic, Houston750
26Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kan.740
27Haver Wald, Pierre, S.D.725
 Bob Materasso, Bronx, N.Y.725

* - Match play alternate. # - Pete Weber (2) and Henry Gonzalez rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leaders - Carrnen Salvino, 4297 and Dave Husted, 4147. 18th place - Tom Tuttle, 3612 and Tony Cariello, 3966. 27th place Senior - Harvey Wald and Bob Materasso, 3529. 25th place Touring Pro - Pete McCordic. 3928. PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Hutchinson, David Husted, John DiLutis, Kevin Gillette, Steve Cook and Glenn Allison ($50 each).
FINALISTS' AVERAGES - Salvino 222.1; Husted 227.1; Weber 214.2; Hutchinson 222.8; Zikes 210.9; Wunderlich 225.5; Schissler 205.4; Bell 224.1; Walden 213.7; Peters 219.3; Roy 201.3; Weber 225.8; Kwolek 199.8; Nesbit 230.5; Beach 203.1; Granat 226.7; Babb 207.6; Handley 225.0; Semiz 204.6; Fehr 223.9; Allison 209.4; Kirker 217.5; Moosman 203.6; Karlsson 218.8; Tuttle 202.6; Cariello 217.9; Miller 194.0; Carter 223.1; Perry 200.3; Forst 218.1; Prescott 194.8; Chamberlain 226.0; Elkins 199.2; Scudder 216.7; Wyatt 194.9; Gonzalez 222.2.