True Value Open



$135,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 11-16, 1985

Bower Wows Field

Defending champion and hometown favorite Mike Aulby came within seven pins of realizing a number of goals, but in the final frame it was Darryl Bower, a part-time bowler, who won the $135,000 True Value Open, 213-206.

Bower was to be reckoned with from the start. In his first game he doubled in the 10th frame to oust Jim Tilton, 205-200. Pete Weber was next up, but he bowed to lower, 235-200.

PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia was next up and he led Bower until a 4-6-7-10 split in the seventh frame proved his undoing and Bower's 214-201 win propelled him into the title game.

It was a close match into the fourth frame when Aulby left a 7-10 and from there he simply couldn't catch up.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa.867 (4 games)$21,000
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis206 (1 game)11,000
3Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.201 (1 game)7,500
4Pete Weber, St. Louis200 (1 game)6,000
5Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif.200 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Bower defeated Tilton, 205-200; Bower defeated Weber, 235-200; Bower defeated Petraglia, 214-201; and in the championship match, Bower defeated Aulby, 213-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9089 216.4 17-7-0 510 9599 
2Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J. 8975 213.7 15-9-0 450 9425 
3Pete Weber, St. Louis 8987 214.0 12-12-0 360 9347 
4Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. 8805 209.6 14-10-0 420 9225 
5Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif. 8819 210.0 13-10-1 405 9224 
6Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. 8797 209.5 14-10-0 420 9217 $4,000
7Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif. 8816 209.9 13-11-0 390 9206 3,600
8Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8811 209.8 12-11-1 375 9186 3,300
9Butch Soper, Los Angeles 8747 208.3 14-10-0 420 9167 3,000
10Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8784 209.1 12-11-1 375 9159 2,800
11Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas 8643 205.8 15-8-1 465 9108 2,600
12Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 8722 207.7 10-11-3 345 9067 2,400
13Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8683 206.7 12-11-1 375 9058 2,300
14Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 8715 207.5 10-13-1 315 9030 2,200
15Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 8585 204.4 14-10-0 420 9005 2,100
16Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8718 207.6 9-15-0 270 8988 2,000
17Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8652 206.0 11-13-0 330 8982 1,900
18Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla. 8673 206.5 9-14-1 285 8958 1,800
19Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8609 205.0 11-12-1 345 8954 1,700
20Dennis Jacques, Belford, N.J. 8601 204.8 9-14-1 285 8886 1,600
21Dennis Pate, Temple, Texas 8513 202.7 9-15-0 270 8783 1,550
22Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 8496 202.3 9-15-0 270 8766 1,500
23John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 8542 203.4 7-17-0 210 8752 1,450
24Rick A. Pollard, Versaille, Ind. 8371 199.3 11-13-0 330 8701 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Gerry Keslar, Seward, Neb.$1,290
26Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,170
27Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,160
28Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis.1,140
 Bobby Jacks, New Orleans1,140
 Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.1,140
31Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio1,120
32John Forst, Woodbridge, Ill.1,110
33Steve Giljum, Crestwood, Mo.1,100
34Jim Pencak, Highland Hts., Ohio1,090
35Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,075
 David Traber, Cedarburg, Wis.1,075
37Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,060
38Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.1,050
39Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,040
40Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,030
41Mark Fahy, Chicago1,020
42Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.1,010
43Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,000
44Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.990
45Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio980
46Robert Bittner, Dearborn Hts., Mich.970
47George Branham III, Arleta, Calif.960
48Pete McCordic, Houston950
49Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif.940
50Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich.930
51Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.920
52Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.910
53Harold Sullins, Roseville, Mich.900

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Rick Sajek, 3918. 24th place Tom Crites, 3759. 53rd place Harold Sullins, 3656. PRO-AM CASHERS - Gil Sliker, Guppy Troup, Roger Kossert, Bill Straub, Gerry Keslar, Del Ballard Jr., Gary Dickinson, David Ozio, Roger Bowker and Randy Lightfoot ($50 each).