Showboat PBA Doubles Classic



$130,000 SHOWBOAT PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., Jun 7-11, 1986

Cook, Aulby Keep Title In Family

Burly Steve Cook and his brother-in-law, Mike Aulby, combined their talents to successfully defend their $130,000 Showboat PBA Doubles Classic title . . . but some exciting moments left the title in doubt until the final frame.

It was Aulby who threw the clinching bell, successfully converting a seven-pin spars, to help upend Ernie Schlegel and Hugh Miller, 205-195, to pick up a check for $25,000, the same as last year when they also won this title at the Showboat Bowling Center.

The top-seeded duo was forced to wait through three earlier matches, which also furnished some excellent bowling. In the opener, Gary Dickinson teamed with veteran George Pappas to oust Rick Sajek and Mats Karlsson, 207-179.

Miller and Schlegel were next up and they rallied to a 234-222 win over Dickinson and Pappas with four closing strikes.

The next victims of Schlegel and Miller were strong-armed John Gant and Joe Salvemini. When Gant failed to convert a 2-7 split in the eighth frame, Miller and Schlegel's five straight strikes late in the game resulted in a 219-203 win, and set the stage for the championship game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis
Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.
205 (1 game)$25,000
2Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.
Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.
648 (3 games)13,000
3John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Joe Salvemini, Branford, Conn.
203 (1 game)9,000
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.
Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas
429 (2 games)8,000
5Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla.
Mats Karlsson, Sweden
179 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Pappas-Dickinson defeated Sajek-Karlsson, 207-179; Schlegel-Miller defeated Pappas-Dickinson, 234-222. Schlegel-Miller defeated Gant-Salvemini, 219-203; and in the championship game, Aulby-Cook defeated Schlegel-Miller, 205-195.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. (9,126)
Mike Aulby Indianapolis (9,282)
 18408 16-7-1 495 18903 
2John Gant, Pittsburgh, Pa. (9,265)
Joe Salvemini, Branford, Conn. (9,041)
 18306 11-12-1 345 18651 
3Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash. (9,142)
Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. (8,722)
 17864 16-8-0 480 18344 
#4Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas (8,843)
George Pappas, Charlotte. N.C. (8,875)
 17718 13-11-0 390 18108 
5Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden (8,803)
Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla. (8,838)
 17641 15-9-0 450 18091 
6Pete Weber, St. Louis (8,939)
Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. (8,662)
 17601 14-10-0 420 18021 $6,000
7Teata Semiz, Cedar Grove, N.J. (8,662)
Dick Weber, St. Louis (8,892)
 17554 15-9-0 450 18004 5,000
8John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. (9,484)
Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich. (8,116)
 17600 13-11-0 390 17990 4,000
9Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. (8,387)
Dennis Horan, Santa Clara, Calif. (9,144)
 17531 15-9-0 450 17981 3,400
10Duane Fisher, Pennsauken, N.J, (8,828)
Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. (8,756)
 17584 13-11-0 390 17974 3,000
11Steve Schlect, Anchorage, Alaska (8,739)
Lynn Austermuhl, Anchorage, Alaska (8,796)
 17535 11-13-0 330 17865 2,800
12Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. (8,4 3)
Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. (8,899)
 17392 14-10-0 420 17812 2,600
13Kent Wagner, Palmetto, la. (8,647)
Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. (8.795)
 17442 11-13-0 330 17772 2,500
14Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. (8,768)
Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. (8.670)
 17438 10-14-0 300 17738 2,400
15Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M. (8,775)
Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. (8,670)
 17445 8-16-0 240 17685 2,300
16James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz. (8,716)
Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio (8,563)
 17279 13-11-0 390 17669 2,200
17Chris MacLellan, St. Louis (8,677)
Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. (8,648)
 17325 11-13-0 330 17655 2,100
18Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y. (8,346)
Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. (8,878)
 17224 13-11-0 390 17614 2,050
19Richard Bramwell, San Marcos, Calif. (7,066)
+ Jim Murtishaw, El Cajon, Calif. (6,993)
 14059 11-5-0 330 14389 1,820
20Billy Block, Miami, Fla. (8,036)
Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. (9,210)
 17246 11-13-0 330 17576 1,950
21Wayne Zahn, Chandler, Ariz. (8,621)
Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. (8,405)
 17026 9-15-0 270 17296 1,900
22Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. (8,300)
Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. (8,715)
 17015 8-16-0 240 17255 1,850
23Jim Mee, Fredonia, N.Y. (8,789)
Carl Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y. (8,224)
 17013 6-17-1 195 17208 1,800
24Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. (8,287)
Matt Surina, Tacoma, Wash. (8,624)
 16911 8-i6-0 240 17151 1,750

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Jeff Mattingly, Puyallup, Wash., Ed Dolfay, Seattle, Wash.$1,750
26Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Bobby Jacks, New Orleans1,450
*27Tony Moore, Corbin, Ky., Steve Anderson, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,220

* - Match play alternate. II - Gary Dickinson rolled a 300 game ($100). 18-game qualifying leaders - John Gant and Joe Salvemini, 7969. 24th place - Don Genalo and James A. Miller, 7318. 27th place - Steve Anderson and Tony Moore, 7268. + - Jim Murtishaw and Richard Bramwell replaced Jeff Mattingly and Ed Dolfay after 26 games. Murtishaw and Bramwell received a 141-pin penalty, which was the difference between their qualifying scores and the 75 bonus pins Mattingly and Dolfay had earned. They split 19th and 25th place money. Murtishaw and Bramwell received an additional $70 as alternates for the first round. Tony Moore and Steve Anderson received an additional $140 as alternates for the second and third rounds of match play.
FINALISTS' AVERAGES -Aulby. 221.0; Cook, 217.2; Salvemini, 215.2; Gant, 220.5; Schlegel, 207.6; Miller, 217.6; Pappas, 211.3; Dickinson, 210.5; Sajek, 210.1; Karlsson, 209.8; Voss, 206.2; P. Weber, 212.8; D. Weber, 211.7; Semiz, 206.2; Strike, 193.2; Mazza, 225.8; Horan, 217.1; Arnold, 199.6; Bohn, 208.4; Fisher, 210.1; Austermuhl, 209.4; Schlect, 208.0; Gonzalez, 211.8; Trask, 202.2; Sliker, 209.4; Wagner. 205.8; Holman, 206.4; Roth, 208.7; Skidmore, 206.4; Berry, 208.9; Genalo, 203.8; Miller, 207.5; Laskow, 205.9; MacLellan. 206.5; Williams Jr., 211.3; Kress, 198.7; Murtishaw, 205.6; Bramwell, 207.8; Pasteur, 219.2; Block, 191.3; Colwell, 200.1; Zahn. 205.2; Troup, 207.5, Granger. 197.6; Kinyon, 195.8; Mee, 209.6; Surina, 205.3; Straub, 197.3; Mattingly, 195.1; Dolfay, 212.4.