Columbia Senior/Touring Pro Doubles



$130,000 COLUMBIA SENIOR/TOURING PRO DOUBLES
Super Bowl, Erlanger, Ky., Aug 9-13, 1986

Twin Win For Berardi-Semiz

The top-seeded doubles team of Joe Berardi and Teata Semiz thwarted a brilliant rush by Steve Wunderlich and Billy Walden to capture the $130,000 Columbia Senior/Touring Pro Doubles.

The all-Eastern duo of Berardi-Semiz collected a 224-204 victory worth $25,000 over Midwesterners Wunderlich-Walden. But it wasn't easy.

Wunderlich-Walden waded through three tough opponents before losing the championship game. In the early matches, the St. Louis area "Wunderteam" ousted veteran Bob Strampe and Dave Husted, 234-169, and then toppled Hall of Famer Carmen Salvino and Jimmie Pritts Jr., 247-233. Next up was a pair of lefthanders, Bill Allen, a Hall of Famer with 13 titles and John Gant, performing in front of the hometown crowd from Greater Cincinnati. Wunderlich-Walden prevailed, 233-212, but had their charge halted by Berardi-Semiz in the title game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Teata Semiz, Fairfield, N.J.
Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.
224 (1 game)$25,000
2Billy Walden, Troy, Mo.
Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis
918 (4 games)13,000
3Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.
John Gant, Cincinnati, Ohio
212 (1 game)9,000
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago
Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.
233 (1 game)8,000
5Bob Strampe, Warren, Mich.
Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.
169 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Walden-Wunderlich defeated Strampe-Husted, 234-169; Walden-Wunderlich defeated Salvino-Pritts, 247-233; Walden-Wunderlich defeated Allen-Gant, 233-212; and in the championship game, Semiz-Berardi defeated Walden-Wunderlich, 224-204.

36-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. (7918)
Teata Semiz, Fairfield, N.J. (7591)
 15509 14-4-0 660 16169 
2John Gant, Cincinnati, Ohio (8105)
Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. (7599)
 15704 9-9-0 460 16164 
3Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. (7996)
Carmen Salvino, Chicago (7570)
 15566 11-7-0 510 16076 
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. (8035)
Bob Strampe, Warren, Mich. (7439)
 15474 9-9-0 460 15934 
#5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis (8020)
Billy Walden, Troy, Mo. (7328)
 15348 7-10-1 575 15923 
6Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. (7796)
Dick Weber, Florissant, Mo. (7556)
 15352 10-8-0 500 15852 $6,000
7Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. (7942)
Doug Johnson, Long Beach, Calif. (7351)
 15293 10-8-0 490 15783 5,000
8Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. (7825)
Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. (7299)
 15124 11-7-0 525 15649 4,000
9Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis (7738)
Bill Heflin, Reading, Ohio (7373)
 15111 10-8-0 510 15621 3,400
10James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz. (7654)
Les Zikes, Palatine, III. (7549)
 15203 7-11-0 400 15603 3,000
11Mats Karlsson, Sweden (7988)
Bob Perry, Phoenix, Ariz. (7111)
 15099 11-7-0 490 15589 2,800
12Wayne Webb, Indianapolis (7829)
Mickey Spiezio, Crest Hill, III. (7279)
 15108 9-9-0 460 15568 2,600
13Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (7731)
Paul Busch, Dover, Del. (7336)
 15067 8-10-0 430 15497 2,500
14Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. (7433)
Darrel Curtis, Seattle, Wash. (7597)
 15030 7-11-0 350 15380 2,400
15Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. (7794)
Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. (7112)
 14906 9-9-0 460 15366 2,300
16Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. (7913)
Bob Kwolek, Dayton, Ohio (7108)
 15021 4-14-0 250 15271 2,200
17Tim Smith, Springfield, Ohio (7647)
Jerry Smith, Williamsville, N.Y. (6926)
 14573 6-12-0 310 14883 2,100
18Randy Canales, Poway, Calif. (7505)
Glenn Allison, Whittier, Calif. (7132)
 14637 4-14-0 230 148672060 

SENIOR CASHERS/TOURING PRO CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
19Harry Smith, Akron, Ohio$900
 Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.900
*20Ed Thomas, Columbus, Ohio995
 John Kirker, Norwich, Conn.875
21Carl Babb, Kokomo. Ind.850
*Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.970
22Jack Lang, Madison Hts., Mich.825
 Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.825
23Larry Cassera, New Port Richey, Fla.788
 Dave Meder, State College, Pa.788
24Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.800
 Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.775
25Bob Williams, San Carlos, Calif.750
 Butch Soper, Los Angeles750
26Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kan.725
 Tony Moore, Corbin, Ky.725
27Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.700

* - Match play alternate. # - Steve Wunderlich and Del Warren rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leaders - Bill Allen, 3822 and John Gant, 4035. 18th-place - Mickey Spiezio, 3505 and Wayne Webb, 3778. 27th-place Senior - Tommy Tuttle, 3462. 26th-place Touring Pro - Tony Moore, 3733. PRO-AM CASHERS - Henry Gonzalez, John Mazza, Butch Soper, Randy Pedersen, Rod Pasteur, Rick Sajek and Rey Perez ($50 each).
FINALISTS' AVERAGES - Semiz, 210.9 Berardi, 219 9; Allen, 211.1; Gant, 225.1; Salvino, 210.3; Pritts, 222.1; Strampe, 206.6; Husted, 223.2; Walden, 203.6; Wunderlich, 22.8; Weber, 29.8; Williams, 216.6; Johnson, 204.2; McDowell, 220.6; Beach, 202.8; Jacques, 217.4; Heflin, 204.9; Morrow, 214.9; Zikes, 209.7; Miller, 212.7; Perry, 197.5; Karlsson, 221.9; Spiezio, 202.2; Webb, 217.5; Busch, 203.8; Gonzalez, 214.8; Curtis, 211.0; Martin, 206.5; Schissler, 197.6; Baker, 216.5; Kwolek, 197.4; Hutchinson, 219.8; J. Smith, 192.4; T. Smith, 212.4; Allison, 198.1; Canales, 208.5.