1978 Quaker State Open Introductions
Mike Berlin vs. Pete Couture, part 1
Mike Berlin vs. Pete Couture, part 2
Mike Berlin vs. John Wilcox, part 1
Mike Berlin vs. John Wilcox, part 2
Marshall Holman vs. Mike Berlin, part 1
Marshall Holman vs. Mike Berlin, part 2
Mark Roth vs. Marshall Holman, part 1
Mark Roth vs. Marshall Holman, part 2$100,000 Quaker State Open
Mark Roth led from the very first game when he fired a 280 and won his second title of the 1978 Winter Tour, the $100,000 Quaker State Open.
Roth, seeded first in the nationally televised finals, held a slim lead over Marshall Holman going into the 10th frame of the championship game and could have shut Holman out with a nine-count on his final delivery, but an eight-count left the door open for his doubles partner.
Holman needed three strikes to tie the match and force a two-frame rolloff. He got the first two, but he threw the final ball through the nose and left the 6-7-10, ending his title quest, 216-213.
PLAYOFF RESULTS - Berlin defeated Couture, 236-226;
Berlin defeated Wilcox, 208-190; Holman defeated Berlin, 255-203, and in
the championship game, Roth defeated Holman, 216-213.