The date was February 6, 1982. I
remember vividly watching this event when David Husted came on the scene
marching through his 4 matches averaging over 250. Husted was using a Columbia
yellow dot, which I believe was introduced in 1982. I can remember after
watching this going out almost immediately, and getting my yellow dot. Husted
was maybe 21 at the time, and it certainly started a long successful career for
him on the PBA. His wife was so very young looking, and of course, so was Husted.
I hope you enjoy, and thanks again Tapper (who qualified #3)!
$131,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Big Texan Lanes, Houston, Texas, Jan 31-Feb 6, 1982
Husted "Opens" Fire
Dave Husted steamrolled four opponents by a total of 224 pins to capture the $131,000 BPAA U.S. Open Championship and his first pro title.
Husted rolled 1,011 for four games, defeating Frank Ellenburg, 269-200, Charlie Tapp, 258-189, Earl Anthony, 229-188, and top-seeded Gil Sliker, 255-180.
Pos. Name, City/State Total Amount
1 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 1,011 (4 games) $21,000
2 Gil Sliker, Nashua, N.H. 180 (1 game) 11,000
3 Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 188 (1 game) 7,500
4 Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 189 (1 game) 6,000
5 Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 200 (1 game) 5,000
PLAYOFF RESULTS - Husted defeated Ellenburg, 269-200; Husted defeated Tapp, 258-189; Husted defeated Anthony, 229-188; and in the championship game, Husted defeated Sliker, 255-180.