PBA Spare Shots: Xtra Frame to Provide In-Depth Coverage of Richest Tournament in Bowling History

by Bill Vint January 6, 2011 07:40

Never before in bowling history has every player, every squad, every shot been under as much scrutiny and pressure as we’re about to witness in the $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions. And never before have bowling fans had the opportunity to watch all of the drama unfold like they will this year by subscribing to Xtra Frame, the official video streaming channel of the PBA.

Before the four-player stepladder finals return to ABC live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, Jan. 22, Xtra Frame will provide a front row seat for all qualifying and match play rounds at Red Rock Lanes Jan. 16-21.

Fans can start a monthly subscription for just $7.99 and watch the battle for $250,000, the richest prize in the history of professional bowling. Visit http://xtraframe.tv/pba to sign up for more than 50 hours of live qualifying and match play coverage of the Champions Field and the Elite Field. The webcast will air worldwide via Xtra Frame, featuring in-depth analysis from PBA players, Jeff (The Bowling Doctor) Mark, and experts from all PBA Product Registered companies, hosted by Mike J. "Laneside."

Xtra Frame's Jackie Bowling also will return to Las Vegas for live Powerhouse reports offering on-lane conversations between players and PBA Product Registered ball representatives. Shortly after the live qualifying and match play rounds, content will be available on-demand for viewers who are unable to watch the live webcasts.

On Jan. 22, Xtra Frame will produce live PBA:39X60 pre-game and post-game shows before and after the live ABC show.

BILLY HARDWICK, NELSON BURTON JR. TO INTRODUCE PBA HALL OF FAMERS

PBA Hall of Famers Billy Hardwick and Nelson (Bo) Burton Jr. will be part of the 2011 PBA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas when they introduce newly-elected hall of famers Len Nicholson and Dale Eagle, respectively. Mike Roth, director for ESPN’s PBA telecasts, will introduce Randy Pedersen.

The PBA Hall of Fame ceremonies will follow the live ABC television finals of the $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions which begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The hall of fame festivities, which also are open to the public, get underway at 7 p.m. Tournament of Champions and hall of fame tickets are available on pba.com.

WORLD BOWLING WRITERS HONOR KOIVUNIEMI, KULICK

Mika Koivuniemi, a native of Finland, who has had exceptional success in the international bowling arena as well as on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour, has been elected to the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame along with England’s Kirsten Penny.

Koivuniemi, who has won eight PBA Tour titles including two majors since joining the Tour full-time in 1999, has won titles in 15 countries around the world. He is the only European ever to win the DyDo Japan Cup.

WBW also has selected 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick and England’s Dominic Barrett as 2009-10 World Bowlers of the Year.

Koivuniemi and Kulick will receive their WBW awards during the PBA Hall of Fame dinner at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 22. Tickets for the post-PBA Tournament of Champions awards dinner are available online at pba.com.

ENGLAND’S STUART WILLIAMS WINS QATAR OPEN

England’s Stuart Williams, who missed the start of the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season in October because of a travel visa problem, won the recent Qatar Open in preparation for his return to the United States for the PBA Tournament of Champions. Williams defeated Denmark’s Mai Ginge Jensen, 422-401, in the two-game title match to win 30,000 Euros.

NOTED LANE MAINTENANCE EXPERT JIM JARYSZAK DIES

Jim Jaryszak, who worked closely with the PBA in developing the “animal” lane conditioning patterns used in PBA competition and PBA Experience league programs, died unexpectedly on Dec. 30 from a blood clot in his lung. Services for the Dyer, Ind., native were held Thursday in his hometown. At the time of his death, Jaryszak was a member of the USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications staff.

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PBA Tournament of Champions Re-visited: Marshall Holman Defeats Billy Hardwick to Take Title in 1976

by Jerry Schneider January 6, 2011 04:44

(Editor’s Note: A sports tradition will return to network television when the finals of the record $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions will air live Saturday, Jan. 22, on ABC at 2:30 p.m. Eastern from Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas.

Some of the most historic moments in professional bowling, took place in PBA’s signature event. PBA is providing a look back at some of these great moments through re-release of tournament results as they were written by PBA’s media relations staff at the conclusion of the event.

Below is a trip back in time as we re-visit the 1976 Tournament of Champions where Marshall Holman defeated Billy Hardwick for the title.).

$125,000 FIRESTONE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Riviera Lanes, Akron, Ohio, Apr 13-17, 1976

Holman Edges Hardwick

Marshall Holman became the youngest man ever to win the $125,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions when he captured the 1976 edition, nipping Billy Hardwick, 203-198, in the title game.

Only 21-years-old, the Medford, Ore., "Meteor" made the $25,000 paycheck, biggest in professional bowling, his third title in less than a year.

Holman did it by tossing haymakers at two of the Professional Bowlers Association's battle-hardened veterans, Hardwick and Timmy Harahan.

Coincidentally, it was Hardwick who had captured the very first Firestone in 1965. And it was Hardwick who had captured the very first Firestone in 1965. And it was Hardwick who was seeking a second straight tour triumph, having won the previous week at Toledo after a seven-year drought.

In the title fray, Holman shot first and spared. Then Hardwick got the first two of three strikes. Holman countered with strikes in the second and third, then forged ahead when Hardwick left the 4-5-7 split and failed to convert.

That turned a five-pin Holman deficit into a five-pin Holman lead and he stayed ahead for the remainder of the game. Had Hardwick closed with a flurry of strikes, he could have shut out Holman. Instead, he spared twice, then struck on his fill ball and sat down hoping for a miracle.

It didn't come. Although Holman came in high on his first shot of the 10th, he left only the 4-7 for an easy spare. All Holman needed was the mark, and he got that.

Holman had made the finals second to Hardwick, with Harahan, Don McCune and Teata Semiz rounding out the select five. The position round battle for the finals was so tight that the man Holman beat, veteran Dick Weber, finished eighth.

Adding to the thrills at Riviera Lanes was the perfect game rolled by defending champion Dave Davis.

In the finals, Harahan stopped Semiz, 225-216, then breezed by McCune, 237-186. Holman then slapped Harahan, 238-208, to set up the title match.

The 5-9, 140-pound Holman then nipped Hardwick, doing in his first national television appearance what few thought he could do-beat the best veterans in the biggest tournament of all.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos. Name, City/State Total Amount

1 Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 441 (2 games) $25,000

2 Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 198 (1 game) 14,000

3 Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Cal. 670 (3 games) 8,000

4 Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 186 (1 game) 6,000

5 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 216 (1 game) 4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Harahan defeated Semiz, 225-216; Harahan defeated McCune, 237-186; Holman defeated Harahan, 238-208, and in the championship game, Holman defeated Hardwick, 203-198.

48-GAME TOTALS

Name, City/State Pins WLT + Tot Amt

1, Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky., 10,382, 16-8-0, 480, 10,862

2, Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. , 10,400, 14-9-1, 435, 10,835

3, Don McCune, Munster, Ind., 10,431, 12-11-1, 375, 10,806

4, Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif., 10,430, 11-12-1, 345, 10,775

5, Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. , 10,413, 12-12-0, 360, 10,773

*6, Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas, 10,362, 13-10-1, 405, 10,767, $3,350

7, Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio, 10,378, 12-12-0, 360, 10,738, 3,000

8, Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. , 10,327, 17-7-0, 510, 10,737, 2,800

9, Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif., 10,266, 14-10-0, 420, 10,686, 2,600

10, Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio, 10,310, 12-11-1, 375, 10,685, 2,500

11, Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio, 10,316, 12-12-0, 360, 10,676, 2,400

12, Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill., 10,355, 10-13-1, 315, 10,670, 2,300

13, Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y., 10,252, 13-10-1, 405, 10,657, 2,200

14, Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio, 10,367, 9-14-1, 285, 10,662, 2,100

15, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 10,312, 11-13-0, 330, 10,642, 2,000

16, Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo., 10,239, 12-12-0, 360, 10,599, 1,900

17, Mike Limongello, Lindenhurst, N.Y. , 10,221, 12-11-1, 375, 10,596, 1,800

18, Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif., 10,283, 10-14-0, 300, 10,583, 1,700

19, Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 10,156, 13-11-0, 390, 10,546, 1,650

20, John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa., 10,092, 14-10-0, 420, 10,512, 1,600

#21, Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga., 10,148, 10-14-0, 300, 10,448, 1,550

22, Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz., 10,123, 9-14-1, 285, 10,408, 1,500

23, Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz., 10,127, 6-18-0, 180, 10,307, 1,450

24, Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif., 9,905, 9-15-0, 270, 10,175, 1,400

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos. Name, City/State Total Amount

*25, Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., 5,042, $1,075

26, Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y., 5,024, 1,000

27, Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y., 4,996, 1,000

28, Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo., 4,974, 1,000

29, Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa., 4,955, 1,000

30, Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 4,938, 1,000

31, Bob Hood, San Mateo, Calif., 4,922, 1,000

32, Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio , 4,913, 1,000

33, Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., 4,910, 1,000

34, Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa., 4,901, 1,000

35, Palmer Fallgren, San Francisco, Calif., 4,898, 1,000

36, Matt Surina, Longview, Wash., 4,890, 1,000

37, Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill., 4,889, 1,000

Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif., 4,889, 1,000

39, Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla., 4,877, 1,000

40, Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash., 4,876, 1,000

41, Paul Moser, Medford, Mass., 4,873, 1,000

42, Mike McGrath, San Francisco, Calif., 4,834, 1,000

43, Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 4,827, 1,000

44, Don Helling, St. Charles, Mo., 4,817, 1,000

45, Gary Mage, Bellevue, Wash., 4,811, 1,000

46, Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 4,801, 1,000

47, Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y., 4,770, 1,000

48, Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis., 4,769, 1,000

49, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 4,739, 1,000

50, Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas, 4,710, 1,000

51, Bill Allen, Maitland, Fla., 4,530, 1,000

52, Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. (20 games) 3898, 1,000

*Alternate. #Dave Davis received $100 for a 300 game. 24-game qualifying leader-Godman 5339. 24th pace-Semiz 5054. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-George Pappas, Dave Davis, Allie Clarke, Tom Hudson, John Petraglia, Roy Buckley. HIGH GAME AWARDS-$375-Mike Limongello. $250 each-Marty Piraino, Dave Davis. $197.50-Roy Buckley. $125 each-Gary Dickinson and Larry Laub. $62,50 each-Barry Asher, Don McCune, Jay Robinson HIGH SERIES AWARDS-$500 each-Marty Piraino, Roy Buckley, Mark Roth, Billy Hardwick, Allie Clarke, Tim Harahan.

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Grammy-Nominated Bowling For Soup to Perform at PBA Tournament of Champions Jan. 22 in Las Vegas

by Jerry Schneider January 6, 2011 02:53

Grammy-nominated American rock/punk band Bowling For Soup will perform its newest song – “Saturday Night” – during the ESPN on ABC telecast of the $1 million Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions finals Saturday, Jan. 22 at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas.

Bowling For Soup will release its 11th studio album on the Razor & Tie label—“Fishin’ For Woos” on May 3.

BFS lead singer Jaret Riddick attended the 2010 Tournament of Champions, witnessing the historic victory by Kelly Kulick from the front row.

“As you can imagine, we’ve done our share of bowling alley appearances,” said Reddick. “None have been as exciting for me as attending last year’s Tournament of Champions as a fan. It was amazing to watch history being made when Chris (Barnes) took on Kelly Kulick in the championship match and to witness the first woman ever winning a major PBA event.

“When the PBA invited us to perform this year, we jumped at the chance and are genuinely excited to participate in this major sports event.”

Bowling For Soup will perform its newest release during the Tournament of Champions telecast, which airs at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, much like the Black Eyed Peas scheduled halftime performance at Super Bowl XLV Feb. 6 in Dallas.  In additon, Bowling For Soup will perform live during the Tournament of Champions opening and closing segments.

"Bowling For Soup and PBA are teaming up to provide pro bowling's version of the Super Bowl halftime show for the live ABC national television audience", said Mike Jakubowski, PBA Cross Marketing and Multimedia Specialist.  "Bowling fans already have a million reasons to watch the Tournament of Champions, Bowling For Soup's new single release on the show provides one more great reason to watch."

The quartet, consisting of Reddick (lead vocals, guitar), Erik Chandler (bass, backing vocals), Chris Burney (guitar, backing vocals) and Gary Wiseman (drums) have made previous television appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Tonight Show With Jay Leno”, “Live With Regis & Kelly”, “Last Call With Carson Daly”,” Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn” and the “2006 Billboard Music Awards”, among many others”.

Bowling For Soup is best known for its singles “1985”, “High School Never Ends” and the Grammy-nominated “Girl All The Bad Guys Want”. In addition, the band has had songs in the movies, “17 Again”, “Ice Age 2” and “Freaky Friday” and written theme songs for “Jimmy Neutron” and Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb”.

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Jason Couch to Bid for Record Fourth PBA Tournament of Champions Title

by Jerry Schneider January 5, 2011 06:18

 

With its expanded field for 2011, the $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions could be the greatest assemblage of bowling talent ever in one tournament.

Will the 46th running of PBA’s signature event produce another fairy tale story like Kelly Kulick’s win in 2010 or Tom Smallwood’s PBA World Championship victory in 2009? Will one of bowling’s greatest players like Walter Ray Williams Jr. win his first Tournament of Champions? Or, will Jason Couch win an unprecedented fourth Tournament of Champions title?

The bowling story of the year will be told when the live stepladder finals are televised on ABC at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, Jan. 22, from Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. The winner will earn a record first prize of $250,000.

The story begins with a Tournament of Champions field that will feature an “Elite Field” and a “Champions Field.”

Players who are automatically seeded into the “Elite Field” are: 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exempt players; any player who was listed among the “50 Greatest Players in PBA History” during the PBA Tour’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2009; any PBA Hall of Famer; any player who has won five or more PBA Tour titles; any player who has won a PBA major title, and winners of the 2010 PBA Senior U.S. Open, USBC Senior Masters, PBA Regional Players Championship and Regional Players Invitational.

Couch, a 15-time PBA Tour titlist who won three consecutive Tournament of Champions in 1999, 2000 and 2002 (event was not held in 2001), is one of 14 past champions entered in the tournament.

“It’s the most prestigious tournament in the sport and everyone who competes in it is a champion so that should tell you what winning it means to a bowler,” said the 41-year-old Couch. “Everyone who competes in the tournament is a champion who knows what it takes to win. Mentally, you have to keep reminding yourself that you belong there and that you’re the player to beat if you want to be successful.”

The only other player to win the Tournament of Champions three times is retired PBA Hall of Famer Mike Durbin, but at this point in his career Couch knows he’ll have his work cut out for him if he hopes to win No. 4.

“It’s a great honor just to be mentioned in the same breath as Mike Durbin and any of the other past champions for that matter,” Couch said. “When I won three in a row I definitely felt like I was the guy to beat. But at this point in my career you’ve got to look at guys like Bill O’Neill and Tommy Jones among so many others who are really bowling well right now.

“Personally, I feel as strong mentally as I ever have but as the tournament approaches I’m now putting the focus on my physical game. Like most majors the key to success is to take it one block at a time—I usually set making match play as a goal, then making the TV finals and finally winning. That’s how I approach it, anyway, and I’ll do the same this year.”

The other past Tournament of Champions winners entered are defending champion Kelly Kulick (2010), Patrick Allen (2009), Chris Barnes (2006), Dave D’Entremont (1996), Norm Duke (1994), Bryan Goebel (1998), Michael Haugen Jr. (2008), Steve Jaros (2005), Tommy Jones (2007), Johnny Petraglia (1971), Wayne Webb (1980), Pete Weber (1987) and Mark Williams (1985 and 1988).

All other PBA champions will start the event in the Champions Field. The Champions Field will include players who have won four or fewer PBA Tour titles or a PBA Regional, PBA Women’s Series, PBA Senior Tour or PBA Senior Regional title as of Jan. 9. Titles won by players who were not members at that time are not eligible.

The Champions Field will bowl two seven-game qualifying rounds on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 16 and 17 – to determine which players will join the Elite Field. After 14 games, the top half of the Champions field (up to 90 players) will join the Elite Field (Champions qualifying scores will be dropped).

The combined Elite Field will begin qualifying on Monday evening, Jan. 17. All bowlers will bowl 20 games in four five-game blocks to determine the top 54 (based on 216 entries) who will advance into the Cashers Round.

After two eight-game blocks in the Cashers Round, the top 24 based on 36 total games will advance to a traditional 24 games of round-robin match play. At the conclusion of match play, the top four will advance to the ESPN on ABC final on Saturday, Jan. 22.

While the overall format has changed significantly for this year to accommodate the expanded field and huge prize fund, Couch says he will be up to the challenge.

“That might be another thing in my favor,” Couch said about the format. “When I won those three tournaments each format was a bit different and they were conducted in three different venues.”

While Couch will be concentrating on an unprecedented fourth Tournament of Champions title, like any other bowling fan he’s looking forward to seeing the end result regardless of how he finishes.

“This is what I dreamed of as a kid watching the PBA Tour with my dad on Saturday afternoons,” Couch said. “We’ve come full circle now and I won my first title on ABC so just being in this atmosphere again is going to be special.”

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PBA Tournament of Champions Re-visited: Dave Davis Wins His Second T of C in 1975

by Jerry Schneider January 5, 2011 04:40

(Editors Note: A sports tradition will return to network television when the finals of the record $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions will air live Saturday, Jan. 22, on ABC at 2:30 p.m. Eastern from Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas.

Some of the most historic moments in professional bowling, took place in PBA’s signature event. PBA is providing a look back at some of these great moments through re-release of tournament results as they were written by PBA’s media relations staff at the conclusion of the event.

Below is a trip back in time as we re-visit the 1975 Tournament of Champions where Dave Davis became the tournament’s second two-time winner).

$125,000 FIRESTONE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Riviera Lanes, Akron, Ohio, Apr 15-19, 1975

Davis' Second Time Around

Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga., became the second player in the tournament's 11-year history to twice win the $125,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

He defeated Barry Ashen Costa Mesa, Calif., 201-195, in the championship game to win the coveted title and the $25,000 first prize. He won the exclusive tournament for the first time in 1968 and joins Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla., as a double winner. Godman was fourth in this Firestone.

The victory also was another rung in Davis' comeback ladder as he won the $80,000 Miller High Life Open two weeks previously at Milwaukee, Wis., to break a five-year victory drought.

Davis Asher and Godman were joined by leading money winner and defending Firestone titleist, Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., and Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla., in the five-man finals.

Godman and the man who was to be top-seeded, Asher, were close to the leaders throughout. Davis and Anthony moved among the leaders later, and by the time match play was nearing the end, it was apparent that the struggle for the fifth spot was to be between Neff and another youngster, Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.

Neff won that deciding position-round game, 259-201, and the field was set.

Neff's dreams for a second big win on the winter tour (he had won the $100,000 BPAA U.S. Open a month earlier) went a-glimmering when he bowed to Godman, 214-204, in the first match. Four strikes by Godman early in the game overcame Neff's late challenge.

Godman's hopes for a third Firestone title also were dashed just a game later when Anthony eliminated him, 216-198. Anthony had an opening three-bagger and that proved to be enough margin.

Now it was Davis' turn and he didn't muff the opportunity.

He and Anthony were nip and tuck through the fourth frame and suddenly Anthony couldn't buy a strike. Davis did, however, getting seven of eight in the closing frames for a rousing 247-193 victory.

For Asher, the championship game was to be a repeat of two years earlier when he lost to Godman in the championship match. This day was to belong to Davis. He converted a 2-7 split in the fourth frame of the title match, then doubled for a six-pin margin, which he protected to the end. Asher could have caught him with a double in the tenth frame, but a 3-6-10 leave made it a 201-195 victory for Davis.

And it was a tearful one. Davis, obviously shaken at his good fortune, told newsmen later that he was truly lucky through the two final games.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos. Name, City/State Total Amount

1, Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga., 448, (2 games), $25,000

2, Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif., 195 (1 game), 14,000

3, Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., 409 (2 games), 8,000

4, Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla., 412 (2 games), 6,000

5, Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla., 204 (1 game), 4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Godman defeated Neff, 214-204; Anthony defeated Godman, 216-198; Davis defeated Anthony, 247-193, and in the championship game, Davis defeated Asher, 201-195.

48-GAME TOTALS

Name, City/State Pins WLT + Tot Amt

1, Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif., 10,648, 15-9-0, 450, 11,098

2, Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga., 10,604, 16-8-0, 480, 11,084

3, Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., 10,590, 16-8-0, 480, 11,070

4, Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla., 10,623, 12-12-0, 360, 10,983

5, Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla. 10558 14-10-0 420 10978

*6, Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y., 10,522, 12-12-0, 360, 10,882 $3,350

7, Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio, 10,508, 11-13-0, 330, 10,838, 3,000

8, Ray Orf, St. Louis, Mo. , 10,405, 12-11-1, 375, 10,780, 2,800

9, Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas, 10,376, 12-12-0, 360, 10,736, 2,600

10, Don McCune, Munster, Ind. , 10,344, 12-12-0, 360, 10,704, 2,500

11, Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y., 10,276, 13-11-0, 390, 10,666, 2,400

12, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 10,335, 11-13-0, 330, 10,665, 2,300

13, Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 10,389, 8-16-0, 240, 10,629, 2,200

14, Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. , 10,222, 13-11-0, 390, 10,612, 2,100

15, Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill., 10,221, 13-11-0, 390, 10,611, 2,000

16, Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo., 10,096, 15-9-0, 450, 10,546, 1,900

17, Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis., 10,093, 15-9-0, 450, 10,543, 1,800

18, Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J., 10,038, 13-11-0, 390, 10,428, 1,700

19, Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo., 10,096, 10-14-0, 300, 10,396, 1,650

20, Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif., 10,003, 13-11-0, 390, 10,393, 1,600

21, Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill., 10,096, 7-16-1, 225, 10,321, 1,550

22, Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 9,957, 12-12-0, 360, 10,317, 1,500

23, Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo., 9,970, 6-18-0, 180, 10,150, 1,450

24, Mike Limongello, N. Lindenhurst, N.Y., 9,908, 6-18-0, 180, 10,088, 1,400

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos. Name, City/State Total Amount

*25, Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa., 5,058, $1,075

26, Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio, 5,056, 1,000

27, Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif., 5,040, 1,000

28, Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio, 5,027, 1,000

29, Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz., 5,008, 1,000

30, Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa., 4,994, 1,000

31, Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif., 4,987, 1,000

32, Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif., 4,984, 1,000

33, Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash., 4,982, 1,000

34, Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas, 4,978, 1,000

35, Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 4,976, 1,000

36, Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo., 4,974, 1,000

37, Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash., 4,940, 1,000

Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio, 4,940, 1,000

39, John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y., 4,905, 1,000

40, Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo., 4,899, 1,000

Matt Surina, Longview, Wash., 4,899, 1,000

42, Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla., 4,884, 1,000

43, Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas, 4,834, 1,000

44, Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio, 4,833, 1,000

45, Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y., 4,828, 1,000

46, Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz., 4,761, 1,000

47, Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky., 4,744, 1,000

48, Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo., 4,737, 1,000

49, Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C., 4,708, 1,000

50, Bobby Cooper, Ft. Worth, Texas, 4,655, 1,000

51, Harry Smith, Rochester, N.Y. , 4,508, 1,000

52, Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif., (WD 3 game total), 569, 1,000

*Alternate. 24-game qualifying leader-Durbin 5350. 24th low-Bourdase 5068. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Jim Godman, Gary Mage, Dick Weber, Johnny Petraglia, Steve Neff, Dave Soutar, HIGH GAME AWARDS-$250 each-Mark Roth, Butch Gearhart, Earl Anthony, Barry Asher, Mike Durbin. $83.33 each-Gary Dickinson, Tom Hudson, Dick Weber. HIGH SERIES AWARDS-$500 each-Dick Weber, Jim Stefanich, Steve Neff, Jim Godman, Ray Orf, Barry Asher.

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