Houston-Sertoma Open



$38,000 HOUSTON-SERTOMA OPEN
Stadium Bowl, Houston, Texas, Jul 23-26, 1971

Petraglia Takes The Fifth

The Johnny Petraglia story continued as the $35,000 Houston-Sertoma Open played at Stadium Bowl. The young pro from Brooklyn, however, came within an eyelash of blowing his fifth championship of the year when a tall southpaw from Houston nearly took the title away.

Petraglia went into the position round game with a 103-pin margin over Bob Singleton, a local entry in the event which drew packed houses at all sessions. When Singleton took a 248-184 decision, it meant a 94-pin pickup, bonus points included, reducing Petraglia's margin of victory to a mere nine. The final count was 10,631 to 10,522. .

Singleton, trying to become the second local bowler to take a title, led the qualifier with an average of over 268, and for the 42 games in which he competed his average was 240-plus. In the final analysis, it was Petraglia's 19 wins in match play that spelled the difference, for Singleton managed to take five less.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9961 19-5-0 570 10531 $4,000
**2Bob Singleton, Houston, Texas 10102 14-10-0 420 10522 2,200
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9662 17-6-1 625 10187 1,500
4Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 9628 14-10-0 420 10048 1,200
5Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 9647 13-11-0 390 9937 1,100
6Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 9418 16-8-0 480 9898 1,050
7Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 9490 12-12-0 360 9860 1,000
8Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9420 13-10-1 405 9826 950
9Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 9418 12-12-0 360 9778 875
 Ted Malicki, Maple Heights, Ohio 9358 14-10-0 420 9778 875
11Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 9310 16-9-0 450 9760 800
#12Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 9432 9-15-0 270 9702 750
13Bob Hood, Daly City, Calif. 9337 11-12-1 345 9682 700
14Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas 9253 14-10-0 420 9673 650
15Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9168 16-9-0 450 9618 625
16Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9294 10-13-1 315 9609 600
**17Danny Sheranko, Houston, Texas 9166 11-12-1 345 9611 575
18Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 9162 9-14-1 286 9447 550
19Lon Marshall, Pomona, Calif. 9112 9-16-0 270 9382 525
20Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 9137 7-17-0 210 9347 500
21Don Russell, San Diego, Calif. 9059 9-16-0 270 9329 475
22Dave Deken, Houston, Texas 8919 7-17-0 210 9129 450
23Jim Chestney, Salt Lake City, Utah 8884 8-16-0 240 9124 425
24Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8902 7-17-0 210 9112 400

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas3866$400
26Joe Tusa, Staten Island, N.Y.3864320
**27Jimmy Wright, Houston, Texas3861315
28Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3858315
29Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.3855302.50
 Bob Shank, Lorain, Ohio3866302.60
31Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wane, Ind.3862295
32Larry Zotzmann, Raytown, Mo.3847290
33Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J.3846282.60
 Ken Urban, Dallas, Texas3846282
35Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.3840276
36Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.3837270
37Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3836265
38Don Ellis, Houston, Texas3832257.50
 Timmy Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.3832257.50
#40Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3831250

*Alternate. **Local Entries. #Skee Foremsky and Don Johnson received $100 for 300 games. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Singleton 4382. 24th Low-Dickinson 3866. PRO-AM CASHERS ($60)-Mike McGrath, Bill Johnson, Jimmy McHugh, Billy Hardwick, Jim Stefanich, Marty Piraino.