Winston-Salem Open



$60,000 WINSTON-SALEM OPEN
Cranston Bowl, Cranston, R.I., Sep 3-6, 1971

Buckley Finally Scores

Victory was a long time coming for Roy Buckley. On the tour for almost two years, and a close-up finisher on many occasions, including a runnerup placing in the 1971 Cougar Open, the skinny pro from Columbus finally made it all the way.

Buckley's triumph came in the Winston-Salem Open, a $50,000 affair held at Cranston (R.I.) Bowl. Buckley took the lead early in the event, averaged 216 for 18 qualifying games, and never relinquished the edge he had built up. Even though several pros took a shot at his lead, Buckley held on to his precious perch. When he opened the final block with a 278 game, it just about sealed the verdict.

In addition to the $6,000 first place prize, Buckley also earned a spot in the Firestone event, while giving a tremendous boost to his earnings for the year. The tourney was sponsored by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9179 19-5-0 570 9749 $6,000
2Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 8981 16-7-1 495 9476 3,200
3Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8948 17-7-0 510 9458 2,500
4Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 8952 15-9-0 450 9402 2,000
5Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 8919 15-9-0 450 9369 1,600
6Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif. 8716 15-8-1 465 9181 1,400
7Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8743 14-10-0 420 9163 1,300
8Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8818 11-13-0 330 9148 1,200
9Tim Nix, Houston, Texas 8718 14-10-0 420 9138 1,150
10Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8720 13-11-0 390 9110 1,100
11Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8644 14-9-1 436 9079 1,050
**12George LeCain, Burlington, Mass. 8633 13-11-0 390 9023 1,000
13Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8662 11-13-0 330 8992 950
14Larry Zotzmann, Raytown, Mo. 8600 9-15-0 270 8870 900
16Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 8649 7-17-0 210 8859 850
16Bill Tucker, Detroit, Mich. 8435 13-11-0 390 8825 800
17Ralph Engan, Brookfield, Conn. 8445 12-12-0 360 8805 750
18Paul Petescola, Paramus, N.J. 8449 11-12-1 345 8794 700
19Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore. 8518 8-16-0 240 8758 650
20Mike Durbin, Dayton, Ohio 8446 9-15-0 270 8716 600
21Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y. 8411 10-14-0 300 8711 575
22Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8453 6-18-0 180 8633 550
23Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb. 8319 8-16-0 240 8569 525
24Jim Lewis, Albany, N.Y. 8164 6-18-0 180 8344 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.3664$465
26Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3661370
27Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.3651350
 Dave Wallers, Aurora, Ill.3651350
 Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3651350
30Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.3643335
31Adam Toney, Oak Hill, W. Va.3640330
32Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind.3639325
33Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas3637320
34Terry Booth, Mountain View, Calif.3626316
35Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3625310
36Lou Nasser, Terre Haute, Ind.3624305
37Phil Sillia, Cleveland, Ohio3623297.50
 Ron Stromfeld Irving, N.J.3623297.50
39Joe Tusa, Staten Island, N.Y.3614290
40Bud Tufts, Miamisburg, Ohio3612285
41Pete Couture, Auburn, Maine3610280
42Virgil Harmon, Tacoma, Wash.3608272.50
**Ron McCaull, Malden, Mass.3608272.50
44Jimm Carman, Houston, Texas3607265
45Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.3605257.50
 Gil Sliker, Washington, K. J.3605257.50
47Dick Battista, Astoria N.Y.3598250
48Les Sager, Brooklyn, N.Y.3591212.50
 Barry Warshafsky, Watertown, Mass.3591122.50

*Alternate. **Local Entries. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Roy Buckley 3880. 24th Low-Beach and Lewis 3665. PRO-AM CASHERS ($100)-Bobby Crull. ($50)-Dick Weber, Mike Orlovsky, Bobby Meadows, Teata Semiz, Dave Soutar, Angelo D'Ambolo, Bud Horn, Tommy Tuttle, Johnny Petraglia, Skee Foremsky, Jim Stefanich, Bob Collatos, Adam Toney, Marty Piraino, Larry Zotzmann, Gary Dickinson, Dan Roche, Rich Carrubba, Bob Shank, Rich Bennett, Don Russell, Larry Montgomery, Darold Meisel, Dave Paulin.