Showboat Invitational - Archived Standings
$77,777.77 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Hotel Lanes Las Vegas, Nev., Jan 18-22, 1972
Showboat Turns On Lampo
Gus Lampo outlasted four bowlers at the Showboat Hotel and Lanes to capture the $77,777.77 Showboat Invitational and also win himself a spot in the 52-man field for the Firestone Tournament of Champions.
Lampo, seeded fourth going into the finals of the nationally-televised tournament, demonstrated early that he could push the other four contenders, Larry Laub, Paul Colwell, Don Johnson and, finally, top-seeded Jimmy McHugh, out of the way. Laub was Gus's first victim, 247-191, and then it was Colwell, who fell, 233-205.
Next up was Johnson, seeking three victories in a row, and five of his last six. Johnson also was the defending champion in the Showboat Invitational, but on this day he just didn't have it and Lampo did . . . 232-186. And then there was only McHugh, who had led the rich tournament almost from the start. But, Jimmy went down to a 222-198 defeat.
PLAYOFF RESULTS-Lampo defeated Laub, 247-191; Lampo defeated Colwell, 238-205; Lampo defeated Johnson, 232-186; and in the championship game, Lampo defeated McHugh, 222-I98. 42-GAME TOTALS 18-GAME TOTALS *Alternates. #Received $100 for 300 game. 18-Game Qualifying Leader r-McHugh 4110. 24th Low-Madison 3852.
*Alternates. #Received $100 for 300 game. 18-Game Qualifying Leader r-McHugh 4110. 24th Low-Madison 3852.