King Louie Open



$50,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes Kansas City, Kan., Feb 8-12, 1972

Laub: One For The Money

Larry Laub set a national television scoring record as he won the $50,000 King Louie Open over Max Jensen in Kansas City. Laub won four games with an aggregate score of 1021 pins, including a 238-237 championship win over Jensen, to break the old four-game record of 1004 pins.

Only one pin separated the duo through the fifth frame; then Laub went into his patented finish . . . a string of strikes into the ninth frame, and he had to wait until Jensen, a former football player, finished his game. Jensen got five in a row and sat down with a 237. Laub was forced to spare, then strike to win, and that is exactly what he did . . . to win it by one pin. He averaged 231 pins per game during the tournament, which saw Skee Foremsky, Johnny Guenther and Palmer Fallgren record perfect games.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.1021 (4 games)$6,000
2Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb.237 (1 game)3,500
3Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.245 (1 game)2,000
4Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.197 (1 game)1,800
5Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.204 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Laub defeated Colwell, 280-204; Laub defeated Fallgren, 233-197; Laub defeated Asher, 270-245; and in the championship game, Laub defeated Jensen, 238-237.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb. 9720 15-9-0 450 10170 
2Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9665 16-7-1 495 10160 
##3Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9724 13-11-0 390 10114 
4Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9608 15-9-0 450 10058 
5Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9655 12-12-0 360 10015 
*6Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 9498 15-9-0 450 9948 $1,450
7Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9539 13-11-0 390 9929 1,200
#8Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 9499 14-10-0 420 9919 1,150
9Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9404 16-8-0 480 9884 1,100
10Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9562 9-15-0 270 9832 1,050
11Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9509 10-14-0 300 9809 1,000
12Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9387 14-10-0 420 9807 950
13Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 9378 14-10-0 420 9798 875
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9528 9-15-0 270 9798 875
15Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9469 10-14=0 300 9769 800
16Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 9484 9-15-0 270 9754 750
17Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9329 12-11-1 375 9704 700
#18Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 9335 11-13-0 330 9665 650
19Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 9221 11-12-1 345 9567 625
20Dick Weber Sr., St. Louis, Mo. 9183 11-13-0 330 9513 600
21Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9230 9-15-0 270 9500 575
22Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 9155 10-14-0 300 9455 550
23Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C. 9110 10-13-1 315 9425 525
24Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9089 8-16-0 240 9329 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Ralph Florio, Brooklyn, N.Y.3993$475
26Jimmy McHugh, New York, N.Y.3988390
27Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas3983380
28Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.3974370
29Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3972360
30Bob McGregor, Wichita Falls, Texas3968350
**31Clark Washburn, Ashland, Neb.3952340
32Bill Tucker, Detroit, Mich.3951330
33Dave Frame, Azusa, Calif.3941320
34Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3940310
35Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3939300
36Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3936285
 Doak McDonnell, Burkburnett, Texas3936285
38Rich Bennett, Owego, N.Y.3933270
39Bob Strampe, Detroit Mich.3932260
40Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3930255
41Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3926250
42Jimmy Wright, Ft. Worth, Texas3919245

*Alternates. **Local Entry. #Fallgren, Foremsky Guenther received $100 for 300 game 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Fallgren 4247. 24th Low-Wayne Johnson and Ralph Florio tied 3993. Johnson won rolloff. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Skee Foremsky, Carmen Salvino, Butch Gearhart, Mike McGrath, Johnny Petraglia, Bill Beach.