Seattle Open



$35,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Ballinger Bowl Seattle, Wash., Jun 2-5, 1972

Mage Becomes A Champ

Gary Mage's first tournament triumph was a long time coming, but he picked a happy "hometown" crowd for his big show when he won the $35,000 Seattle Open.

Another local favorite, Earl Anthony from nearby Tacoma, was a close second and for a time it looked as though he would upset Mage's victory cart when he took the lead briefly during finals play.

Mage, from neighboring Vancouver, Wash., has been both a full-time and part-time tourist on the tournament trail for a number of years. He led the qualifying rounds with a 235-plus average and jumped into a comfortable 236-pin lead over Anthony at the end of the second eight games of match play. However, Mage lost his first game Monday night while Anthony, who won this tournament and set several world records two years ago, won his first one.

Then Anthony startled Mage and the spectators at Ballinger Bowl by rolling a 300 against Mage in the third game, while Mage was garnering only a 192. When Anthony won his third straight game, he suddenly found himself in the lead but surrendered it one game later when he lost while Mage bounced back with a victory.

Mage then hung on through the final four games, including a 256-254 position round win over Anthony, to clinch the title.

He doubled in the 10th frame to preserve the hard-won victory.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Gary Mage, Vancouver, Wash. 9957 18-6-0 540 10497 $4,000
#2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9877 18-6-0 540 10417 2,200
3Marty PIranio, Syracuse, N.Y. 9663 17-6-1 525 10188 1,500
4Jim Wantland, York, Pa. 9666 16-8-0 480 10146 1,200
5Johnny Guenter Seattle, Wash. 9517 15-9-0 450 9967 1,100
6Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9582 12-11-1 375 9957 1,050
@7Ivan Lawrence, Seattle, ash. 9381 15-9-0 450 9831 1,000
8Dan Sheranko, Houston, Texas 9451 12-12-0 360 9811 950
9Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash. 9390 12-11-1 375 9765 900
10George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9375 12-12-0 360 9735 850
11Terry Booth, Mt. View, Calif. 9341 12-12-0 360 9701 800
12Matt Surina, Kelso, Wash. 9271 14-10-0 420 9691 750
13Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9350 11-13-0 330 9680 725
14Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif. 9285 10-14-0 300 9585 700
15Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 9179 12-12-0 360 9539 675
16Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9193 11-12-1 345 9538 650
17Terry Rea, Seattle, Wash. 9213 10-14-0 300 9513 625
#18Jay Robinson, Santa Susana, Calif. 9195 10-14-0 300 9495 600
19Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio 9158 10-13-1 315 9473 575
20Lon Marshall, Pomona, Calif. 9101 11-13-0 330 9431 550
21Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 9021 11-13-0 330 9351 525
22Alex Seymore Kannapolis, N.C. 9000 7-17-0 210 9210 500
23Jim St. John, Cameron Park, Calif. 8928 6-17-1 195 9123 475
24Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8864 3-21-0 90 8954 450

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas3922$415
26Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb.3918325
27Bob Hood, Daly City, Calif.3916310
28Farriel Hinkle, Seattle, Wash.3907300
29Dave Soutar, Tarzana, Calif.3904290
30John Bolejack, Houston, Texas3899280
31Marty Anderson, Anaheim, Calif.3898265
 Gus Lamo, Endicott, N.Y.3898265

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Jay Robinson and Earl Anthony received $100 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Mage 4236. 24th low-Foremsky 3925. Pro-Am Cashed $50-Jim St. John, Tim Harahan, Skee Foremsky, Bob Hood, Palmer Fallgren, Roy Buckley.