Portland Open



$37,500 PORTLAND OPEN
Valley Lanes Portland, Ore., Jun 8-11, 1972

Anthony Keeps A Hot Hand

A victory and a second place in his first two tournaments on the PBA summer tour was the score racked up by Earl Anthony following his victory in the Portland Open.

Anthony squeaked by Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y., in the position round championship game with a narrow 223-220 victory, and it moved him up a notch from his second-place finish in the Seattle Open just a week earlier.

Anthony was never far out of the lead in the qualifying rounds at Valley Lanes in the Portland suburb of Beaverton. He trailed Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Cal., by only a few pins after 18 games of qualifying, then in the very first game of match play Anthony topped Carrubba, 211-203, and took over first place.

In the second round of the head-to-head competition Saturday afternoon, Anthony surrendered the lead to Piraino for only one game, but Piraino could not hold on to it and Anthony regained it and held it to the finish.

In the position round game Anthony held a 52-pin margin over Piraino and the little New Yorker needed a 23-pin winning margin and the 30 bonus pins to claim the title. Piraino opened with a four-bagger but left splits in the fifth and sixth frames, and Anthony doubled in the 10th frame to clinch the victory.

Lon Marshall, Pomona, Calif., notched a 300 game during the match game play and it enabled him to cement a seventh-place finish in the

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9025 17-7-0 510 9535 $4,000
2Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8940 17-7-0 510 9450 2,200
3Rich Bennett, Owego, N.Y. 8922 17-7-0 510 9432 1,500
4Gary Mage, Vancouver, Wash. 8939 14-10-0 420 9359 1,200
5Jan Robinson, Santa Susana, Calif. 8876 16-8-0 480 9356 1,100
6Bob Collatos, Miami, Fla. 8868 14-9-1 435 9303 1,050
#7Lon Marshall, Pomona, Calif. 8802 13-11-0 390 9192 1,000
8Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8823 12-12-0 360 9183 950
9Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Calif. 8706 15-9-0 450 9156 900
10Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 8848 10-14-0 300 9148 850
11Bob Hood, Daly City, Calif. 8787 10-13-1 315 9102 800
12Matt Surina, Kelso, Wash. 8739 11-13-0 330 9069 750
13Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash. 8605 13-11-0 390 8995 725
14Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 8612 11-12-1 345 8957 700
15Jack Major, No. Vancouver, B.C., Can. 8588 12-12-0 360 8948 675
16Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif. 8651 9-15-0 270 8921 650
17Bill Starnes, Eugene, Ore. 8608 10-14-0 300 8908 625
18Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif. 8481 14-10-0 420 8901 600
19Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8569 11-13-0 330 8899 575
20Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8497 10-14-0 300 8797 550
21Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8331 9-14-1 285 8616 525
22Bob Hill, Edmonds, Wash. 8307 8-16-0 240 8547 500
23Joe Creno, Syracuse, N.Y. 8314 7-17-0 210 8524 475
24Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 8215 6-18-0 180 8395 450

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3674$425
26Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3666325
27Dave Soutar, Tarzana, Calif.3660310
28Terry Booth, Mt. View, Calif.3654300
29Jim Wright, Corpus Christi Texas3651285
 H. A. Salam, Portland, Ore.3651285
31Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3640270
3Jim Wantland, York, Pa.3637260

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Lon Marshall received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Carrubba 3888. 24th low-Critchlow 3676. Pro-Am Cashers-$100-Gary Mtge. $50-Johnny Guenther, Gus Lampo, Jim Wright, Jim Wantland.