Japan Starlanes Open - Archived Standings
$45,000 JAPAN STARLANES OPEN
Mel's Bowl Redwood City, Calif., Jun 17-20, 1972
Still Another For Earl
Earl Anthony, rapidly developing into one of the best bowlers on the tour, made the $45,000 Japan Starlanes Open at Mel's Bowl his second straight triumph.
The 34-year-old lefthander also was a winner in the Portland (Ore.) Open which preceded this inaugural event. In the summer tour opener in Seattle, Wash., the crew-cut pro was a runnerup to Gary Mage, Vancouver, Wash., for the title, failing by only 80 pins in his bid for the victory. Mage, who was fourth to Anthony in Portland, finished fifth in the Japan Starlanes tournament, cosponsored by Tom Horiike's chain of bowling centers in Tokyo and surrounding areas.
Anthony was never worse than third in any of the event's six rounds. He was third after the opening qualifying block, first after two sets, then traded places with Bob Hood, Daly City, Calif., for the top position until taking over for good in the opening session of match play. It was a ti-2 in that round, plus a 241-average over that span, that turned back any future threats.
There were perfect games tossed by Jim Wantland, York, Pa., who came home 17th, and Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y., and plenty of scoring fireworks, including a 279-279 deadlock between Wayne Zahn, Tempe. Ariz., and Anthony. In addition, Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Calif., lost with a 279 effort when Jay Robinson, Santa Susana, Calif., rolled a 284.
*Alternate. @Local Entries. #Marty Piraino and Jim Wantland received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leaderBob Hood 4360. 24th low-Joe Panko-3943. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50-Marty Piraino, Bill Tucker, Tim Harahan, Marty Anderson, Ed Bourdase, Sam Flanagan.