Bellows-Valvair Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 BELLOWS-VALVAIR OPEN
Painesville Lanes Painesville, Ohio, Sep 8-11, 1972
Johnny's On The Spot
Johnny Petraglia broke out of a year-long victory drought in the Cleveland suburb of Painesville when he won the $50,000 Bellows-Valvair Open. The 1971 leading money winner with official earnings of more than $85,000 and five PBA titles, Petraglia could muster only two runnerup and one third-place finishes previously this year before outlasting a starstudded field at Painesville Lanes. His margin over second-place Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill., at the finish was 75 pins, as he totalled 10,206 pins to Salvino's 10,131.
The Brooklynite won six of his first eight games of match play on the final night and jumped into a lead which he protected to the finish. Going into the position round game, he held a near-insurmountable lead over Salvino and that game ended in a 206-235 defeat for Petraglia.
There were eight 300 games in the tournament, two of them by Dick Ritger, but Petraglia was not one of the bowlers to turn in a perfecto.
*Alternate. @Local entry. # $100 given for 300 games-Dick Ritger (2), Mike Orlovsky, Jim Godman, Dale Glenn, Roy Buckley, Tom Hudson, Sam Flanagan, 18-game qualifying leader- Buckley 4273. 24th low-Wallets 4037. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50-Roy Buckley, Mike Lemongello, Mat Surina, Gary Dickinson, George Pappas, Bobby Meadows.