Bellows-Valvair Open



$50,000 BELLOWS-VALVAIR OPEN
Hartfield Lanes Detroit, Mich., Nov 3-6, 1972

Buckley In A Breeze

Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio, opened the fall segment of the tour in auspicious fashion by rolling to a business-like win over a star-studded field in the $50.000 Bellows-Valvair Open in Detroit. The victory was the second for Buckley during his two-year career on the tour, his first title coming in the $50,000 Winston-Salem Open at Cranston, R.I., la months ago.

The grim-visaged pro needed only eight games to overhaul Paul Colwell, after Colwell jumped off to a lead at the end of the first six games. Thereafter, Buckley kept adding to his pin total. During match game play he thrilled fans at Hartfield Lanes when he rolled a 300 game. He held a 167-pin final margin over second-place Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J., who defeated Buckley, 202-171, in the position round game.

Colwell finished third, losing to Larry Laub, San Francisco. Cal., 225-177, on the next pair of lanes. Colwell, who hadfaded to 11th place, climbed all the way to second before finishing third. Buckley averaged 117 for the 42-game stint and finished his match game play with a record of 17 wins against only seven losses.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
#1Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9537 17-7-0 510 10047 $6,000
2Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9170 17-7-0 510 9780 3,200
3Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9322 13-11-0 390 9712 2,500
4Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9237 15-9-0 150 9687 2,000
5Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9338 11-12-1 345 9683 1,600
6Dick Ritger, Hartford. Wis. 9353 9-15-0 270 9623 1,500
7Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 9200 13-11-0 360 9560 1,100
8Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 9161 13-11-0 390 9551 1,300
9Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9111 14-10-0 420 9531 1,200
10Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 9048 16-8-0 480 9528 1,150
11Matt Surina, Kelso, Wash. 9131 13-11-0 390 9522 1,100
12Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9019 15-8-1 465 9484 1,025
 Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 9079 13-10-1 405 9484 1,025
14Jimmy McHugh, New York, N.Y. 9149 10-1-1-1 300 9449 950
15Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9123 10-13-1 315 9438 900
16A. W., "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La. 9001 14-9-1 435 9436 850
17Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 9142 9-15-0 270 9112 800
18John Handegard, Eugene, Ore. 9046 11-13-0 330 9376 750
19Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9062 9-15-0 270 9332 700
20Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 9019 10-14-0 300 9329 650
21Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8961 10-13-1 315 9276 600
22Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8871 10-14-0 300 9171 550
23Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8798 8-1ti-0 240 9038 525
24Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 8676 6-18-0 180 8856 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3881$405
*26Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif.3877455
27Mike Lemongello, Islip, N.Y.3876365
28Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis. Mo.3851350
29Bobby Williams, Detroit, Mich.3844340
30Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash.3823335
31Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.3816330
32Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3814325
33Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3811320
@34Bob Hart, Pleasant Ridge, Mich.3802315
35Fred Jaskie, Milwaukee, Wis.3792310
36Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3785305
37Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3760300
38Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3755295
39Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif.3754285
 Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb.3754285
 Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.3754285
42Frank Zitnik, Youngstown, Ohio3749275
43Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3748270
44Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3737265
45Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C.3722260
16Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.3717255
47Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3703250
48Tim Albin, Hollywood, Calif.3701245

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Buckley received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Buckley, 1297. 24th low-Dickinson 3884. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50-Barry Asher, Paul Colwell, Norm Meyers, Bob Strampe, Tim Albin, Bill McCorkle.