San Jose Open



$65,000 SAN JOSE OPEN
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, Calif., Jan 2-6, 1973

Allie Ups In '73 Opener

Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio, launched the Professional Bowlers Association 1973 winter tour in startling fashion when he toppled four opponents to win the $65,000 San Jose Open. Clarke's victim in the championship game was a fellow Akronite, top-seeded Don Johnson, whom Clarke victimized, 203-201, to win the $7,500 first prize.

Clarke's march to victory was a masterful display of outstanding and clutch bowling. He barely got the fifth spot in the finals by striking in the ninth and tenth frames late in match play, to grab the fifth spot from Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Cal.

Johnson, meanwhile, had started match game play in 24th place, and, aided by a 300 game, doggedly worked his way into the top spot by finally edging Don Glover, South Bend, Ind., 215-182, in the position round game, while Clarke was performing his heroics several pairs of lanes away.

Clarke first disposed of Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y., 238-223. Next up was Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y., who won at Saratoga Lanes in 1972. Lampo gave Clarke a tussle all the way to the end, but a split in the sixth frame proved his undoing, and Clarke, who saw Petraglia convert a 6-7-10 in the first game, came up with a 5-7 against Lampo, and won that one, 236-225.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio956 (4 games)$7,500
2Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio201 (1 game)4,000
3Don Glover, South Bend, Ind.236 (1 game)3,000
4Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.225 (1 game)2,500
5Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.223 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Clarke defeated Petraglia, 238-223; Clarke defeated Lampo, 236-225; Clarke defeated Glover, 279-236, and in the championship game Clarke defeated Johnson, 203-201.
42-GAMETOTALS Bonus Total

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
#1Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9336 19-5-0 570 9906 
2Don Glover, South Bend, Ind. 9321 17-6-1 525 9846 
3Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 9374 12-12-0 360 9734 
4Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9332 12-11-1 375 9707 
5Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 9110 15-9-0 450 9560 
*6Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9135 14-10-0 420 9555 $1,850
7Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif. 9201 11-12-1 345 9546 1,700
8Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9128 13-11-0 390 9518 1,600
9Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9121 12-11-1 375 9496 1,500
10Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Cal. 9079 11-12-1 345 9424 1,450
11Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal. 9068 11-13-0 330 9398 1,400
12Matt Surina, Kelso, Wash. 9049 11-13-0 330 9379 1,350
13Barry Warshafsky, Watertown, Mass. 8903 14-9-1 435 9338 1,300
14Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8984 10-12-2 330 9314 1,250
15Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8986 10-13-1 315 9301 1,200
16Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8946 11-13-0 330 9276 1,150
17Butch Soper, Los Angeles, Calif. 8954 10-14-0 300 9254 1,100
18Gary Cea, Everett, Wash. 8884 12-12-0 360 9244 1,050
19Dick Ritger, Hartord, Wis. 8977 8-15-1 255 9232 1,000
20Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8839 13-11-0 390 9229 950
21Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8880 11-12-1 345 9225 900
22Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 8809 11-13-0 330 9139 850
23Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8862 8-15-1 255 9117 00
24Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8595 6-18-0 180 8775 750

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif.3826$700
26Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.3825590
27Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3814550
 Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.3811550
29Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas3813510
 A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.3813510
31Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.3812480
32Gary Madison, San Bernardino, Calif.3808460
33Earl Anthony, Tacoma. Wash.3804440
34Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3798420
35Mickey Higham, Kansas Cite, Mo.3777390
 Jay Robinson, Simi Valley, Calif.3777390
37Jimmy McHugh, New York, N.Y.3773360
38Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio3769340
39Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash.3767330
40Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3763320
41Art Trask, San Antonio, Texas3762310
42Larry Lichstein, Suffield, Conn.3760300

*Alternate. #Don Johnson received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Lampo 4088. 24th low-Johnson 3843. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50-Gus Lampo, Alex Seymore, Don Glover, Allie Clarke, Jim Stefanich, Larry Lichstein.