San Jose Open - Archived Standings
$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.
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. 18-GAME TOTALS *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.
*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.