Don Carter Classic



$70,000 DON CARTER CLASSIC
Bowling Square, Arcadia, Calif., Jan 9-13, 1973

Dickinson Wins His First

After years of coming close, Gary Dickinson of Ft. Worth, Texas, finally hit the jackpot when he captured the $70,000 Don Carter Classic in Arcadia, Calif. Victory was sweet for the lanky righthander, who had been a runnerup five previous times in his career, including a second place windup two years before when the Carter event was played in New Orleans.

Dickinson's victim in the final game was hometowner Barry Asher, who had many in the crowd rooting for him.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas947 (4 games)$7,500
2Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.216 (1 game)4,000
3Matt Surina, Kelso, Wash.224 (1 game)3,000
4Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.208 (1 game)2,500
5Don McCune, Munster, Ind.195 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Dickinson defeated McCune, 237-195; Dickinson defeated Petraglia, 237-208; Dickinson defeated Surina, 238-224, and in the championship game Dickinson defeated Asher, 235-216.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9400 17-6-1 525 9925 
2Matt Surina, Kelso, Wash. 9142 18-6-0 540 9682 
3Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9181 16-8-0 480 9661 
4Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9230 13-10-1 405 9635 
5Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9180 14-9-1 435 9615 
*6Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 9118 15-9-0 450 9568 $1,850
7Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9123 14-10-0 420 9543 1,700
8Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9160 11-13-0 330 9490 1,600
9Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9112 12-11-1 375 9487 1,500
10Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9126 12-12-0 360 9486 1,400
11Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9072 12-12-0 360 9432 1,400
12Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8972 13-11-0 390 9362 1,350
13Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash. 8925 14-10-0 420 9345 1,300
14Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8940 10-14-0 300 9240 1,250
15Mike Lemongello, Islip, N.Y. 8860 12-12-0 360 9220 1,200
16Greg Baderdeen, Ontario, Calif. 8800 12-12-0 360 9160 1,150
17Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8835 10-14-0 300 9135 1,100
18Jeff Valentine, Boston, Mass. 8846 9-14-1 285 9131 1,050
19Bobby Knipple, Long Beach; Calif. 8789 10-14-0 300 9089 1,000
20Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif. 8653 12-12-0 360 9013 950
21Gary Madison, San Bernardino, Calif. 8819 6-18-0 180 8999 900
22Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8694 9-15-0 270 8964 850
23Bill Coleman, Foster City, Calif. 8705 8-16-0 240 8945 800
24Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 8562 6-17-1 195 8757 750

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Mickey Higham, Kansas City Mo.3822$652.50
 Steve Buell, Salt Lake City, Utah3822577.50
27Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3819540
28Steve Neff, New Orleans, La.3818520
29Don Glover, South Bend, Ind.3817500
30Butch Soper, Los Angeles, Calif.3814480
31Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.3811470
32Charlie Venable, Brooklyn, N.Y.3809460
33George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3798450
34Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3792435
 Bob Singleton, Houston, Texas3792435
36Lee Taylor, San Diego, Calif.3791420
37Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.3788405
 Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.3788405
39Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb.3786390
40Adron Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.3782380
@41Fred Conner, Los Angeles, Calif.3780370
42Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.3770360
43Marty Anderson, Anaheim, Calif.3769345
 Bud Horn, Baldwin Park, Calif.3769345
45Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.3768330
46Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas3764320
47Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif.3763310
48Bob Stearns, Minneapolis, Minn.3762300
49Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3761290
50Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.3755275
 Jay Robinson, Simi Valley, Calif.3755275
52Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas3754260
53George LeCain, Peabody, Mass.3751250

*Alternate. @Local entries. 18-game qualifying leader-McCune 4056. 24th low-Lemongello 3831.
PRO-AM CASHERS -$50-Palmer Fallgren, Bobby Cooper, Mark Roth, Larry Laub, Don Johnson. $25-Barry Asher and Ray Bluth. Higham lost to Steve Buell (185-171) for alternate position, but took position when Buell withdrew from tournament.