Showboat Invitational



$77,777 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Hotel Lanes, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan 17-20, 1973

Asher Has A Hot Roll

It took him two years to turn the trick, but Barry Asher finally turned the tables on Don Johnson to win the $77,777.77 Showboat Hotel and Lanes Invitational.

He defeated Johnson, top-seeded into the championship game, 258-228, and thus atoned for a defeat two years ago when Johnson topped Asher, 269-223, after Asher had gained the number one spot in the championship game. The victory was Asher's seventh in PBA play.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.493 (2 games)$11,111.11
2Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio228 (1 game)7,777.77
3Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.687 (3 games)5,000.00
4Gus Lampe, Endicott, N.Y.237 (1 game)4,000.00
5Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.194 (1 game)3,500.00

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Salvino defeated Battista, 224-194; Salvino defeated Lampo, 258-237; Asher defeated Salvino, 235-205; and in the championship game Asher defeated Johnson, 258-228.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9284 17-7-0 510 9794 
2Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9213 17-7-0 510 9723 
#3Gus Lampe, Endicott, N.Y. 9029 14-9-1 435 9464 
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8956 15-9-0 450 9406 
5Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8942 15-9-0 450 9392 
*6Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8961 12-12-0 360 9321 $3,050
7Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8938 12-12-0 360 9298 2,500
8Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8863 13-9-2 420 9283 2,200
9Craig Mueller, Union City, N.J. 8829 14-10-0 420 9249 1,900
10Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8872 12-11-1 375 9247 1,800
11Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 8826 12-11-1 375 9201 1,700
12Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8810 13-11-0 390 9200 1,600
13Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8907 8-13-3 285 9192 1,500
14John Handegard, Eugene, Ore. 8802 10-14-0 300 9102 1,400
15Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8701 13-11-0 390 9091 1,300
16Larry Lichstein, Suffield, Conn. 8772 9-14-1 285 9057 1,250
17Elton Kelley, Las Vegas, Nev. 8721 11-13-0 330 9051 1,200
18Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8673 12-12-0 360 9033 1,150
19Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 8642 12-12-0 360 9002 1,100
20Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8678 10-14-0 300 8978 1,050
21Jeff Valentine, Boston, Mass. 8640 9-15-0 270 8910 1,000
22Tim Albin, Hollywood, Calif. 8591 8-15-1 255 8846 950
23Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8508 8-16-0 240 8748 900
24Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y. 8523 7-17-0 210 8733 850

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.3737$775
26Max Jensen, Lincoln Neb.3733650
27Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio3728600
28Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3715565
29Charlie Venable, Brooklyn, N.Y.3711506.67
 Barry Warshafsky, Watertown, Mass.3711506.66
 Lee Taylor, San Diego, Calif.3711506.66
32Jimmy McHugh, New York, N.Y.3710480
33George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3702470
34Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio3700460
35Bill Tucker, Detroit, Mich.3698450
36Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3697440
37Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.3695435
38Leroy Langager, Minneapolis, Minn.3687427.50
 Bob Singleton, Houston, Texas3687427.50
40Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif.3686420
41Tom Warren, St. Joseph, Mo.3683412.50
 Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3683412.50
43Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3678402.50
 Bill Wells, Albuquerque, N.M.3678402.50
45Gary Cea, Everett, Wash.3674392.50
 Don Glover, South Bend, Ind.3674392.50
47Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.3672385
48Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3670380
49Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.3669375
50Mike Merritt, Reseda, Calif.3667370
51Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal.3666365
52Frank Huspen, Chicago, Ill.3665360
53Steve Buell, Salt Lake City, Utah3663355
54Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.3661350
55Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3659342.50
 Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3659342.50
57Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.3657335
58Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3655330
59Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.3652325
60Darold Meisel, Madison, Wis.3647320
61Randy Cottom, Harrisburg, Ill.3644315
62Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga.3640310
63Fred Jaskie, Milwaukee, Wis.3638305
64Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.3629300

*Alternate. #Lampo received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Sliker 3979. 24th low-Knipple 3740.