Fort Worth Open



$37,500 FT. WORTH OPEN
Meadowbrook Lanes, Ft. Worth, Texas, Jul 19-23, 1973

Dickinson In Hometown Triumph

To the delight of a noisy home-town crowd lanky Gary Dickinson waltzed off with the $37,500 Ft. Worth Open at Meadowbrook Lanes.

Winner of only one (Don Carter Classic last January) previous test, Dickinson performed to near-perfection as he rolled to a 227-pin margin over second-place Bobby Cooper, and Bob McGregor, who finished third.

Dickinson faltered only once in match play when Earl Anthony held a three-pin margin for one game. Dickinson came back with winning games of 245 and 246 to regain the lead and was never headed.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texsa 9483 19-5-0 570 10053 $4,000
2Bobby Cooper, Mexico City, Mexico 9391 14-9-1 435 9826 2,200
3Bob McGregor, Dallas, Texas 9346 14-10-0 420 9766 1,700
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9256 15-9-0 450 9706 1,300
5Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9174 15-9-0 450 9624 1,150
6Bill Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9148 12-11-1 375 9523 1,050
7Charles Faino, Philadelphia, Pa. 8991 14-9-1 435 9426 1,000
8Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 8927 14-10-0 420 9347 950
9Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 9019 10-14-0 300 9319 900
10Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9013 10-14-0 300 9313 850
#11Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 8890 14-10-0 420 9310 800
12Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8870 13-10-1 405 9275 750
13Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8947 10-14-0 300 9247 725
14Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 8864 12-11-1 375 9239 700
15Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif. 8868 10-13-1 315 9183 650
#16Dick Lang, Detroit, Mich. 8868 10-13-1 315 9183 650
17Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8876 10-14-0 300 9176 625
18Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8798 12-12-0 360 9158 600
19Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 8813 11-13-0 330 9143 575
20Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8873 8-16-0 240 9113 550
21George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8764 10-14-0 300 9064 525
22Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8731 11-13-0 330 9061 500
23John Bolejack, Houston, Texas 8727 11-13-0 330 9057 475
#24Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8649 6-18-0 180 8829 450

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Dick Battista, New York, N.Y.3790$445
26Ernie Schlegel, Ft. Lee, N.J.3787350
27Paul Aarestad, Minneapolis, Minn.3785330
28Tim Albin, No. Hollywood, Calif.3782325
29Don Glover, Del Ray Beach, Fla.3778320
@30Mike Doody, Dallas, Texas3775315
31John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.3763310
32Palmer Falgren, Sacramento, Calif.3758305
33Dwane Martin, Wichita, Kan.3750300
34Don Bell, San Francisco, Calif.3748300
35Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3745300
36Maury Newman, Houston, Texas3744300
37Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3743300
38Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3742300
39Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3741300
40Sandy Finkelstein, Cortland, N.Y.3740300
41Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio3737300
42Joe Berardi, New York, N.Y.3735300

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Dick Lang, Billy Hardwick, Butch Soper recieved $35 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Dickinson 4112. 24th low-Glenn 3799. PRO-AM CASHERS -$50-Matt Surina, Sam Flanagan, Don McCune, Fred Jaskie, Jim Stefinich, Skee Foremsky.