Home Box Office Open



$47,500 HOME BOX OFFICE OPEN
Penn Bowl, Pennsville, N.J., Jul 27-31, 1973

McGrath Edges Earl

Mike McGrath's second win of the season was a two-pin thriller over Earl Anthony. He eked out a 216214 victory over Anthony in the finals of the $47,500 Home Box Office at Penn Bowl, and upped his PBA career victory total to nine. The win was his second of the year, following a triumph (also over Anthony) in the $75,000 BPAA U.S. Open last winter in New York.

In the championship match, a virtual replay of the finals of the Open, Anthony left an horrendous 6-7-810 split in the first frame, got only one pin on his second ball, and then just simply couldn't catch up throughout the rest of the game. McGrath sat down with his 216 and Anthony's three closing strikes were anti-climatic, leaving him short by two pins.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif.216 (1 game)$5,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.453 (2 games)2,800
3John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.424 (2 games)2,200
4Don McCune, Munster, Ind.445 (2 games)1,800
5Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio218 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-McCune defeated Buckley, 241-218; Handegard defeated McCune, 204-194; Anthony defeated Handegard, 239-220, and in the championship game McGrath defeated Anthony, 216-214.

42-GAMETOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 9583 15-8-1 465 10048 
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9441 15-9-0 450 9891 
3John Handegard, Eugene, Ore. 9400 15-9-0 450 9850 
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9432 12-12-0 360 9792 
5Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9421 12-12-0 360 9781 
*6Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9320 14-10-0 420 9740 $1,550
7Mat Surina, Longview, Wash. 9364 12-12-0 360 9724 1,400
8Jeff Thielsen, Columbus, Ohio 9300 14-10-0 420 9720 1,300
9Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 9272 13-11-0 390 9662 1,200
10Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 9135 15-9-0 450 9585 1,100
11Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 9176 13-11-0 390 9566 1,050
12Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 9166 13-11-0 390 9556 1,000
13Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 9148 13-10-1 405 9553 950
14Mike Somers, E. Meadow, N.Y. 9186 11-11-2 360 9546 900
15Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9054 13-11-0 390 9444 850
16Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9097 11-13-0 330 9427 800
17Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9056 12-12-0 360 9416 750
18Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9132 8-16-0 240 9372 700
19Jimmy McHugh, Oceanside, N.Y. 8983 11-13-0 330 9313 650
20Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8947 11-13-0 330 9277 600
21Paul Aarestad, Minneapolis, Minn. 9006 8-16-0 240 9246 575
22Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8888 10-14-0 300 9188 550
23Bob Singleton, Houston, Texas 8832 8-14-2 270 9102 525
24Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8770 6-18-0 180 8950 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas3906$470
26Charlie Venable, Brooklyn, N.Y.3905380
27George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3904372.50
 Gil Sliker Washington N.J.3904372.50
29Butch Soper, Orange, CaIif.3899362.50
 Ernie Schlegel, Ft. Lee, N.J.3899362.50
31Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.3896355
32Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3887350
33Steve Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y.3871345
34Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3861340
35Mike Keefe, W. Nyack, N.Y.3857335
36Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3846313
37Bobby Cooper, Mexico City, Mexico3845325
38Mickey Higham, Kanas City, Mo.3840320
39Jack Winters, Penndel, Pa.3835312.50
@Bobby Lupton, Pennsville, N.J.3835312.50
41Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.3826305
42Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.3823300

*Alternate, @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-McGrath 4114. 24th low-Singleton 3908. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Larry Laub, George Pappas, Tim Harahan, Curt Schmidt, Roy Buckley, Allie Clarke.