Winston-Salem Invitational



$35,000 WINSTON-SALEM INVITATIONAL
Various Bowling Centers, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec 4-14, 1973

McGrath Repeats In Hawaii

Mike McGrath successfully defended his Winston-Salem Invitational Championship in Honolulu, Hawaii by defeating Earl Anthony, in the payoff game, 247-218, at Bowling City.

The finale was almost a replay from a year ago, when McGrath won the title and Anthony finished third after sustaining a defeat by McGrath. The victory was the third of the year for McGrath, who captured the $75,000 BPAA U.S. Open at New York last winter and the $47,500 Home Box Office Open at Pennsville, N.J. in the summer. It also was his 10th career victory.

Islanders were treated to an outstanding exhibition of tournament bowling by the Mainland pros. During the qualifying sessions, Bobby Cooper rolled a 300 game the first one rolled by the pros in five years in Hawaii, and Gary Dickinson had a 299 in the finals. Jay Robinson shot a 299 during qualifying.

The ournament marked the second year in a row that 16 Mainland pros journeyed to Hawaii under the sponsorship of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The Mainlanders were joined by Bones Yamasaki, representing Japan, and Keith Hiyane, Honolulu. Hiyane finished 14th and Yamasaki 16th.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike McGrath, St. Louis, Mo.505 (2 games)$3,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.218 (1 game)2,250
3Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas806 (3 games)2,000
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.226 (1 game)1,900
5Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.225 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Dickinson defeated Robinson, 299-225; Dickinson defeated Salvino, 258-226; McGrath defeated Dickinson, 258-249; and in the championship game McGrath defeated Anthony, 247-218.

36-GAME MATCH PLAY STANDINGS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 7806 27-8-1 825 8631 
2Mike McGrath, St. Louis, Mo. 7849 23-13-0 690 8539 
3Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 7507 22-14-0 660 8167 
4Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 7589 17-18-1 525 8114 
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 7513 20-16-0 600 8113 
*6Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 7340 23-13-0 690 8030 $1,750
7Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 7444 17-19-0 510 7954 1,600
8Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 7470 15-20-1 465 7935 1,500
9Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 7388 17-18-1 525 7913 1,450
@10Bobby Cooper, Dallas, Texas 7293 18-18-0 540 7833 1,400
11Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 7317 16-18-2 510 7827 1,350
12Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 7231 19-16-1 585 7816 1,300
13Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 7365 15-21-0 450 7815 1,250
#14Keith Hiyane, Honolulu, Hawaii 7137 17-19-0 510 7647 1,200
15Ernie Schlegel, Palo Alto, Calif. 7153 15-21-0 450 7603 1,150
#16Bones Yamasaki, Tokyo, Japan 7085 15-21-0 450 7535 1,100
17Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 7426 15-20-1 465 7491 1,050
18Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 7052 9-27-0 270 7322 1,000

*Alternate. #Local entry. @Received $100 for 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Asher, Buckley, McGrath, Cooper. $25 each-Johnson, Ritger, Anthony, Robinson.