King Louie Open



$55,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Jan 22-26, 1974

Pappas Reigns In KC

George Pappas of Charlotte, N.C., returned to the PBA's winner's circle after an absence of nearly four years by mastering Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex., 231-195, in the championship game of the $55,000 King Louie Open in Kansas City.

Pappas' victory was his first since he won in Milwaukee and Buffalo during a one-month span on the 1970 winter tour.

During the 24 games of head-to-head match play, Pappas proved virtually unbeatable as he set a PBA record by winning 22 and losing only two of 24 games, including a 15-1 record on the final day. The previous record of 21-3 had been held by Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.

Pappas was unfazed in the final with Dickinson despite a momentary lapse in the fifth frame when he left a 4-6-7-10 split. But he recovered in time to finish with six strikes to ice the decision and carry off the $6,000 prize.

It was the third title of Pappas' PBA career.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.231 (1 game)$6,000
2Gary Dickinson, Ft. Wort, Texas,722 (3 games)3,500
3Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.185 (1 game)2,000
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio452 (2 games)1,800
5Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.212 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Buckley defeated Neff, 218-212; Dickinson defeated Buckley, 279-234; Dickinson defeated Roth, 248-185, and in the championship game, Pappas defeated Dickinson, 231-195.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9526 22-2-0 660 10186 
2Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N 9442 14-10-0 420 9862 
3Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas. 9212 15-9-0 450 9662 
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9273 12-12-0 360 9633 
5Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9230 13-11-0 390 9620 
*6Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9109 15-9-0 450 9559 $1,550
7Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 9102 14-10-0 420 9522 1,400
8Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9116 13-11-0 390 9506 1,300
9Bobby Cooper, Dallas, Texas 9030 15-9-0 450 9480 1,200
10Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9147 11-13-0 330 9477 1,150
11Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9093 11-11-2 360 9453 1,100
12Jimmy McHugh, Lynbrook, N.Y. 9046 13-10-1 405 9451 1,050
13Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9039 13-11-0 390 9429 1,000
14Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9040 10-13-1 315 9355 950
15Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9032 9-15-0 270 9302 900
16Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8997 9-14-1 285 9282 850
17Dan Roche, South Bend, Ind. 9051 7-17-0 210 9261 800
18Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8878 12-12-0 360 9238 750
19Fred Jaskie, Milwaukee, Wis. 8902 11-13-0 330 9232 725
20Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8790 11-13-0 330 9120 700
21Carmen Salvino Chicago, Ill. 8841 8-16-0 240 9081 675
22Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8666 12-12-0 360 9026 650
23Bob Perry, Paterson, N.J. 8721 7-17-0 210 8931 625
#24Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.
(After 106-pin penalty)
 8760 8-15-1 255 8909 537.50

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
#25Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3865$512.50
26Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont.3863410
27Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio.3859400
28Alex Seymore Kannapolis N.C.3842390
29Tim Harahan Canoga Park, Calif.838375
*Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3838425
31Boby Williams, Detroit, Mich.3833360
32Ken Vincek, Chicago, Ill.3828342.50
 Dick Thompson, Youngstown, Ohio3828342.50
34Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3826340
35Paul Aarestad, Minneapolis, Minn.3825335
36Ron Stromfeld, Columbus, Ohio3819327.50
 Roger Wiemer, Springfield, Mo.381932.50
38Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3818327.50
 Don Russell, San Diego Calif.3818317.50
40Bruce Ritchie, Seattle, Wash.3816307.50
 Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3816307.50
42Mike McGrath, St. Louis Mo.3814300

*Alternates. #Higham replaced Spigner in finals and took penalty of 106 pins. They divided 24th and 25th money for $512.50 each, and Higham received $25 additional for alternate. Meyers received $50 for alternate for two match game squads. 18-game qualifying leader-Roth 4172. 24th low-Spigner 3865. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Palmer Fallgren, Bill Johnson, Jerry Buchholz, Curt Schmidt, Dennis Swayda and Mark Roth.