Cleveland Open



$60,000 CLEVELAND OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted, Ohio, Jan 29-Feb 2, 1974

Larry Spills Earl

Larry Laub successfully protected his top-seeded spot as he won the $60,000 Cleveland Open, topping Earl Anthony, in the championship game, 257-247, to win the $7,000 first prize.

To win it, Laub was forced to open with a seven-bagger against Anthony, who came on with a rush only to fall short by 10 pins at the finish, thus choking off a superlative four-game effort by Anthony.

Anthony rolled a 1020 total for four games, just one pin off the mark for four television games set, oddly enough, by Laub. Included in his effort was a 299 in the first game against Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. Anthony left a nine-pin on his last ball.

Anthony recovered to defeat Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio, and Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas, before challenging Laub.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.257 (1 game)$7,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.1,020 (4 games)4,000
3Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas191 (1 game)2,500
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio198 (1 game)2,000
5Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.201 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Anthony defeated Petraglia, 299-201; Anthony defeated Buckley, 257-198; Anthony defeated Gearhart, 217-191, and in the championship game Laub defeated Anthony, 257-247.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9852 17-7-0 510 10362 
2Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 9732 13-11-0 390 10122 
3Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9615 15-9-0 450 10065 
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9629 12-12-0 360 9989 
5Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9570 13-11-0 390 9960 
*6Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont. 9511 14-9-1 435 9946 $1,650
7Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9484 15-9-0 450 9934 1,400
8Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9459 14-10-0 420 9879 1,300
9Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9455 13-11-0 390 9845 1,250
10George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9441 12-12-0 360 9801 1,200
11Larry Lichstein, Suffield, Conn. 9436 12-12-0 360 9796 1,150
12Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9430 11-12-1 345 9775 1,100
13Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 9487 9-15-0 270 9757 1,050
14Dennis Torgerson Des Moines, Iowa 9368 12-11-1 375 9743 1,000
#15Ron Stromfeld, Columbus, Ohio 9248 15-9-0 450 9698 950
16Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9329 12-12-0 360 9689 900
#17Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas 9345 11-13-0 330 9675 875
18Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9285 10-14-0 300 9585 850
19Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9170 13-11-0 390 9560 825
20Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 9126 14-10-0 420 9546 800
21Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 9210 10-14-0 300 9510 775
22Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 9046 6-18-0 180 9226 750
23Don Russell, San Diego, Calif. 8939 8-15-1 255 9194 725
24Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8824 5-19-0 150 8974 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Roger Williams, Akron, Ohio4006$635
26Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4005520
27Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.4003500
28Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3993480
2Dick Stark, Glenwood Springs. Colo.3983470
30Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.3981455
 Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3981455
32Fred Borden, Akron, Ohio3980445
#33Neil Brown, Hazleton, Pa.3962440
34Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas3960435
35Jim Hills, Lyndhurst, Ohio3949430
36Dave Frame, Azusa, Calif.3948425
37Alex Seymore, Kannapolis N.C.3943420
38Bob Monaco, Kansas City, Mo.3942415
39Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas3941410
40Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3939402.50
 Bob Singleton, Houston, Texas3939402.50
42Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3935395
43Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.3934390
44Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3932385
45Bill Wallets, Middleburg Hts., Ohio931380
46Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3928372.50
 Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.3928372.50
48Dennis Savoy, St. Paul, Minn.3926365
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3920360
50Vial Blanke, New Orleans, La.390355
51Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3899350
52Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3897342.50
 Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3897342.50
54Jim Roy, Tucson, Ariz.3895335
55Pete Couture, Lewiston, Me.3894330
56Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3892325
57Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo.3891320
58Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3890315
59Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3879305
 Bob Perry, Paterson, N.J.3879305
@Jim Mitchell, Akon, Ohio3879305

*Alternate. #McCune, Stromfeld McCordic and Brown each received $100 for 300 game. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Swaya 4181. 24th low-Russell 4007. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Jim Stefanich, Bob Strampe, Dale Glenn, Bob Singleton, Les Zikes, Johnny Petraglia, Mickey Higham, Mark Roth, Ron Lisher. $16.67 each-Carmen Salvino, Dick Weber, Fred Jaskie.