Fair Lanes Open



$70,000 FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes, Towson, Md., Feb 5-9, 1974

Ritger "Fairs" Well

Dick Ritger repeated as champion in the $70,000 Fair Lanes Open by defeating Johnny Petraglia 237-193 in the championship game. Ritger also won the season's opener, the $100,000 Midas Open.

Ritger was joined in the finals by Larry Laub, who earlier had won the $70,000 Don Carter Classic and the $60,000 Cleveland Rotary Open this winter; Petraglia, Sam Flanagan and Alex Seymore, Kannapolis N.C.

In the payoff game, Petraglia never had a chance. Ritger opened with a strike, then strung four more from the third through the sixth frames, and he had the title and the $7,500 winner's check to match the one he won a year ago.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.237 (1 game)$7,500
2Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.611 (3 games)4,000
3Larry Laub, San Francisco,Calif.199 (1 game)3,000
4Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.397 (2 games)2,500
5Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.172 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Flanagan defeated Seymore, 205-172; Petraglia defeated Flanagan, 218-192; Petraglia defeated Laub, 200-199, and in the championship game Ritger defeated Petraglia, 237-193.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8921 18-6-0 540 9461 
2Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8884 14-10-0 420 9224 
3Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8726 16-8-0 480 9206 
4Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8741 12-11-1 375 9116 
5Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 8691 13-11-0 390 9081 
*6Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8626 14-10-0 420 9046 $1,850
7Steve Buell, Salt Lake City, Utah 8670 12-11-1 375 9045 1,600
8Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8657 12-12-0 360 9017 1,500
9Gene George, Staten Island, N.Y. 8599 12-11-1 375 8974 1,450
10Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8538 13-10-1 405 8943 1,400
11Dan Roche, South Bend, Ind. 8529 12-10-2 390 8919 1,350
12Dick Lang, Detroit, Mich. 8511 13-11-0 390 8901 1,300
13Chuck Moran, San Diego, Calif. 8467 14-10-0 420 8887 1,250
14Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8562 9-13-2 300 8862 1,200
15Tim Harman, Canoga Park, Calif. 8550 9-14-1 285 8835 1,150
16Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8455 12-12-0 360 8815 1,100
17Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8412 12-12-0 360 8772 1,050
18Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y. 8439 10-14-0 300 8739 1,000
19Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 8381 11-13-0 330 8711 950
20Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8376 11-13-0 330 8706 900
21Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8340 11-12-1 345 8685 850
22Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8350 10-14-0 300 8650 800
23Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind. 8138 7-17-0 210 8348 775
24Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8155 6-18-0 180 8335 750

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3647$712.50
 Rich Carrubba Hayward, Calif.3647637.50
27Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.369595
28Larry Lichstein, Suffield, Conn.3638570
29Ron Stromfeld, Columbus, Ohio3636545
30Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3632520
31Tom Morrison, Hackettstown, N.J.3631495
 Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3631495
33Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3630480
34Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3627470
35George Pappas Charlotte N.C.3619460
36Jimmy McHugh, Lynbrook, N.Y.3615450
37Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.3607440
38Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3606430
39Neil Brown, Hazleton, Pa.3603420
@40Phil Jones, Baltimore, Md.3602410
41Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3597400
42Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.3595390
43Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3593380
44Ernie Schlegel, Menlo Park, Calif.3591370
45Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif.3588362.50
 Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass3588362.50
47Charles Gannon, Oxon Hill, Md.3586352.50
 Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook, N.J.3586352.50
49Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3584345
50Dick Thompson, Youngstown, Ohio358230
51Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.3575335
52Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3572330
53Mike Limongello, St. Paul, Minn.3563325
54Bobby Williams, Detroit, Mich.3560320
@55Lee Brosius, Falls Church, Va.3558315
56Dennis Turner, Stockton, Calif.3551310
57Lou Moretti, Niagara Falls, N.Y.3550305
58Palmer Fallen, Sacramento, Calif.3549300

*Alternate. (Knipple a and Carrubba ied for 25th, and Knipple defeated Carrubba in one-game roll-off for alternate position.) @Local entries. 18-game qualifying leader-Lampo 3843. 24th low-Robinson 3649. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Ron Lisher, Dennis Murphy, Roy Buckley, Tom Morrison, Allie Clarke, Dick Weber, Bob Strampe, Mike McGrath, Bill Beach, Bill Broennle, Bob Hood, Bobby Williiams, Keith Craycraft, Dave Davis, Dick Thompson, Dennis Swayda, Bill Monzidelis, Bill Allen, George Fejes, Vic Pettit.