BPAA U.S. Open



$85,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Madison Square Garden, New York City, Feb 10-16, 1974

Laub: "My Biggest Victory"

According to Larry Laub, "It was my biggest triumph ever."

He was referring, of course, to his victory over Dave Davis in the finals of the $85,000 BPAA U.S. Open at New York's Madison Square Garden Bowling Center. Score of the finale was, 258-237.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.749 (3 games)$8,000
2Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.237 (1 game)5,000
3Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.211 (1 game)3,600
4Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas480 (2 games)2,800
5Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.181 (1 game)2,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Dickinson defeated Weber, 245-181; Laub defeated Dickinson, 246-235; Laub defeated Petraglia, 245-211, and in the championship game Laub defeated Davis, 258-237.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 12652 14-10-0 420 13072 
2Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 12457 14-10-0 420 12877 
3Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 14459 12-12-0 360 12819 
#4Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 12311 15-9-0 450 12761 
5Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 12431 11-13-0 330 12761 
*6Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 12361 13-11-0 390 12751 $2,050
7Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 12312 14-10-0 420 12732 1,800
8Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 12269 13-11-0 390 12659 1,700
9Larry Lichstein, Suffield, Conn. 12224 13-11-0 390 12614 1,600
10Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 12197 13-11-0 390 12587 1,500
11Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y. 12164 14-10-0 420 12584 1,450
12Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 12083 13-11-0 390 12473 1,400
13Don Glover, Del Ray Beach, Fla. 12043 14-10-0 420 12463 1,350
@#14Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 12064 12-11-1 375 12439 1,300
15Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 13014 14-10-0 420 12434 1,250
16Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas 12012 13-10-1 405 12417 1,200
17Mike Somers, East Meadow, N.Y. 12085 10-14-0 300 12385 1,150
18Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo. 12011 12-12-0 360 12371 1,100
19Bob Singleton, Houston, Texas 12083 9-15-0 270 12353 1,050
20Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont. 11930 13-11-0 390 12320 1,000
21Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 11872 11-13-0 330 12202 950
@22Bill Spargo, Redford, Mich. 11943 7-15-2 240 12183 900
23Dan Whitehurst, Matawan, N.J. 11680 6-18-0 180 11860 850
24Joe Berardi, New York, N.Y. 11588 6-18-0 180 11768 800

32-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Emie Schlegel, Menlo Park, Calif.6772$745
@26Fred Blackburn, San Leandro, Calif.6767645
27Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.6761630
@28Ed Bourdase, Hayward, Calif.660620
2Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La.6755600
 Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.6755600
 Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.675600
32Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.6749580
3Jimmy McHugh, Lynbrook, N.Y.6748570
34Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.674560
35Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.673550
3Greg Baderdeen, Ontario, Cal.6725540
37Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.6724530
38Art Trask, Miami, Fla.6723520
39Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif.6717510
40Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.6715500
41Mike Limongello, St. Paul, Minn.6712495
42Bob Snell, Stamford, Conn.6707490
#43Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.6695485
@44Mike Kilgannon Valley Stream, N.Y.6688480
45Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.6681475
46Chuck Moran, San Diego, Calif.6662470
47Jack Wallisch, St. Paul, Minn.663465
48Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio6647460
49Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.6641455
50Fred Jaskie, Milwaukee, Wis.6640450
51Teata Semiz, River Edge N.J.6637445
@52Ed Jablonski, Hicksville, N.Y.6631440
@53Ron Woolet, Louisville, Kan.6630435
54Tom Warren, St. Joseph, Mo.625430
@55Ron Weber, Cincinnati, Ohio6624420
 Pete Couture, Lewiston, Me.6624420
 Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.6624420
58Dick Thompson, Youngstown, Ohio6619410
59Frank Verni, Port Chester, N.Y.6617405
60Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio6612397.50
&Arnie Goldman, Phoenix, Ariz.6612397.50
62Ralph Florio, Brooklyn, N.Y.6601390
63Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.659985
64Steve Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y.6597380
65Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.6588375
@66Gary Hampshire, St. Petersburg, Fla.6583370
@67Gary Cea Everett, Wash.657765
68Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.6556360
69Bobby Williams, Detroit, Mich.6552355
70Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.6537350
71Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.6522345
72Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.6517340
73Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.6513335
74Leon Yarish New Haven, Conn.649930
75Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio695325
7Tom Morrison, Hackettstown, N.J.6486320
@77Mario Borghi, Queens, N.Y.6452315
@78Tom Rippentrop Rockford, Ill.6438310
79Vial Blanke New Orleans, La.642235
80Gene George, Staten Island, N.Y.6417300

*Alternates. @BPAA League entry. #landoli, Dickinson, Berlin received $00 each for 300 games. 32-game qualifying leader-Davis 7330. 24th low-Salvino 6776. &Goldman defeated Tony Moscato, 192-175, in rolloff for 80th spot after first cut. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Dave Davis, Paul Colwell, Louie Moore, Earl Anthony, Paul McCordic, Ralph Engan Ernie Schlegel, Bill Beach, Gil Sliker, Dick Thompson, Doc landoli, Allie Clarke, Bill Spigner, Lou Scalia, Tom Warren, Jim Steanich, Neil rown, Steve Neff, Mickey Hiham. $25 each-Vial Blanke, Palmer Fagren.