Home Box Office Open



$50,000 HOME BOX OFFICE OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Hartford, Conn., Aug 2-6, 1974

Burton Hurtin' No Longer

It was a long time between victories for Nelson Burton Jr., but his first one in two years came in the Hartford suburb of Windsor Locks as he topped Earl Anthony, 236-230, in the final game of the $50,000 Home Box Office Open at Bradley Bowl.

The victory, worth $5,000, capped an entirely satisfying week for the St. Louisan, who averaged 233 for the 42-game route.

In the championship game, top-seeded Burton maintained a slim margin over Anthony into the final frame and finished with a 236 but he left the door open for Anthony should he get a spare and eight pins on his last ball. But, Anthony left a 4-6-7 split, missed the trio of pins, leaving all three, to fall six pins short.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.236 (1 game)$5,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.495 (2 games)2,800
3Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.689 (3 games)2,300
4Gary Fust, Des Moines, Iowa205 (1 game)2,000
5Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.207 (1 game)1,750

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Asher defeated Schmidt, 237-207; Asher defeated Fust, 247-205; Anthony defeated Asher, 265-205, and in the championship game Burton defeated Anthony, 236-230.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9822 18-6-0 540 10362 
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9614 17-7-0 510 10124 
3Gary Fust, Des Moines, Iowa 9146 16-8-0 480 9626 
4Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9139 14-10-0 420 9559 
5Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9103 15-9-0 450 9553 
*6Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9094 13-10-1 405 9499 $1,650
7Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9097 13-11-0 390 9487 1,500
8Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9111 12-12-0 360 9471 1,400
9Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9041 14-10-0 420 9461 1,300
10Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 9095 11-12-1 345 9440 1,200
11Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9094 11-12-1 345 9439 1,100
#12Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 9086 11-13-0 330 9416 1,050
13Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif. 8997 13-11-0 390 9387 1,000
14Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo. 8939 14-9-1 435 9374 950
#15Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9055 9-14-1 285 9340 900
16Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 9001 11-13-0 330 9331 850
17Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8974 9-14-1 285 9259 800
18Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8958 10-14-0 300 9258 750
19Mike Somers, E. Meadow, N.Y. 8847 10-13-1 315 9162 700
20Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas 8804 11-12-1 345 9149 650
21Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8834 9-15-0 270 9104 600
22Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 8812 9-14-1 285 9097 550
23Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz. 8794 8-15-1 255 9049 525
24James Fowble, Hobart, Ind. 8707 5-19-0 150 8857 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Timmy Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.3819$490
26Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3818410
27George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3817405
28Gregory Leaman, York, Pa.3813400
29Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio387395
30Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3800390
31Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo.3796385
32Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas3790380
33Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan.3788375
34Jimmy McHugh, Lynbrook, N.Y.78537
35Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif.378465
36Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3779360
37Ron McCaull, Malden, Mass.3772355
8Fred Jaskie, Milwaukee, Wis.3759350
39John Fenton, Midland, Texas3755345
40Pat Brownfield, Dallas, Texas3754340
41Dan Whitehurst, E. Brunswick, N.J.3748335
42Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.3745330
43Ken Brown, Monroe, N.Y.3743322.50
 Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.3743322.50
45Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.3742315
46Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3732307.50
 Ernie Schlegel, New York, N.Y.3732307.50
48Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3731300
49Mark Estes, Euclid, Ohio3722300
50Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3720300
51Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.3716300
52Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3715300
53Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio3711300
 Jack Winters, Penndel, Pa.3711300
55Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3706300
56Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.3704300
57Ron Stromfield, Columbus, Ohio3703300
58Richard Bower, Ford City, Pa.3695300

*Alternate. #Marty Piraino and Matt Surina received $100 each for 300 games. 18 game qualifying leader Anthony 4109. 24th low-Flanagan and Paul McCordic tied with 3824. PRO-AM CASHERS-$100 each-Earl Anthony, Joe Berardi, Gary Mage and Carmen Salvino. $50 each-Keith Craycraft, George Pappas, Mike Somers, Jeff Valentine, Johnny Petraglia, Steve Jones, Norm Meyers, Bob Cusick, Bob Hood Ernie Schlegel, Jay Robinson, Bill Spigner, Ed Ressler, Mike McGrath, Jeff Phipps, Paul Kreins, Matt Surina, Bobby Jacks.