Home Box Office Open



$50,000 HOME BOX OFFICE OPEN
Thruway Lanes, Buffalo, N.Y., Aug 16-20, 1974

Soutar Ends Drought

Dave Soutar accomplished a rare feat and broke a 14-month victory drought by winning the $50,000 Home Box Office Open in Buffalo, N.Y.

The lanky veteran of 13 years on the pro tour topped Carmen Salvino, 190-184, in the title game for his first victory since the Portland Open in June, 1973.

Soutar just made it into the 24-man finals, gaining the last spot in the field. But at the end of the first eight games of match play he had moved up the ladder to fifth place with a 7-1 won-loss record, and from there he stayed m the top five for the remainder of the head-to-head competition.

In the championship game, Soutar suffered an opening-frame split and dropped 11 pins behind. But Salvino got a split in the third frame and hen a disastrous 4-6 split in the seventh frame. That finished Salvino, even though his three game-ending strikes forced Soutar to mark to clinch the title.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.685 (3 games)$5,000
2Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.184 (1 game)2,800
3Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.200 (1 game)2,300
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.432 (2 games)2,000
5Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.173 (1 game)1,750

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Anthony defeated Semiz, 212-173; Soutar defeated Anthony, 237-220; Soutar defeated Robinson, 258-200, and in the championship game Soutar defeated Salvino, 190-184.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9334 12-12-0 360 9694 
2Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9148 17-7-0 510 9658 
3Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Ohio 9063 16-8-0 480 9543 
4Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9046 15-9-0 450 9496 
5Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9052 14-10-0 420 9472 
*6Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8956 14-10-0 420 9376 $1,650
7Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8829 15-9-0 450 9279 1,500
8Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8916 12-12-0 360 9276 1,400
9Dick Ritger, Harford, Wis. 8963 10-14-0 300 9263 1,300
10Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif. 8857 12-12-0 360 9217 1,200
11Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J. 8787 14-10-0 420 9207 1,100
12Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8726 15-9-0 450 9176 1,000
13Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif. 8810 12-12-0 360 9170 950
14Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8860 9-14-1 285 9145 900
15Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8777 12-12-0 360 9137 850
16George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8716 14-10-0 420 9136 800
17Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8813 10-13-1 315 9128 750
18Dean Asami, Richmond, Calif. 8844 8-16-0 240 9084 700
19Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 8753 11-13-0 330 9083 650
20Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8710 11-13-0 330 9040 600
21Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8709 10-14-0 300 9009 575
22Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 8745 8-16-0 240 8985 550
23Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8605 6-18-0 180 8785 525
***24Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.
(includes 261-pin penalty)
 8556 10-14-0 300 8595 507.50

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
***Ernie Schlegel, New York, N.Y., (32 games)6559$457.50
26Jim Lewis, Schnectady, N.Y.3731410
27Sam Guarino, Detroit, Mich.720402.50
 Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas3720402.50
29Dan Whitehurst, E. Brunswick, N.J.3716395
30Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo.3714390
31Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo.3713385
32Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3708380
*33Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.700400
34Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.697370
35Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.694365
36Wayne Broadwell Houston, Texas3690360
37Vial Blanke, New Orleans, La.3689352.50
 Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.3689352.50
39Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3687342.50
 Oliver Mabry, Indianapolis, Ind.3687342.50
41Al North, Ulster Park, N.Y.3684335
@42Larry Rabkin, Buffalo, N.Y.3680330
43Butch Dangel Rego Park, N.Y.3673325
44Dave Deken Plattsburgh, N.Y.3671317.50
 Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3671317.50
46Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.3670310
47Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio3669305
48Joe Jack, Kenmore, N.Y.3664300
49Mike Lastowski, Aberdeen, Md.3662300
50Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, Calif.3661300
51Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3655300
52Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz.353300
53Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3652300
54Vince Mazzanti, Levittown, Pa.3642300
55Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3639300
 Bob Chappell. Wichita, Kan.3639300

*Alternate. @Local entry. ***Seymore replaced Schlegel in finals, took penalty of 261 pins, and they split 24th and 25th-place money. Seymore also received $50 alternate money. Schmidt received $25 alternate money. 18-game qualifying leader-Salvino 4045. 24th low-Soutar 3752. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Alex Seymore, Gary Fust, Bob Hood, Dave Bash, Steve Neff, Pete Couture.