ARC Alameda Open



$60,000 ARC ALAMEDA OPEN
Mal's Bowl, Alameda, Calif., Dec 30-Jan 4, 1975

Asher Back In Form

Victory for Barry Asher in the opening tournament of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Winter Tour, the $60,000 ARC Alameda Open, was a sharp reverse from his performance in the early part of 1974 when he was recovering from an illness which threw his game sharply off form.

The Costa Mesa, Calif., pro not only ousted three opponents during the nationally televised finals, but he came from 23rd place tie just to make it into the finals.

Asher eliminated Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn., Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Cal., and Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo., in order, with Higham being the victim in the championship game, 236-186.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.678 (3 games)$7,000
2Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.186 (1 game)4,000
3Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.202 (1 game)2,500
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.444 (2 games)2,000
5Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.201 (1 game)1,700

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Spigner defeated Zahn, 275-201; Asher defeated Spigner, 215-169; Asher defeated Conner, 227-202, and in the championship game, Asher defeated Higham, 236-186.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8993 16-7-1 495 9488 
2Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8875 14-9-1 435 9310 
3Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 8842 15-9-0 450 9292 
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 8912 12-11-1 375 9287 
5Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8776 13-8-3 435 9211 
*6Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8775 14-9-1 435 9210 $1,550
7Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8890 10-13-1 315 9205 1,400
8Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8828 12-11-1 375 9203 1,300
9Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8812 13-11-0 390 9202 1,250
10Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash. 8808 11-11-2 360 9168 1,200
11Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8747 14-10-0 420 9167 1,150
12Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8806 12-12-0 360 9166 1,100
13Mike Limongello, Lindenhurst, N.Y, 8838 10-13-1 315 9153 1,050
14Marshall Holman Medford, Ore. 8643 15-8-1 465 9108 1,000
15Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 8748 10-13-1 315 9063 950
16Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8711 10-12-2 330 9041 900
17Lamar Keck, Canoga Park, Calif. 8732 10-14-0 300 9032 875
18Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8600 14-10-0 420 9020 850
#19Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8722 8-16-0 240 8962 825
20Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 8594 12-12-0 360 8954 800
21Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8612 11-13-0 330 8942 775
22Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8586 11-13-0 330 8916 750
23Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 8502 8-16-0 240 8742 725
24John Elledge, Sacramento, Calif. 8323 5-19-0 150 8473 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Sandy Finkelstein, Cortland, N.Y.3711$625
26Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3710520
27Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3705510
28Neil Brown, Hazelton, Pa.3703500
29Elton Kelley, Las Vegas, Nev.3688490
30Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3678480
31Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3676470
32Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3673460
33Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif.3672450
34Glenn Carlson Fresno, Calif.3668440
35Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3661425
 Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3661425
37Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif.3651405
 Bobby Fliegman, Torrance, Calif.3651405
39Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif.3646385
 Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3646385
#41Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Cal.3645370
42Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal.3643355
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3643355
44Mark Estes, Cleveland Ohio3635345
45Bob Monaco, Kansas City, Mo.3629340
46Jimmy McHugh, Lynbrook, N.Y.3628335
47Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3626330
48Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Cal.3619325
49Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3613320
@50Brian Blanchard, Sacramento, Calif.3607315
51Norm Friedmeyer, St. Louis, Mo.3606310
52Dean Asami, Richmond, Calif.3602302.50
 Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.3602302.50
54Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3599300

*Alternates. @Local entry. #Cliff McNealy and Jerry Buchholz received $100 each for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-McNealy 3993. 24th low-tie between Asher and Frazier 3718. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 eachDennis Lane, Jimmy McHugh, Barry Asher, Gary Dickinson, Sam Flanagan, Mark Roth.