Greater L.A. Open



$60,000 GREATER L.A. OPEN
Bowling Square, Arcadia, Cal., Jan 7-11, 1975

Earl Royal In L.A.

Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., won the $60,000 Greater Los Angeles Open at Bowling Square in Arcadia, Calif., in the finals, 247-216.

The victory, Anthony's 14th in his career, made him the winningest lefthander in the history of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA).

Anthony first eliminated Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif., 236-186, after Laub had ousted fifth place Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz., 226-182. Anthony then defeated another Californian, veteran Ed Bourdase, San Jose, 238-213, and that set up the battle for the title between the two roommates.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.721 (3 games)$7,000
2Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.216 (1 game)4,000
3Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif.213 (1 game)2,500
4Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.412 (2 games)2,000
5Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.182 (1 game)1,700

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Laub defeated Colwell, 226-182; Anthony defeated Laub, 236-186; Anthony defeated Bourdase, 238-213, and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Frazier, 247-216.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 9587 21-3-0 630 10217 
#2Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif. 9503 17-7-0 510 10013 
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9363 14-9-1 435 9798 
4Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9349 14-10-0 420 9769 
5Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9362 13-11-0 390 9752 
*6Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif. 9381 11-13-0 330 9711 $1,550
#7Tim Albin, North Hollywood, Calif. 9285 13-10-1 405 9690 1,400
8Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 9270 13-11-0 390 9660 1,300
9Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9273 12-12-0 360 9633 1,250
10Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9267 12-12-0 360 9627 1,200
11Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 9189 14-10-0 420 9609 1,150
12Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 9239 11-13-0 330 9569 1,100
13Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 9186 12-12-0 360 9546 1,050
14Walt Block, Carson, Calif. 9200 11-13-0 330 9530 1,000
15Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9177 11-13-0 330 9507 950
16Art Goddard, Temple City, Calif. 9116 12-11-1 375 9481 900
17Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 9188 9-15-0 270 9458 875
18Joe Berardi, New York, N.Y. 9096 12-12-0 360 9456 850
19Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif. 8946 13-11-0 390 9336 825
20Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8986 10-14-0 300 9286 800
21Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 8975 9-14-1 285 9260 775
22Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas 9048 6-17-1 195 9243 750
23Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8984 8-16-0 240 9224 725
24Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz. 8863 7-16-1 225 9088 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Sandy Finkelstein, Corland, N.Y.3861$625
26Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3856520
27Bobby Fliegman, Torrance, Calif.3854510
28Jeff Valentine, Boston, Mass.3853500
29Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.3852485
 Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3852485
31Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif.3844470
32George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3842460
33Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.3839450
34Jim Hills, Cleveland, Ohio3837440
35Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3829430
36Jim Fowble, Hobart, Ind.3818420
37Greg Baderdeen, Ontario, Calif.3817410
38Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3808400
39Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3799385
 Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo.3799385
41Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.3796370
42Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas3791360
43Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.3782350
44Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3781345
45Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas3780340
46Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3778335
47Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3773330
48Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3765325
49Doug Johnson, Long Beach, Calif.3762320
50Dean Asami, Richmond, Calif.3758312.50
 Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash.3758312.50
52Maurice Kabance, Denver, Colo.3755305
53Denny Torgerson, Des Moines, Iowa3754300

*Alternates. #Tim Albin, Ed Bourdase and Matt Surina received $100 each for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Holman 4133. 24th low-Petraglia 3862. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Paul McCordic, Bob Hood, Gil Sliker, Ed Ressler, Bobby Jacks, Greg Baderdeen.