King Louie Open



$80,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Jan 28-Feb 1, 1975

Roth Crowned In King Louie

Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y., earned his way into the charmed circle of champions with a spectacular 299 game in the nationally televised championship match of the $60,000 King Louie Open.

Victim of the near-perfect game was another youngster, Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo., who had a large hometown crowd cheering his every move as he mowed down three opponents to get into the championship game against Roth.

Roth's 12th ball which could have earned him a $10,000 cash bonus from ABC-TV and a Mercury automobile, looked good as it left his hand, and as he told newsmen later, "It felt good."

But a stubborn and unyielding four-pin survived the onslaught of nine other pins and Roth had to be satisfied with a 299-233 victory.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.299 (1 game)$7,000
2Steve Jones Kansas City, Mo.995 (4 games)4,000
3Art Trask Miami, Fla.247 (1 game)2,500
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio204 (1 game)2,000
5Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.194 (1 game)1,750

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Jones defeated Laub, 227-194; Jones defeated Buckley, 277-204; Jones defeated Trask, 258-247; and in the championship game, Roth defeated Jones, 299-233.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9809 18-6-0 540 10349 
2Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9526 16-8-0 480 10006 
#3Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9561 13-8-3 435 9996 
4Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo. 9610 12-11-1 375 9985 
5Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9523 15-9-0 450 9973 
*6Tom Warren, St. Joseph, Mo. 9511 14-10-0 420 9931 $1,600
7Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9493 14-9-1 435 9928 1,400
8Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9393 15-8-1 465 9858 1,300
9Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 9345 14-8-2 450 9795 1,250
10Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 9378 12-10-2 390 9768 1,200
11Joey Berardi, New York, N.Y. 9278 13-10-1 405 9683 1,150
12Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla. 9222 13-10-1 405 9627 1,100
13Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif. 9240 11-12-1 345 9585 1,050
14Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 9183 13-11-0 390 9573 1,000
@15Tutor Caldwell, Kansas City, Mo. 9294 8-15-1 255 9549 950
16Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9201 11-13-0 330 9531 900
17Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9194 10-12-2 330 9524 875
18Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 9223 9-13-2 300 9523 850
19Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9214 9-14-1 285 9499 825
20Dick Blank, Omaha, Neb. 9099 9-15-0 270 9369 800
21Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9199 5-19-0 150 9349 775
22Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9063 8-16-0 240 9303 750
23Mike Limongello, N. Lindenhurst, N.Y. 9000 8-15-1 255 9255 725
24Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8961 8-16-0 240 9201 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Matt Surina Longview, Wash.4047$605
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.4047530
27Bob Perry, Paterson N.J.4045500
28Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.4039470
 Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.4039470
30Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.4030440
31Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4026420
32Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.4020400
33Eddie Ressler Allentown, Pa.4017390
34Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif.4007380
35Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas4006370
36Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas4004360
37Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3996350
38Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3988340
39Darold Meisel, Madison, Wis.3987330
40Harry Mickelson Kodiak Alaska3983320
41Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo.3979310
42Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3976300

*Alternates. Surina and Pappas tied for 25th and 26th. They split money and Surina served as alternate. @Local entry. #Roy Buckley received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Mueller 4267. 24th low-Sliker 4050.
PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Marshall Holman, Mark Roth, Gary Dickinson, Tommy Hudson, Craig Mueller, Bill Beach.