Long Island Open



$60,000 LONG ISLAND OPEN
Garden City Bowl, Garden City, N.Y., Feb 18-22, 1975

Earl Bests Allen

Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., overcame a tough and scrambling opponent in the person of Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla., to notch the title in the $60,000 Long Island Open.

Anthony topped Allen, 217-195, in the title game after Allen had eliminated three other players in an effort to win his first PBA title since 1968 when he triumphed at Newark, Ohio.

Anthony was top-seeded into the number one position, earning it with two big final games Friday night, 278 and 265. Earlier in the week, he was farther back in the field as Don Helling, St. Louis, Allen, and Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz., battled for the lead.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.217 (1 game)$7,000
2Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.843 (4 games)4,000
3Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.190 (1 game)2,500
4Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz.216 (1 game)2,000
5Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.192 (1 game)1,700

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Allen defeated Mage, 199-192; Allen and Maresca tied, 216-216, and Allen defeated Maresca in a two-frame (9th and 10th) rolloff, 49-40; Allen defeated Helling, 233-190, and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Allen, 217-195.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9103 17-6-1 525 9628 
2Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8907 16-7-1 495 9402 
3Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz. 8889 14-10-0 420 9309 
4Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8697 18-5-1 555 9252 
5Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8864 12-12-0 360 9224 
*6Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8686 14-10-0 420 9106 $1,550
7Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 8653 15-9-0 450 9103 1,400
8Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J. 8734 12-12-0 360 9094 1,300
9Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8723 12-12-0 360 9083 1,250
10Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 8464 16-8-0 480 8944 1,200
11Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8605 10-14-0 300 8905 1,150
12Jim Hills, Cleveland, Ohio 8432 14-10-0 420 8852 1,100
13Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 3431 11-13-0 330 8761 1,050
14Gene George, Staten Island, N.Y. 8338 12-11-1 375 8713 1,000
15Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8316 12-12-0 360 8676 950
16Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind. 8378 9-14-1 285 8663 900
17Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8342 10-14-0 300 8642 875
18Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8277 12-12-0 360 8637 850
@19Ira Katz, Oceanside, N.Y. 8306 11-13-0 330 8636 825
20Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 8317 8-15-1 255 8572 800
21Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo. 8239 10-13-1 315 8554 775
22Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan. 8286 7-17-0 210 8496 750
23Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif. 8047 8-15-1 255 8302 725
24Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 7799 4-20-0 120 7919 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.3588$575
*26Bob Cusick, Middle Village, N.Y.3587630
27Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.3586535
28Joe Tusa, Brooklyn, N.Y.3583520
29Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio3578510
30Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas3569500
31Pete D'Angelo, Hoboken, N.J.3567490
32Jim Fowble, Hobart, Ind.3566475
 Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo.3566475
34Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook, N.J.3557460
35Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3556450
36Tony Liberati, Johnson City, N.Y.3554440
37Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif.3551430
38Jimmy McHugh, Lynbrook, N.Y.3550420
39Mike Barth, Kansas City, Mo.3549407.50
 Ric Bogart, N. Plainfield, N.J.2549407.50
41Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3546400
42Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La.3545395
43John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa.3544390
44Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.3542382.50
 Mike Limongello, N. Lindenhurst, N.Y.3542383.50
46Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3540375
47Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas3536370
48Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3534365
49Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.3530360
50Steve Jones, Denver, Colo.3529355
51Bobby Fliegman, Torrance, Calif.3526350
52Ken Jacobson, Aberdeen, S.D.3524345
53Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3523340
54Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.3519335
55Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.3518327.50
 Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3518327.50
57Tom Menge, Cleveland, Ohio3517317.50
 Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.3517317.50
59Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.3514310
60Joe Cirillo, E. Chester, N.Y.3510305
61Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3508300
62Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C.3507300
63Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3506300
64Mark Estes, Cleveland, Ohio3503300

*Alternates. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Maresca 3885. 24th low-Holman 3591. PRO-AM CASHERS-$100 each-Dick Weber, Bill Allen. $50 each-Don McCune, Larry Laub, Bobby Jacks, Gary Mage, Mark Roth, Jack Biondolillo, Butch Gearhart, Bill Spigner, John Creco, Bob Cusick, Gus Lampo, Greg Baderdeen, Dave Jones, Dave Davis, Marty Piraino, Nelson Burton Jr., Phil Jones, Sam Flanagan.