Midas Open



$100,000 MIDAS OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Feb 25-Mar 1, 1975

Burton Not Hurtin'

Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo., again found Bradley Bowl in Windsor Locks, Conn., to his liking, and won the $100,000 Midas Open.

Burton defeated 20-year-old Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa., in the championship game to make it two ProfessionalBowlers Association (PBA) victories in as many visits, having won at Bradley the previous August.

The victory, number 12 in Burton's career, was his richest ever, $14,000.

For all intents and purposes, Burton actually won the Midas Open during the last three games of match play on Friday night, nailing down top-seeded with scores of 245-259-242.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.208 (1 game)$14,000
2Ed Ressler, Allentown Pa.719 (3 games)8,000
3Dave Davis, Atlanta Ga.178 (1 game)6,000
4Gary Mage, Seattle Wash.481 (2 games)5,000
5Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.203 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Mage defeated Salvino, 256-203; Ressler defeated Mage, 268-225; Ressler defeated Davis, 257-178, and in the championship game, Burton defeated Ressler, 208-194.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9423 16-8-0 480 9903 
2Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 9373 14-10-0 420 9793 
3Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 9396 13-11-0 390 9786 
4Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 9369 13-11-0 390 9759 
5Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9271 15-9-0 450 9721 
*6Butch Gearhart, New York, N.Y. 9317 11-11-2 360 9677 $3,550
7Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9075 16-7-1 495 9570 3,000
8Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9238 11-13-0 330 9568 2,700
9Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo Calif. 9123 13-11-0 390 9513 2,600
10Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif. 9098 13-11-0 390 9488 2,500
11Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9029 15-9-0 450 9479 2,400
12Teata Semiz River Edge, N.J. 9076 13-11-0 390 9466 2,300
13Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif. 9031 12-11-1 375 9406 2,200
14Skip Tucker, Sarasota, Fla. 8937 15-9-0 450 9387 2,100
15Dick Ritger, Hartford Wis. 9087 9-15-0 270 9357 2,000
16Ted Malicki, Cleveland Ohio 8950 13-10-1 405 9355 1,900
17Don Johnson Akron, Ohio 9000 11-13-0 330 9330 1,800
18Jim Frazier Spokane, Wash. 9059 8-16-0 240 9299 1,700
19Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio 9028 9-15-0 270 9298 1,600
20Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8827 11-13-0 330 9157 1,500
21Bill Spigner Hamden, Conn. 8902 8-16-0 240 9142 1,400
22Bill Beach, Sharon Pa. 8836 10-14-0 300 9136 1,300
23Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo. 8888 8-16-0 240 9128 1,200
&24Tom Drew, State College, Pa. 8727 8-15-1 255 8982 1,010

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
&25Mike Orlovsky, Endicott N.Y.3912$1,010
*26Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3899945
27Don Helling, St. Louis Mo.3897820
28Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3896780
29George Pappas, Charlotte N.C.3893750
30Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.3892725
31Billy McCune, Munster Ind.3888700
32Ron Winfrey, Kansas City, Mo.3887680
33Vial Blanke, New Orleans, La.3886660
34Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3885640
35Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.3883620
36Bobby Fliegman, Torrance, Calif.3879600
37Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3877580
38Neil Brown, Hazelton, Pa.3872555
@Ken Thomas Manchester Conn.3872555
40Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.3869540
41Sandy Finkelstein Cortland, N.Y.3858530
42Steve Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y.3855520
43Ed DiTolla Maywood, N.J.3848510
44Greg Baderdeen, Ontario, Calif.3845500
45Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3840490
46Jim Godman Vero Beach Fla.3839480
47Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3833470
48Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth Texas3830460
49Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W.Va.3821450
50Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.3819440
51Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio3818430
52Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.3815410
 Johnny Guenther, Seattle Wash.3815410
 Ron Stromfeld, Columbus, Ohio3815410
55Alex Seymore, Kannapolis N.C.3809390
56Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga.3808380
57Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo.3796370
58Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas3795180
 Lamar Keck, Canoga Park, Calif.3795180

*Alternates. @Local entry. #Bobby Jacks received $100 for 300 game. &Drew replaced Orlovsky in the finals when Orlovsky withdrew due to an injury and they split 24th and 25th-place money, each receiving $1,010. 18-game qualifying leader-Davis 4237. 24th low-Orlovsky 3912. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Dan Roche, Butch Gearhart, Tim Harahan, Ralph Engan, Roy Buckley, Chub D'Ambolo, Mike Limongello, Bobby Knipple, Marty Piraino, Palmer Fallgren, Tommy Hudson, Tony Maresca, Gary Mage, Fred Jaskie, Ed DiTolla, Bob Hood, Marshall Holman, Billy Hardwick.