Monroe Max-Air Open



$80,000 MONROE MAX-AIR OPEN
Pelican Lanes, New Orleans, La., Mar 18-22, 1975

Helling In "Shocker"

Victories over Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., and Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif., gave Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo., his fourth career title as he captured the $80,000 Monroe Max-Air Open.

Helling, who had gained one other title at Pelican Lanes, defeated Anthony, 265-226, before disposing of the top-seeded Robinson, 237-213, in the championship match.

Despite his two-game average of 251, Helling's victories were not exactly easy. He got the first seven strikes against Anthony, but Earl stayed close enough that Helling had to double in the 10th to win. Against Robinson, he strung together five strikes to build a lead Robinson couldn't catch.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.502 (2 games)$10,000
2Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.213 (1 game)6,000
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.442 (2 games)4,000
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.357 (2 games)3,200
5Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.194 (1 game)2,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Weber defeated Hartmann, 198-194; Anthony defeated Weber, 216-159; Helling defeated Anthony, 265-226, and in the championship game, Helling defeated Robinson, 237-213.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9020 15-9-0 450 9470 
2Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8984 15-9-0 450 9434 
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8986 14-10-0 420 9406 
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8982 12-12-0 360 9342 
5Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 8882 14-10-0 420 9302 
*6Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga. 8864 13-11-0 390 9254 $2,250
7Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8741 14-8-2 450 9191 2,000
8Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8719 15-9-0 450 9169 1,900
9Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8692 15-9-0 450 9142 1,800
10Jerry Laciura, New Orleans, La. 8736 13-11-0 390 9126 1,700
11Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8722 12-12-0 360 9082 1,650
12Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8696 12-12-0 360 9056 1,600
13Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8690 12-12-0 360 9050 1,550
14John Bolejack, Ft. Worth, Texas 8618 12-11-1 375 8993 1,500
15Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 8551 13-10-1 405 8956 1,450
16Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8593 11-13-0 330 8923 1,400
17Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 8548 12-12-0 360 8908 1,350
18Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio 8580 10-14-0 300 8880 1,300
19Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8519 12-12-0 360 8879 1,250
20Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8577 9-15-0 270 8847 1,200
21Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 8562 9-15-0 270 8832 1,150
22Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 8419 7-16-1 225 8644 1,100
23Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8345 8-15-1 255 8600 1,050
24Fred Wilson, Houston, Texas 8335 6-18-0 180 8515 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Dean Courtade, New Orleans, La.3700$975
26Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.3688850
27Jimmy McHugh, Lynbrook, N.Y.3685800
28Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kan.3684737.50
 Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3684737.50
30Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas3683700
31Mike Limongello, N. Lindenhurst, N.Y.3682675
32Hal Kaminski, Milwaukee, Wis.3675650
33Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3670625
34Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3666600
35Butch Gearhart, New York, N.Y.3665590
36Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La.3664580
37Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3662570
38Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3653560
39Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3651550
40Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio3650535
 Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.3650535
42Joey Berardi, New York, N.Y.3636520
43Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3635510
44Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3632500
45Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.3627490
46Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo.3626480
47Bob Perry, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3619470
48Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.3616460
49Steve Carson, Los Angeles, Calif.3613450
50Tom Menge, Cleveland, Ohio3612440
51Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3611430
52Greg Baderdeen, Ontario, Calif.3610420
53Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif.3609410
54Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla.3608400
55Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.3607390
56Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3606380
57Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook, N.J.3602370
58Bobby Hall, Washington, D.C.3601360
59Chuck Moran, San Diego, Calif.3600350
60John Sands, Bossier City, La.3595340
61Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan.3590330
62Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.3588320
63John Floyd, Bossier City, La.3586310
64Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3583300

*Alternates. 18-game qualifying leader-Weber 4017. 24th low-Wilson 3705. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Jay Robinson, Curt Schmidt, Art Trask, Jim Stefanich, Paul Colwell, Joey Berardi, Dave Soutar, Marshall Holman, Don McCune, Doc landoli.