Portland Open



$50,000 PORTLAND OPEN
Valley Lanes, Beaverton, Ore., Jun 14-18, 1975

Sal Wows 'Em

Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., was top-seeded into the finals of the $50,000 Portland Open and he withstood a closing assault by many-time champion Larry Laub, San Francisco Calif., to win the tournament.

He defeated the Californian in the championship game, 217-204, to win $5,000, easily his biggest check ever as a pro bowler.

Bongiorno didn't get to the top of the field until there was only one game remaining in qualifying and match game play.

Until that time, he watched Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla., and Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio, battle for the lead, with the Akronite wresting it away from Godman after the first day and then holding it virtually till the finish.

In the position round game Tuesday night, Bongiorno finally caught Hudson with a 268-216 victory and that gave him the top-seeded position.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.217 (1 game)$5,000
#2Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.699 (3 games)3,000
3Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio168 (1 game)2,500
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.461 (2 games)2,000
5Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.204 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Holman defeated Conner, 244-204; Laub defeated Holman, 248-217; Laub defeated Hudson, 247-168, and in the championship game, Bongiorno defeated Laub, 217-204.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla. 9271 15-9-0 450 9721 
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9199 15-9-0 450 9649 
3Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9226 14-10-0 420 9646 
4Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9079 16-8-0 480 9559 
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9028 16-8-0 480 9508 
*6Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9039 15-9-0 450 9489 $1,650
#7Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9002 16-8-0 480 9482 1,500
8Joey Berardi, New York, N.Y. 9092 10-11-3 345 9437 1,400
9Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9000 14-9-1 435 9435 1,300
10Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9062 12-12-0 360 9422 1,175
 Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9032 13-11-0 390 9422 1,175
12Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 9049 11-13-0 330 9379 1,100
13Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8895 15-9-0 450 9345 1,050
14Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 9025 10-14-0 300 9325 1,000
15Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8919 11-12-1 345 9263 950
16Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 8881 11-10-3 375 9256 900
17Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8844 12-12-0 360 9204 850
18Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla. 8923 9-15-0 270 9193 800
19Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8865 6-17-1 195 9060 750
20Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8668 12-12-0 360 9028 700
21Jim Hills, Cleveland, Ohio 8680 11-13-0 330 9010 650
22Walt Nevin, Spokane, Wash. 8611 9-14-1 285 8896 600
23John Bolejack, Ft. Worth, Texas 8616 8-16-0 240 8856 550
24Paul Kreins, Pleasant Hills, Calif. 8290 2-22-0 60 8350 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.3822$495
26Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3821410
27Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3817400
28Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3809390
29Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3808375
@Bob Farnum, Seattle, Wash.3808375
31Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo.3807360
#32Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3805350
33Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3800345
34George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3797340
35Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio3792335
36Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif.3789330
37Jack Major, Vancouver, B.C., Can.3786325
38Wayne Gilchrist, Rancho Cordova, Calif.3780320
39Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3763312.50
 Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash.3763312.50
41Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3752305
42Mike McPherson, Boise, Ind.3751300

*Alternates. @Local entry. #Larry Laub, Rick Minier and Dennis Lane received $100 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Hudson 4046. 24th low-Hills 3823. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Ron Bell, Jim Certain, Sam Flanagan, George Pappas, Eddie Ressler, Don Johnson.