San Jose Open



$50,000 SAN JOSE OPEN
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, Calif., Jun 28-Jul 2, 1975

Fallgren Gets No. 1

Palmer Fallgren, a 24-year-old bachelor from Sacramento, Calif., won his first national title by defeating top-seeded Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas, 215-161, in the championship game of the $50,000 San Jose Open.

The victory was a long time coming for Fallgren, who joined the tour when he was 19 years old. He has been a consistent casher on the national tour, but, as he told newsmen "this is the best."

Fallgren trailed Dickinson, and was just ahead of Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio, and Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., when the Home Box Office televised finals got underway.

The Californian had won 19 and tied two of his 24 games of match play to garner the spot just behind Dickinson, who virtually had made a runaway of the qualifying and match game competition for 42 games.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.442 (2 games)$5,000
2Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas161 (1 game)3,000
3Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.418 (2 games)2,500
4Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.422 (2 games)2,000
5Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio200 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Knipple defeated Hudson, 205-200; Johnson defeated Knipple, 226-217; Fallgren defeated Johnson, 227-192, and in the championship game, Fallgren defeated Dickinson, 215-161.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9264 18-5-1 555 9819 
2Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9008 19-3-2 600 9608 
3Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev. 9073 14-10-0 420 9493 
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9132 12-12-0 360 9492 
5Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8985 14-9-1 435 9420 
*6Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8902 16-8-0 480 9382 $2,650
7Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8957 13-10-1 405 9362 1,500
8Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 8897 13-10-1 405 9302 1,400
9Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8917 9-14-1 285 9202 1,300
10Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8770 13-9-2 420 9190 1,200
11Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8811 12-12-0 360 9171 1,150
12Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8761 12-11-1 375 9136 1,100
13Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8739 11-13-0 330 9069 1,050
14Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8695 12-12-0 360 9055 1,000
15Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8719 9-13-2 300 9019 950
16Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 8626 13-11-0 390 9016 900
17George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8754 8-16-0 240 8994 850
18Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont. 8661 10-14-0 300 8961 800
19Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif. 8622 9-15-0 270 8892 750
20Wayne Gilchrist, Rancho Cordova, Calif. 8589 10-14-0 300 8889 700
21Greg Guertin, Sacramento, Calif. 8590 9-15-0 270 8860 650
22Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8472 12-12-0 360 8832 600
23Clif McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8606 6-17-1 195 8801 550
24Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8551 7-16-1 225 8776 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3747$495
26Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3746410
27Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.3743400
28John Elledge, Sacramento, Calif.3741390
29Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C.3728380
30Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3724370
31Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3722360
32Steve Buell, Salt Lake City, Utah3720350
33Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3716345
34Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3712340
35Cliff Saliba, Syracuse, N.Y.3706335
36Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.3703330
37Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash.3698325
38Terry Tuttle, King, N.C.3695320
39Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3684315
40Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif.3683310
41Don Wright, Sunnyvale, Calif.3680305
42Bobby Fliegman, Torrance, Calif.3657300

*Alternates. Don Bell received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Dickinson 4018. 24th low-Oswalt 3748. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Don Johnson, Steve Buell, Carmen Salvino, Marshall Holman, Bob Chappell, Gary Mage.