Tucson Open



$50,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 11-15, 1975

Johnson Catches Weber

Don Johnson tied a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) record when he won his 24th career tournament title, the $50,000 Tucson Open.

He now shares the honor of most national PBA tournaments won with Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo., who also has won four BPAA All-Star titles in addition to his PBA victories, still leads Johnson in lifetime earnings, however.

Johnson's victory at Golden Pin Lanes came at the expense of a 28-year-old rookie on the tour, Guy Rowbury of Ronan, Mont., who went down to defeat at Johnson's hands, 234-226, after he had beaten two other finalists to get at Johnson.

Johnson had earned the top-seeded spot in the finals by defeating Earl Anthony, 268-182, in the position round game Monday night. He trailed Anthony by a single pin going into that game. Rowbury, who was competing in only his fourth PBA tournament, and two Californians, Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, and Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, rounded out the finals field.

The victory also enabled Johnson to run his streak of 10 consecutive years in which he has won at least one PBA championship. The $5,000 first prize upped his official earnings for the year to $24,003.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.234 (1 game)$5,000
2Guy Rowbury, Ronan, Mont.689 (3 games)3,000
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.206 (1 game)2,500
4Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, Calif.426 (2 games)2,000
5Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.191 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Fenton defeated Fallgren, 242-191; Rowbury defeated Fenton, 205-184; Rowbury defeated Anthony, 258-206, and in the championship game, Johnson defeated Rowbury, 234-226.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev. 9234 14-9-1 435 9669 
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9119 14-9-1 435 9554 
3Guy Rowbury, Ronan, Mont. 9046 16-8-0 480 9526 
4Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, Calif. 9060 13-11-0 390 9450 
5Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8970 14-9-1 435 9413 
*6Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8918 15-9-0 450 9368 $1,650
7Rick Perry, Columbia Falls, Mont. 8885 16-8-0 480 9365 1,500
8Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8965 13-11-0 390 9355 1,400
9Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8891 14-9-1 435 9326 1,300
10Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif. 8792 14-10-0 420 9212 1,200
11Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash. 8833 12-11-1 375 9208 1,150
12Wayne Chester, San Mateo, Calif. 8830 12-12-0 360 9190 1,100
13Skip Tucker, Sarasota, Fla. 8837 11-13-0 330 9167 1,050
14Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 8833 11-13-0 330 9163 1,000
15Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8815 11-13-0 330 9145 950
16Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8866 9-15-0 270 9136 900
17Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8779 11-13-0 330 9109 850
18Jerry Buchholz, Van Nuys, Calif. 8669 14-9-1 435 9104 800
19Larry Mathews, Salt Lake City, Utah. 8805 9-15-0 270 9075 750
20Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8751 10-14-0 300 9051 700
21Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif. 8709 11-13-0 330 9039 650
22Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8720 8-16-0 240 8960 600
23Jim Jones, Santa Clara, Calif. 8662 6-17-1 195 8857 550
24Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C. 8562 6-17-1 195 8757 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Jim Frazier, SpokaneWash$420
*26Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3822475
27Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.3821400
28Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.3817385
 Jim Roy, Glenwood Springs, Colo.3817385
30Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3813370
31Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.3803360
32Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3801350
33Mike Procaccino, Tucson, Ariz.3796345
34Steve Cornelius, San Diego, Calif.3785340
35J.B. Blaylock, La Lux, N.M.3782335
36John Denton, Midland, Tex.3781330
37Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3778325
38Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3775320
39Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.3760315
40Pat Brennan, El Paso, Texas3759310
41Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.3750305
42Greg Guertin, Sacramento, Calif.3747300

*Alternates. 18-game qualifying leader-Hudson 3927. 24th low-Lane 3827. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Earl Anthony, J.B. Blaylock, Carmen Salvino, Jim Hills, Dennis Murphy, Bill Straub.