Home Box Office Open



$50,000 HOME BOX OFFICE OPEN
N. Versailles Bowl, Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 1-5, 1975

Salvino Spooks Earl

Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Hall of Famer Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill., won his 14th career title by upsetting top-seeded Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., in the championship game of the $50,000 Home Box Office Open in Pittsburgh.

The score of the title game was 236-213, and it marked the second time this year that the veteran Chicagoan has thwarted Anthony in a one-game title bid, the other occasion being the finals of the $100,000 Showboat Invitational at Las Vegas last January.

Salvino had to win two games to claim the title. He was second-seeded to Anthony, and they were joined by Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio, Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn., and Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y., in the Home Box Office televised finals.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.461 (2 games)$5,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.213 (1 game)3,000
3Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio472 (2 games)2,500
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.434 (2 games)2,200
5Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.194 (1 game)1,900

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Spigner defeated Roth, 216-194; Buckley defeated Spigner, 269-218; Salvino defeated Buckley, 225-203, and in the championship game, Salvino defeated Anthony, 236-213.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9474 18-6-0 540 10 $014
2Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9135 17-7-0 510 9645 
3Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9192 13-10-1 405 9597 
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9093 15-7-2 480 9573 
5Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9182 13-11-0 390 9572 
*6Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9184 12-11-1 375 9559 1,700
7Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9183 11-13-0 330 9513 1,500
8Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8832 16-8-0 480 9312 1,400
9Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8942 12-12-0 360 9302 1,300
10Jim Fowble, Hobart, Ind. 8843 12-12-0 360 9203 1,200
11Rick Perry, Columbia Falls, Mont. 8763 14-10-0 420 9183 1,150
12Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8818 10-12-2 330 9148 1,100
13Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8819 10-13-1 315 9134 1,050
14Greg Guertin, Sacramento, Calif. 8714 13-10-1 405 9119 1,000
15Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, Calif. 8786 10-14-0 300 9086 950
16Timmy Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif. 8730 11-12-1 345 9075 900
17Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8730 11-13-0 330 9060 850
18Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8574 12-11-1 375 8949 800
19Guy Rowbury, Ronan, Mont. 8594 11-13-0 330 8924 750
20George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8584 9-14-1 285 8869 700
21Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8543 9-15-0 270 8813 650
22Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 8434 9-15-0 270 8704 600
23Carl Marinelli, Greensburg, Pa. 8420 8-15-1 255 8675 550
&24Joe Petrowski, Syracuse, N.Y. 8319 6-18-0 180 8499 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*&25Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.3732$495
@26Buddy DeLuca, Pittsburgh, Pa.3730415
27Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3718410
28Palmer Fallgren Sacramento, Calif.3716405
29Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio3715400
30Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3714395
31Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne Ind.3708390
32Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.3701385
33Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3700380
34Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3691375
35Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W.Va.3681370
36Tommy Evans Miami, Fla.3679362.50
 Mike Kelly, Seattle, Wash.3679362.50
38Joe Berardi, New York, N.Y.3678355
39Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.3672350
40Kit Williamson, San Leandro Calif.3646345
41Bob Alstott, Overland Park, Kan.3645340
42Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.3640335
43Larry Landis Souderton, Pa.3639330
44Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3636325
45Dick Nardozza, Bellefonte, Pa.3633317.50
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3633317.50
47Woody Crist, Williamsport, Pa.3632307.50
 Don Helling, St. Charles, Mo.3632307.50
49Bob Guilliams, Akron, Ohio3630300
50Skee Foremsky, Houston Texas3627300
51Bob Aleksinski, Great Falls, Mont.3623300
52Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La.3622300
53Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3620300

*Alternates. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Hudson 4048. &24th low-Petrowski and Lampo tied at 3732 and Petrowski won one-game rolloff, 230-168. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Dennis Lane, Tim Harahan, Dennis Murphy, Earl Anthony, Tommy Hudson, Butch Gearhart.