Buzz Fazio Open



$50,000 BUZZ FAZIO OPEN
Nottke's Bowl, Battle Creek, Mich., Oct 24-27, 1975

Earl Breaks $100,000

Seventeen years after professional bowling was launched, the sport finally has its first $100,000 winner.

Earl Anthony scored an historic triumph in the $50,000 Buzz Fazio Open rewriting the record book in two categories.

The victory, Anthony's seventh of 1975 gave him the most championships ever posted in a single year-he had won six in 1974, tying him with several others in that department-and the $5,000 prize awarded him by the bowling Hall of Famer for whom this event was named, put his total for the year at $100,890.

Thwarted one year ago in his quest to hit the magical $100,000 plateau-he wound up with $99,585-Anthony came down to the wire with Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y., before the issue was settled. Those two, arch rivals through the years, were only six pins apart going into the position round contest and that's the way it ended, when they finished their payoff tilt in a 214-214 deadlock. Anthony's previous six-pin margin prevailed.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
#1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9275 17-6-1 525 9800 $5,000
2John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9299 16-7-1 495 9794 3,000
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9299 15-9-0 450 9749 2,600
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9321 14-10-0 420 9741 2,200
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9258 12-12-0 360 9618 1,900
6Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9117 16-8-0 480 9597 1,700
7Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 9145 13-10-1 405 9550 1,500
8Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9002 17-7-0 510 9512 1,400
9Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9092 13-11-0 390 9482 1,300
10George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9080 12-12-0 360 9440 1,200
11Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8935 12-12-0 360 9295 1,150
12Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 8861 13-9-2 420 9281 1,100
13Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 8896 12-12-0 360 9256 1,050
14Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8812 12-12-0 360 9172 1,000
15Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8807 11-13-0 330 9137 950
16Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8880 8-15-1 255 9135 900
17Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif. 8789 10-14-0 300 9089 850
18Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 8771 9-13-2 300 9071 800
19Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8752 10-14-0 300 9052 750
20Vic Iwlew, Kalamazoo, Mich. 8749 9-15-0 270 9019 700
21Larry Montgomery, Akron, Ohio 8645 10-14-0 300 8945 650
22Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8667 8-16-0 240 8907 600
23Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8571 11-13-0 330 8901 550
24Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa. 8568 4-20-0 120 8688 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3812$495
26Larry Laub, Milford, Conn.3810415
27Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3797410
28Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.3795405
29Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3791397.50
 Guy Rowbury, Ronan, Mont.3791397.50
31Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.3789387.50
 Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.3789387.50
33Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3788380
34Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.3786375
35Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.3785370
36Hal Kaminski, Milwaukee, Wis.3781365
@37Mike Pryson, Kalamazoo, Mich.3779360
38Bobby Crull, Noblesville, Ind.3775355
39Greg Guertin, Sacramento, Calif.3767347.50
 Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz.3767347.50
41Fred Jaskie, Milwaukee, Wis.3763340
42Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.3755335
43Bob Alstott, Overland Park, Kan.3754330
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3754330
45Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.3751325
 Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3751325
47Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio3750320
48Sam Guarino, Detroit, Mich.3744320
@49Doug Ivens, Kalamazoo, Mich.3738315
50Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa3732315
51Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.3724310
 Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3724310
53Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio3716305
54Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3715305
55Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3708300
56Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3698150
 Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, Calif.3698150

*Alternates. @Local entry. #Earl Anthony received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Hudson 4039. 24th low-Montgomery 3813. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Bob Singleton, Marty Piraino, Billy Hardwick, Ernie Schlegel, Curt Schmidt, Mark Estes.