ARC Alameda Open



$65,000 ARC ALAMEDA OPEN
Mel's Southshore Bowl, Alameda, Calif., Jan 6-10, 1976

Roy The Ripper

Roy Buckley continued a fine bowling streak carrying over from the Fall, when he rolled over four opponents to win the $65,000 ARC Alameda Open.

Buckley defeated top-seeded Mark Roth in the championship game, 243-222, to win the first prize of $7,500.

The tournament marked the seventh time in eight tournaments in which he has competed that Buckley has reached the top five. He won three of them, dating back to October.

The pencil-slim Ohioan rolled up 925 pins for his four games-an average of 231 as he picked up his first title of the 1976 season, after finishing fourth a week ago in the $75,000 Ford Open at Arcadia, Calif., the '76 tour opener.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio925 (4 games)$7,500
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.222 (1 game)4,000
3Butch Soper. Huntington Beach, Calif.189 (1 game)3,000
4Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas233 (1 game)2,500
5Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.183 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Buckley defeated Robinson, 256-183; Buckley defeated Dickinson, 236-233; Buckley defeated Soper, 190-189, and in the championship game, Buckley defeated Roth, 243-222.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9480 14-10-0 420 9900 
2Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Cal. 9471 11-13-0 330 9801 
3Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex. 9284 11-12-1 345 9629 
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9161 13-9-0 450 9611 
5Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9204 13-11-0 390 9594 
*6Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9127 15-9-0 450 9577 $1,850
7Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9074 16-8-0 480 9554 1,600
8Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9098 15-9-0 450 9548 1,500
9Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9181 11-13-0 330 9511 1,400
10Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9172 11-13-0 330 9502 1,350
11Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J. 9128 12-12-0 360 9488 1,300
12Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev. 9082 12-12-0 360 9442 1,250
13Rick Perry, Columbia Falls, Mont. 9112 10-13-1 315 9427 1,200
14Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif. 8956 14-10-0 420 9376 1,150
15Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8932 13-10-1 405 9337 1,100
16Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8880 14-10-0 420 9300 1,050
17Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif. 8904 12-12-0 360 9264 1,000
18Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8896 9-13-2 300 9196 950
19Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind. 8819 12-12-0 360 9179 900
20Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8850 10-14-0 300 9150 850
21Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla. 8825 9-15-0 270 9095 825
22Jim Jones, Santa Clara, Calif. 8793 9-15-0 270 9063 800
23Howie Partell, Las Vegas, Nev. 8697 10-13-1 315 9012 775
24Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8666 7-17-0 210 8876 750

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*@25Phil Ruth, San Jose, Calif.3808$695
26Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3804585
27Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.3801550
 Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.3801550
29Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3794520
30Marty Anderson, Los Angeles, Cal.3793500
31Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3790490
32Bob Aleksinski, Great Falls, Mont.3789480
33George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3788470
34Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.3782460
35Bobby Fenton, Upland, Cal.3770450
36Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3758440
37Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3752430
38Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Cal.3750420
39Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3745410
40Don Bell, Santa Maria, Cal.3738400
41Dave Williams, Sebastopol, Calif.3736390
42Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3734380
43Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3733375
44Kevin Gannon, Los Angeles, Calif.3723367.50
 Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.3723367.50
46Gary Cunningham, Baldwinsville, N.Y.3720360
47Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3719352.50
 Gary Mage, Bellevue, Wash.3719352.50

*Alternate. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Soper 4137. 24th low-Crull 3817. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Dale Glenn, Don McCune, Paul Colwell, Johnny Guenther, Dave Frame, Jay Robinson.