Showboat Invitational



$100,000 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Hotel Lanes, Las Vegas, Jan 11-17, 1976

"Lucky" Wayne

"These one-pinners are just too tough," bubbled an exuberant Wayne Zahn after his thrilling victory in the $100,000 Showboat Invitational.

Zahn had just topped Earl Anthony 236-235, in the battle for the $14,000 first prize, and the full impact of his win was just setting in.

"I was just lucky that I picked the right lane to finish on," said the veteran from Tempe, Ariz. "I figured that I would have a little more area on that lane and it might have helped get me that winning strike," he declared.

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.236 (1 game)$14,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash514 (2 games)8,000
3Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.704 (3 games)6,000
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio210 (1 game)5,000
5Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.193 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Stefanich defeated Mage, 258-193; Stefanich defeated Buckley, 234-210; Anthony defeated Stefanich, 279-212, and in the championship game, Zahn defeated Anthony 236-235.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 12072 20-3-1 615 12687 
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 12016 10-13-1 315 12331 
3Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 11897 14-10-0 420 12317 
4Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 11889 14-10-0 420 12309 
5Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 11841 14-10-0 420 12261 
6Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 11862 13-11-0 390 12252 $3,050
7Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 11895 11-13-0 330 12225 2,500
8Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 11745 15-9-0 450 12195 2,300
9Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 11392 9-14-1 285 12177 2,100
10Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 11729 14-9-1 435 12164 2,000
11Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 11707 14-9-1 435 12142 1,900
12Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 11648 12-12-0 360 12008 1,800
13Bobby Fenton, Upland, Calif. 11704 10-14-0 300 12004 1,700
14Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 11671 11-13-0 330 12001 1,600
15Lamar Keck, Canoga Park, Calif. 11603 13-11-0 390 11993 1,500
16Lee Taylor, San Diego, Calif. 11626 12-12-0 360 11986 1,400
17Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif. 11621 11-13-0 330 11951 1,350
18Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif. 11571 12-12-0 360 11931 1,275
 Ron Hoffman, Denver, Colo. 11616 10-13-1 315 11931 1,275
20Mike Berlin, Muscatine, La. 11645 9-15-0 270 11915 1,200
21Bob Singleton, Dallas, Texas 11565 10-14-0 300 11865 1,150
22Elton Kelley, Las Vegas. Nev. 11518 11-13-0 330 11848 1,100
23Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 11439 10-14-0 300 11739 1,050
24Dave Schlosser, El Dorado, Ohio 11398 6-18-0 180 11578 1,000

32-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Don McCune, Munster, Ind.6613$935
26John Denton, Midland, Texas6607810
27Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.6603770
28Dan Roche, Irving, Texas6591740
29Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.6590700
 Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.6590700
31Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio6580670
32Mike Rahe, Albuquerque, N.M.6576650
33Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.6573630
34Pete Brown, St. Petersburg, Fla.6567610
35Guy Rowbury, Ronan, Mont.6565590
36Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.6563570
37Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas6560560
38Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.6556555
39Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif.6550547.50
 Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash.6550547.50
41Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan.6549540
42Pete Tountas, Tucson. Ariz.6548535
43Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.6546530
44Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif.6545525
@45Gary McKnight, Las Vegas, Nev.6542517.50
 Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla.6542517.50
47Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio6539510
48Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.6533505
49Tommy Evans, Miami, Fla.6532500
50Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio6532495
51Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook, N.J.6520490
52Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.6518482.50
53Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.6518482.50
54Rob Monaco, Kansas City, Mo.6515475
55George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.6512467.50
 Ed Ressler. Allentown, Pa.6512467.50
57Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.6506460
58Don Helling, St. Charles, Mo.6504455
59Mike Orlovsky, Johnson City, N.Y..6498450
60Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.6497442.50
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.6497442.50
62Rick Perry, Columbia Falls, Mont.6495435
63Dennts Murphy, Great Falls, Mont.6493430
64Skee Foremsky, Crosby, Tex.6492425
65Les Barrett, San Francisco, Calif.6484417.50
 Jim Roy, Glenwood Springs, Colo.6484417.50
67Ernie Kotara, Lake Charles, La6483410
68Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.6482405
69Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.6431400
70Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.6479392.50
 Bob Hood, San Mateo, Calif.6479392.50
72Howie Partell, Las Vegas, Nev.6473385
73Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio6471380
74Mike Merritt. Canoga Park, Calif.6470375
75Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.6468370
76Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.6460365
77Bill Wallets, Middleburg Hts., Ohio6459360
78Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.6455355
79Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C.6447350
80Larry Mathews, Salt Lake City, Utah6443345
81Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.6442340
82Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.6431335
83Matt Kerns, Lakewood. Colo.6417327.50
 Gary Patterson, St. Louis, Mo.6417327.50
85John Wilcox, Williamsport, Pa.6414320
86Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.6471315
87Bill Franklin, Gahanna, Ohio6405310
88Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.6405305
89Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.6403300
90Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.6396300
91Tom Warren, St. Joseph, Mo.6365300
92Ted Haun, Huntington, W. Va.6354300
93Jack Andolina, Los Angeles, Calif.6350300
@94Harold Mountain, Las Vegas, Nev.6347300
 Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.6347300
96Frank Huspen, River Grove, Ill.6306300

*Alternate. @Local entry. 32-game qualifying leader-Hudson 6966. 24th low- McNealy 6635. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Les Schissler, Billy Hardwick, Dale Glenn, Marshall Holman, Dave Davis, Ed Ressler.