Cleveland Open



$65,000 CLEVELAND OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, Cleveland, Ohio, Feb 3-7, 1976

Hudson's True Grit

Turning in a gritty performance, during which he won three games by a total of only 20 pins, Tom Hudson gained victory in the $65,000 Cleveland Open.

The title was the third in Hudson's four-year career on tour, as he overcame three seasoned veterans, and capped his efforts with a 215-211 victory over top-seeded Jim Godman, in the championship game. He earned $7,500 for his effort.

The Akronite, The Sporting News PBA Rookie of the Year in 1972, went to the last frame in each of his games before winning, to thrill a packed house.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio637 (3 games)$7,500
2Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio211 (1 game)4,000
3Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.208 (1 game)3,000
4Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.476 (2 games)2,500
5Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.236 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Laub defeated Johnson, 278-236; Hudson defeated Laub, 204-198;Hudson defeated Stefanich, 218-208, and in the championship game, Hudson defeated Godman, 215-211.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
#1Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9472 17-7-0 510 9982 
2Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9378 16-8-0 480 9858 
3Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9331 16-8-0 480 9811 
4Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9324 15-8-1 465 9789 
5Don Johnson. Las Vegas, Nev. 9223 17-7-0 510 9733 
*6Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9228 14-9-1 435 9663 $1,850
7Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9214 13-11-0 390 9604 1,600
8Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9295 10-14-0 300 9595 1,500
9Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9075 13-11-0 390 9465 1,400
10Carmen Salvino. Chicago, Ill. 9061 13-11-0 390 9451 1,350
11Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9050 13-11-0 390 9440 1,300
12Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 9048 12-12-0 360 9408 1,250
13Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C. 9047 12-12-0 360 9407 1,200
14Sandy Finkelstein, Cortland, N.Y. 9035 12-12-0 360 9395 1,150
15Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9050 11-13-0 330 9380 1,100
16Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9112 8-16-0 240 9352 1,050
17Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Cal. 8933 12-11-1 375 9308 1,000
18Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 8934 11-13-0 330 9264 950
19Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8950 10-14-0 300 9250 900
20Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8915 9-14-1 285 9200 850
#21Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 8866 10-13-1 315 9181 825
+22Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8817 6-17-1 195 9012 800
#23Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8763 7-17-0 210 8973 775
24Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8697 8-16-0 240 8937 750

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
+25Dan Roche, Irving, Texas3888$670
26Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.3884550
27Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.3878530
28Terry Gray, Brockway, Pa.3875515
 Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3875515
30Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.3866500
31Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo. Calif.3863490
32Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif.3856480
33Tommy Evans, Miami, Fla.3849470
34Norm Meyers, St. Louts, Mo.3844455
 Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.3844455
36Marty Anderson, Anaheim, Cal.3843430
 Bob Hemminger, Kent, Ohio3843430
 Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3843430
39John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa.3842410
40Ron Winfrey, Kansas City, Mo.3826400
41Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3823395
42Allie Clarke, Ravenna, Ohio3822387.50
 Wayne Gilchrist, Rancho Cordova, Calif.3822387.50
44John Denton, Midland, Texas3816380
45Jay Tartaglia, Port Chester, N.Y.3813375
46Bob Aleksinski, Great Falls, Mont.3806370
47Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3805365
48Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa3799357.50
 Cliff Saliba, Syracuse, N.Y.3799357.50
50Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3797350
51Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.3795345
52Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal.3789340
53Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.3782335
54Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio3779327.50
 Jim Fowble, Hobart, Ind.3779327.50
56Greg Nicora, Inkster, Mich.3777320
57Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.3776315
58Lamar Keck, Canoga Park, Calif.3772307.50
 Guy Rowbury, Ronan, Mont.3772307.50
60Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3769300
61Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio3768300
62Keith Craycraft, Parkersburg, W. Va.3754300
63Don Reeser, San Francisco, Calif.3752300
64Dean Asami, Richmond, Calif.3750300

*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Surina, 4179. 24th low-Dickinson, 3888. #Jim Godman, Dave Soutar and Gil Sliker each received $100 for 300 games. -+-Dickinson and Dan Roche tied for 24th, however, Roche failed to show up for the one-game roll-off, and Dickinson was awarded the spot. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each- George Pappas, Allie Clarke, Matt Surina, Earl Anthony, Bill Spigner. Jim Godman, Norm Meyers. Jim Plessinger. Greg Guertin, Bill Beach.