Rolaids Open



$100,000 ROLAIDS OPEN
Dick Weber Lanes, Florissant, Mo., Mar 23-27, 1976

Roth Gets Relief

Mark Roth strong-armed his way to his biggest victory when he won the $100,000 Rolaids Open at Dick Weber Lanes.

The 24-year-old right-hander overpowered Larry Laub, 235-202, in the title game to take the $14,000 first prize, as he registered his second PBA career championship.

In the game just before the championship, Laub downed Tim Harahan, 286-277, as they matched strikes through the ninth frame. Harahan's 277 was the highest losing score ever on national TV.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.235 (1 game)$14,000
2Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.488 (2 games)8,000
3Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif.715 (3 games)6,000
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.198 (1 game)5,000
@5Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.235 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Harahan defeated Lightfoot, 238-235; Harahan defeated Anthony, 200-198; Laub defeated Harahan, 286-277, and in the championship game, Roth defeated Laub, 235-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9655 18-6-0 540 10195 
#2Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9708 12-11-1 375 10083 
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9550 15-9-0 450 10000 
4Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif. 9485 13-10-1 405 9890 
@5Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9432 12-12-0 360 9792 
*6Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9342 14-9-1 435 9777 $3,050
7Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif. 9285 14-10-0 420 9705 2,500
8Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9285 13-10-1 405 9690 2,300
9Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev. 9328 12-12-0 360 9688 2,100
10Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 9297 13-11-0 390 9687 2,000
11Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9273 12-12-0 360 9633 1,900
12Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 9237 13-11-0 390 9627 1,800
13Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 9371 8-15-1 255 9626 1,700
14Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas, 9263 12-12-0 360 9623 1,600
15Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9200 13-9-2 420 9620 1,550
16Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9253 10-13-1 315 9568 1,500
17Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9143 13-11-0 390 9533 1,450
18Don McCune, Munster, Ind., 9182 11-13-0 330 9512 1,400
19Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9059 13-10-1 405 9464 1,350
20George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9172 9-15-0 270 9442 1,300
21Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga. 9063 11-13-0 330 9393 1,250
22Ray Orf, St. Louis, Mo. 9115 8-15-1 255 9370 1,200
23Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 9005 7-17-0 210 9215 1,150
24Dave Wheeler, Kirksville, Mo. 8833 7-17-0 210 9043 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa.3893$1,015
26Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.3872915
27Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.3870900
28Dan Roche, Irving, Texas3864890
29Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3862880
30Sam Fox, San Francisco, Calif.3853870
31Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3851860
32Jim Fowble, Hobart, Ind.3839850
33Steve Jones, Kansas City, Mo.3836840
34Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.3830830
35Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3829820
36Don Reeser, San Francisco, Calif.3826805
 Billy Walden, Collinsville, Ill.3826805
38Sam Fanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.3825790
39Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3821780
40Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.3817770
41Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La.3816760
42Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio3806750

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Laub, Jack Andolina received $100 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Laub,4099. 24th low-Stefanich, 3894. PRO-AM CASHERS -$50 each-Tim Harahan, Earl Anthony, Matt Surina, DaleGlenn, Marshall Holman, Jim Stefanich, Bill Spigner.