Miller High Life Open



$80,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE OPEN
Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Milwaukee, Wis., Mar 30-Apr 3, 1976

Soutar Time At Miller

Dave Soutar, a battle-hardened pro from Kansas City, Mo., won the $80,000 Miller High Life Open for the second time in the last four years when he defeated Lea Schissler in a 207-206 spine-tingler.

The one-pin victory was typical of previous Miller Opens, in that virtually every one of the 11 tournaments sponsored by Miller has gone to the last ball before a winner was decided.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.207 (1 game)$10,000
2Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.433 (2 games)5,500
3Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.616 (3 games)3,500
4Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla.166 (1 game)2,500
5Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.174 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Zikes defeated Johnson, 182-174; Zikes defeated Pierce, 232-166;Schissler defeated Zikes, 227-202, and in the championship game, Soutar defeated Schissler, 207-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 9292 14-10-0 420 9712 
2Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 9113 16-8-0 480 9593 
3Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla. 9086 16-7-1 495 9581 
4Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 9213 11-11-2 360 9573 
5Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev. 9133 14-9-1 435 9568 
*6George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9075 15-8-1 465 9540 $1,950
7Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9101 12-11-1 375 9476 1,850
8Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9118 11-12-1 345 9463 1,800
9Marty Anderson, Anaheim, Calif. 8971 16-8-0 480 9451 1,750
10Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9012 13-11-0 390 9402 1,700
11Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 8976 11-13-0 330 9306 1,650
12Leroy Langager, Crystal, Minn. 8899 12-11-1 375 9274 1,600
13Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif. 8973 10-14-0 300 9273 1,550
14Bill Tucker, Southfield, Mich. 8831 14-9-1 435 9266 1,500
13Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8887 11-12-1 345 9232 1,450
16Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8858 12-12-0 360 9218 1,400
17Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8917 10-14-0 300 9217 1,350
18Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8824 13-11-0 390 9214 1,300
19Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga. 8771 12-11-1 375 9146 1,250
20Jim Godman. Lorain, Ohio 8836 10-id-0 300 9136 1,200
21Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8863 8-16-0 240 9103 1,150
22Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 8827 8-15-1 255 9082 1,100
23Skip Vigars Jr., Albany N.Y. 8786 9-15-0 270 9056 1,050
24Nell Brown, Hazelton, Pa. 8640 4-20-0 120 8760 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Bob Black, Sandusky, Ohio3799$875
26Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.3797750
27Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3796700
28Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3793650
29Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.3789600
30Bob Aleksinski, Great Falls, Mont.3784550
 Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3784550
@32Ed Moznicki, Milwaukee, Wis.3780520
33Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.3779500
@34Gary Strand, Madison, Wis.3773480
35Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.3769460
36Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3763450
37Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3760440
38Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.3758427.50
 Jimmy McHugh, Valley Stream, N.Y.3758427.50
@40Glenn Wrench, Milwaukee, Wis.3756420
41Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.3755415
42Jim Ragnoni, Oberlin, Ohio3751410
#43Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3746402.50
@Norm Wilbur, Racine, Wis.3746402.50
45Dan Roche, Irving, Texas3745395
46Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3744390
47John Greco, Brooklyn, N.Y.3740385
48Hal Kaminski. Milwaukee, Wis.3738380
49Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La.3735375
50Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3732370
51Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3728365
52Don Helling, St. Charles, Mo.3725357.50
 Tom Wright, Millbrae, Cal.3725357.50
54Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.3724350
55Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.3722342.50
 Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3722342.50
57Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.3716335
58Jim Roy, Glenwood Springs, Colo.3715330
59Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind.3704325
60Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3703320
@61Dennis Albrecht, Waterford, Wis.3700312.50
 Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.3700312.50
63Jack Andolina, Los Angeles, Calif.3694305
64Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3693150
 Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.3693150

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Jay Robinson and Skip Vigars Jr. each received $100 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Zikes, 4010. 24th Place-Lane, 3826. PRO-AM CASHERS-$ 100-Tommy Hudson; $50 each-Louie Moore, Les Schissler, Bobby Crull, Bill Spigner, Johnny Nash, Gil Sliker, Dan Roche, Don Johnson, Hal Kaminski, Jimmy McHugh, Jim Ragnont, Matt Surina, Jay Aono, Dick Nardozza, Jimmy Certain, Al Sanford, Don Bennett, Palmer Fallgren, Neil Brown, John Greco.