Monro-Matic Open



$80,000 MONRO-MATIC OPEN
Imperial Lanes, Toledo, Ohio, Apr 6-10, 1976

Hardwick Jolts Schlegel

Billy Hardwick's in and out career definitely was "in" again, following his stirring triumph in the $80,000 Monro-Matic Open.

Hardwick hadn't entered the winner's circle since 1969 until he outlasted Ernie Schlegel, 236-206, to win $10,000.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.236 (1 game)$10,000
2Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.422 (2 games)6,000
3Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif.464 (2 games)4,000
4Gary Cunningham, Baldwinsville, N.Y.369 (2 games)3,300
5Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.192 (1 game)2,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Cunningham defeated Burton, 196-192; Soper defeated Cunningham, 248-173; Schlegel defeated Soper in a 2-frame rolloff. 50-40, after the two had tied at 216-216, and in the championship game. Hardwick defeated Schlegel, 236-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 9372 20-3-1 615 9987 
#2Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9395 14-10-0 420 9815 
3Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif. 9150 15-8-1 465 9615 
4Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9054 15-9-0 450 9504 
5Gary Cunningham, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 9125 12-12-0 360 9485 
*6Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9024 14-10-0 420 9444 $2,250
7Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 9062 12-12-0 360 9422 2,000
8Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif. 9006 11-13-0 330 9336 1,850
@Joe Veres, Toledo, Ohio 8916 14-10-0 420 9336 1,850
@10Dean Moosman, Perrysburg, Ohio 9011 10-13-1 315 9326 1,700
@11John Woessner, Toledo, Ohio 8900 13-11-0 390 9290 1,650
#12Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind. 8901 12-12-0 360 9261 1,600
13Don Helling, St. Charles. Mo. 8847 13-11-0 390 9237 1,550
14Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8861 10-13-1 315 9176 1,500
15Don Cook, West Allis, Wis. 8821 11-12-1 345 9166 1,450
16Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8862 9-15-0 270 9132 1,400
&17Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.
(includes 115 pin penalty)
 8856 12-12-0 360 9101 1,120
18Ricardo Pinti, Aliquippa, Pa. 8717 12-12-0 360 9077 1,300
19Vince Pantuso, Troy Hills, N.J. 8726 11-12-1 345 9071 1,250
@20Jerry Held. Monroe, Mich. 8777 9-15-0 270 9047 1,200
21Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8698 11-13-0 330 9028 1,150
22Chet Dziedzina, Chicago, Ill. 8612 10-14-0 300 8912 1,100
23Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla. 8623 8-16-0 240 8863 1,050
@24Don Mills, Toledo, Ohio 8631 7-17-0 210 8841 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
&25Les Schissler, Denver, Col. (24 games)5026$1,120
26Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3794810
*27Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan.3783850
28Wendell Davis, Johnson City. Tenn.3781790
29Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3779775
 Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.3779775
31Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.3771760
32Bill Ballard, Vacaville, Calif.3770750
33Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3765740
34John Nash, Columbia, S.C.3764730
35Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.3761715
 Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3761715
37Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3757695
 Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3757695
39John Guenther, Seattle, Wash.3751680
40Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga.3747670
41Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.3745660
42Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3737650
43Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.3727635
 Jim McHugh, Valley Stream, N.Y.3727635
45Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.3724620
46Bobby Fenton, Upland, Calif.3721610
47Hal Kaminski, Milwaukee, Wis.3720600
48Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.3719590
49Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa3717580
50John Bolejack, Ft. Worth, Texas3716570
51Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.3715560
52Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.3713550
53Don Reeser, San Francisco, Calif3711540
54Doc Iandoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3709530
55Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.3707515
 Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3707515
57Jim Ragnoni, Oberlin, Ohio3706500
58Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.3703485
 Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3703485
60Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3701470
61Andy Rogoznica, Chicago, Ill.3700460
62Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3698450
63Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.3696440
64Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W. Va.3689430
65Ted Haun, Huntington, W. Va.3688420
66Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3684410
67Steve Neff, Sarasota. Fla.3683400
68Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.3681385
 Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.3681385
70Marty Anderson, Anaheim. Calif.3673370
71Allie Clarke, Ravenna, Ohio3670360
72Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3668350
73Greg Nicora, Inkster, Mich.3659340
74Dean Courtade, New Orleans, La.3651325
 Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.3651325
76Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich.3647310
77Larry Landis, Souderton, Pa.3644150
 Bob Strampe, Fraser, Mich.3644150

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Ernie Schlegel and Bobby Crull each received $100 for 300 games. &Lampo and Schissler divided 17th and 26th place money when Schissler withdrew with a leg injury. Each received $1,120. Bob Chappell received an additional $50 as alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Soper 4038. 24th place-Veres 3799. PRO-AM CASHERS-$ 100-Jay Robinson. $50 each-Steve Buell, Bob Strampe, Jim Godman, Fred Jaskie, Keith Craycraft, Norm Meyers, Dick Weber, Mark Roth, Dean Courtade, Les Zikes.