Fresno HBO Open



$60,000 FRESNO HBO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, Calif., Jun 6-10, 1976

Earl In A Day's Work

Earl Anthony "bowled over" hometown favorite Art Trask in the finals of the $60,000 Fresno Home Box Office Open to notch his third win of the season and 23rd career title.

Anthony eliminated Trask, 243-192, after Trask, who had not cashed in three previous PBA starts this year, ousted Paul Colwell, 214-153, to get into the title game.

In the championship set-to Anthony opened with two spares, notched a four-bagger, chopped the five pin off a 3-5-6 "bucket." then finished with five consecutive strikes.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.243 (1 game)$6,000
2Art Trask, Fresno. Calif.406 (2 games)3,500
3Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.566 (3 games)3,000
4Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.185 (1 game)2,500
5Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.179 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Colwell defeated Spigner, 195-179; Colwell defeated Davis, 218-185;Trask defeated Colwell, 214-153, and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Trask, 243-192.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9598 18-6-0 540 10138 
2Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9320 15-8-1 465 9785 
3Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 9278 16-8-0 480 9758 
4Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9269 15-9-0 450 9719 
#5Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9111 14-9-1 435 9546 
*6Bill Coleman, San Jose, Calif. 9055 16-8-0 480 9535 $1,850
7Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9112 14-10-0 420 9532 1,600
8Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9156 10-14-0 300 9456 1,400
9Ron Bamer, Springfield, Ore. 8967 14-10-0 420 9387 1,350
10Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Calif. 9079 10-14-0 300 9379 1,300
#11Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8965 13-10-1 405 9370 1,250
12Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 9062 9-14-1 285 9347 1,200
13Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8949 13-11-0 390 9339 1,150
14Gary Mage, Bellevue, Wash. 8927 13-11-0 390 9317 1,100
15Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 8936 12-11-1 375 9311 1,050
16Bobby Fenton, Upland, Calif. 8978 10-13-1 315 9293 1,000
17Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9042 8-16-0 240 9282 950
18Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8975 10-14-0 300 9275 900
19Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 8867 9-15-0 270 9137 850
20Hector Valenzuela, San Jose, Calif. 8800 11-13-0 330 9130 800
21Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma. Wash. 8779 10-14-0 300 9079 750
22John Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8833 8-16-0 240 9073 700
23Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8841 7-17-0 210 9051 650
24Dave Williams, Sebastopol, Calif. 8749 10-14-0 300 9049 600

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.3898$580
26Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3888490
27Bill Ballard, Vacaville, Calif.3872480
28Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.3869470
29Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3856460
30Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3854450
31LeRoy Langager, Crystal, Minn.3848440
32Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3840425
 Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3840425
34Al Leach, Granada Hills, Calif.3834405
 Howie Partell, Las Vegas, Nev.3834405
36John Weber, Florissant, Mo.3831390
37Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio3830380
38Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W. Va.3822375
39Gary Cea, Everett, Wash.3815370
40Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3813365
41Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif.3811357.50
 Doug Faulkner, Spokane, Wash.3811357.50
43Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio3810350
44Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3806345
45Al Huffman, Wichita, Kan.3792340
46Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3790335
47Fred Blackburn, San Francisco, Calif.3786330
48Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.3784325
@49Pete Prestegard, Fresno, Calif.3778317.50
 Lee Taylor, San Diego, Calif.3778317.50
51Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.3776310
52Kevin Gannon, Long Beach, Calif.3773305
53Bill George, Citrus Heights, Calif.3771300

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Jim Certain and Bill Spigner received $100 each for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Davis. 4073. 24th Place-Mage 3900. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-George Pappas, Dale Glenn, Dan Baudoin, Bobby Fenton, Bill Coleman, John Denton.