New England Open



$60,000 NEW ENGLAND OPEN
Long's Bowlarama, Cranston, R.I., Aug 13-17, 1976

"Nice Guy" Finishes First

Jim Frazier, who won the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award for 1975, won his first PBA title when he defeated Mark Roth, 233-215, in the $60,000 New England Open.

Frazier won it the hard way, climbing over three seasoned opponents, with a 789 series that included a 299 against Johnny Petraglia in the semi-final match. A solitary 10-pin deprived Frazier of the perfect game.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.789 (3 games)$6,000
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.215 (1 game)3,500
3Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.208 (1 game)3,000
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio471 (2 games)2,500
5Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.196 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Hudson defeated Soutar, 238-196; Frazier defeated Hudson. 257-233: Frazier defeated Petraglia, 299-208, and in the championship game, Frazier defeated Roth, 233-215.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9890 16-8-0 480 10370 
#2John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9773 17-7-0 510 10283 
3Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 9706 10-14-0 300 10006 
#4Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 9567 14-10-0 420 9987 
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9560 13-11-0 390 9950 
*6Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 9511 13-11-0 390 9901 $1,850
7Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 9383 16-8-0 480 9863 1,600
#8Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9517 11-12-1 345 9862 1,400
9George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9377 15-8-1 465 9842 1,350
10Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 9428 12-12-0 360 9788 1,300
#11Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 9422 12-12-0 360 9782 1,250
#12Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9447 10-13-1 315 9762 1,200
13Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 9304 14-10-0 420 9724 1,150
14Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif. 9219 13-10-1 405 9624 1,100
15Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9226 12-11-1 375 9601 1,050
16Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9201 13-11-0 390 9591 1,000
17Doug Heim, Tonawanda, N.Y. 9253 11-13-0 330 9583 950
18Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9127 12-12-0 360 9487 900
19Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9168 9-14-1 285 9453 850
20Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9108 10-14-0 300 9408 800
21Doug Faulkner, Spokane, Wash. 9113 8-16-0 240 9353 750
22Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9054 9-15-0 270 9324 700
23Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa. 9090 6-18-0 280 9270 650
24Dave Heller, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 8902 9-15-0 270 9172 600

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.3930$580
26Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.3917490
27Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3915480
28Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3908465
 John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa.3908465
30Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3901440
 Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.3901440
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3901440
33Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif3895420
34Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3894410
35Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.3890400
#36Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3881390
37Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3879380
38Don Reeser, San Francisco, Calif.3878372.50
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.3878372.50
40Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.3869365
41Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan.3867357.50
 Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3867357.50
43Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3864350
44Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3861342.50
 Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.3861342.50
46Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.3860335
47Phil Ruth, San Jose, Calif.3848330
48Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.3845322.50
 Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.3845322.50
50Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.3831312.50
 Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.3831312.50
52Bob Moore, Waynesburg, Pa.3825305
53Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont.3816300

*Alternate. #Dave Soutar, Bobby Jacks, Woody Crist, John Petraglia, Ed DiTolla, Steve Neff and Roy Buckley will receive $100 each for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Frazier, 4364. 24th place-Durbin, 3935. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Mark Roth, Dale Glenn, Dee Munsell, Dick Battista, Larry Laub, Dave Soutar.