Great Adventure Open



$65,000 GREAT ADVENTURE OPEN
Curtis Suburban Lanes, Trenton, N.J., Aug 20-24, 1976

Great Adventure For Jay

Jay Robinson defeated Rich Carrubba, 216-206, for the title in the $65,000 Great Adventure Open.

In capturing the $7,000 first-place check in this inaugural tourney, sponsored by the New Jersey amusement complex, Robinson garnered his second PBA title. His first came in Denver in 1973.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Cal.216 (1 game)$7,000
2Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Cal.429 (2 games)4,000
3Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.695 (3 games)3,000
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma. Wash.212 (1 game)2,500
5Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.157 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Bill Spigner defeated Joe Berardi, 204-157; Bill Spigner defeated Earl Anthony, 278-212; Rich Carrubba defeated Bill Spigner, 223-213, and in the championship game, Jay Robinson defeated Rich Carrubba, 216-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif., 9345 10-14-0 300 9645 
2Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif. 9264 12-12-0 360 9624 
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9029 16-8-0 480 9509 
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9001 16-7-1 495 9496 
5Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9062 13-11-0 390 9452 
*6Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9114 11-13-0 330 9444 $1,850
#7Steve Carson, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9059 12-12-0 360 9419 1,650
 Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9149 9-15-0 270 9419 1,650
9Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9035 12-12-0 360 9395 1,500
10George Pappas, Charlotte, N. C. 9045 11-12-1 345 9390 1,400
11Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 8893 13-8-3 465 9358 1,350
12Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 9032 10-13-1 315 9347 1,300
13Jimmy McHugh, Valley Stream, N. Y. 8985 12-12-0 360 9345 1,250
14Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8975 12-12-0 360 9335 1,200
15Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8970 12-12-0 360 9330 1,150
16Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8894 14-10-0 420 9314 1,100
17Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8944 12-12-0 360 9304 1,050
18Jerry Hale, Moraga, Calif. 8798 16-8-0 480 9278 1,000
19Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz., 8846 14-10-0 420 9266 950
20Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8905 11-11-2 360 9265 900
21Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8865 10-14-0 300 9165 850
22Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 8753 11-12-1 345 9098 800
&*23Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8748 6-17-1 195 8867 705
Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont. 8746 7-17-0 210 8841 607.50

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
&25Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.3870$680
26Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio3812575
27Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3809550
28Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3791530
&29Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3871607.50
30Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3781500
31Joe Hutchinson. Scranton, Pa.3780490
32Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.3776530
33Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3775470
34Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3774455
 Larry Mathews, Salt Lake City, Utah3774455
36Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook, N.J.3772440
37Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif.3771430
38Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.3765420
39Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.3761410
40Mike Merritt, Canoga Park, Calif.3759400
41Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3757390
42Larry O'Neill, Vienna, Va.3755380
43Neil Brown, Hazelton, Pa.3736370
44John Reeser, San Francisco, Calif.3732360
45Bob Cusick, Middle Village, N.Y.3729350
46Stan Tommasello, Willingboro, N.J.3727340
47Mike Marks, Grand Rapids, Mich.3724330
48Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.Y.3723325
49Mike Lastowski, Aberdeen, Md.3720320
50Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3711315
51Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3706310
52Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.3701305
53Don Bennett, Yakima, Wash.3699150
 Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio3699150

*Alternate. #Murphy, Carson and Wright received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Robinson 4174. 24th place-Carson 3828. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Les Schissler ($100), Tom Laskow, Dave Soutar, Larry Mathews, Dan Whitehurst, Paul Colwell, Joe Hutchinson, Jerry Hale, Teata Semiz, Tom Wright, Don Reeser, Glenn Pierce, Ed DiTolla, Ed Ressler, John Wilcox.
&Murphy replaced Surina after 34 games, receiving penalty of 115 pins (30 for one match play triumph, 85 for difference in their qualifying scores). They divide money for 24th and 29th places. *Flanagan received $50 for alternate's fee.
&McCune replaced Holman after 26 games, receiving penalty of 76 pins (30 for one match play triumph, 46 for difference in their qualifying scores). They divide money for 23rd and 25th places. In addition, McCune received $25 alternate's fee. Holman earned $680.