Columbia 300 Open



$65,000 COLUMBIA 300 OPEN
N. Versailles Bowl, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sep 3-7, 1976

X Marks For Roth

Mark Roth opened with five strikes and closed with four to coast to a 264-193 victory over Tom Baker in the $65,000 Columbia 300 Open.

In winning the title, Roth collected $7,000 while the runnerup, a 21-year-old rookie in only his seventh national tournament, earned $4,000.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.264 (1 game)$7,000
2Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.694 (3 games)4,000
3Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio203 (1 game)3,000
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio458 (2 games)2,500
5Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.205 (1 game)2,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Buckley defeated Ressler, 233-205; Baker defeated Buckley, 256-225;Baker defeated Hudson, 245-203, and in the championship game, Roth defeated Baker, 264-193.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9264 17-6-1 525 9789 
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9214 19-5-0 570 9784 
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9150 14-9-1 435 9585 
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9086 16-7-1 495 9581 
5Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa. 9128 13-11-0 390 9518 
*6Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9082 13-10-1 405 9487 $1,850
#7Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8986 15-9-0 450 9436 1,700
#8Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9068 12-12-0 360 9428 1,600
9Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8996 14-10-0 420 9416 1,500
10Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8909 14-10-0 420 9329 1,400
11Rick Minter, Akron, Ohio 8937 13-11-0 390 9327 1,350
12Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8889 11-11-2 360 9249 1,300
13John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa. 8866 11-12-1 345 9211 1,250
14Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8766 14-9-1 435 9201 1,200
15Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8816 11-13-0 330 9146 1,150
16Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8741 10-12-2 330 9071 1,100
17Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 8733 10-12-2 330 9063 1,050
18Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J. 8735 9-14-1 285 9020 1,000
19Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8724 9-15-0 270 8994 950
@20John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa. 8598 9-13-2 300 8898 900
21Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 8664 6-17-1 195 8859 850
22Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8561 7-17-0 210 8771 800
23Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8547 6-17-1 195 8742 750
24Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8526 6-17-1 195 8721 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.3752$555
*26Paul Moser, MedfordMass3748615
27Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.3747525
 Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3747525
29Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W. Va.3732510
30Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.3714495
 Jay Tartaglia, Post Chester, N.Y.3714495
32Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3713480
33Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3709470
34Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif.3707460
35Carmen Salvino, Chicago. Ill.3702450
36Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3698440
37Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.3689430
38Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.3686420
39Sal Rapacciuolo, E. Haven, Conn.3684410
40Rick Kendrick, Oklahoma City, Okla.3683400
41Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind.3667390
42Dave Heller, Rye, N.Y.3665380
43Todd Strebel, Monroe, N.Y.3662370
44Ron Bamer, Springfield, Ore.3660360
45Dave Jones, Las Vegas, Nev.3648350
46Steve Carson, Oklahoma City, Okla.3642340
47Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.3641330
48Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3635320
49Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3630310
50Mike Merritt, Canoga Park, Cal.3629300

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Lane, Dick Nardozza and Holman receive $100 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Spigner, 4009. 24th-place-Hutchinson, 3760. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Ron Bamer, Marshall Holman, Bus Oswalt, Matt Surina, Tom Baker, Dale Glenn.