Buzz Fazio Open



$60,000 BUZZ FAZIO OPEN
Ken Nottke's Bowl, Battle Creek, Mich., Oct 22-25, 1976

Incredible Earl

Staging an incredible rally in the final block of match play, Earl Anthony swept to victory in the $60,000 Buzz Fazio Open. The championship, his 26th, put him all alone atop the standings in PBA career titles. He had gone into the tournament knotted with Dick Weber and Don Johnson.

With seven games remaining Monday evening, the 37-year-old was mired in fifth place, trailing leader Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif., by 359 pins. Victory seemed out of the question.

Anthony dropped his first match, then toppled six straight opponents on games of 248-227-247-226-228 and 245, to go into the final game of the tournament only six pins behind Soper. Anthony won that contest, too, by a 222-192 count, to show a 54-stick margin at the end.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9067 15-9-0 450 9517 $6,000
2Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif. 8998 15-8-1 465 9463 3,500
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 8887 15-9-0 450 9337 3,000
4Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8795 14-10-0 420 9215 2,500
5Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8718 16-7-1 495 9213 2,000
6Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8744 14-10-0 420 9164 1,800
7Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8734 14-10-0 420 9154 1,600
8Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa. 8711 13-11-0 390 9101 1,400
9Sam Guarino, E. Detroit, Mich. 8722 11-13-0 330 9052 1,350
10Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8575 15-9-0 450 9025 1,300
11Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8640 12-12-0 360 9000 1,250
12Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 8694 10-14-0 300 8994 1,200
13Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8643 11-12-1 345 8988 1,150
14Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif. 8616 11-13-0 330 8946 1,100
15Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8582 11-12-1 345 8927 1,050
16Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8615 10-14-0 300 8915 1,000
17Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8548 11-13-0 330 8878 950
18Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8539 10-13-1 315 8854 900
19Dave Jones. Charleston, S.C. 8545 10-14-0 300 8845 850
20Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8538 10-14-0 300 8838 800
21Mike Samardzija, Troy, Mich. 8491 11-12-1 345 8836 750
22Tom Eder, Lafayette, Ind. 8392 10-14-0 300 8692 700
23Ron Woolet, Louisville, Ky. 8418 7-17-0 210 8628 650
24Rich Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8355 9-15-0 270 8625 600

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Rick Talley, Enid, Okla.3716$580
26Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.3714490
27Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa3710480
28Dave Davis, Atlanta. Ga.3705470
29Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio3692460
30John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.3691450
31Jim Fowble, Hobart, Ind.3689440
32Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3677430
@33John Cady, Bloomingdale, Mich.3676415
 Randy Pierce, Canton, Mich.3676415
35Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.3675400
36Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.3673390
37John Harp, New Castle, Ind.3670380
38Jim Schroeder, Tonawanda, N.Y.3662375
39Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3652370
40Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.3648365
41Ted Bakatselos, Westland, Mich.3646360
42Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.3645355
43Lee Snow, South Lyon, Mich.3638350
44Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3637345
45Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio3636340
46Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3633335
47Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich.3630330
48Jack D. Lee, Enid, Okla.3619320
49Don Boyed, Lima, Ohio3619320
50Lou Nasser, Terre Haute, Ind.3617312.50
 Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio3617312.50
52Ken Hochstein, Detroit, Mich.3610305
53Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.3609300

*Alternate (Includes $75). 18-game qualifying leader-Meyers, 3898. 24th place-Jacks, 3717. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Butch Soper, Earl Anthony, Les Schissler, Mike Marks, Bill Straub, Rick Talley, Bus Oswalt, Dave Davis, Paul Colwell. @Local entry.