Northern Ohio Open



$60,000 NORTHERN OHIO OPEN
Westgate Lanes, Fairview Park, Ohio, Oct 29-Nov 1, 1976

Mark One For Roth

Mark Roth, 25-year-old pro from Staten Island, N.Y., waltzed to victory in the $60,000 Northern Ohio Open.

Roth held the lead at Westgate Lanes after five of the six rounds of competition, surrendering that spot only after the second session to Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz., who finished 99 pins behind. A lead that had reached almost 300 pins at one time, had dwindled to 80 sticks during the final block before Roth staged a spectacular surge to sew up the fourth title of his career.

Starting out the concluding block with a victory, Roth then dropped three of his next four matches as Colwell closed in. The six foot, 175-pound New Yorker picked that time to come up with his two highest games of the 42-game long tournament. He shot back-to-back lines of 268 and 266 to roll up a huge lead once again and make meaningless a position round loss to Colwell.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9563 15-9-0 450 10013 $6,000
2Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9524 13-11-0 390 9914 3,500
3Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9375 10-13-1 315 9690 3,000
4Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 9214 13-10-1 405 9619 2,500
5Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9190 14-10-0 420 9610 2,000
6Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 9187 14-10-0 420 9607 1,800
7Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9133 15-9-0 450 9583 1,600
8Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 9176 13-11-0 390 9566 1,500
9Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9125 12-11-1 375 9560 1,375
 Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9140 14-10-0 420 9560 1,375
11Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9075 14-10-0 420 9495 1,300
12Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 9071 14-10-0 420 9491 1,250
13Mike Samardzija, Troy, Mich. 9014 15-9-0 450 9464 1,200
14George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9062 12-12-0 360 9422 1,150
15Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9000 14-10-0 420 9420 1,100
16Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Calif. 9011 13-i1-0 390 9401 1,050
17Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9130 9-15-0 270 9400 1,000
18Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 8896 11-12-1 345 9241 950
19Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio 8825 13-11-0 390 9215 900
20Jeff Magas, Willowick, Ohio 8874 11-13-0 330 9204 850
21Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9029 5-19-0 150 9179 800
22Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 8881 8-16-0 240 9121 750
23Ray Domergue, San Francisco, Calif. 8694 9-15-0 270 8964 725
24Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8732 5-19-0 150 8882 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Frank Zitnik, Hubbard, Ohio3821$695
26Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.3817605
27Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3815590
28Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3814580
29Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3810570
30Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.3806560
31Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W. Va.3800550
32Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.3798540
33Paul Moser, Medford, Mass.3789530
34Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio3787520
35Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3785510
36Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3780500
37Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3775490
38Bob Goike, Detroit, Mich.3772480
39Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3771467.50
 Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.3771467.50
41Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3769460
42Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3766460

*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Roth, 4149. 24th place-Samardzija, 3825. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Bus Oswalt, Jim Certain, Dale Glenn, Jim Godman, Tommy Hudson, Barry Asher, Dave Davis.