Syracuse Open



$60,000 SYRACUSE OPEN
Strike 'n Spare Lanes, Syracuse, N.Y., Nov 5-8, 1976

Moore Holds On

Louie Moore held off a late challenge by veteran Bill Beach to capture the $6,000 first prize in the $60,000 Syracuse Open bowling tournament.

For the Columbus, Ohio pro, the victory was the third of his PBA career and his second of 1976. Moore had won the title earlier in the year at New Orleans, La.

Except for three games during the first match play session, when he relinquished the lead to Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill., Moore occupied the top rung. But he never could pull away to a comfortable lead.

Beach stayed within striking distance of Moore during the final seven games, virtually matching him pin for pin, win for win. Then, with one game to go, he closed to within 59 pins.

Beach's luck, however, ran out in the climactic game. He never struck until the final ball of the game and Moore had a 213-176 victory to clinch the title.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 9158 14-10-0 420 9578 $6,000
2Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8987 15-8-1 465 9452 3,500
3Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill 8937 14-10-0 420 9357 3,000
4Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8822 14-9-1 435 9257 2,500
5Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 8767 16-8-0 480 9247 2,000
6Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 8752 15-9-0 450 9202 1,800
7Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa. 8725 15-9-0 450 9175 1,600
8Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8710 14-9-1 435 9145 1,400
9Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8722 14-10-0 420 9142 1,350
10Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8772 12-12-0 360 9132 1,300
11Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8932 6-18-0 180 9112 1,250
12John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa. 8764 10-14-0 300 9064 1,200
13Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8689 12-12-0 360 9049 1,150
14Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8720 10-13-1 315 9035 1,100
15Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif. 8659 11-13-0 330 8989 1,050
16Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 8616 11-13-0 330 8946 1,000
17John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 8639 10-14-0 300 8939 950
18Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8600 10-14-0 300 8900 900
19Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8518 12-1-1 375 8893 850
20Les Richmond. Elmira, N.Y. 8377 14-10-0 420 8797 800
21Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8477 10-14-0 300 8777 750
@22Butch Seymour, Syracuse, N.Y. 8386 10-14-0 300 8686 700
23Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8387 8-15-1 255 8642 650
24Ron Woolet, Louisville, Ky. 8313 8-16-0 240 8553 600

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3671$505
26Joe Hutchinson, ScrantonPa3670490
*27Gary Dickinson. Ft. Worth, Texas3665555
28Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3661470
29Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas3643460
30Steve Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y.3642445
 Mark Roth, Staten Island. N.Y.3642445
32Todd Strebel, Monroe, N.Y.3638430
33Rick Talley, Enid, Okla.3631420
34Jim Pressinger, State College, Pa.3629410
35Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio3626400
36Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3619390
@37George Gorman, Lansingburgh, N.Y.3616377.50
 Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3616377.50
39Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa.3614370
40Buddy Nendza, Rochester, N.Y.3611365
41Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.3610360
42Frank May, W. Reading, Pa.3608355
43Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3606350
44Mike DeRose, Newark, N.J.3601345
45Bob Shaffer, Grafton, Ohio3600340
46Ken Hinds, Torrington, Conn.3599335
47Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.3598330
48Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.3594325
49Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3593317.50
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.3593317.50
51Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.3589310
52Joe Paino, New Castle, Del.3588302.50
 Steve Carson. Oklahoma City. Okla.3588302.50

*Alternate. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Moore, 3913. 24th place-Richmond, 3672. PRO-AM CASHERS-Paul Moser ($100), $50 each-Jim Certain, Teata Semiz, Don Boyed, Les Richmond, Marty Piraino, Dick Battista, Doc landoli, Sal Rapacciuolo, Ed DiTolla.