Hawaiian Invitational



HAWAIIAN INVITATIONAL
Various Centers, Hawaii, Dec 6-16, 1976

Laub's Anniversary Win

Just one year ago, Larry Laub was married during the Hawaiian Invitational, traditionally the final stop on the PBA tour.

Laub and his wife Pam returned and celebrated their first anniversary as Laub won the annual tournament, staged at various bowling centers on the island of Oahu.

The smooth-stroking San Franciscan won the televised championship game from Jay Robinson, 233-201, to pocket $2,000.

He was top-seeded in a field that included nine of the PBA's leading money winners, plus representatives of Australia, Japan and Hawaii.

In the TV playoffs Tommy Hudson doubled in the 10th frame to nip Gary Dickinson, 209-204, then saw his fortunes go into reverse as Robinson doubled in the 10th and added eight pins for a 202-201 victory. Robinson disposed of Roth, 213-158, then faced Laub for the title. At the end of six frames he held a one-pin lead over his fellow Californian. Laub found the range at that point and struck from the seventh through the 10th frames for a 233-201 victory.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.233 (1 game)$2,000
2Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.616 (3 games)1,700
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y158 (1 game)1,500
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio410 (2 games)1,400
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas204 (1 game)1,300

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Hudson defeated Dickinson, 209-204; Robinson defeated Hudson, 202-201; Robinson defeated Roth, 213-158, and in the championship game, Laub defeated Robinson, 233-201.

37-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8208 23-14-0 690 8898 
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 8143 22-15-0 660 8803 
3Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 7990 21-16-0 630 8620 
4Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 7811 22-15-0 660 8471 
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 7727 20-17-0 600 8327 
*6Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 7668 19-18-0 570 8238 $1,250
7Yuichiari Chin, Sapuro, Japan 7560 19-18-0 570 8130 1,150
8Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 7479 18-19-0 540 8019 1,100
9Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 7454 16-20-1 495 7949 1,050
10Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 7422 16-21-0 480 7902 1,000
11Graham Smith, Adelaide, Australia 7418 11-25-1 345 7763 1,000
12Duke Shiraki, Honolulu, Hawaii 7316 14-23-0 420 7736 1,000

*Alternate. PRO-AM CASHERS-$75-Roth. $50 each-Hudson, Robinson, Schlegel. $25 each-Anthony, Salvino, Dickinson.