Lite Classic



$80,000 LITE CLASSIC
Gable House Bowl, Torrance, Calif., Jan 4-8, 1977

Anthony Has Lite Touch

Earl Anthony was off to his best start ever when he won the $80,000 Lite Classic.

He easily defeated Keith Craycraft, 237-207, and then top-seeded Marshall Holman, 258-202, in the final two games of the PBA's season opener. Anthony closed with seven game-winning strikes against Holman for the $10,000 first prize offered by the Miller Brewing Company, sponsors of the Lite Classic.

Les Zikes and Dr. Farrell Hinkle, a local favorite, also made it into the finals. Butch Soper rolled a 300 game during preliminary play.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma Wash.495 (2 games)$10,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.202 (1 game)6,000
3Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va.431 (2 games)4,000
4Farrell Hinkle, Santa Ana, Cal.396 (2 games)3,500
5Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.204 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Hinkle defeated Zikes, 226-204; Craycraft defeated Hinkle, 224-170; Anthony defeated Craycraft, 237-207, and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Holman, 258-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9326 18-5-1 555 9881 
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9314 15-9-0 450 9764 
3Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va. 9286 13-10-1 405 9691 
4Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 9147 16-8-0 480 9627 
5Farrell Hinkle, Santa Ana, Cal. 9214 12-12-0 360 9574 
*6Norm Meyers, St. Louis 9068 16-7-1 495 9563 $2,850
7Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9063 16-8-0 480 9543 2,600
8Kevin Gannon, Long Beach, Calif. 9147 13-11-0 390 9537 2,400
9Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 9113 13-11-0 390 9503 2,200
10Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 9099 11-13-0 330 9429 2,000
11Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8936 13-11-0 390 9326 1,900
12Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9059 8-16-0 240 9299 1,800
13Tim Albin, N. Hollywood, Cal. 8888 13-11-0 390 9278 1,700
14Wayne Chester, San Mateo, Cal. 8772 13-10-1 405 9177 1,600
15Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8803 12-12-0 360 9163 1,500
#16Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Calif. 8846 10-14-0 300 9146 1,400
17Wendell Davis, Johnson City. Tenn. 8827 10-14-0 300 9127 1,350
18Bill Coleman, San Jose, Calif. 8766 11-13-0 330 9096 1,300
19Butch Smith, Garden Grove, Calif. 8680 10-13-1 315 9095 1,250
20Dale Glenn, Glendale, Calif. 8730 9-15-0 270 9000 1,200
21Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8800 6-18-0 180 8980 1,150
@22Jim Upson. San Diego 8642 9-14-1 285 8927 1,100
23Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8614 9-14-1 285 8899 1,050
24Dan Roche, Downey, Cal. 8620 8-15-1 255 8875 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.3847$975
26Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3839855
27Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3836810
28Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.3833775
29Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3817740
30Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3801720
31Bob Aleksinski, Great Falls, Mont.3800700
32Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3798680
 Doug Meyers, El Toro, Cal.3798680
 Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3798680
35John Guenther, Seattle, Wash.3796660
36Don Wright, Cupertino, Cal.3791650
37Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3786640
38Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.3777630
39Tim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3776615
 Larry Gray, Torrance, Cal.3776615
41Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.3775600
@42Steve Grimes, Escondido, Cal.3760590
43Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Cal.3752580
44Mickey Higman, Kansas City, Mo.3748570
45Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3741560
46Pete McCordic, Houston, Tex.3739550
47Larry Laub, San Francisco, Cal.3733540
48Rich Chang, Los Angeles, Cal.3728530

*Alternate (Includes $75). @Local entry. #Butch Soper received $100 for 300 game. 8-game qualifying leader-Gannon, 4113. 24th place-Berardi, 3849. PRO-AM CASHERS - $50 each-Joe Nuzzo, Marshall Holman, Ted Malicki, Norm Meyers, Bobby Crull, Bill George. PTQ earnings-$100-@ Hobo Boothe. $50 each-Les Barrett, Greg Guertin. $25 each-Steve Lickliter. @ C.J. Hill, Steve Martin. @Ted Karbownik.