Ford Open



$75,000 FORD OPEN
Mel's Southshore Bowl, Alameda, Cal., Jan 11-15, 1977

Jones In Driver's Seat

Competing in only his second tournament since joining the tour full-time, Steve Jones derailed a streaking Marshall Holman to win the $75,000 Ford Open for his first title.

Jones defeated Holman, 244-210, in the title game to capture the $8,000 top prize.

The fifth-seeded Holman started his march to the title game by defeating Palmer Fallgren, 244-222. He then brushed aside George Pappas, 278-226, and Mark Roth, 239-231.

The championship match was a thriller. A 7-10 split dropped Jones 23 pins off the pace after three frames, but the slender youngster bounced back with six straight strikes to emerge the winner. Surprisingly, Jones got into the tournament by finishing second in the Pro Tour Qualifier.

Glen Carlson and Roy Buckley rolled perfect games.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Jones, Independence, Mo.244 (j. game)$8,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.971 (4 games)5,000
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.231 (1 game)4,000
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.226 (1 game)3,300
5Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas222 (1 game)2,900

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Holman defeated Fallgren, 244-222; Holman defeated Pappas, 278-226; Holman defeated Roth, 239-231, and in the championship game, Jones defeated Holman. 244-210.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Jones. Independence, Mo. 9605 16-7-1 495 10100 
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9420 18-6-0 540 9960 
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9388 14-9-1 435 9823 
4Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas 9336 15-9-0 450 9786 
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9366 12-11-1 375 9741 
*6Don Johnson, Las Vegas 9338 12-12-0 360 9698 $2,550
7Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9231 14-10-0 420 9651 2,300
8Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9309 11-13-0 330 9639 2,100
9Don Bell, Santa Maria, Cal. 9316 9-14-1 285 9601 2,000
10Dave Davis, Atlanta 9174 14-10-0 420 9594 1,900
11Eddie Ressler, Allentown. Pa. 9194 13-11-0 390 9584 1,800
12Les Schissler, Denver 9173 13-11-0 390 95631700 
13Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Cal. 9177 12-12-0 360 9537 1,600
14Dale Glenn, Glendale, Cal. 9205 11-13-0 330 9535 1,500
15Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9081 15-9-0 450 9531 1,450
16Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9190 10-13-1 315 9505 1,400
#17Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif. 9102 12-11-1 375 9477 1,350
18Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 9139 11-13-0 330 9469 1,300
19Dan Roche, Downey, Cal. 8991 11-13-0 330 9321 1,250
20Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va. 8959 11-13-0 330 9289 1,200
21Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9019 8-16-0 240 9259 1,150
22Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8938 8-15-1 255 9193 1,100
23Randy Fuller, Ft. Worth, Texas 8910 8-16-0 240 9150 1,050
24Sam Fox, Daly City, Calif. 8823 6-17-1 195 9018 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Cal.3906$980
 Kevin Gannon, Long Beach, Calif.3906905
27Don Reeser, San Francisco3905845
 Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.3905845
29Tim Harahan, Hawthrone. Cal.3902800
30Jack Lee, Enid, Okla.3900775
#31Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3894750
32Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C.3893725
33Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.3884700
34Paul Colwell, Tucson3883690
35Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.3877675
 Hector Valenzuela, San Jose, Calif.3877675
37Bob Hood, San Mateo, Calif.3870660
38Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.3858650
39Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.3856640
40Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.3849630
41Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3848620
42John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.3839610
43Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa. Calif.3838600
44Bill Coleman, San Jose, Calif.3829590
45Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.3818580
46Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif.3817570
47John Guenther, Seattle3816560
48Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.3813550

*Alternate (Receives $75). Carrubba defeated Gannon, 259-200, to become alternate. #Roy Buckley and Glen Carlson received $100 each for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Holman, 4039. 24th place Fox, 3913. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Wayne Zahn. Steve Neff, Paul Moser, Bobby Crull, John Guenther, Jim Frazier. PTQ earnings-$87.50 - Howie Partell. $50-Roger Bowker, Dave Heller. $37.50-Steve Jones. $25-Dee Munsell, Randy Lightfoot, Frank Bellinder.