Monro-Matic Open



$80,000 MONRO-MATIC OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Mar 1-5, 1977

Hudson "Shocks" Roth

Tommy Hudson rang up an impressive victory in the $80,000 Monro-Matic Open by defeating Mark Roth, 256-215, in the title match.

Roth, who reached the title match by defeating Jim Stefanich, 266-245, and Steve Jones. 245-224, saw his strike ball abandon him in the final game.

However, Hudson found the line in the third frame and finished in impressive fashion, striking on nine of his last 10 shots. The victory earned Hudson $10,000.

Seven perfect games were recorded during preliminary play, including one each by Hudson and fellow TV finalist Wayne Webb.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio256 (1 game)$10,000
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N. Y.726 (3 games)6,000
3Steve Jones, Independence, Mo.224 (1 game)4,000
4Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.490 (2 games)3,300
5Wayne Webb, Rehoboth. Mass.185 (1 game)2,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Stefanich defeated Webb, 245-185; Roth defeated Stefanich, 266-245; Roth defeated Jones, 245-224. and in the championship game, Hudson defeated Roth; 256-215.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
#1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9839 17-7-0 510 10349 
2Steve Jones, Independence, Mo. 9852 11-11-2 360 10212 
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9727 15-9-0 450 10177 
#4Wayne Webb, Rehoboth. Mass. 9743 14-10-0 420 10163 
5Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9758 12-11-1 375 10133 
*6Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio 9633 15-8-1 465 10098 $2,450
7Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9619 15-9-0 450 10069 2,000
8Steve Carson, Oklahoma City 9575 14-10-0 420 9995 1,900
9Don Johnson, Las Vegas 9631 12-12-0 360 99911800 
10Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth 9660 11-13-0 330 9990 1,700
11Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 9658 11-13-0 330 9988 1,650
12Dale Glenn, Glendale, Calif. 9576 12-12-0 360 9936 1,600
#13Tom Baker, Buffalo 9619 10-13-1 315 9934 1,550
14Keith Craycraft. N. Martinsville, W. Va. 9498 13-10-1 405 9903 1,500
15Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9579 10-13-1 315 9894 1,450
16Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio. 9433 14-10-0 420 9853 1,400
17Tim Harahan, Hawthorne, Calif. 9391 14-10-0 420 9811 1,350
18Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. 9463 11-13-0 330 9793 1,300
19Dave Davis, Atlanta 9359 12-12-0 360 9719 1,250
#20Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 9360 9-15-0 270 9630 1,200
21Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9364 8-15-1 255 9619 1,150
22Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Calif. 9307 8-15-1 255 9562 1,100
23Gary Mage, Seattle 9272 7-17-0 210 9482 1,050
#24Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif. 9207 8-15-1 255 9462 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.4047$830
*26Bobby Fenton, Upland, Calif.4044850
27Ted Kone, Windsor Locks, Conn.4040725
28Jim Frazier. Spokane, Wash.4035680
29Hector Valenzuela, San Jose. Calif.4032640
30Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.4030620
31Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4027610
32Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.4026600
33Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.4020585
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4020585
35Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.4018570
36Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4017560
37Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.4013550
38Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.4005540
39Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas, Nev.4004525
 Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.4004525
41Jeff Valentine, Boston, Mass.4002510
42George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3999500
43Ralph Hartmann, N. Hyde Park. N.Y.3991490
44Bill Spigner, HamdenConn3984480
45Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash3980470
46Larry Laub. San Francisco, Calif3975460
47Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3972450
48Don Bell. Santa Maria, Calif.3968435
 Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.3968435
50Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3963420
51John Denton, Midland, Tex.3962405
 Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3962405
53Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.3956390
54Emmett Shutes, St. College. Pa.3953380
55Ron Woolet, Louisville, Ky.3950370
56Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3946360
57Dave Jones. Charleston, N.C.3943350
58Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo. Calif.3929340

*Alternate. Dave Davis and Ed DiTolla were tied after 18 games with 4047. Davis then beat DiTolla, 290-213, in a playoff to earn the 24th spot for advancement into match play competition. DiTolla refused the alternate's spot, and Bobby Fenton accepted it. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Couture, 4265. 24th place-Davis and DiTolla, 4047. #Don Sylvia, Rich Carrubba, Larry O'Neill, Tom Baker, Wayne Webb. Tommy Hudson and Rick Minier received $75 each for 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)Earl Anthony. Sam Flanagan, Les Zikes, Rich Carrubba, Les Schissler. Frank Huspen, Lee Snow, Ron Lisher, Jeff Valentine, Ray Domergue, Mike Durbin, Don McCune, Mark Roth, Roy Buckley, Jim Plessinger, Bill McCorkle, Ken Fernandez, Butch Soper.