Muriel Cigar Open



$75,000 MURIEL CIGAR OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, Cleveland, Mar 15-19, 1977

Smokin' Roy

Veteran Roy Buckley proved something to himself after winning the $8,000 first prize in the inaugural $75,000 Muriel Open.

Buckley's triumph came at the expense of Jimmy Certain, who went down to a 227-193 defeat in the title game for the fifth runnerup finish of his pro career.

"I was beginning to wonder if I could win from the top-seeded position," said a relieved Buckley after thwarting Certain's bid for his first title. "This is the first time I've won from that spot in five tries."

Fellow TV finalists Tommy Hudson and Pete Couture were among eight pros who rolled 300 games during the week.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Roy Buckley, Columbus. Ohio227 (1 game)$8,000
2Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.422 (2 games)5,000
3Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn.396 (2 games)4,000
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio421 (2 games)3,300
5Boysie Huber. St. Louis, Mo.185 (1 game)2,900

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Hudson defeated Huber, 238-185; Couture defeated Hudson, 237-183; Certain defeated Couture, 229-159, and in the championship game, Buckley defeated Certain, 227-193.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9454 20-3-1 615 10069 
2Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9511 16-8-0 480 9991 
#3Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 9427 16-7-1 495 9922 
#4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9436 13-11-0 390 9826 
5Boysie Huber, St. Louis 9386 13-i1-0 390 9776 
#*6George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9383 13-11-0 390 9773 $2,500
7Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis 9274 15-9-0 450 9724 2,100
8Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9420 10-14-0 300 9720 1,900
9Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 9352 11-13-0 330 9682 1,700
10Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 9290 13-i1-0 390 9680 1,600
11Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9289 13-11-0 390 9679 1,500
12Roger Bowker, Rockford, Ill. 9253 13-10-1 405 9658 1,450
13Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 9379 9-15-0 270 9649 1,400
14Bob Goike, Livonia, Mich. 9373 9-15-0 270 9643 1,350
15Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9238 13-11-0 390 9628 1,300
16Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9269 11-12-1 345 9614 1,250
17Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 9251 12-12-0 360 9611 1,200
18Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9215 12-12-0 360 9575 1,150
19Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 9218 9-14-1 285 9503 1,100
20Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9171 10-14-0 300 9471 1,050
21Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas 9160 9-15-0 270 9430 1,000
22Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 9091 8-15-1 255 9346 950
23Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9056 9-15-0 270 9326 900
24Pete McCordic, Houston 8890 8-16-0 240 9130 850

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Mickey Higman, Kansas City3983$810
26Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3981705
27Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.3977685
28Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.3975670
#29Dale Glenn, Glendale, Calif.3964655
 Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio3964655
31Lee Taylor, San Diego3963640
32Emmett Shutes, St. College, Pa.3962630
#33Gary Dickinson, Fort Worth3960620
34Bob Hemminger, Kent, Ohio3956610
35Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J.3955600
36Bill Straub, Lincoln. Neb.3954590
37Don Reeser, San Francisco3950580
38Gary Mage, Seattle3949570
39Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3946560
40Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.3945550
41Joe Berardi, New York City3932540
42Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.3930530
43Hector Valenzuela, San Jose3929520
44Mike Tietjens, Mehlville, Mo.3928510
45Ed Haun, Huntington, W. Va.3924500
46Randy Pierce, Canton, Mich.3919490
47Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.3917480
48Ken Fernandez, Medford, Ore.3916470
49Jim Plessinger, St. College, Pa.3912460
50Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.3910450
51Dave Soutar, Kansas City3908440
52Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.3904430
#53John Voso Jr., Euclid, Ohio3903420
54Curt Schmidt, Fort Wayne, Ind.3899410
55Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Calif.3894395
 Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va.3894395
57Ted Bakatselos, Detroit3890380
58Aki Nakagawa, Tokyo, Japan3888370
59Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3886360
60Dave Davis, Atlanta3885350
61Tay Robinson, Los Angeles3883340
62John Denton, Midland, Tex.3878330
63Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma3876320
64Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Calif.3869310

*Alternate, Mike Durbin defeated Mickey Higham. 257-199, in a one-game rolloff for the 24th qualifying spot. 18-game qualifying leader-Webb, 4341. 24th spot-Durbin and Higham, 3983. #George Pappas, Dale Glenn, Gary Dickinson, Tommy Hudson, John Voso Jr., Ken Smith, Joe Monaco and Pete Couture each received $100 for 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-George Pappas, Jim Certain, Bill McCorkle, Paul Colwell, Mike Durbin, Nelson Burton, Don Bell, Tom Baker. Jim Stefanich, Greg Guertin, Ted Malicki, Mike Berlin, Bob Goike, Wendell Davis, Dee Munsell, Curt Schmidt, Jim Frazier. Pete Couture, Tom Laskow, Tom Menge.