Fair Lanes Open



$75,000 FAIR LANE'S OPEN
Fair Lanes, Springfield, Va., Apr 6-9, 1977

Hudson Rings Bell

Tommy Hudson became the first two-time winner on the 1977 tour when he defeated Don Bell in the title match of the $75,000 Fair Lanes Open.

Bell, who tossed a 300 in the position round to jump from eighth to third, finished with seven strikes in a row to defeat Louie Moore and earn the right to bowl topseeded Hudson.

But Bell lost his strike touch in the finale, and Hudson opened with six straight strikes as he posted an easy 246-194 victory.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio246 (1 game)$8,000
2Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.645 (3 games)5,000
3Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio247 (1 game)4,000
4Ernie Schlegel. West Nyack, N.Y.381 (2 games)3,500
5Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.186 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Schlegel defeated Cliff McNealy. 214-186; Bell defeated Schlegel. 92-167; Bell defeated Moore. 259-247, and in the championship game. Hudson defeated Bell, 246-194.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9170 14-10-0 420 9590 
2Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 9119 13-11-0 390 9509 
#3Don Bell. Santa Maria. Calif. 9071 13-10-1 405 9476 
4Ernie Schlegel, West Nyack, N.Y. 9093 12-12-0 360 9453 
5Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 9049 13-11-0 390 9439 
*6Jay Robinson, Los Angeles 9035 13-11-0 390 9425 $2,550
7Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9016 12-12-0 360 9376 2,200
8Tim Harahan, Hawthorne, Calif. 8985 13-11-0 390 9375 2,100
9Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg. W. Va. 8918 14-9-1 435 9353 2,000
10Mark Roth, Staten Island. N.Y. 8988 12-12-0 360 9348 1,900
11Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 8971 12-11-1 375 9346 1,800
12Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz, 8939 13-11-0 390 9329 1,700
13Al Sanford, Jackson. Ohio 8867 15-9-0 450 9317 1,600
#14Dave Heller, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 8908 13-11-0 390 9298 1,500
15Don Johnson, Las Vegas 8928 10-14-0 300 9228 1,450
16Roy Buckley. Columbus. Ohio 8778 14-9-1 435 9213 1,400
17Larry O'Neill, Vienna, Va. 8910 9-15-0 270 9180 1,350
18George Pappas, Charlotte. N.C. 8818 11-12-1 345 9163 1,300
19Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma 8829 11-13-0 330 9159 1,250
20Terry Gray, Brockway, Pa. 8843 10-13-1 315 9158 1,200
21Mickey Higham, Kansas City. Mo. 8752 13-10-1 405 9157 1,150
@22Jim Robinette, Alexandria. Va. 8870 9-14-1 285 9155 1,100
23Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis. 8909 7-16-1 225 9134 1,050
24Paul Colwell. Tucson 8719 7-16-1 225 8944 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio3810$860
 Les Schissler, Denver. Colo.3810935
27Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va.3808830
28Gil Sliker. Washington, N.J..3799810
29Teata Semiz, River Edge. N.J.3797790
30Fred Jaskie. Greendale. Wis.3795760
 Emmett Shutes. State College, Pa.3795760
32Jimmy Mack, Denville, N.J.3794730
33Jerry Hamilton. London, Ohio3792710
34Hector Valenzuela, San Jose, Calif.3785690
35Walt Lee. Parkersburg, W. Va.3777670
36Neil Brown, Hazelton, Pa.3775650
37Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Calif.3774640
38Neil Burton, St. Louis, Mo..3773625
 Phil Jones. Owings Mills. Md.3773625
40Todd Strebel, Monroe, N.Y.3764610
41Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W. Va.3756600
42Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3755590
43Larry Landis, Souderton, Pa.3748580
44Cliff Ruth, Schenectady, N.Y..3737570
45Ken Smith. N. Babylon. N.Y.3733560
46Curt Schmidt. Ft. Wayne. Ind..3731550
47Joe Nuzzo. Youngstown, Ohio3729540
48Jack Lee, Enid. Okla.3725530

*Alternate. Schissler and Durbin were tied for 25th after 18 games with 3810. Durbin conceded the alternate's spot to Schissler and they split the prize money for 25th and 26th. Schissler received $935 (including $75 for alternate) and Durbin $860. #Heller and Bell received $100 each for 300 games. @Local entry (Non-PBA Member). 18-game qualifying leader, Ritger-4062. 24th place, Pappas-3822. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Dennis Lane,. Pete McCordic. Dave Soutar, Mickey Higham, Don Johnson, Neil Burton, Pete Couture, Ed Jablonski, Gil Sliker, Todd Strebel, Dave Jones, Sam Flanagan. Norm Meyers. Neil Brown. $100-Tommy Hudson. PTQ INCENTIVES-$50-Gus Lampo, Rick Talley, Scott Huddleston, Tom Krueger. Gene Greyston, Frank Edwards, Randy DeYoung, Dave Bash-$75. $25-Ralph Hartmann, Tom Eder, Hector Valenzuela, Jack Lee. @Dave Cohen, @Wilson Rowe. $12.50-Tom Deter, @Jim Loyd.