Portland Open



$60,000 PORTLAND OPEN
Valley Lanes, Portland, Ore., Jun 4-7, 1977

Lane Is Trail Blazer

Five years of perseverance finally paid off for Dennis Lane when he won the $60,000 Portland Open, opening stop on the Summer Tour.

Going into the position round Hudson trailed Lane by 52 pins and needed a 23-pin victory, coupled with the 30 bonus pins, to take the $6,000 top prize.

Hudson won the final game, 222-203, but still fell four pins short, giving Lane his first title.

Harry Johnson had a 300 game during qualifying.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9366 15-9-0 450 9816 $6,000
2Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9438 12-11-1 375 9813 3,500
3Steve Neff, Sarasota 9156 17-7-0 510 9666 3,000
4Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9163 16-8-0 480 9643 2,500
5Dale Glenn, Glendale, Cal. 9226 11-12-1 345 9571 2,000
6Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9062 16-7-1 495 9557 1,800
7Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Cal. 9144 12-12-0 360 9504 1,600
8Mike Marks, Grand Rapids, Mich. 9069 14-10-0 420 9489 1,400
9Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Ia. 9080 13-11-0 390 9470 1,350
10Earl Anthony, Tacoma 9133 11-13-0 330 9463 1,300
11Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9053 13-11-0 390 9443 1,250
12Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9076 i1-13-0 330 9406 1,200
13Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9056 11-13-0 330 9386 1,150
14Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 8987 12-12-0 360 9347 1,100
15John Guenther, Seattle 8949 13-11-0 390 9339 1,050
16Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth 8881 13-10-1 405 9286 1,000
17Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 8927 11-12-1 345 9272 950
18Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 8952 8-15-1 255 9207 900
19Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 8886 10-14-0 300 9186 850
20Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8830 9-15-0 270 9100 800
21Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash. 8774 9-14-1 285 9059 750
22Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma 8769 8-16-0 240 9009 700
@23Tim Harahan, Hawthorne, Cal.
(includes 32-pin penalty)
 8675 10-13-1 315 8958 585
24Frank Tavella, Jr., Denver 8624 9-15-0 270 8894 600

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
@25Rick Talley, Enid, Okla. (26 games)5388$560
*26Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio3824510
27John Denton, Midland, Tex.3822445
#Harry Johnson, Los Angeles3822445
29Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.3805430
30Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.3804415
 Jack Parks, Longview, Wash.3804415
32Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.3803400
33Ken Fernandez, Medford, Ore.3788390
34Bill Coleman, Campbell, Cal.3786380
35Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont.3785370
36Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.3783360
37Jay Aono, Boise, Id.3779350
38Steve Jones, Independence, Mo.3774340
39Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio3766330
40team Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va..3765320
41Tim Albin, N. Hollywood, Cal.3761310
42Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va.3760300

*Alternate. #Harry Johnson received $100 for 300 game. @Harahan replaced Talley after 26 games and assumed a 32-pin penalty. They split 23rd and 25th place money. Harahan received $585 which included $25 alternate money for eight games. Talley received $560. Sanford then received $50 for alternate. 24-game qualifying leader Holman 4104. 24th-Surina 3831. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Tom Wright, Tommy Hudson. Matt Surina, Henry Gonzalez. Dale Glenn, Louie Moore.