PBA Doubles Classic



$55,000 PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, Calif., Jun 24-27, 1977

Roth, Holman Double Their Pleasure

Youngsters Mark Roth and Marshall Holman rolled to an easy victory in the $55,000 PBA Doubles Classic.

After grabbing the lead midway through the first round of match play competition, the duo continued to pull away from the field and eventually posted a decisive 451-pin victory over runnersup Don Johnson and Paul Colwell, the defending champions.

Roth and Holman, who averaged five pins a game better than Johnson and Colwell for the 36 games with a norm of 215, each won $5,000.

Johnson and Colwell jumped into second place over the father-son combo of Dick and John Weber when Colwell tossed a 278 in the final position round game.

The Webers dropped to fourth while a pair of non-champions, Mike Alfieri and Emmett Shutes, finished third. The team posted a 9-3 match play record to advance from the 11th qualifying position.

36-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth (7729)
Marshall Holman (7799)
 15528 7-4-1 225 15753 $10,000
2Paul Colwell (7691)
Don Johnson (7431)
 15122 6-6-0 180 15302 6,000
3Mike Alfieri (7635)
Emmett Shutes (7362)
 14997 9-3-0 270 15267 4,000
4Dick Weber (7612)
John Weber (7501)
 15113 5-7-0 150 15263 3,200
5Bill Spigner (7467)
Dennis Lane (7568)
 15035 4-8-0 120 15155 2,600
6Steve Jones (7328)
Pete Couture (7608)
 14936 7-5-0 210 15146 2,200
7Frank Ellenburg (7350)
Fred Jaskie (7531)
 14881 7-5-0 210 15091 2,000
8Paul Moser (7578)
Steve .Martin (7328)
 14906 6-6-0 180 15086 1,800
9Dave Davis (7509)
Johnny Petraglia (7396)
 14905 5-7-0 150 15055 1,600
10Carmen Salvino (7447)
Roy Buckley (7396)
 14843 6-6-0 180 15023 1,400
11John Wilcox (7282)
Tommy Hudson (7396)
 14678 5-7-0 150 14828 1,300
12Mike Samardzija (7211)
Ted Bakatselos (7230)
 14441 4-7-1 135 14576 1,200

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
13*Curt Schmidt 4811 Dave Bash 50879898$1,090
 Jay Robinson 5107 Dale Glenn 47919898940
15Bill Beach 4849 Bus Oswalt 50289877850
16Earl Anthony 5186 Gary Mage 46779863800
17George Pappas 4931 Gary Dickinson 49319862760
18Eddie Ressler 4808 Steve Neff 50479855720
19Paul Vorisek 4991 Jeff Morin 48579848680
20Rich Chang 4810 Warren Nelson 50219831640
21Rick Minier 4956 Joe Berardi 48649820600

*Alternates. Schmidt-Bash served as alternates after tying Robinson-Glenn. Local entry Steve Cook received $100 for 300 game. 24-game qualifying leaders-Lane-Spigner, 10,369. Individual-Lane 5259. 12th place team-Wilcox-Hudson 9904. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) -Sam Flanagan, Jim Frazier, Pete Couture, Emmett Shutes, Curt Schmidt, Joe Hutchinson.