Fresno Open



$60,000 FRESNO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, Calif., Jul 1-4, 1977

Mark Marks Again

Mark Roth won his second straight tournament for the first time in his eight-year career when he captured the $60,000 Fresno Open.

Roth entered the crucial position round game with a narrow 10-pin lead over Rick Minier, then posted a 231-216 victory to win the $6,000 top prize. One week earlier Roth teamed with Marshall Holman to win the PBA Doubles Classic.

The exciting finish was the tightest in the PBA's 16-year history, according to National Tournament Director Harry Golden. Only 34 pins separated Roth, Minier, rookie Emmett Shutes and veteran Earl Anthony going into the final game.

Shutes defeated Anthony in the position round to jump to second, while Minier finished third and Anthony fourth.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9362 13-11-0 390 9752 $6,000
2Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa. 9284 15-9-0 450 9734 3,500
3Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 9367 11-13-0 330 9697 3,000
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma 9260 14-10-0 420 9680 2,500
5Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9247 14-10-0 420 9667 2,000
6Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9215 14-10-0 420 9635 1,800
7Dale Glenn, Los Angeles 9232 12-12-0 360 9592 1,600
8Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 9254 11-13-0 330 9584 1,450
9George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9131 14-9-1 435 9566 1,350
10Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9130 12-11-1 375 9505 1,300
11Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 9097 13-11-0 390 9487 1,250
12Norm Meyers, St. Louis 9104 12-12-0 360 9464 1,200
13Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif. 9101 12-12-0 360 9461 1,150
14Steve Neff, Sarasota 9009 15-9-0 450 9459 1,100
15Paul Colwell, Tucson 8903 13-10-1 405 9308 1,050
16Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 8932 10-14-0 300 9232 1,000
17Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8901 11-13-0 330 9231 950
18Jack Major, Vancouver, B.C. 8853 11-11-2 360 9213 900
19Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8846 12-12-0 360 9206 850
20Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8827 10-13-1 315 9142 800
21Jay Robinson. Los Angeles 8833 10-14-0 300 9133 750
22Don Reeser, San Francisco 8827 9-13-2 300 9127 700
23Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8787 11-13-0 330 9117 650
24Bill George, Citrus Heights, Calif. 8455 5-19-0 150 8605 600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.$580
 Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.490
27Curt Schmidt, Fort Wayne, Ind.480
28Larry Laub, San Francisco455
 Doug Meyers, El Toro, Calif.455
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.455
 John Weber, St. Louis455
32Ken Fernandez, Medford, Ore.430
33Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.420
34Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.410
35Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Calif.400
36Terry Buchholz, Cucamonga, Calif.390
37Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio380
38Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va.375
39Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wisc.370
40Joe Berardi, New York365
41Glenn Carlson, Fresno360
42Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.355
43Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.350
44Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.345
45Paul Moser, Medford, Mass.337.50
 Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa.337.50
47Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont.330
48Bill Coleman, Campbell, Calif.325
49Ted Bakatselos, Detroit320
50Ray Domergue, San Francisco312.50
 Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.312.50
52Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.305
53Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.300

*Alternate (Includes $75). Straub was awarded the alternate's position when Spigner declined a rolloff. 18-game qualifying leader-Sliker, 4081. 24th place-Anthony and Roche, 3846. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Dennis Lane, Mike Alfieri, Bob Hood, Henry Gonzalez, Dave Davis, Tim Harahan. #Ernie Schlegel and Tom Baker received $100 each for 300 games.