Tucson Open



$60,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 15-18, 1977

Pappas Snaps Roth's Skein

George Pappas thwarted Mark Roth's bid to rewrite the PBA record books when he eked out a two-pin victory in the $60,000 Tucson Open.

Seeking an unprecedented fourth straight victory, Roth entered the position round game 44 pins behind the leader Pappas. And although Roth defeated Pappas, 235-223, in the final contest, he fell short of another victory when he failed to strike on his final ball.

It was Pappas' fifth career title and earned him the $6,000 top prize.

Pappas didn't move into the top position until only one game remained in the 42-game contest. He supplanted Dennis Lane, the leader until that point, then protected the margin in the final game.

Roth finished second, giving him a string of fourth, first, first, first and second finishes in five weeks, while Marshall Holman was third, Lane fourth and Tommy Hudson fifth.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9193 17-7-0 510 9703 $6,000
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9146 18-5-1 555 9701 3,500
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9234 13-11-0 390 9624 3,000
4Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9134 15-9-0 450 9584 2,500
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9097 14-9-1 435 9532 2,000
6Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 9072 12-11-1 375 9447 1,800
7Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9078 11-13-0 330 9408 1,600
8Dale Glenn, Glendale, Calif. 8961 13-10-1 405 9366 1,480
9Pete McCordic, Houston 8919 12-12-0 360 9279 1,380
10Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 8902 12-11-1 375 9277 1,300
11Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8933 10-13-1 315 9248 1,250
12Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8843 13-11-0 390 9233 1,200
13Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif. 8868 11-11-2 360 9228 1,150
14Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8893 11-13-0 330 9223 1,100
15Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 8785 13-9-2 420 9205 1,050
16Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8798 12-10-2 390 9188 1,000
17Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 8883 8-16-0 240 9123 950
18Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 8802 9-14-1 285 9087 900
19Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8762 10-13-1 315 9077 850
20Neil Burton, St. Louis 8825 7-16-1 225 9050 800
21Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8686 10-i1-3 345 9031 750
22Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8685 11-13-0 330 9015 700
23Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va. 8771 8-16-0 240 9011 650
24Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8714 9-15-0 270 8984 600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas, Nev.$580
26Lenny Guccione, Denver, Colo.490
27Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn.480
28Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.470
29Tohn Elledge, Sacramento, Calif.460
30John Weber, St. Louis, Mo.450
31John Denton, Midland, Texas440
32John Wilcox, Mountsville, Pa.430
33Jack Andolina. Glendale, Calif.425
34Don Bell, Santa Maria, Calif.417.50
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.417.50
36Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio410
37Frank Tavella, Denver, Colo.405
38Scott Kelly, Redlands, Calif.400
39Ray Domergue, San Francisco, Calif.390
 Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.390
 Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.390
42Ted Bakatselos, Detroit, Mich.380
43Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.375
44Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W. Va.370
45Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Calif.360
 Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif.360
 Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.360
48Ken Fernandez, Medford, Ore.350
49Sam Fox, Daly City, Calif.345
 Jay Robinson,, Los Angeles345
 Emmett Shutes, St. College, Pa.345
52Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.330
53Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.325
54Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.320
55Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.315
56Aki Nakagawa, Tokyo, Japan310
57Doug Heim, Tonawanda, N.Y.302.50
 Jack Major, Vancouver, B.C.302.50

*Alternate. (Includes $75). 18-game qualifying leader-Les Zikes, 4056. 24th place-Dan Roche, 3827. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Tom Wright, Dave Frame, Mike Durbin, Wayne Webb, Rick Minier, Rick Smyth, Paul Colwell, Pete Couture, Doug Heim.