Waukegan Open



$60,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Lanes, Waukegan, III., Aug 4-7, 1977

Earl Wows 'Em Again In Waukegan

Snapping a victory drought that extended for seven months and 20 tournaments, Earl Anthony cruised to victory in the $60,000 Waukegan Open for the third straight year.

Winner of the Winter Tour-opening Lite Classic, the lefthanded Anthony enjoyed a margin of 229 pins at the end over second-year pro Steve Westberg. Anthony also averaged over 224, almost six pins better than his closest pursuer, in winning the $6,000 first prize.

In taking his 28th career title, Anthony won a tournament three years in a row for the second time in his brilliant career. He is the only professional to ever win three straight, having also accomplished the feat in the PBA National Championship from 1973-75.

Dick Armstrong and Rich Wonders, a pair of non-members, finished third and fourth, respectively, while Paul Moser was fifth.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9415 18-6-0 540 9955 $6,000
2Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9171 18-5-1 555 9726 3,500
@3Dick Armstrong, Park City, Ill. 9085 18-6-0 540 9625 3,000
@4Rich Wonders, Racine, Wis. 8969 17-6-1 525 9494 2,500
5Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 9033 15-9-0 450 9483 2,000
@6Gary Strand, Madison, Wis. 8943 14-10-0 420 9363 1,800
7Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. 8807 12-12-0 360 9247 1,600
8Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8848 13-11-0 390 9238 1,450
9Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8789 14-10-0 420 9209 1,350
10Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio 8793 13-10-1 405 9198 1,300
11Larry Laub, San Francisco 8727 12-11-1 375 9102 1,250
12George Manuel, Peoria, Ill. 8749 11-13-0 330 9079 1,200
13Louie Moore, Columbus. Ohio 8708 10-14-0 300 9008 1,150
14Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8603 11-12-1 345 8948 1,100
@15Dave Wilk, Franklin Park, Ill. 8610 11-13-0 330 8940 1,050
@16Bob Mills, Mount Prospect, Ill. 8610 10-14-0 300 8910 1,000
17Tom Eder, New Vernon, Ind. 8546 11-12-1 345 8891 950
18Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8611 8-16-0 240 8851 900
19Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8594 7-17-0 210 8804 850
20Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8527 9-15-0 270 8797 800
21Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8489 10-14-0 300 8789 750
22John Voso, Euclid, Ohio 8489 7-17-0 210 8699 700
23Neil Burton, St. Louis 8446 8-16-0 240 8686 650
24Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 8420 8-16-0 240 8660 600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis$497.50
 John Weber, St. Louis497.50
27Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.480
28Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.470
*29Ken Hochstein, Detroit535
30Boysie Huber, St. Louis450
31Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio440
32Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.425
 Gary Patterson, St. Louis425
34Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio410
35Ron Rumsey, Topeka, Kan.400
36Don Schultz, W. Lafayette, Ind.390
37Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.380
38Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho375
39Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio367.50
 Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif.367.50
41Rich Bower, Ford City. Pa.360
@42George McChrystal, Chicago355
43Teata Semiz, River Edge. N.J.350
44Wayne Graham, Miami, Fla.345
45Todd Strebel, Monroe, N.Y.340
46John Denton, Midland, Texas335
47Joe Berardi. New York, N.Y.330
48Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.325
49Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W. Va.320
50George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.315
51Pete McCordic, Houston310
52Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va.305
53Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.300

*Alternate (Includes $75). Burton, Jr., Weber, Carrubba and Petraglia turned down the alternate's spot. @Non-PBA member. 18-game qualifying leader-Moser, 3921. 24th place-Neil Burton, 3730. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Earl Anthony, Todd Strebel, John Voso, Steve Westberg, Dennis Lane, Mike Durbin.