Great Adventure Open



$65,000 GREAT ADVENTURE OPEN
Curtis Suburban Lanes, Trenton, N.J., Aug 19-22, 1977

Great Adventure For Westberg

Steve Westberg won his first title by rolling away from a star-studded field in the $65,000 Great Adventure Open.

The lefthanded Westberg, competing in his first full year on the tour, earned $7,000.

Mark Roth and Louie Moore exchanged the lead early in the tournament until Westberg grabbed command at the end of the 18 qualifying games. He surrendered the lead early in match play, then regained it and never faltered.

Westberg averaged 218 for the 42 games and finished with a 239-pin margin over Moore. Roy Buckley finished third, Larry Laub fourth and Tommy Hudson fifth.

Paul Colwell rolled the tournament's only 300 during qualifying play.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 9157 15-9-0 450 9607 $7,000
2Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8888 16-8-0 480 9368 4,000
3Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8913 14-10-0 420 9333 3,000
4Larry Laub, San Francisco 8929 13-11-0 390 9319 2,500
5Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8906 13-11-0 390 9296 2,000
6Rich Carrubba, Hayward, N.J. 8701 15-9-0 450 9151 1,800
7Frankie May, West Reading, Pa. 8790 12-12-0 360 9150 1,700
8Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 8677 15-9-0 450 9127 1,600
9Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 8755 12-12-0 360 9115 1,500
10John Denton, Midland, Tex. 8652 15-9-0 450 9102 1,400
11Pete Couture, Windsor, . Conn. 8663 13-9-2 420 9083 1,350
12Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 8736 11-13-0 330 9066 1,300
13Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Cal. 8710 11-13-0 330 9040 1,250
14Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8593 14-10-0 420 9013 1,200
15Rick Talley, Enid, Okla. 8701 10-14-0 300 9001 1,150
16Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8619 12-12-0 360 8979 1,100
17Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook, N.J. 8630 10-13-1 315 8945 1,050
18Gary Cunningham, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 8606 11-13-0 330 8936 1,000
19John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill. 8610 9-14-1 285 8895 950
20Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J. 8546 10-14-0 300 8846 900
21Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8612 7-16-1 225 8837 850
22Rick Smyth, Anchorage, Alaska 8503 10-13-1 315 8818 800
23Rick Mincer, Akron, Ohio 8506 8-16-0 240 8746 750
@24Dick Oliver, Morrisville, Pa. 8355 9-15-0 270 8625 700

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Pete McCordic, Houston$690
26Bobby Fenton,Cucamonga, Calif.590
27Dale Glenn, Glendale, Calif.565
28Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.540
29Scott Kelly, Redlands, Calif.520
30Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.495
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.495
32Doc landoli, Whitestone, N.Y.480
33Gordy Coletti Jr., Elizabeth, N.J.470
34Chuck Pierce, Dallas460
35Jim Godman, Miami450
36Mike Marks, Grand Rapids440
37Dave Davis, Atlanta430
38Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.420
39Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.410
40Timmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.400
41Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va.385
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.385
43Bob Shaffer, Cleveland370
44John Elledge, Sacramento360
45Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio350
46Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.335
 Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.335
48Tay Tartaglia, Port Chester, N.Y.325
49Toe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.320
50Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.312.50
 Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va..312.50
52Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.305
53Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif.300

*Alternate. Cutsor defeated McCordic, 191-189, in a one-game rolloff for the 24th position in the finals. @Local entry (non-PBA member). 18-game qualifying leaderWestberg, 3947. 24th place-Cutsor, 3750. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Louie Moore, Carmen Salvino, Dave Frame, Gary Cunningham, Ed Ressler, Johnny Petraglia. 300 game -Paul Colwell ($100).