Amf Regional Champions Classic



$42,500 AMF REGIONAL CHAMPIONS CLASSIC
Berks Lanes, Reading, Pa., Oct 14-17, 1977

Davis Celebrates Wedding

Veteran Dave Davis gave himself a $5,000 wedding present when he captured the $42,500 AMF Regional Champions Classic, opening event on the Professional Bowlers Association Fall Tour.

It was the first victory for the gangling lefthander in two years.

Davis, Hackensack, N.J., finished with a 117-pin margin over second-place Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y., while Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J., was another 111 pins back in third place.

"I didn't bowl that well and I made a lot of bad shots," Davis said after winning his 16th career title. "I suppose I was lucky. I haven't felt like bowling for some reason, but now I have to bowl well . . . I have a wife to support."

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J. 9065 17-7-0 510 9575 $5,000
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9038 14-10-0 420 9458 3,000
3Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J. 8882 14-7-3 465 9347 2,600
4Gary Patterson, St. Louis 8890 14-9-1 435 9325 2,300
5Jim Hills, Blue Springs, Mo. 9022 10-14-0 300 9322 2,100
6Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8841 14-10-0 420 9261 1,900
7Allie Clarke, Ravenna, Ohio 8943 10-13-1 315 9258 1,700
8George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8945 10=14-0 300 9245 1,500
9Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8772 15-9-0 450 9222 1,400
10Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 8860 11-12-1 345 9205 1,300
11Dick Weber, St. Louis 8899 10-14-0 300 9199 1,200
12Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 8821 12-12-0 360 9181 1,100
13Bob Goike,. Detroit 8841 11-13-0 330 9171 1,050
14Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8752 13-11-0 390 9142 1,000
15Dave Frame; Baldwin park, Cal. 8744 11-13-0 330 9074 950
16Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8699 i1-11-2 360 9059 900
17Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8714 11-13-0 330 9044 850
18John Welsh, Dallas, Tex. 8757 9-14-1 285 9042 800
19Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8593 13-10-1 405 8998 750
20Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8738 8-15-1 255 8993 700
21Mike Tietjens, St. Louis 8624 12-12-0 360 8984 650
22Danny Morton, Jacksonville, Fla. 8592 12-12-0 360 8952 600
23Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8509 12-11-1 375 8884 550
24John Linsenmayer, Jacksonville, Fla. 8596 7-15-2 240 8836 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Don Bell, Santa Maria, Cal.3725$400
*26Dave Wheeler, Kirksville, Mo.3718455

*Alternate (Includes $75). Nelson Burton Jr., Mike Tietjens and Don Bell tied for 23rd and 24th positions. Bell did not arrive in time for the roll-off and Burton and Tietjens were given the spots. Bell declined the alternate's spot. 18-game qualifying leaderClarke, 3963. 24th Place-Burton and Tietjens, 3725. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Dick Weber, Cliff McNealy, Rob Monaco, Norm Meyers, Bill Beach, Fred Jaskie.