Northern Ohio Open



$60,000 NORTHERN OHIO OPEN
Westgate Lanes, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 28-31, 1977

Hutch Great In The Clutch

Joe Hutchinson turned the Halloween weekend into a personal treat as he won the $60,000 Northern Ohio Open for his first PBA victory.

Hutchinson, whose best previous finish was seventh in the 1977 PBA National Championship, finished with a commanding 213-pin margin over runnerup Joe Berardi.

Almost the entire tournament centered on Hutchinson and Berardi, who was seeking his first title also. Berardi led after 18 games of qualifying before Hutchinson took over the lead in the match play finals and amassed an 18-5-1 won-lost record to roll away from the field.

Hutchinson, who rolled a 300 en route to victory, won $6,000.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
#1Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9475 18-5-1 555 10030 $6,000
2Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9367 15-9-0 450 9817 3,500
3Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 9225 16-8-0 480 9705 3,000
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9354 11-13-0 330 9684 2,500
5Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9247 11-13-0 330 9577 2,000
6Bob Goike, Detroit 9150 14-10-0 420 9570 1,800
7Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 9105 15-9-0 450 9555 1,600
8Steve Jones, Independence, Mo. 9147 13-11-0 390 9537 1,400
9Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 9126 13-11-0 390 9516 1,350
10Fred Jaskie,- Greendale, Wisc. 9090 14-10-0 420 9510 1,300
11Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 9174 i1-13-0 330 9504 1,250
12Lee Taylor, San Diego 9053 15-9-0 450 9503 1,200
13Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9232 8-16-0 240 9472 1,150
14Rick Minier, Portland 9084 12-12-0 360 9444 1,100
15Dave Frame, Baldwin, Pk., Calif. 9075 11-13-0 330 9405 1,050
16Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8991 13-11-0 390 9381 1,000
17Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8882 14-10-0 420 9302 950
18Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio 8875 12-12-0 360 9235 900
19Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 8832 12-i1-1 375 9207 850
20Allie Clarke, Ravenna. Ohio 8891 9-15-0 270 9161 800
21Neil Burton, St. Louis 8874 9-15-0 270 9144 750
22John Denton, Midland. Tex. 8903 8-16-0 240 9143 700
23Jim Godman, Miami 8800 9-15-0 270 9010 650
24Frank Ellenburg, Phoenix 8809 4-20-0 120 8929 600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.$635
26Jim Stefanich Joliet, Ill.540
27Tim Harahan, Hawthorne, Calif.530
28Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.520
29Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio510
30Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio500
31Gary Cook, Lafayette, Ind.490
32Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.480
33Sam Stump, Reynoldsburg, Ohio470
34Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.460
35John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.450
36Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.440
3l Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.430
38Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio420
@39Tim Menge, Cleveland, Ohio415
40Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.408
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.408
42Ken Fernandez, Medford, Ore.200
 Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.200

*Alternate (Includes $75). @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Berardi, 4062. 24th Place-Couture and Frame, 3851. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Wayne Zahn, John Denton, Gary Cunningham, Marshall Holman, Dennis Swayda and Joe Berardi. #Joe Hutchinson received $100 for a 300 game.