AMF Magicscore Open



$100,000 AMF MAGICSCORE OPEN
Kissimmee Lanes, Kissimmee, Fla., Feb 21-25, 1978

Earl Has Magic Touch

Earl Anthony returned to the PBA Tour after a three-week vacation and devastated two finals opponents for the championship of the $100,000 AMF MagicScore Open, his 29th PBA title.

Anthony, seeded second for the TV finals, knocked off Dennis Swayda, 258-211, in the semifinal match and then socked tournament leader Ernie Schlegel, 258-201, for the title. Anthony rolled 19 strikes in 24 frames in his impressive victory.

Larry Laub defeated long-time friend and former traveling companion Ron Lisher, 243-226 in the opening match before Swayda moved in to eliminate Laub, 244-200. From there on, it was all Anthony.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma516 (2 games)$15,000
2Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.201 (1 game)8,000
3Dennis Swayda, Phoenix455 (2 games)6,000
4Larry Laub, San Francisco443 (2 games)5,000
5Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.226 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Laub defeated Lisher, 243-226; Swayda defeated Laub, 244-200; Anthony defeated Swayda, 258-211, and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Schlegel, 258-201.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9489 225.9 13-11-0 390 9879 
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma 9249 220.2 16-8-0 480 9729 
3Dennis Swayda, Phoenix 9136 217.5 16-8-0 480 9616 
4Larry Laub, San Francisco 9124 217.2 15-9-0 450 9574 
5Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9061 215.7 17-7-0 510 9571 
*6Pete Couture, Windsor Locks 8941 212.8 15-8-1 465 9406 $3,250
7Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg 8944 212.9 15-9-0 450 9394 3,000
8Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville 8905 212.0 13-11-0 390 9295 2,800
9Mark Roth, Staten Island 8900 211.9 13-11-0 390 9290 2,600
10Ed Lee, Eugene, Ore. 8869 211.1 14-10-0 420 9289 2,500
11Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif. 8893 211.7 13-11-0 390 9283 2,400
12Dave Soutar, Kansas City 8887 211.5 12-12-0 360 9247 2,300
13Butch Soper, Costa Mesa, Cal. 8850 210.7 12-12-0 360 9210 2,200
14Bob Fenton, Cucamonga, Cal. 8874 211.2 10-13-1 315 9189 2,100
15Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Cal. 8820 210.0 11-12-1 345 9165 2,000
16Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8750 208.3 11-13-0 330 9080 1,900
17Lamar Bramblett, Marietta, Ga. 8826 210.1 8-16-0 240 9066 1,800
18Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8810 209.7 7-14-3 255 9065 1,700
19Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. 8791 209.3 9-15-0 270 9061 1,600
20Jim Roy, Glenwood Sprgs., Colo. 8679 206.6 11-13-0 330 9009 1,500
21Ted Malicki, Cleveland 8669 206.4 10-14-0 300 8969 1,400
22Brien Hayes, Darien, Conn. 8598 204.7 10-14-0 300 8898 1,300
23Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island 8673 206.5 7-17-0 210 8883 1,250
24Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 8582 204.3 7-17-0 210 8792 1,200

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa$1,180
26Louie Moore, Indianapolis1,080
27Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.1,055
28Pete McCordic, Houston1,030
29Norm Meyers, St. Louis1,010
30Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.995
 Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.995
32Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.975
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.975
34Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.960
35Palmer Fallgren, Las Vegas950
#36Greg Guertin, Sacramento940
37Bill Coleman, Campbell, Calif.930
38Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma920
39Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio910
40Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J.900
41Mal Acosta, Haywood, Calif.890
42Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth880

*Alternate. #Greg Guertin, Guppy Troup and Dan Roche received $100 each for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader - Schlegel, 4235. 24th Place - Flanagan, 3796, PRO-AM CASHERS - Dick Weber, Rick Minier, Wendell Davis, Eddie Ressler, Paul Colwell, George Pappas and Carmen Salvino.