Long Island Open



$70,000 LONG ISLAND OPEN
Garden City Bowl, Garden City, N.Y., Mar 28-Apr 1, 1978

Riches For Rags

Johnny Petraglia barely missed the ultimate thrill in professional bowling - the perfect game - in the nationally televised finals of the $70,000 Long Island Open enroute to his 11th PBA championship.

Petraglia tossed 11 strikes in a row against semifinal match opponent Mark Roth, who was shooting a 249 in a losing effort. On his attempt for the 12th strike, which would have given him an additional $10,000 and a new automobile, the Staten Island left-hander left the two and four pins standing and settled for a 298 game.

In the anti-climactic championship match, Petraglia beat Jeff Mattingly, 197-177.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.977 (4 games)$8,000
2Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.177 (1 games)5,000
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.249 (1 game)4,000
4Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis169 (1 game)3,500
5Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.224 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Petraglia defeated Westberg, 236-224; Petraglia defeated Burton, 246-169; Petraglia defeated Roth, 298-249; Petraglia defeated Mattingly, 197-177.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma 9828 234.0 19-5-0 570 10398 
#2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9943 236.7 12-12-0 360 10303 
3Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis 9620 229.0 15-9-0 450 10070 
4Steve Westberg, Cot. Grove, Ore. 9551 227.4 17-7-0 510 10061 
#5Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island 9729 231.6 11-13-0 330 10059 
#6Ted Kone, Windsor Lakes, Conn. 9602 228.6 13-11-0 390 9992 $2,550
#7Pete Couture, Windsor Lakes, 9582 228.1 12-12-0 360 9942 2,000
8Doug Heim, Honeoye Falls, N.Y. 9454 225.0 15-8-1 465 9919 1,900
9Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9449 224.9 15-9-0 450 9899 1,800
10Cookie Piacente, Rosedale, N.Y. 9472 225.5 14-10-0 420 9892 1,700
11John Denton, Midland, Texas 9446 224.9 14-10-0 420 9866 1,600
12Pete McCordic, Houston 9470 225.4 12-12-0 360 9830 1,500
#13Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis. 9406 223.9 13-10-1 405 9811 1,450
14Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles 9504 226.2 10-14-0 300 9804 1,400
15Tommy Hudson, Akron 9498 226.1 8-16-0 240 9738 1,350
16Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9420 224.2 10-13-1 315 9735 1,300
17Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif. 9322 221.9 12-11-1 375 9697 1,250
18Paul Colwell, Tucson 9298 221.3 12-12-0 360 9658 1,200
19Butch Soper, Orange Cnty., Calif. 9258 220.4 9-14-1 285 9543 1,150
20Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9208 219.2 9-14-1 285 9493 1,100
21Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9221 219.5 9-15-0 270 9491 1,050
22Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9190 218.8 10-14-0 300 9490 1,000
23Mike Kilgannon, Valley Stream 9200 219.0 7-17-0 210 9410 950
24John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill. 8993 214.1 7-17-0 210 9203 900

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg$785
*26Gary Strand, Madison, Wis.845
27Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.760
28Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.750
29Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island740
30Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.730
31Russ Shields, Seabrook, Tex.720
32Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.710
#33George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.700
34Mal Acosta, Fremont, Calif.690
35Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Pk.670
#36Dale Glenn, Northridge, Calif.660
37Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.650
38Walt Pulchlopek, Hillside, N.J.640
39Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.630
40Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.620
41Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.615
42Rick Minier, Portland, Ore.615
43Paul Moser, Medford, Mass.600
44Richard Willis, West Haven, Conn.590
45Dave Kappel, Chicago580
46Dave Soutar, Kansas City570
47David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas560
48Roger Tramp, Phillipsburg, Kan.550

*Alternate. Conner defeated Flanagan, 266-235, in a one-game roll-off for 24th place. 18-game qualifying leader Roth 4409. 24th Place - Conner and Flanagan, 4006. PRO-AM CASHERS - Nelson Burton, Jr., Dennis Lane, Wendell Davis, Bill Spigner, Mike Matosich, Jack Lee, Ron Lisher, Tom Delutz, Fred Conner, George Pappas, Frank Ellenburg, Joe Berardi, Don Bell, Carmen Salvino, Paul Colwell, Ed DiTolla, Rick Kendrick, Craig Mueller, Mike Flora and Curt Schmidt. # - Pappas (2), Couture, Glenn, Petraglia, Kone, Roth and Jaskie rolled 300 games.