San Jose Open



$60,000 San Jose Open
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, Calif., Jun 22-25, 1978

Roth Knows Way In San Jose

Mark Roth became only the second player in professional bowling history to earn $100,000 two years in a row when he won the 560,000 San Jose Open at Saratoga Lanes.

Only Roth and Earl Anthony have won $100,000 in two seasons, Anthony having done it in 1975-76.

The North Arlington, N.J., right-hander devastated the field during the final day as he amassed a lead of 200 pins after beginning the day in third place, some 78 pins off the pace set by Jay Robinson, the eventual runnerup.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9165 218.2 16-8-0 480 9645 $6,000
2Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Ca. 8935 212.7 17-7-0 510 9445 3,500
3Steve Jones, Kerrville, Tx. 8806 209.6 15-8-1 465 9771 3,000
4Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 8828 210.1 13-11-0 390 9218 2,500
5Tommy Hudson, Akron 8751 208.3 15-8-1 465 9216 2,000
6John Denton, Midland, Tx. 8814 209.8 13-11-0 390 9204 1,800
7Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth 8790 209.2 13-11-0 390 9180 1,650
8Rick Minier, Portland, Ore. 8691 206.9 14-10-0 420 9111 1,550
9Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis 8754 208.4 11-12-1 345 9099 1,500
10AI Stonum, S. San Francisco 8679 206.6 13-11-0 390 9069 1,450
11Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Spgs. 8743 208.1 10-14-0 300 9043 1,400
12Don Bell, Santa Maria, Ca. 8577 204.2 14-10-0 420 8997 1,350
13Paul Vorisek, Cleveland 8596 204.6 13-11-0 390 8986 1,300
14Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 8668 206.3 9-15-0 270 8938 1,250
15Pete Couture, Windsor Lakes, Conn. 8560 203.8 12-12-0 360 8920 1,200
16Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8551 203.5 12-12-0 360 8911 1,150
17Jeff Morin, Cleveland 8472 201.7 12-11-1 375 8847 1,100
18Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 8556 203.7 9-15-0 270 8826 1,050
19Bo Bowden, Dallas 8442 201.0 11-13-0 330 8772 1,000
20Dale Glenn, Northridge, Ca. 8494 202.2 9-15-0 270 8764 950
21Jack Lee, Enid, Okla. 8500 202.3 8-16-0 240 8740 900
22Tom Wright, Millbrae, Ca. 8519 202.8 7-17-0 210 8729 850
23Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8374 199.3 11-13-0 330 8704 800
24Steve Sipe, Falls Church, Va. 8301 197.6 9-15-0 270 8571 750

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ross Packard, San Jose, Ca.$695
#26Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W.Va.595
27Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.570
28Mal Acosta, Fremont, Ca.560
29Don Reeser, S. San Francisco550
30Dave Frame, Baldwin Pk., Ca.540
31Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.530
32Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.520
33George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.510
34Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Ca.500
35Brad Hoffman, Los Altos, Ca.490
36Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash.480
37Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Ca.470
38Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Ca.455
 Charlie Venable, Brooklyn. N.Y.455
40Steve Westberg, Cot. Grove, Ore.440
41Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Ca.430
42Rick Kendrick, Del City, Okla.420

* - Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader, Roth, 3,909. 24th Place - Lee, 3,697. #- Craycraft shot a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mike Berlin, Mike Durbin, Steve Neff, Dave Beckmann, Cliff McNealy, Norm Meyers.