New England Open - Archived Standings
$60,000 NEW ENGLAND OPEN
Lang's Bowlerarna, Cranston, R.I., Aug 11-14, 1978
Roth In Seventh Heaven
Mark Roth won his seventh title in 1978 by taking the $6,000 top prize. in the $60,000 New England Open at Lang's Bowlerama in Cranston, R.I.
Roth thus tied Billy Hardwick (1969) and Earl Anthony (1976) for the most titles by one player in a single season. The $6,000 top prize also moved him closer to Anthony's single-season earnings record of $110,833.
Roth began the final round by firing a three-game total of 801, capped off by a 300 game, and the rest of the field was chasing the 1977 Sporting News Player of the Year from there on.
Roth averaged 234 for the 42 games, and runnerup Palmer Fallgren posted a 231 mark.
*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Fallgren, 4,335. 24th place - Fenton and Minier, 4,019. %Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif., finished 33rd; but was disqualified when ball did not meet specifications. Bill Mellick, Ed DiTolla, Dave Adornetto, Dick Weber, Johnny Petraglia, Bob Price, Mark Roth & John Wilcox shot 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Charlie Venable, Mike Matosich, Matt Surina, Joe Berardi, Palmer Fallgren, Rick Jones. @Non-PBA Member.