New England Open



$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.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9854 234.6 16-8-0 480 10334 $6,000
2Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9710 231.1 15-9-0 450 10160 3,500
#3John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 9753 232.2 13-10-1 405 10158 3,000
#4Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9638 229.4 17-7-0 510 10148 2,500
5Rick Minier, Portland, Ore. 9479 225.6 16-7-1 495 9974 2,000
6Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Calif. 9547 227.3 14-10-0 420 9967 1,800
7S. Westberg, Cot. Grove, Ore. 9486 225.8 16-8-0 480 9966 1,650
8Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9485 225.8 13-11-0 390 9875 1,500
#9Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9456 225.1 13-11-0 390 9846 1,450
10Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 9525 226.7 10-14-0 300 9825 1,375
 Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9420 224.2 13-10-1 405 9825 1,375
12Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9468 225.4 10-14-0 300 9768 1,300
13Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 9362 222.9 12-11-1 375 9737 1,250
14Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9259 220.4 14-10-0 420 9679 1,200
15Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9314 221.7 11-13-0 330 9644 1,150
16Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9354 222.7 9-14-1 285 9639 1,100
17John Denton, Midland, Tex. 9252 220.2 12-12-0 360 9612 1,050
18Jack Scaccia, Schenectady, N.Y. 9197 218.9 12-11-1 375 9572 1,000
19Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9284 221.0 9-15-0 270 9554 950
20Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 9094 216.5 11-13-0 330 9424 900
21Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif. 9122 217.1 9-14-1 285 9407 850
22Joseph Groskind, Memphis, Tenn. 9177 218.5 7-17-0 210 9387 800
23Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9191 218.8 6-17-1 195 9386 750
24Jack Lee, Enid, Okla. 8971 213.5 6-18-0 180 9151 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Don Sylvia, Fishkill, N.Y.$620
 Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.545
27Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.530
28Sam Flanagan, P'burg, W. Va.520
29Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.510
@30Pete Weber, St. Louis, Mo.500
31Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.490
32Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash.480
33Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.470
34Joe Berardi, New York City460
35Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif.450
36Louie Moore, Indianapolis, Ind.440
37Charlie Venable, Brooklyn, N.Y.430
38Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash.420
39Pete McCordic, Houston, Tex.410
40Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.400
41Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va.385
 Karl Wolf, Schenectady, N.Y.385
43John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.370
44Wayne Chester, San Mateo, Calif.360
45Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa.350
46Gary Fox, Miami, Fla.340
47Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.330
48Richard Willis, W. Haven, Conn.320

*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.