Buffalo Open



$80,000 BUFFALO OPEN
Thuruway Lanes, Buffalo, N.Y., Aug 18-21, 1978

Ringing 10 For Laub

Larry Laub joined select company among PBA champions by winning the $60,000 Buffalo Open for his 10th title in a 14-year career. Only 18 players have won as many as 10 titles.

Laub took the lead after the first game of the final session and never let up. He won his next six matches and took an 84-pin lead into the final match against Pete McCordic.

Even though McCordic won the match, Laub wound up with a 25-pin margin of victory. Laub's last previous title came in the 1976 Hawaiian Invitational.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Larry Laub, San Francisco 8923 212.4 15-8-1 465 9388 $6,000
2Pete McCordic, Houston 8883 211.5 16-8-0 480 9363 3,500
3John Denton, Midland, Texas 8807 209.6 18-6-0 540 9347 3,000
4Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8810 209.7 17-7-0 510 9320 2,500
5Ed Ressler, Jr., Allentown, Pa. 8937 212.7 12-12-0 360 9297 2,000
6Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento 8869 211.1 12-11-1 375 9244 1,800
7Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J. 8847 210.6 13-11-0 390 9237 1,700
8Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8798 209.4 13-11-0 390 9188 1,600
9Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif. 8791 209.3 13-11-0 390 9181 1,550
10Joe Berardi, New York City 8732 207.9 13-11-0 390 9122 1,500
11Bob Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif. 8750 208.3 12-12-0 360 9110 1,450
12Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8635 205.5 15-9-0 450 9085 1,400
13Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8694 207.0 11-13-0 330 9024 1,350
14Bill Coleman, Campbell, Calif. 8649 205.9 12-12-0 360 9009 1,300
@15Mike Hanes, Buffalo, N.Y. 8609 204.9 10-13-1 315 8924 1,250
16S. Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8608 204.9 7-16-1 225 8833 1,200
17Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 8515 202.7 10-14-0 300 8815 1,150
@18Mike Fiedler, Buffalo, N.Y. 8512 202.6 10-14-0 300 8812 1,100
19Paul Vorisek, Cleveland 8497 202.3 9-15-0 270 8767 1,050
20Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa. 8454 201.2 10-14-0 300 8754 1,000
21Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio 8477 201.8 9-15-0 270 8747 950
22Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 8307 197.7 11-13-0 330 8637 900
23Ralph Hartmann, N. Hyde Pk., N.Y. 8316 198.0 9-15-0 270 8586 850
24Rick Marinelli, Greensburg, Pa. 8267 196.8 9-15-0 270 8537 800

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.$755
 Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth680
27Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.640
 Louie Moore, Indianapolis640
29Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio620
30Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.605
 Steve Preston, Kokomo, Ind.605
32Paul Colwell, Tucson590
@33Art Jeziorski, Buffalo575
 Steve Neff, Sarasota575
35G. Tignor, Baldwinsville, Mass.560
36Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.550
37Larry Gray, Torrance, Cal.540
38Mike Keefe, West Nyack, N.Y.530
@39Gary Kresse, Buffalo515
 Jeff Valentine, Hopkinton, Mass.515
@41Butch Benhatzel, Buffalo500
42Rick Minier, Portland, Ore.490
43Carmen Salvino, Chicago480
44Steve Brichta, Allentown, Pa.470
45Bobby Nelson, Orange, Ohio460
46Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Cal.450
47John Chacko, Swoyersville, Pa.435
 Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.435
49John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa.420
50Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.410
51Steve Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y.390
 Todd Strebel, Monroe, N.Y.390
 Don Sylvia, Fishkill, N.Y.390
54Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va.'370
55John Simonelli, Rochester, N.Y.360
56Pete Brennan, Monroe, N.Y.175
 George LeCain, Danvers, Mass.175

* - Alternate. 18 game qualifying leader - Ressler, 3,926, 24th place - Hartmann, 3,645. PRO-AM CASHERS - Mark Roth, Jeff Morin, Palmer Fallgren, Ed Ressler, Jr., Pete Couture, Gil Sliker. @ - Non-PBA Member.