Waukegan Open



$60,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Lanes, Waukegan, Ill., Aug 24-27, 1978

Conner Conquers

Fred Conner ended Earl Anthony's three-year domination by winning the $60,000 Waukegan Open at Bertrand Lanes.

Conner hovered near the lead through most of the tournament, leading after four of the six rounds. When it got down to the crucial final games, only Conner and Paul Moser were in contention for the championship.

Conner defeated Moser in the final match to earn his first PBA championship in a six-year career.

Anthony, who made this tournament his first since suffering a heart attack in June, finished third. He'd won the last three Waukegan titles.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Cal. 9291 221.2 14-10-0 420 9711 $6,000
2Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 9119 217.1 16-8-0 480 9599 3,500
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma 9085 216.3 14-9-1 435 9520 3,000
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9094 216.5 13-11-0 390 9484 2,500
5Steve Westberg, Cot. Gr., Ore. 8984 213.9 15-9-0 450 9434 2,000
6Steve Preston, Kokomo, Ind. 9023 214.8 11-11-2 360 9383 1,800
&7Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Cal. 8881 211.4 15-9-0 450 9331 1,650
8Joey Berardi, N.Y. City 8833 210.3 16-8-0 480 9313 1,500
9Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8962 213.3 11-13-0 330 9292 1,400
10Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8884 211.5 12-11-1 375 9259 1,350
11Pete Couture, Windsor Lakes, Conn. 8837 210.4 13-11-0 390 9227 1,300
12Neil Burton, St. Louis 8915 212.2 9-13-2 300 9215 1,250
13Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8750 208.3 15-9-0 450 9200 1,200
14Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif. 8844 210.5 11-13-0 330 9174 1,150
15Gary Patterson, St. Louis 8747 208.2 13-11-0 390 9137 1,100
16George LeCain, Danvers, Mass. 8777 208.9 11-13-0 330 9107 1,050
17Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8712 207.4 13-11-0 390 9102 1,000
18Steve Jones, Kerrville, Texas 8792 209.3 8-16-0 240 9032 950
19Mike Matosich, San Bruno, Calif. 8679 206.6 11-13-0 330 9009 900
20John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa. 8808 209.7 6-17-1 195 9003 850
21Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8539 203.3 11-13-0 330 8869 800
22Joseph Groskind, Memphis 8529 203.0 9-14-1 285 8814 750
+23Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento
(26-game total - includes 221-pin penalty)
 8178 212.6 12-12-0 360 8759 685
24Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif. 8550 203.5 5-19-0 150 8700 650

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Sam Fox, San Francisco$635
26Randy Lightfoot, St. Louis555
 John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.555
28Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash.540
29Doug Heim, Buffalo525
30Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island510
31Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va.485
 Charlie Venable, Brooklyn485
@33Dave Macy, Darien, Ill.470
34Louie Moore, Indianapolis455
 Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.455
36Steve Cook, Roseville, Cal.440
*37Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.455
@38Pete Weber, St. Louis420
39Jeff Morin, Cleveland405
 Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.405
41Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.390
42Billy Howell, Muncie, Ind.380
43Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.370
44Pete McCordic, Houston360
45Bill Coleman, Campbell, Cal.350
46Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio340
47Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.330
48Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.320

*Alternate. @Non-member entry. #Wayne Chester rolled 300 game. &Soper replaced McCune in finals when McCune's ball did not meet specifications. +Fallgren replaced Fox after 34 games, taking 221-pin penalty. They split 23rd and 25th-place money. 18-game qualifying leader - Connor 4076. 24th place - Soper 3785. PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Nuzzo, Rick Jones, Joseph Groskind, Butch Soper, John Weltzien, Mike Matosich.