Syracuse Open



$80,000 SYRACUSE OPEN
Strike 'N Spare Lanes, Mattydale, N.Y., Nov 17-20, 1978

Spigner Scores In Syracuse

Bill Spigner's second title on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour was a long time coming. . .15 months to be exact, but he regained championship form to capture a two-pin, 192-190, victory over Ed Ressler Jr. to win the $60,000 Syracuse Open.

Spigner first won in August of 1977, capturing the New England Open at Cranston, R.I., but in 1978 he wasn't quite up to the performance level which kept him among the leading money winners last year.

After nine frames of the title match, Ressler nursed an eight-pin lead, 171-163. A strike by Ressler would have forced Spigner to double, but he left the eight-pin standing, and Spigner struck to clinch the title and the $6,000 winner's check. Ressler finished in a tie for third.

George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., who earlier in the tournament shared the lead with Ressler, jumped into second place and Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif., notched a 289 final game to vault from seventh to a tie with Ressler.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9312 221.71 14-10-0 420 9732 $6,000
2George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9194 218.90 15-8-1 465 9659 3,500
3Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 9171 218.35 15-7-2 480 9651 2,750
4Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9201 219.07 15-9-0 450 9651 2,750
#5Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9251 220.26 12-12-0 360 9611 2,000
6Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9126 217.28 15-9-0 450 9576 1,800
7Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, O. 9112 216.95 15-9-0 450 9562 1,650
8Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9059 215.69 14-10-0 420 9479 1,550
9Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 8995 214.16 15-9-0 450 9445 1,500
10Neil Burton, St. Louis, Mo. 8906 212.04 14-10-0 420 9326 1,450
11Roger Tramp, Kansas City, Mo. 8990 214.04 11-13-0 330 9320 1,400
12Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8944 212.95 11-12-1 345 9289 1,350
#13Jim Robarge, Central Square, N.Y. 8877 211.35 12-11-1 375 9252 1,300
14Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8884 211.52 12-12-0 360 9244 1,250
15Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8853 210.78 13-11-0 390 9243 1,200
16Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 8927 212.54 10-14-0 300 9227 1,150
17Greg Goetz, Washington, D.C. 8899 211.88 10-13-1 315 9214 1,100
18Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 8866 211.09 10-13-1 315 9181 1,050
19Jim Lewis, Latham, N.Y. 8845 210.59 10-14-0 300 9145 1,000
20Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8797 209.45 11-13-0 330 9127 950
21Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8889 211.64 7-16-1 225 9114 900
22Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis 8866 211.09 6-16-2 210 9076 850
23David Heller, Maroneck, N.Y. 8815 209.88 6-18-0 180 8995 800
24Kenny Hall, Latham, N.Y. 8619 205.21 10-14-0 300 8919 750

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.$655
26Louie Moore, Indianapolis640
27Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa630
28Paul Petescola, Wallington, N.J.620
*29Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.685
30Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.595
31Tom Minnegan, Syracuse, N.Y.595
32Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.580
33Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Cal.565
34Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.565
35Emmett Shutes, St. College, Pa.550
36Paul Polito, Carteret, N.J.540
37Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Cal.530
38Pat Malone, Erie, Pa.520
39Dan Roche, Downey, Cal.510
40David Ozio, Beaumont, Tex.500
41Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.490
42Jimmy Certain, Huntsville480
43Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.465
44Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Oh.465
45John Simonelli, Rochester450
46Dan Sheaks, Syracuse, N.Y.440
47Franz Schlottman, Reading, Pa.430
48Frank Asselta, Utica, N.Y.420

*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Buckley, 4,028. 24th place - Hall, 3,854. #-Buckley and Robarge rolled perfect games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Doug Heim, Tom Baker, Lee Snow, Steve Westberg, Joe Hutchinson, Kenneth Hinds, Don Bell, Sam Flanagan, Johnny Petraglia, John Handegard, and Mike Durbin. Sam Flanagan, who qualified 13th for match play with 3,902, was disqualified prior to match play when his ball failed to meet minimum hardness requirements. He was replaced by Cook.