Fair Lanes Open



$80,000 FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes University, Adelphi, Md., Mar 8-10, 1979

Laub's Slump Ends

After finishing no higher than 40th through the first eight tournaments in 1979, veteran Larry Laub took a week off to practice and saw immediate results as he scored his 11th PBA title in the Fair Lanes Open in Adelphi, Md.

Laub did it the hard way, qualifying for match play in 24th (and last) position before compiling an 18-6 record to move to second behind leader Paul Moser.

Laub then squeaked by Teata Semiz, 196-193, and was afforded a break in the championship match when Moser opened in the first and third frames. Laub breezed home by a 249-199 score, while Semiz finished third, George Pappas, fourth, and Keith Craycraft, fifth.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Larry Laub, San Francisco445 (2 games)$10,000
2Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.199 (1 game)6,000
3Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.677 (3 games)4,000
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.223 (1 game)3,500
5Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W.V.224 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Semiz defeated Craycraft, 258-224; Semiz defeated Pappas, 226-223; Laub defeated Semiz, 196-193, and in the championship game Laub defeated Moser. 249-199.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 9443 224.8 15-8-1 465 9808 
2Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9299 221.4 18-6-0 540 9839 
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9228 219.7 16-8-0 480 9708 
#4Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W.V. 9042 215.2 19-4-1 585 9627 
5Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9242 220.0 10-14-0 300 9542 
*6Eddie Ressler, Bethleham, Pa. 9177 218.5 12-12-0 360 9537 $2,800
7Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth 9188 218.6 10-13-1 315 9503 2,600
8Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9025 214.8 14-10-0 420 9445 2,400
9David Jones, Charleston, S.C. 9067 215.8 12-11-1 375 9442 2,200
10Eric Cecka, Miami 9067 215.8 11-12-1 345 9412 2,000
11Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9046 215.3 12-12-0 360 9406 1,900
12Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 9038 215.1 11-12-1 345 9383 1,800
13Boysie Huber, St. Louis 8873 211.2 16-8-0 480 9353 1,700
14Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif. 8954 213.1 12-12-0 360 9314 1,600
15Dave Soutar, Kansas City 8943 212.9 11-13-0 330 9273 1,500
16Art Trask, Miami 8915 212.2 11-13-0 330 9245 1,400
17Billy Walden, Troy, Mo. 8809 209.7 14-10-0 420 9229 1,350
18Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wisc. 8908 211.9 8-15-1 255 9163 1,300
19Wayne Chester, San Mateo, Calif. 8828 210.1 10-14-0 300 9128 1,250
20Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma 8818 209.9 10-14-0 300 9118 1,200
@21Rod McClean, Baltimore 8744 208.1 8-16-0 240 8984 1,150
22Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8667 206.3 10-14-0 300 8967 1,100
23Gip Lentine, Rowland Heights, Calif. 8482 201.9 10-14-0 300 8782 1,050
24Greg Goetz, Washington, D.C. 8578 204.2 4-19-1 135 8713 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa$900
*26Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.907.50
 Norm Meyers, St. Louis832.50
28Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J.780
29Chris Riga, Allentown, Pa.770
30Paul Vorisek, Cleveland760
31Donald Reeser, San Francisco750
32Bid Beach, Sharon, Pa.735
 Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.735
#34Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C.720
35Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.710
@36Wilson Rowe, Beltsville, Md.700
37Mike Aulby, Indianapolis685
 Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.685
39Carmen Salvino, Chicago670
40Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.660
41Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.650
42Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.640
43Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.625
 Gary Cunningham, Baldwinsville, N.Y.625
45Danny Morton, Jacksonville, Fla.610
46Rich Carrubba, Las Vegas600
47Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.590
48Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.580

*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Moser 4,015. 24th place - Laub 3,830. # 300 games - Guppy Troup (2), Keith Craycraft, Lou Alonzo. @ Local entry. PRO-AM CASHERS - Keith Craycraft, Steve Cook, Eric Cecka, Butch Soper, Dave Davis, Al Stonum, Guppy Troup, John Voso, Wayne Webb, Wayne Chester.