Miller High Life Open



$100,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE OPEN
Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Milwaukee, Wis., Mar 20-24, 1979

Miller Time For Johnny

Three solid strikes in the 10th frame gave PBA President Johnny Petraglia his 13th PBA title in the Miller High Life Open by a score of 206-203 over Bill Coleman.

Coleman, shooting for his second PBA title, needed a strike in the 10th frame to close out top-seeded Petraglia but left a 4-pin. That left the door slightly open for the 32-year-old lefthander who came through expertly.

Coleman had gotten past Earl Anthony, 236-205, in the semi-final game after fifth-seeded Anthony made a rush at the leaders by defeating Dave Frame, 196-183, and Nelson Burton, 248-209. Petraglia earned $15,000.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.206 (1 game)$15,000
2Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.439 (2 games)8,000
3Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash.649 (3 games)6,000
4Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis209 (1 game)5,000
5Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Cal.183 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Anthony defeated Frame, 196-183; Anthony defeated Burton, 248-209; Coleman defeated Anthony, 236-205, and in the championship game, Petraglia defeated Coleman, 206-203.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9582 228.1 15-8-1 465 10047 
#2Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 9305 221.5 17-7-0 510 9815 
3Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9450 225.0 12-12-0 360 9810 
4Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 9239 219.9 16-8-0 480 9719 
5Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash. 9172 218.3 16-8-0 480 9652 
#*6Tommy Baker, Buffalo 9307 221.5 11-13-0 330 9637 $3,200
7Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 9147 217.7 15-9-0 450 9597 2,800
#8Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9201 219.0 13-11-0 390 9591 2,600
9Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9209 219.2 12-12-0 360 9569 2,500
10Dick Weber, St. Louis 9183 218.6 12-11-1 375 9558 2,400
#11Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9206 219.1 11-12-1 345 9551 2,300
12Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J. 9144 217.7 13-11-0 390 9534 2,200
13Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 9284 221.0 7-16-1 225 9509 2,100
14Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9034 215.0 13-10-1 405 9439 2,000
#15Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 9146 217.7 9-15-0 270 9416 1,900
#16Larry Laub, San Francisco 9002 214.3 13-11-0 390 9392 1,800
17Jerry Friedly, St. Helena, Calif. 9001 214.3 13-11-0 390 9391 1,700
18Wayne Chester, San Mateo, Calif. 8922 212.4 12-12-0 360 9282 1,600
19Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8938 212.8 11-13-0 330 9268 1,500
20Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8955 213.2 10-14-0 300 9255 1,400
21Guppy Troup, Columbia, S.C. 8949 213.0 10-14-0 300 9249 1,300
22Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. 8980 213.8 7-17-0 210 9190 1,200
23Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash. 8912 212.1 8-16-0 240 9152 1,150
24Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8822 210.0 9-14-1 285 9107 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.$920
**26Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif.975
27Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill.880
28Mal Acosta, Fremont, Calif.870
29Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio860
30Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.850
31Steve Neff, Sarasota840
32Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma830
33Ed Ressler, Bethlehem, Pa.820
34Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis810
35Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.795
 Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.795
37Steve Brichta, Allentown, Pa.780
38Gary Strand, Madison, Wis.770
39George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.760
40Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.745
 Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa745
42Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio730
43John Weltzien, Huntley, Ill.715
 John Wilcox, Shavertown, Pa.715
45Charlie Tapp, St. Paul, Minn.700
46Billy Walden, Troy, Mo.690
47Jeff Morin, Cleveland680
48John Voso, Euclid, Ohio670

* - TV Alternate. ** - Match Play Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Baker, 4,266. 24th place - Davis, 3,904. # -Baker (2), Coleman, Laub, Spigner, Roche, Denny Lawrence, Martin, and Art Trask rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - David Ozio, Boysie Huber, Paul Colwell, Pete Couture, Bus Oswalt, Roger Tramp, Marshall Holman, Cliff McNealy, Steve Brichta, Craig Mueller, Mike Durbin, Billy Howell, Wayne Webb, Mike Aulby, Danny Preston, Russ Shields, Jeff Morin, Frank Ellenburg, Ed Ressler, Steve Jones, Dave Kappel and Don Schultz.