Long Island Open



$70,000 LONG ISLAND OPEN
Garden City Bowl, Garden City, N.Y., Mar 27-31, 1979

The Pearl Shines Again

Thwarted on two occasions from the top-seeded position in 1979, Earl Anthony demonstrated that he has come all the way back from a heart attack suffered in June, 1978, by drilling Cliff McNealy, 257-201, in the championship game of the Long Island Open.

Anthony battled 1977 and '78 PBA Player of the Year Mark Roth for the top spot throughout the tournament, leading to a 289-201 position-round victory for the 40-year-old lefthander going into the TV finals.

Roth had no chance for a rematch, however, as third-seeded McNealy ousted him, 217-181, with McNealy going after his second title in five weeks, having defeated Anthony in the Cleveland Open. McNealy stayed close until the sixth frame, when he left a 4-7-10 split, and Anthony continued striking to close out the match.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash.257 (1 game)$8,000
2Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.664 (3 games)5,000
3Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J.181 (1 game)4,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.421 (2 games)3,500
5Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.176 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Berardi, 198-176; McNealy defeated Baker, 246-223; McNealy defeated Roth, 217-181; and in the championship game, Anthony defeated McNealy, 257-201.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash. 10132 241.2 13-11-0 390 10522 
2Mark Roth, N. Arlington, N.J. 9893 235.5 17-7-0 510 10403 
3Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Cal. 9626 229.2 15-9-0 450 10076 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9472 225.5 13-9-2 420 9892 
5Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9467 225.4 14-10-0 420 9887 
*6Ernie Schlegel, USA 9489 225.9 13-11-0 390 9879 $2,550
#7David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas 9444 224.9 14-10-0 420 9864 2,000
8Bill George, Citrus Hts., Cal. 9487 225.9 11-12-1 345 9832 1,900
9Paul Vorisek, Cleveland 9284 221.0 16-7-1 495 9779 1,800
10Don Johnson, Las Vegas 9369 223.1 12-11-1 375 9744 1,700
11Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma 9292 221.2 14-10-0 420 9712 1,600
12Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash. 9410 224.0 10-14-0 300 9710 1,550
13Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Cal. 9259 220.5 14-10-0 420 9679 1,500
14Chris Riga, Allentown, Pa. 9240 220.0 14-10-0 420 9660 1,450
#15Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9301 221.5 11-13-0 330 9631 1,400
16Al Stonum, San Francisco 9330 221.1 10-14-0 300 9630 1,350
17Don Sylvia, Fishkill, N.Y. 9227 219.7 11-13-0 330 9557 1,300
18Ed Chellson, Hasbrouk, N.J. 9160 218.1 11-12-1 345 9505 1,250
19Ed Ressler Jr., Bethlehem, Pa. 9145 217.8 11-12-1 345 9490 1,200
20Gary Fox, Miami 9220 219.5 7-17-0 210 9430 1,150
21Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 9077 216.2 11-13-0 330 9407 1,100
22Butch Soper, Whittier, Calif. 9138 217.6 8-15-1 255 9393 1,050
23James Stanley, Albuquerque, N.M. 9039 215.2 8-16-0 240 9279 1,000
24Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9047 215.4 6-18-0 180 9227 950

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.$935
26Art Trask, Miami820
 Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.820
28Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash.790
29Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.780
30Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.770
31Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.760
32Carmen Salvino, Chicago750
33Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.740
34Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.730
35Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.720
36Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Cal.710
37Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.700
38Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.690
39Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Cal.680
40Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore.670
41Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis660
42Dale Glenn, Northridge, Cal.645
 Jeff Morin, Cleveland645
44Ron McCaull, Malden, Mass.630
45Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.620
46Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.610
47Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.600
48Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.590

*Alternate. ** - TV Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Anthony, 4,445. 24th place - Soper, 3,981. #Ozio, Webb, and Anthony rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Wendell Davis, Butch Soper, Bill Coleman, Steve Jones, Guppy Troup, Dale Glenn, Frank Ellenburg, Pete Couture, Art Trask, Rich Carrubba, Larry Gray, Bob Handley, Craig Mueller, Gil Sliker, David Ozio, Joe Berardi, Tom Baker, Karl Wolf, Dave Frame, Bill Beach, Rich Willis and Art Trask.