Lawsons Open



$83,000 LAWSONS OPEN
Westgate Lanes, Fairview Park, Ohio, Oct 28-30, 1979

Roth Rolls For Lawsons Dough

Paul Moser's dramatic bid to send the championship match into a two-frame roll-off fell one pin short when the lefthander left a solid seven pin on his last shot to guarantee Mark Roth his second consecutive PBA victory in the Lawsons Open in Fairview Park, Ohio.

Roth, the top-seeded player for the second straight week, this time by 272 pins, fired 258 in the championship match but left the door open for a possible tie when he left a seven pin in the 10th frame. Moser, needing three strikes to even the score, fired two strikes and a nine count to fall, 258-257.

Moser had earlier beaten Earl Anthony, 205-200, in the semi-final game. It was Moser's third second place finish of the year and was worth $6,000. The champion collected $11,000 for his 22nd PBA win.

Anthony was third, Tom Baker fourth and Johnny Petraglia fifth in the first Lawsons-sponsored PBA event.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mark Roth, North Arlington, N. J.258 (1 game)$11,000
2Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.462 (2 games)6,000
3Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash.433 (2 games)5,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N. Y.417 (2 games)4,000
5Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N. Y.182 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Baker defeated Petraglia, 227-182; Anthony defeated Baker, 233-190; Moser defeated Anthony, 205-200; and in the championship game, Roth defeated Moser, 258-257.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J. 9282 221.0 18-5-1 555 9837 
2Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 9115 217.0 15-9-0 450 9565 
3Earl Anthony, Kent, Wash. 9171 218.3 12-11-1 375 9546 
4Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 8992 214.0 15-8-1 465 9457 
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9017 214.6 12-12-0 360 9377 
**6Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8917 212.3 13-10-1 405 9322 $3,050
7Mike Hanes, North Tonawanda, N.Y. 8869 211.1 14-9-1 435 9304 2,500
8Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8878 211.3 13-11-0 390 9268 2,300
9Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8886 211.5 13-11-0 390 9256 2,100
10Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8805 209.6 14-10-0 420 9225 2,000
11Keith Craycraft, New Martinsville, W. Va. 8812 209.8 13-10-1 405 9217 1,900
12Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8737 208.0 13-11-0 390 9127 1,800
13Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 8735 207.9 12-11-1 375 9110 1,700
14Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8774 208.9 11-13-0 330 9104 1,600
15Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 8688 206.8 13-11-0 390 9078 1,500
16Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8714 207.4 12-12-0 360 9074 1,450
17Ted Kone, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8754 208.4 9-15-0 270 9024 1,400
18Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8690 206.9 10-14-0 300 8990 1,350
19Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 8636 205.6 11-12-1 345 8981 1,300
20Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8693 206.9 9-15-0 270 8963 1,250
21Pat Malone, Erie; Pa. 8643 205.7 9-14-1 285 8928 1,200
22Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8585 204.4 8-16-0 240 8925 1,150
&23Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8629 205.4 8-16-0 240 8818 1,050
24Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8411 200.2 6-17-1 195 8606 1,050

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
&25Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.$1,025
*26Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas975
27Rich Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.910
28Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.900
29Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.890
#30Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa880
31Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.870
32Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore.860
33Louie Moore, Indianapolis, Ind.850
034Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio840
35Ed Ressler, Bethlehem, Pa.830
36Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.820
37Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash.810
38George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.800
39Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y.785
 Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.785
41Bill George, Citrus Hts., Calif.770
42Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.760

*Denotes alternate. **TV alternate. Trask defeated Zahn, 247-213 for 24th place. 18-game qualifying leader Baker, 4,115. 24th place - Trask, 3,800. #Berlin and Al Stonum rolled 300 games. @Denotes non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - Jim Stefanich, Dan Roche, Mike Durbin, Dave Soutar, Rick Minier and Pete McCordic & Wayne Zahn replaced Dennis Lane in match play when Lane suffered a thumb injury. Zahn received a 51-pin penalty and then split 23rd and 25th place money with Lane. Zahn received $25 additional for alternate. Gary Dickinson served as alternate for the final two rounds and received $50.