Long Island Open



$85,000 LONG ISLAND OPEN
Garden City Bowl, Garden. City, N.Y., Mar 11-15, 1980

Earl Wins Battle Of Giants

Earl Anthony "nosed" past top-seeded Mark Roth, 268-242, to successfully defend his Long Island Open championship with the aid of a title-clinching 10th frame strike that made up in dramatics what it lacked in precision. After Roth, who rolled three 300 games during the week, appeared to have doomed himself with a 2-4-10 10th frame split, Anthony, needing a mark to win, nearly returned the favor when his final-frame shot hooked through the headpin. The 4-7-10 pins remained upright momentarily until some unusual and unexpected pin movement cleared the deck.

The 41-year-old Anthony had rolled 257 in his semi-final game against Arnie Goldman to gain the opportunity to win his 32nd title and the $10,000 top prize.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.,525 (2 games)$10,000
2Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J.242 (1 game)6,000
3Arnie Goldman, Chicago, Ill.593 (3 games)5,000
4Pete Weber, St. Louis. Mo.193 (1 game)4,000
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.163 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Goldman defeated Ferraro, 194-163; Goldman defeated Weber, 224-193; Anthony defeated Goldman, 257-175; and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Roth, 268-242.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Mark Roth. N. Arlington, N.J. 9591 228.3 14-9-1 435 10026 
2Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 9555 227.5 15-8-1 465 10020 
3Pete Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9457 225.1 15-8-1 465 9922 
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9285 221.0 15-9-0 450 9735 
5Arnie Goldman, Chicago, Ill. 9356 222.7 12-12-0 360 9716 
**6Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 9234 219.8 16-8-0 480 9714 $3,050
7Christopher Riga, Allentown, Pa. 9254 220.3 12-10-2 390 9644 2,500
#8Henry Gonzalez, Denver, Colo. 9202 219.0 14-10-0 420 9622 2,100
9Dave Davis, Tinton Falls, N.J. 9196 218.9 14-10-0 420 9616 2,000
10Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9237 219.9 11-13-0 330 9567 1,900
11Ralph Hartmann. New Hyde Park, N.Y. 9018 214.7 18-6-0 540 9558 1,800
12Joe Berardi, Valley Cottage, N.Y. 9089 216.4 11-13-0 330 9419 1,700
13Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9046 215.3 11-12-1 345 9391 1,600
14Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 9016 214.6 1212-0 360 9376 1,500
15Dave Macy, Chicago, Ill. 9021 214.7 11-13-0 330 9351 1,450
16Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y. 9081 216.2 8-15-1 255 9336 1,400
17Mike Hahn, Sterling, Va. 9031 215.0 10-14-0 300 9331 1,350
18Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8985 213.9 10-14-0 300 9285 1,300
19Pat Dickey, San Antonio, Texas 8891 211.6 13-11-0 390 9281 1,250
20Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y. 8916 212.2 8-16-0 240 9156 1,200
21Don Johnson. Las Vegas, Nev. 8703 207.2 11-12-1 345 9048 1,150
22Steve Tripp. Wethersfield, Conn. 8697 207.0 8-16-0 240 8937 1,100
23Jim Winklepleck, Milwaukie, Ore. 8600 204.7 9-15-0 270 8870 1,050
24Ken Brown, Monroe, N.Y. 8686 206.8 6-18-0' 180 8866 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.$975
26Don Sylvia, Northport, N.Y.850
27Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.825
28Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.800
29Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.780
30Ray Shackleford, Hartwood, Va.760
31Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind.720
 Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.720
 Ed Walsh, Perth Amboy, N.J.720
34Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.690
35Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio675
 Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.675
37Dave Beckmann. Bellevue, Wash.660
38Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif.645
 Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa.645
40Rob Lambert. Huntington, W. Va.630
41Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.620
42Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.610
43Gary Shultis. Bryan, Conn.600
44Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.590
45Mitch Moskowitz, Seaford, N.Y.580
46Clint Fairchild, Alexandria, Va.565
 Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.565
48Kevin Denlinger, Paradise. Pa.437
 Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.437
50Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.305
 Dan Roche, Downey, Calif.305
52Tom Roeder, Bellerose, N.Y.300
53Duane Troxler, New Orleans, La.300
54Bob Michaelson, Fairfax, Va.300
 Bob Perry, Paterson, N.J.300
56Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.300
57Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.300

* - Denotes Alternate, ** - TV Finals Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader -- Ferraro, 4068. 24th place - Hartmann and Winklepleck, 3874. # - Howie Partell, Lou Capasso, Henry Gonzalez and Mark Roth (3) rolled perfect games. PRO-AM CASHERS -- Frank Ellenburg, Emmett Shutes, Ernie Schlegel, Jay Robinson, Bus Oswalt, Larry Laub. Henry Gonzalez (2), Jim Plessinger, Cary York. Jeff Valentine. Steve Hiscox, Bill George, Teata Semiz, Jim Winklepleck, Charlie Tapp, Dave Macy, Dan Roche, Art Trask, Fran Panesco, Steve Ferraro and John Johns.