Madison Square Garden, New York City, N.Y., Mar 10-14, 1970

Limongello Takes N.Y.

Record crowds and great bowling were the ingredients all week long as the Don Carter Classic-a $60,000 event-debuted at New York City's Madison Square Garden. A turnaway crowd saw homebred Mike Limongello snare the $7,500 first-place prize when he toppled Mike McGrath, 228-192, in the final game.

The presence of those two youngsters, plus rookie Earl Anthony and all-time greats Harry Smith and Dick Weber, in the five-man finals made this event a memorable one in its inaugural. In the opener, Weber defeated Smith, making the TV show for the first time in five years, 227-199. Earlier in the competition, Smith rolled a 300 game. Then, Weber bowed to Anthony, 246-192, before McGrath edged Anthony in a two-pin squeaker, 200-198.

Limongello closed out his game against McGrath with five in a row to earn the winner's check, plus the championship trophy, awarded by the man for whom the event was named.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.228 (1 game)$7,500
2Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Ca.392 (2 games)4,000
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.444 (2 games)2,000
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.419 2 game)1,800
**5Harry Smith, Fresno, Cal.199 (1 game)1,700

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Weber defeated Smith, 227-199; Anthony defeated Weber, 246-192; McGrath defeated Anthony, 200-198, and in the championship game Limongello defeated McGrath, 228-192..


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8662 10-5-1 525 9187 
2Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8495 10-6-0 500 8995 
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8614 7-9-0 350 8964 
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8498 9-7-0 450 8948 
5Harry Smith, Fresno, Cal. 8478 9-7-0 450 8928 
*6Jim Godman, Elkhar, Ind. 8453 9-7-0 450 8903 $1,650
7Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 8426 8-7-1 425 8851 1,500
8Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8380 9-7-0 450 8830 1,400
9Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8428 8-8-0 400 8828 1,350
10Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8475 7-9-0 350 8825 1,300
11Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8317 9-7-0 450 8767 1,250
12Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8380 7-9-0 350 8730 1,200
13Jack Biondolilo, Gilroy, Cal. 8392 6-10-0 300 8692 1,150
14Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8405 4-10-2 250 8655 1,100
15Mike Orlovsy, Endicott, N.Y. 8265 6-9-1 325 8590 1,050
16Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8208 7-8-1 375 8583 1,000


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Cal.5008$750
18Pete Mylenki, Emerson, N.J.5006650
19Gene Vetrone East Hanover, N.J.5005600
20Larry Festa, Astoria, N .Y.5002550
21Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4992475
 Ralph Marple, Quincy, Mass.4992475
23Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4983440
24Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh N.Y.4981430
25Roland Alexander, Los Angeles, Cal.4977420
26Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal.4976410
27Steve Wallace, Houston, Tex.4967400
28Vince Pantuso, Parsippany, N.J.4965390
29Steve Nowicki Rochester, N.Y.4964380
30Bill Scales, New York, N.Y.4950370
31Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc.4949360
32Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal.4948355
33Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4946350
34Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J.4939345
35Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.4936340
36John Bennett, Pontiac, Mich.4932332.50
 Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex.4932332.50
38Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal.4926325
39Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio4925320
40Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4922315
41Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex.4916310
42Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal.4914305
43Dan Spada, Ardmore, Pa.4912300
44Chet Dziedzina, Chicago, Ill.4910295
45Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4909290
46A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.4908285
47Elton Kelley, Las Vegas, Nev.4906280
48Frank Northrop, Atwater, Cal.4903275
49Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.4902270
50Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.4895265
51Earl Johnson, Tacoma, Wash.4890260
52Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal.4889255
53Paul Petescola, Oradell, N.J.4887250

*Alternates. **Harry Smith received $100 for 300 game 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Zahn, 5222. 16th Low-Petraglia, 5018. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Jim Stefanich, Ed Bourdase, Mike Durbin, Don Lemon, Mike McGrath, Teata Semiz.