Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, Calif., Feb 2-6, 1971

Lichstein Grabs First Title

In as thrilling a finish as had been seen in some time on the PBA tour, young Larry Lichstein made it to the winner's circle in the rich and important Ebonite Open, hosted at Frank Thatcher's Saratoga Lanes in San Jose, Calif. Going into the final frame against battle-hardened Dave Davis, Lichstein knew he had to strike to claim the $10,000 first place prize. And strike he did, to edge Davis by 234-227.

All five finalists were lefthanders-Skee Foremsky, Earl Anthony and Johnny Petraglia joining Lichstein on the TV show-and, for the first time in PBA history, all 16 finalists threw from the left side. The first match saw Anthony kayo Petraglia, 265-205. Then, Foremsky advanced with a 223-195 win over Anthony. Lichstein dropped Foremsky, 203-194, to gain the final match.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn.437 (2 games)$10,000
2Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.227 (1 game)6,000
3Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex.417 (2 games)4,000
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.460 (2 games)3,500
5John Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.205 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Anthony defeated Petraglia, 265-205; Foremsky defeated Anthony, 223-195; Lichstein defeated Foremsky, 203-194; and in the championship game, Lichstein defeated Davis, 234-227.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 9107 12-4-0 600 9707 
2Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8919 11-5-0 550 9469 
3Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex. 8948 10-6-0 500 9448 
4Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8822 11-5-0 550 9372 
5John Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8798 11-5-0 550 9348 
*6Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8790 8-8-0 400 9190 $2,550
7Don Glover, Bakersfield, Cal. 8679 9-7-0 450 9129 2,200
8Butch Gearhart, Houston, Tex. 8700 8-8-0 400 9100 1,900
9Ed Dolfay, Everett, Wash. 8747 5-11-0 250 8997 1,700
**10Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Cal. 8738 5-11-0 250 8988 1,600
11Jim Chestney, Detroit, Mich. 8594 7-9-0 350 8944 1,500
12Tom Long, Los Angeles, Cal. 8642 6-10-0 300 8942 1,400
13Ross Packard, San Jose, Cal. 8669 5-11-0 250 8919 1,300
14Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8517 7-9-0 350 8867 1,200
15Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8450 8-8-0 400 8850 1,100
16Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va. 8347 5-11-0 250 8597 1,000


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.5193$890
18Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.5179790
19Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.5159740
20Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.5123690
21Farriel Hinkle, Los Angeles, Cal.5107640
22Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.5102600
23Jack Getzen, Lansing Mich.5084590
24Bud Horn, Los Angeles Cal.5049580
25Bobby Knipple Long Beach, CCal.5048570
2Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc.5044560
27Don Bell, San Francisco, Cal.5042550
28arry' Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal.5040540
29Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal.5020530
30Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.5015520
31Larry Laub, San Francisco, Cal.5012510
32Ron Buckley, Columbus, Ohio5007500
33Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.5003490
34Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.4996480
35Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Cal.4987470
36Lindy Lundeen, Duluth, Minn.4975460
37Dick Peckham, Schenectady, N.Y.4961450
38Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4957440
39Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4949430
40Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Cal.4948420
41Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4985410
42Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal.4927200
 Bill Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.4927200

*Alternate. **Local Entry. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Baudoin 5457. 16th Low-Chestney 5208. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Ed Dolfay, Alex Seymore, Jim Chestney, Johnny Petraglia, Jimmy Mack, Don Russell.