Major League Lanes, Winston-Salem, N.C., Feb 16-20, 1971

Classic-Victory For Petraglia

A battle between two young lefthanders, in the first annual Winston-Salem Classic, ended with Johnny Petraglia downing Larry Lichstein, winner two weeks before in San Jose, by a 202-196 count., Petraglia's ninth frame strike and last frame spare were the ingredients that earned for him $10,000 and launched the southpaw on a season that was to become the greatest any bowler had ever had.

Third going into the finals, Petraglia had to capture three matches, and he performed the task grittily. Initially, he topped Mike McGrath, 192-174, after McGrath had downed Jimmy McHugh, 247-186. Then, Petraglia edged Curt Schmidt, 216-201, before entering the title match.

The tournament, sponsored by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., drew excellent crowds and saw hundreds of bowlers participating in the Pro-Am, which got the festive week under way.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.610 (3 games)$10,000
2Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn.196 (1 game)6,000
3Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.201 (1 game)4,000
4Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.421 (2 games)3,500
6Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J.186 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-McGrath defeated McHugh, 247-186; Petraglia defeated McGrath, 192-174; Petraglia defeated Schmidt, 216-201; and in the championship game, Petraglia defeated Lichktein, 202-196.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8593 10-5-1 525 9118 
2Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8537 10-6-0 500 9037 
3Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8513 10-6-0 500 9013 
4Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J. 8469 10-6-0 500 8969 
5Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8421 10-6-0 500 8921 
*6Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif. 8390 10-6-1 626 8915 $2,650
7Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8440 8-7-1 425 8865 2,400
8Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas 8357 9-6-1 475 8832 2,300
9Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8306 9-7-0 460 8756 2,200
10Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8430 5-11-0 250 8680 2,100
11Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8267 8-8-0 400 8667 2,000
12Mike Praznovsky, Miami Springs, Fla. 8233 6-9-1 326 8558 1,900
13Bob Shank, Lorain, Ohio 8248 6-10-1 275 8623 1,800
14Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8227 5-10-1 275 8502 1,700
16Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8115 5-10-1 275 8390 1,600
16Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8160 4-12-0 200 8360 1,500


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4976$950
18Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga.4972850
19Don McCune, Munster, Ind.4954800
20Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas4952750
21Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas4941700
22Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4928650
23Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.4922600
24Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas4918590
25Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.4911580
26Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4909570
27Bill Scales, Bronx, N.Y.4904560
28Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.4894550
29Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio4883540
30Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.4871530
31Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.4869520
32Joe Tusa, Staten Island, N.Y.4862510
33Bobb Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4864500
34Dennis Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio4843490
35Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4842480
36Timmy Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.4839470
37Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4836455
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4836456
39Jim Chestney, Detroit Mich.4829440
40Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.4828430
41Harry Polomaine, Schenectady, N.Y.4821420
42Eddie Cook, Florence, S.C.4820410
**43Larry Everhart, Lexington, N.C.4818396
 Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.4818395
45Larry Zotzmann, Raytown, Mo.4815380
46Dan Chovan, San Diego, Calif.4812370
47John Bennett, Lansing, Mich.4809360
48Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.4807350
49Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.4806340
50Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va.4803330
61Gil Siker, Washington, N.J.4800320
62Mike Durbin, Dayton, Ohio4797310
63Johnny Alston, Amityville, N.Y.4789100
 Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C4789100
 Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.4789100

*Alternates. **Local Entry. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Schmidt 5153. 16th Low-Battista 4977. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Billy Hardwick, Johnny Petraglia, Ralph Hartmann, Don Russell, Mike McGrath, Jim Chestney.