Madison Square Garden, New York City, Mar 9-13, 1971

Earl Slick In The Cougar

With a crowd of nearly 4,000 fans looking on-the largest turnout ever to see the finals of a PBA tournament-Earl Anthony, the talented pro from Tacoma, Wash., made the $85,000 Cougar Open his second championship. Earl's victory, worth $10,000, plus a new automobile fom the co-sponsoring Lincoln-Mercury people, came at the expense of Roy Buckley.

The finals of the Cougar were held in the Felt Forum, at New York's Madison Square Garden on two specially-installed lanes. The exciting windup began with Allie Clarke downing Johnny Petraglia, 186-170. Then, Anthony notched a 205-194 triumph over Clarke and a 201-194 over Mike Orlovsky.

The payoff match saw Buckley blow his chances at his first crown with splits in the first and fifth frames.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.632 (3 games)$10,000
(plus new Cougar)
2Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio181 (1 game)$6,000
3Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.194 (1 game)4,000
4Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio380 (2 games).3,500
5Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.170 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Clarke defeated Petraglia, 186-170; Anthony defeated Clarke, 205-194; Anthony defeated Orlovsky, 201-194; and in the championship game Anthony defeated Buckley, 226-181.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8843 10-6-0 500 9343 
2Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 8726 12-4-0 600 9326 
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8709 11-5-0 560 9259 
4Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8610 10-6-0 500 9110 
5Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8606 10-6-0 500 9106 
*6Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8694 7-9-0 350 9044 $2,860
7George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8616 8-8-0 400 9016 2,600
8Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8561 9-7-0 450 9011 2,400
9Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 8479 10-6-0 600 8979 2,200
10Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 8485 8-8-0 400 8885 2,000
11Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8563 6-10-0 300 8863 1,800
12Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8657 5-11-0 260 8807 1,700
13Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8430 7-9-0 350 8780 1,600
14Richard Iula, Bronx, N.Y. 8439 6-10-0 300 8739 1,500
15Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8384 7-9-0 350 8734 1,400
**16Charles Inglesby, Ozone Park, N.Y. 8221 2-14-0 100 8321 1,300


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio5135$1,050
18Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.5134960
19Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas5133900
20Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas5132850
21Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.5131800
22Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.5126760
23Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.5123700
24Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.5105680
25A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.5098670
26Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.5094660
27Don McCune, Munster, Ind.5092650
28Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.5084640
29Ralph Egan, Monsey, N.Y5083630
30Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.5079620
31Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.5087610
32Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.5067600
33Bob Snell, Stamford, Conn.5066590
34Vince Pantuso, Parsippany, N.J.5065580
36Bob Alatott, Joliet, Ill.5064570
 Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.5063555
 Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.5063555
38Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.5061540
39Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas5037630
40Tom Morrison, Morristown, N.J.5036520
41Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C.5034510
42Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.5032500
43Bert Goodman, Brooklyn, N.Y.5017490
44Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.5016480
45Darold Meisel, Monona, Wis.5012470
46Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas5009460
47Timmy Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.4999460
48Paul Petescola, Oradell, N.J.4994440
49Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.4991430
60Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4982420
51Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va.4981410
52Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4980400
53John Holda, Southport, Conn.4977385
**Ed Dorski, East Patterson, N.J.4977386
55Oliver Wilson, Detroit, Mich.4974370
56Bill Pollard, Fairborn, Ohio4971360
67Angelo D'Ambolo, Raritan, N.J.4966345
 Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.4966345

*Alternates. **Local Entries. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Lemongello 5299. 16th Low--Meyers 5139. PRO-AMCASHERS ($50)-Gary Dickinson, Larry Lichstein, Mike Durbin, Ralph Engan, Ray Bluth, Wayne, Zahn.