Fair Lanes, Springfield, Va., Mar 18-20, 1971

Capital Gain For Petraglia

Johnny Petraglia tripped Earl Anthony in the championship game of the inaugural Fair Lanes Open, a $60,000 event held just outside Washington, D.C., to gain his second title of the year. The final game score was 204-197 as the winner joined Dick Weber and Dave Soutar as a two-time titlist for 1971.

Petraglia, the leader by a wide margin after 40 games at Fair Lanes, in Springfield, Va., still had to win one more game to grab the $7,000 winner's purse. The opening match saw. Bob Strampe top Jack Biondolillo, 209-194. Then, Strampe rolled over Dick Battista, 221-210. Anthony, trying for his second straight championship, got by Strampe, 224-214, then went up against the tough lefthander from Brooklyn. Down by 13 pins, "Rags" started his comeback and passed his foe in the sixth frame. When he struck in the final frame he clinched victory.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.204 (1 game)$7,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.421 (2 games)4,000
3Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.644 (3 games)2,600
4Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.210 (1 game)2,000
6Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas194 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Strampe defeated Biondolillo, 209-194; Strampe defeated Battista, 221-210; Anthony defeated Strampe, 224-214; and in the championship game Petraglia defeated Anthony, 204-197.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8933 11-5-0 550 9483 
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8732 9-7-0 450 9182 
3Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8580 10-6-0 500 9080 
4Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8513 11-5-0 560 9063 
5Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas 8687 9-7-0 460 9037 
*6Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8560 9-7-0 450 9010 $1,660
7Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8584 8-8-0 400 8984 1,500
8Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8484 9-7-0 450 8934 1,400
9Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8626 8-8-0 400 8926 1,300
10Bob Shank, Lorain, Ohio 8467 9-7-0 450 8917 1,200
11Bob Hood, Daly City, Calif. 8479 8-8-0 400 8879 1,100
12Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8595 5-11-0 260 8845 1,000
13Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8614 6-10-0 300 8814 926
 Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8614 6-10-0 300 8814 925
15Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8478 6-10-0 300 8778 860
16Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y. 8317 4-12-0 200 8517 800


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.5103$640
18Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.5102565
19Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.5089540
20Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas5086620
21Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas5078600
22Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas5073490
23Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.5069480
24Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.5067470
25Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.5060460
26Tom Long, Los Angeles, Calif.5003456
**27Jim Robinette, N. Springfield, Va.5056440
28Billy Hardwick Louisville, Ky.5038430
29Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.5033420
30Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.5008410
31A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.5001400
32Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4979395
33Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.4977390
34Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio4974385
35Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn.4971380
36Harry Polomaine, Schenectady, N.Y.4970375
37Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio4966370
38Paul Petescola, Oradell, N.J.4958365
39Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4956360
40Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio4963356
41Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J.4961350
42Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.4934345
43Lou Nasser, Terre Haute, Ind.4931340
44Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4927335
45Bob Crull, Tipton, Ind.4924327.50
 Angelo D'Ambolo, Raritan, N.J.4924327.50
47Terry Booth, Mountain View, Calif.4920320
48Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.4916315
49Ed Dolfay, Everett, Wash4912310
50Tom Morrison, Morristown, N.J.4909306
51Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4908300
52Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4904295
53Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.4902290

*Alternates. **Local Entry. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Petraglia 5293. 16th Low-Hood 5107. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Les Schissler, Lindy Lundeen, Butch Gearhart, Teata Semiz, Roy Buckley, Bobby Knipple, Gary Dickinson, Don Helling, Ralph ngan, Mike Limongello, Larry Laub, Jim Godman. $100-Mike McGrath.