Pelican Lanes, New Orleans. La., Mar 23-27, 1971

"Rags" The Rage Once Again

Johnny Petraglia's third victory of the year-and second in a row--came at the expense of Gary Dickinson in the Don Carter Classic, held at Pelican Lanes in New Orleans. Petraglia pocketed $7,500 for eliminating Dickinson, who was striving for his first PBA triumph. The score was 223-192 and the loser's undoing were splits in the fifth and eighth frames after the two had been knotted through four frames.

The event, cosponsored by Ebonite and the Lions Clubs of New Orleans, produced thrilling matches and in each case Dickinson was the man who caused the most noise as he almost went all the way. He rolled over Don Helling, Curt Schmidt and Mike McGrath, by respective scores of 201-180, 236-205 and 267-212, before confronting Petraglia. John, however, was not to be denied.

Although not a high-scoring event, the Don Carter Classic did see one perfect game tossed, that by Bud Horn.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.223 (1 game)$7,500
2Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas896 (4 games)4,000
3Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif.212 (1 game)2,000
4Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.205 (1 game)1,800
6Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.180 (1 game)1,700

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Dickinson defeated Helling, 201-180; Dickinson defeated Schmidt, 236-205; Dickinson defeated McGrath, 267-212; and in the championship game Petraglia defeated Dickinson, 223-192.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8293 11-5-0 560 8843 
2Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8201 8-8-0 400 8601 
3Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8133 9-7-0 460 8583 
4Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8127 9-7-0 450 8577 
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8116 9-7-0 450 8566 
*6Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8088 9-6-1 476 8663 $1,650
7Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 8115 8-8-0 400 8516 1,500
8Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas 8161 7-9-0 350 8501 1,400
9Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 7966 9-6-1 475 8441 1,360
10Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8059 6-10-0 300 8359 1,300
****11Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.
(includes 23 pin penalty)
 7976 8-8-0 400 8353 970
12Joe Tusa, Staten Island, N.Y. 7948 8-8-0 400 8348 1,200
13Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va. 7952 7-8-1 375 8327 1,150
***14Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 7981 6-10-0 300 8281 1,100
15Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 7891 6-9-1 325 8216 1,050
16Lou Nasser, Terre Haute, Ind. 7832 6-10-0 300 8132 1,000


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
****17Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.4836$970
****18Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.4813690
19Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.4806600
*20Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.4782600
21Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.4773487.50
 Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio4773487.50
23Ed Dolfay, Everett, Wash.4768450
24Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.4752426
25Bob Crull, Tipton, Ind.4748400
26Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Texas4742390
27Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.4729380
28Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill.4723370
29Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.475360
30Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4713350
31Joe Signorelli, Crowley, La.4705340
32Bruce Gilson, Tomah, Wis.4703330
33Bill Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.4701320
**34Vial Blanke Jr., New Orleans, La.4699310
35Billy Walden, St. Louis, Mo.4694300
36Larry Montgomery, Akron, Ohio4693290
37Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4690280
38Jim Maxey, Decatur, Ga.4687270
39Lou Scalia, Hollywood, Fla.4682265
40Bill Lillard, Houston, Texas4678260
41Rudy Lindeland, Atlanta, Ga.4671255
42Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas4663250

*Alternate. **Local Entry. ***Bud Horn received $600 for 300 game. ****Orlovsky and Lisher tied for 17th place,Orlovsky took the alternate position, then replaced Zahn in finals but was penalized 23 pins Orlovsky and Zahn splittheir earnings, each player winning $90. Russell became alternate. 24-Game Qualifying Leader Biondolillo 5029.
16th Cow-Zahn 4836. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Les Schissler, Don Glover, Johnny Petraglia, Dave Davis, JimGodman, Don Johnson.