Bellows-Valvair Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 BELLOWS-VALVAIR OPEN
Hartfield Lanes Detroit, Mich., Nov 3-6, 1972
Buckley In A Breeze
Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio, opened the fall segment of the tour in auspicious fashion by rolling to a business-like win over a star-studded field in the $50.000 Bellows-Valvair Open in Detroit. The victory was the second for Buckley during his two-year career on the tour, his first title coming in the $50,000 Winston-Salem Open at Cranston, R.I., la months ago.
The grim-visaged pro needed only eight games to overhaul Paul Colwell, after Colwell jumped off to a lead at the end of the first six games. Thereafter, Buckley kept adding to his pin total. During match game play he thrilled fans at Hartfield Lanes when he rolled a 300 game. He held a 167-pin final margin over second-place Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J., who defeated Buckley, 202-171, in the position round game.
Colwell finished third, losing to Larry Laub, San Francisco. Cal., 225-177, on the next pair of lanes. Colwell, who hadfaded to 11th place, climbed all the way to second before finishing third. Buckley averaged 117 for the 42-game stint and finished his match game play with a record of 17 wins against only seven losses.
*Alternate. @Local entry. #Buckley received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Buckley, 1297. 24th low-Dickinson 3884. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50-Barry Asher, Paul Colwell, Norm Meyers, Bob Strampe, Tim Albin, Bill McCorkle.