Brunswick WonderBowl, Downey, Calif., May 24-31, 1975

Three Straight For Earl

Earl Anthony's incredible success on the lanes continued unabated as he became the first player in Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) history to win the National Championship three times.

And to top it off, his win in the $75,000 Brunswick PBA National Championship at Brunswick Wonderbowl Downey in Downey, Calif., marked his third consecutive National Championship victory. He won there a year ago, and in 1973 at Oklahoma City, Okla.

For beating fellow Washingtonian, Jim Frazier, Spokane, 245-180, in the title game here, he earned another $9,000.

It also marked the second time in 1975 that Anthony defeated Frazier in a PBA finale. Frazier was top-seeded into the finals of last winter's $60 000 Los Angeles Open but Anthony upset him in that title game.

"I knew I needed at least a 230 to win," said Anthony. "Jim (Frazier) had three good games on that pair, including a 238 just before our game, and I felt that I needed to get out in front early."

He did just that.

He doubled, spared, and got three in a row to gain a long lead he never relinquished.

It was a heartbreaking loss for Frazier. He started fifth in the finals and measured Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash., and Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. Frazier totaled 871 for four games but had to be content with a $5,000 check for second place. He topped Packard, 220-207; Mage, 233-164; and Roth, 238-199.

Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga., and Roth were the early tournament leaders. Davis led the qualifying while Roth was struggling toward the top from 95th place after the first block. Roth took the match play lead, but surrendered it to Anthony midway through the final block on Friday night, and Anthony cemented his hold on the No. 1 seeded spot.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.245 (1 game)$9,000
2Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.871 (4 games)5,000
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.199 (1 game)4,000
4Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.164 (1 game)3,000
5Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif.207 (1 game)2,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Frazier defeated Packard, 220-207; Frazier defeated Mage, 233-164; Frazier defeated Roth, 238-199, and in the championship game, Anthony defeated Frazier 245-180.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 12290 19-5-0 570 12860 
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 12113 17-7-0 510 12623 
3Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 11880 17-7-0 510 12390 
4Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 11896 12-12-0 360 12256 
5Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif. 11741 15-8-1 465 12206 
*6Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 11813 12-12-0 360 12173 $2,100
7Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 11743 14-10-0 420 12163 1,900
8Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 11862 10-14-0 300 12162 1,800
9Sam Fox, Pacifica, Calif. 11709 14-10-0 420 12129 1,700
10Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 11697 14-10-0 420 12117 1,600
11Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 11754 12-12-0 360 12114 1,550
12Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 11649 15-9-0 450 12099 1,500
13Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 11715 12-12-0 360 12075 1,450
14George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 11611 15-9-0 450 12061 1,400
15Joey Berardi, New York, N.Y. 11669 12-12-0 360 12029 1,350
16Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 11647 11-12-1 345 11992 1,300
17Farrell Hinkle, Santa Ana, Calif. 11656 11-13-0 330 11986 1,250
18Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 11731 7-16-1 225 11956 1,200
19Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 11631 8-16-0 240 11871 1,150
20Sandy Finkelstein, Cortland, N.Y. 11487 12-12-0 360 11847 1,100
21Tom Menge, Cleveland, Ohio. 11536 10-14-0 300 11836 1,050
22Glen Carlson, Fresno, Calif. 11467 8-16-0 240 11707 1,000
23Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif. 11420 7-17-0 210 11630 950
24Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, Calif. 11321 2-21-1 75 11396 900


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.6609$875
26Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.6597780
27Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.6594760
28Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.6590740
29Hal Kaminski, Milwaukee, Wis.6589710
 Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.6589710
31Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio6588680
32Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio6570650
 Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla.6570650
34Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.6569620
35Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.6566600
36Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.6536580
37Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas6534560
38Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.6528540
39Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif.6518520
40Mike Limongello, N. Lindenhurst, N.Y.6511500
41Bob Alstott, Kansas City, Mo.6504480
42Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.6502450
 Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.6502450
44Dean Asami, Richmond, Calif.6483420
45Bob Hood, San Mateo, Calif.6479410
46Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.6468400
47Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio6467380
48Dan Cota, Hayward, Calif.6465370
49Bill Chevalier, Santa Clara, Calif.6451360
50Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.6448360
51Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif.6429350
52E.G. Mock, Lynwood, Calif.6403340
53Hector Valenzuela, San Jose, Calif.6397330
54Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.6390320
55Lamar Keck, Canoga Park, Calif.6385310
56John Bolejack, Ft. Worth, Texas6369300

*Alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Davis 6957. 24th low-Salvino 6611. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Dave Davis, Paul McCordic, Palmer Fallgren, Bob Hood, Jim Hills, Chuck Moran, Ross Packard, Allie Clarke, Marty Piraino, Dick Weber, Jimmy Certain.