Fair Lanes Towson, Towson, Md., Feb 10-14, 1976

Schmidt Ends Dry Spell

Curt Schmidt ended a four-year victory drought in tournament play when he won the $70,000 Fair Lanes Open.

Schmidt upset top-seeded Dave Davis, 246-163, in the title game at Towson, a Baltimore suburb, for his first victory since Toledo, Ohio in 1972.

Davis was one of two opponents Schmidt toppled to win the $8,000 first prize. In the semi-final match of the nationally televised finals, the Hoosier ousted Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A., 196-192.

According to Schmidt, the victory over Schlegel was the most Important one. Schlegel had eliminated Billy Hardwick, 256-197, and then Bobby Jacks, 225-214.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.442 (2 games)$8,000
2Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.163 (1 game)4,400
3Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.673 (3 games)3,300
4Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La.214 (1 game)2,700
5Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.197 (1 game)2,200

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Schlegel defeated Hardwick, 256-197; Schlegel defeated Jacks, 225-214;Schmidt defeated Schlegel, 196-192, and in the championship game, Schmidt defeated Davis, 246-163.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 8768 14-9-1 435 9203 
2Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8706 16-7-1 495 9201 
3Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8750 13-9-2 420 9170 
4Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8699 14-10-0 420 9119 
5Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8661 14-9-1 435 9096 
*6Joe Berardi. Pearl River, N.Y. 8611 12-10-2 390 9001 $2,050
7Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8634 12-12-0 360 8994 1,800
8Tommy Evans, Miami, Fla. 8570 14-10-0 420 8990 1,600
9Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8560 13-11-0 390 8950 1,550
10Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8551 13-11-0 390 8941 1,500
11Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8547 11-12-1 345 8892 1,450
12Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 8464 13-11-0 300 8854 1,400
13Craig Mueller, Union, N.J. 8445 13-10-1 405 8850 1,350
14P. A. Anderson, Washington, D.C. 8437 12-12-0 360 8797 1,300
15Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8438 11-12-1 345 8783 1,250
16John Wilcox, Montoursville, Pa. 8370 i1-12-1 345 8715 1,200
17Don Helling, St. Charles, Mo. 8399 8-15-1 255 8654 1,150
18Steve Lickliter, Charleston, W. Va. 8396 10-14-0 300 8606 1,100
19Ed DiTolla, Maywood, N.J. 8275 11-13-0 330 8605 1,050
20Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn. 8173 11-11-2 360 8533 1,000
21Jim Ragnoni, Elyria, Ohio 8231 9-14-1 285 8516 950
22Johnny Nash, Columbia, S.C. 8215 9-15-0 270 8485 900
23Jerry Buchholz, Van Nuys, Calif. 8092 8-15-1 255 8347 850
24Lamar Keck, Canoga Park, Calif. 8051 8-16-0 240 8291 730


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.3725$730
26John Bolejack, Ft. Worth, Texas3628660
 Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.3623590
28Jay Robinson, Los Angeles. Cal.3622590
29Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook N.J.3617560
30Don Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.3615530
 Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3615530
32Dee Munsell, Dallas, Texas3609510
33George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3605500
34Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3598490
35Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3591480
36Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.3590470
@37Wilson Rowe, Beltsville, Md.3588460
38Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.3587450
39Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.3586440
40Jay Tartaglia, Port Chester, N.Y.3584430
41Paul McCordic, Houston, Texas3582420
42Paul Bernier, Fall River, Mass.3581401.67
 Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3581401.67
 Dick Ritger, River Falls, Wis.3581401.66
45Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.3578390
46Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3576385
47Mike Lastowski, Aberdeen, Md.3575380
48Neil Brown, Hazelton Pa.3571375
49Bob Snell, Stamford, Conn.3567370
50Bobby Hall, Washington, D.C.3566365
51Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa.3564360
52Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3562355
53John Denton, Midland, Texas3558347.50
 Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.3558347.50
55Keith Craycraft, Martinsville, W. Va.3554340
56Bobby Fenton, Upland, Calif.3553335
57Tim Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif.3551330
58Bob Era, Pottstown, Pa.3543325
59Bill Tuttle, Redwood City, Calif.3536320
60Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.3532315
61Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla.3531310
62Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.3526305
63Greg Guertin, Sacramento, Calif.3525300
 John Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y.3525300

*-Alternates. Lamar Keck, Ed Ressler and John Bolejack tied for 25th and when Mark Roth withdrew from the match game finals due to an injury (after qualifying sixth), Keck and Bolejack rolled one game for the position when Ressler did not show up. Keck won, 233-183, and then finished 24th. He and Roth divided 24th and 25th place money for $730 each. 18-game qualifying leader-Schlegel 3750. 24th low-Mueller 3631. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Jay Robinson, Billy Hardwick, Dennis Swayda, Mark Roth, Bobby Jacks, Bill Allen, Bobby Hall, Don Helling, Bill Spigner, Paul Kreins, George Pappas, John Bolejack, Bob Moore. Glenn Pierce, Phil Jones, Sam Guarino, Bob Snell, Al Pujol, Ed DiTolla, Larry Piazza. @Local entry.