We go back to March 10, 1973 at the famed Madison Square Garden bowling lanes for the $75,000 BPAA US Open with $7,500 going to the winner.

The following is the field of 5 after match play qualifying:

1 Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.
2 Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.
3 Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.
4 Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.
5 Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.

Now here's the introduction to the exciting field of 5 bowlers...lets join Chris Schenkel and Billy Welu for the introductions....as well as the 4 exciting matches of the day:

(thank you to Mike McGrath via Mike of RI for getting the recording to me)

Introductions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inZQo097bMA

(who can name each bowler shown during the above introductions?)

Match 1, Dick Ritger vs. Dick Weber
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVowwpvxoTU
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe4yj4-37ac

Match 2: Mike McGrath vs. Dick Ritger
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FUBMrFeUAs
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TzRHlRmY04

Commercial for the Ebonite Gyro bowling ball

Match 3: Mike McGrath vs. Dave Davis
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSL9i1LbOk8
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vae8Pn5lkA0

Match 4: Mike McGrath vs. Earl Anthony for the Championship
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VGJJdhgmsg
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQqN9FG9zb0

I hope you enjoy all the bowling action of the 1973 US Open!