The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 79
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 79

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Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10, 1976-E7 Lake Worth Grand Prix Players Looking for Lucl Peggy Gossett Sports Writer made a commitment. Tournament sponsors, as well, can't seem to agree on negotiations. Both CBS, which has agreed to televise the event, and Hall have given all parties involved until today to close all contracts. Tennis, no one? Participants in the third event of the Lake Worth Grand Prix will be swinging their racquets to the tune, "A little bit o' luck" Sunday. That's what it'll take to be paired with the right partners at the right time in this pro-am event where each player switches partners and opponents every round. Perhaps switching their song to "A lot of luck" would be wise, as partners are decided by drawing straws. The pro-am format pairs a pro (the Grand Prix regulars) with an amateur (a Lake Worth Club member) by lot. Providing luck finds its way into their grips, several players have a chance to take over first place. Jamie Pressly, first-event winner, and Walter Powers are tied for first with 52 points. Other top contenders are: Jim Bochte, 51; Steve Modell, 50; Jerry Erneston, 47; King Thaxton, 45; Bob Harris, 45; Steve Marsh, 44; Mike Casey, 40; Jay Horine, 39; Greg Neuhart, 37; John Givens, 36; Steve Schaerer, 33; Mahmood Faquire, 32; Don Hover, 31; Chris Hall, 28; Gil Shearer, 25; Tom Peterson, 23, Bill Kirshner 21, Craig Eveans 20. Points are gained in each of the eight Grand Prix events, with the eight top players in point standings competing in the last event, the Grande Finale. Money club. The USPTA-sanctioned tournament has a 64 draw in the men's open, 32 draw in the men's junior vets and 32 draw in the women's open. Six members of the Costa Rican Davis Cup team, nationally-ranked Canadian players and others from Ohio, Colorado and various parts of the country have entered . . . The Ocean Trail Invitational Tennis Tournament will accept entries through today for its Dec. 18-19 amateur competition featuring men's, women's and mixed doubles. The USPTA-sanctioned tournament is open to anyone. In addition, 1971 Davis Cup winner Frank Froeling, a local tennis pro, will play in an exhibition match. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For more information, call 659-7515 . . . The junior tennis tournament at the Boca Hotel and Club will hold its final competition Sunday in the boys' 14-and-under class. Craig Venter of South Africa will compete against George Bezeckney of Florida in the match postponed from last Sunday due to rain . . . The North County Tennis Association will meet at 6:30 tonight for cocktails, dinner and presentation of its annual awards at the Jupiter Holiday Inn. The public is invited, with a charge of $7 for nonmembers and $6 for members. The 10-year old organization, which includes members from the Indoor Tennis Club, the Tennis Club and seven other local tennis clubs, is open to new members, call 842-1759 for information. is awarded in each event, though amateurs may decline prize money in order to retain their amateur standings. In that case, declined funds will be channelled into a special bonus fund for the finale winner at the epd of the season. The public is invited at 2.50 per person, with proceeds going to the Heart Association. The final round of the North Palm Beach Tennis Club member-guest tournament will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday. It was postponed last Sunday due to rain. Gun-ther Eichhorn and Jim Hay will compete against Lon Thompson and Gus Orelemma in the men's doubles final .. . The Quail Ftfr? Winter Championships will begin at 8:30 a.m. today with continuous action through Monday. Starting times will be available by calling the Finalization of the $200,000 Pepsi Grand Slam tournament, tentatively to be held at Boca West, has apparently been bottled up, tournament organizer Roger Hall said yesterday. It's because of an unreachable Jimmy Connors, who tournament organizers are seeking to fill the top spot. Neither Connors nor his New York-based agent have ADVEITISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT (Saturday) LOS ANGELES GREEN BAY 23 ATLANTA. .21 .26 DETROIT. PRO FORECAST .20 Packers ond Falcons also met in final game of 1975 season, Green Boy winning 22-13. NFC West champion Rams take final rood trip of 76 season. In only meeting in post two years, LA zipped Lions 20-0 in 1975. Detroit six point underdog, but no zip here. MINNESOTA 20 MIAMI 17 Last pre-play off tune-up for Vikings, winners of NfC Central. Although Dolphins facing first losing season in years, Tarkenton-Griese match-up always a headliner. ineyii come close to finishing season with identical records - plus high hopes for 77 NEW ENGLAND 37 TAMPA BAY 6 Guaranteed to be final bombing of Buccaneers for 1976 season! They've allowed close to 400 points this year. Play-off-bound Patriots favored by upwards of 31 points. ST. LOUIS 24 NEW YORK GIANTS 17 For some reason, Cards consistently have problems with punchless Giants. NY only lost bv six 27-21 earlier in season in St. Louis. Cards favored in New York by 7 points. PITTSBURGH 30 HOUSTON .13 SATURDAY G SUNDAY December 11 and 12 Monday nite's Oakland-Cincinnati contest either made or broke Pittsburgh season .. possible champions or out-in-the-cold. Steelers to repeat earlier 32-16 win over Oilers. (Sunday) OAKLAND. .27 SAN DIEGO 17 BALTIMORE .30 BUFFALO ...14 Raiders coming off big Monday niter with Bengals. 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