Newsday Eastern Open

Originally called the Long Island Individual Tournament, the local daily paper Newsday took over sponsorship of the event in 1952.  The Newsday Eastern Open was a marathon competition, in some years stretching out to 72 games, and became known as “The All-Star of the East.”  The newspaper dropped out after the 1980 event, and the tournament itself died a few years later. 

Tournament Champions—

1948   Graz Castellano, Jackson Heights, NY

1949   George Cahn, Hempstead, NY

1950   Graz Castellano, Jackson Heights, NY

1951   Tony Sparando, Rego Park, NY

1952   Jack Horn, Bayside, NY

1953   Junie McMahon, Fairlawn, NJ

1954   Graz Castellano, Jackson Heights, NY

1955   Marty Cassio, Rahway, NJ

1956   Morris Cramer, Albany, NY

1957   Morris Cramer, Albany, NY

1958   Stan Thaden, Chicago

1959   Dick Weber, St. Louis

1960   Dick Weber, St. Louis

1961   Johnny Meyer, Mineola, NY

1962   Teata Semiz, North Milford, NJ

1963   Teata Semiz, North Milford, NJ

1964   Ted Hoffman Jr, Plymouth Meeting, PA

1965   Sis Mantovani, Hewlett, NY

1966   Pete Anderson, North Babylon, NY

1967   Dick Battista, Astoria, NY

1968   Dick Battista, Astoria, NY

1969   Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn

1970   Dick Battista, Astoria, NY

1971   Jimmy McHugh, New York

1972   Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn

1973   Doc Iandoli, New York

1974   Doc Iandoli, New York

1975   Mark Roth, Staten Island

1976   Ed DiTolla, Maywood, NJ

1977   Pete Pastor, Bay Shore, NY

1978   Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island

1979   Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, NY

1980   Stan Marchut, Paramus, NJ

1981   Hank Behrbom, Long Island City, NY

1982   Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island

1983   Duane Fisher, Pennsauken, NJ

1984   Rudy Kasimakis, Long Island City, NY

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