Las Vegas Open



$40,000 LAS VEGAS OPEN
Showboat Lanes, Las Vegas, Nev., Feb 22-26, 1966

Foremsky Leads Lefty Assault

It was "Lefthanders' Week" in Las Vegas and the head man at the end of festivities was Skee Foremsky.

Foremsky defeated Dave Davis, 211-204, in the championship match to cash the $7,500 first place check in the $40,000 tourney. Harry Smith was the only righthander in the four-man televised finals and he finished third ahead of Don Glover.

Foremsky led the 40-game qualifier and was seeded into the title game. Davis was the total pin king in the first three television games. For this he earned a crack at Foremsky. But the El Paso, Tex., kid wasn't to be denied his first major championship.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Skee Foremsky, EI Paso$7,600
2Dave Davis, Phoenix4,000
3Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif.2,000
4Don Glover Bakersfield Calif1,600

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Foremsky defeated Davis, 211-204. ROUND ROBIN: Davis defeated Smith, 268-189; Smith defeated Glover, 236-181; Glover defeated Davis, 222-192.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Roy Lown, El Paso, Texas 8608 400 9088 $1,350
6Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8508 450 8958 1,260
7Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn. 8525 400 8926 1,200
8Bill Lillard, Dallas, Texas 8481 350 8831 1,150
9Larry Turner, Roseburg, Oregon 8442 375 8817 1,100
10Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia Pa. 8347 450 8797 1,050
11Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8336 400 8736 1,000
12Jim St. John, San Jose Calif. 8277 450 8727 950
*13Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8376 350 8726 740
14Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif. 8309 200 8509 860
15Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif. 8199 200 8399 800
16Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C. 8137 175 8312 760

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.5069$740
18Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Texas5047560
**19Dwane Martin, Wichita, Kansas5043590
20Gary Martineau, Nashville, Tenn.5031520
21Elton Kelley, Las Vegas, Nev.6026500
22Tommy Tuttle, Rural Hall, N.C.6025480
23Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.5020460
24J. B. Blaylock, EI Paso, Texas5012440
25Steve Bassin, Las Vegas, Nev.5006420
26Bob Phillips, San Pablo, Calif.4997400
27Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4996390
28Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.4993380
29Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4989370
30Don Bickford, Sacramento, Calif.4983360
31Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4976350
32Jim Dunston, Ft. Worth, Texas4969340
33Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind.4964325
33Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif.4964326
36Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.4962310
36Andy Marzich, Torrance, Calif.4960300
37Wayne Zahn, Atlanta. Ga.4959300

*Soutar replaced Guenther in finals, divided money. **$50.00 Finals Alternate.