Miller High Life Open



$60,000 MILLER HIGH LIFE OPEN
Bowlero Lanes, Milwaukee, Wis., Mar 1-5, 1966

Lillard Leads "High Life"

The Miller Brewing Co. tossed its first big bowling party, the $60,000 High Life Open, and Bill Lillard quaffed the victory stein to the tune of $10,000.

Lillard, who was in second place after the first 40 games, overcame the leader, Ted Hoffman, 215-206, in the televised finale to take home the first place check.

Lillard worked his way through his first two TV tests with 225 wins over Jim Stefanich (183) and Pete Tountas (188).

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Bill Lillard, Dallas$10,000
2Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia6,000
3Pete Tountas, Tucson3,000
4Jim Stefanich, Chicago2,000

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Lillard defeated Hoffman, 216-206. ROUND ROBIN: Tountas defeated Stefanich, 214-183; Lillard defeated Stefanich, 226-188; Lillard defeated Tountas, 225-188.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8366 460 8816 $1,600
6Marv Lowry, Birmingham, Ala. 8246 526 8770 1,600
7Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8362 350 8702 1,460
8Ray Koehler, Baysbore, N.Y. 8209 476 8684 1,400
9Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio 8179 450 8629 1,360
10Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C. 8298 300 8598 1,300
11Andy Marzich, Torrance, Calif. 8190 400 8590 1,260
12Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8194 350 8644 1,200
13Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8193 350 8543 1,160
14Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif. 8253 360 8603 1,100
15Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8187 260 8437 1,060
16Tom Long, Anaheim, Calif. 8126 200 8326 1,000

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4992$630
*18Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif.4991660
19Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.4968690
20Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4962670
21Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.4961550
22Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4966530
23Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich.4962610
24Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.4946490
25Bob Phillips, San Pablo, Calif.4922470
26Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y.4917450
27Tom Hennessey, St. Louis, Mo.4916440
28Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich.4912430
29Roy Lown, El Paso, Texas4910420
30Bob Collatos, Santa Monica. Calif.4904410
31Bob Denison, Birmingham, Ala.4889400
32Johnny Meyer, Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.4884390
33Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif.4881380
34Don McCune, Calumet City, Ill.4877365
34Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif.4877366
36Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Texas4868350

*Alternate.