Camden PBA Open



$31,000 CAMDEN PBA OPEN
Camden Lanes, Camden, N. J., Nov 9-12, 1966

Engan Grabs First PBA Title

Ralph Engan of Monsey, N.Y., a five-year veteran on the PBA tour, finally knocked off his first championship in the $31,000 Camden Open.

The tourney was a thriller which was decided in the last frame of the final game. Engan went into the tilt with a 41-pin lead over Fred Lening. Engan won the game, 182-171, and but for a split by Lening in that last frame, the title would have gone the other way.

Nelson Burton Jr. led the 24-game qualifier with a 5077 total but slipped to fifth when he won but half of his games in the 16-game finals.

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y. 8272 675 8947 $3,000
2Fred Lening, Fairless Hills, Pa. 8397 450 8847 1,500
3Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8296 560 8846 1,200
4Billy Hardwick. Louisville, Ky. 8341 500 8841 1,100
5Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8338 400 8738 1,000
6Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Texas 8285 400 8685 950
7Dave Soutar, Detroit, Michigan 8349 276 8624 900
8Bill Allen, Orlando, Florida 8171 460 8621 860
9Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisconsin 8179 400 8579 800
10Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8218 350 8568 750
11Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y. 8014 450 8464 725
12Pete Tountas, Tucson, Arizona 8070 376 8445 700
13Vince Lucci, Morristown, Pa. 8094 350 8444 675
14J. Wilbert Sims, Chicago. Ill. 8120 300 8420 650
15Jim Stefanich. Chicago, Ill. 8023 276 8298 626
16John Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8043 200 8243 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.4885$380
18Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4869330
19Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif.4866330
20Dom De Cicco, Philadelphia, Pa.4854330
21Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4861320
22Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio4845320
23Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4843320
24John Fabbro, Columbus, Ohio4837315
 Tony Marine, Middle Village, N.Y.4837315
26Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif.4830310
27Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif.4829310
 Gary Martineau, Nashville, Tenn.4829310
29Ted Hofman, Philadelphia, Pa.4824300
30Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.4813300