Western Open



$40,000 WESTERN OPEN
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, CA., Jan 10-14, 1967

St. John Record Winner

Jim St. John set three world records on his way to scoring a home town victory in the $40,000 Western Open at San Jose.

The little veteran stepped off a 241-207 triumph over Bobby Knipple of Long Beach, Calif., in the final match to wrap up the $5,000 first place check.

St. John's world marks included 40-game actual pinfall of 9294 pinfall and bonus 9944 and high 16-game semifinals set of 3992. Ev Collins and bon Johnson fired 300 games.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.$6,000
2Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.2,600
3Steve Buell, Salt Lake City, Utah1,600
4Bill Lillard, Dallas, Texas1,400
5Jimmy Mack. Dover, N.J.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: St. John defeated Knipple, 241-207. ROUND ROBIN: Buell defeated Mack, 269-233; Buell defeated Lillard, 287-181; Knipple defeated Buell, 266-247.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
6Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 9066 860 9416 ;1260
7Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Cal. 8897 600 9397 $1,160
8Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8923 460 9373 1,100
9Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8969 400 9869 1,060
10Bill Hodges, Sunnyvale, Calif. 8841 600 9841 1,000
11Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz. 8874 400 9274 960
12Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8881 860 9281 900
13George Gee, Oakland, Calif. 8903 300 9203 860
14Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif 8808 360 9168 800
15Mel Flewelling, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8823 800 9123 760
16Clint Harvey, Sparks, Nev. 8447 100 8647 700

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif.6801$600
18Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.6296440
19Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.6294430
20Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif.6289420
21Jim Dunstan, Fort Worth, Tex.6287410
22Jack Biondolillo, Houston6286400
28Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.6278390
24John Juni, Hollywood, Fla.6271380
25Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.6269366
 Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala.6269366
27Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.6263360
28Gary Martineau, Nashville, Tenn.6243340
29Skee Foremsky, EI Paso, Tex.6242380
30Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.6238320
31Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.6236310
32Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif.6234300