Buckeye Open



$40,000 BUCKEYE OPEN
Imperial Lanes, Toledo, OH, Feb 14-18, 1967

St. John Marks 6th At Toledo

Jim St. John, of San Jose, Calif., jammed three strikes in the tenth frame against Jimmy Certain and then socked Johnny Guenther, 222-149, to rack up his sixth PBA championship at Toledo.

After Certain had locked out Pete Tountas, 236-199, and Tony Marine, 229-166, he ran into St. John. Trailing 201-194 going into the last frame, St. John threw three straight and Certain left a seven pin as the San Jose pro won, 224-219.

The title match was no contest as Guenther ran into split trouble and St. John coasted home.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.$6,000
2John Guenther, Seattle2,600
3Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ariz.1,600
4Tony Marine, Middle Village,N.Y.1,400
5Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.1,800

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: St. John defeated Guenther, 222-149. ROUND ROBIN: Certain defeated Tountas, 236-199; Certain defeated Marine, 229-166; St. John defeated Certain, 224-219.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
6Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif. 8479 460 8929 $1,250
7Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y. 8360 500 8860 1,160
8Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8484 350 8834 1,100
9Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8425 350 8775 1,050
10Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8408 350 8758 1,000
11Gary Martineau, Nashville, Tenn. 8350 400 8750 950
12Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8421 300 8721 900
13Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8330 350 8680 850
14Therm Davis, Chicago, Ill. 8335 300 8635 800
15Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8165 350 8515 750
16Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 8208 200 8408 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.5068$600
18Tom Long, Modesto, Calif.5013550
19Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich.5001450
20Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.5000450
21Ron Winger, Van Nuys, Calif.4995400
22Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich.4991400
23Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo.4989400
23Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich.4989400
25Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4988375
26Dan Johnson, Ft. Wayne, Ind.4978375
27Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4973375
28Jim Stefanich, Chicago, Ill.4958376
29Bill Lillard, Dallas, Tex.4956350
30Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.4955350
31Vic Iwlew, Kalamazoo, Mich.4947350
32Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif. (P.A.)4944400
33Harry Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.4941325
34Steve Buell, Salt Lake City, Utah4940325
35Mel Flewelling, San Lorenzo, Calif.4987326
36Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.4935325
37Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.4984300
 Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4934300
39Walt Pych, Youngstown, Ohio4924300
40Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y.4922300

*Fazio substituted for Johnson in finals and they divided winnings.