Ebonite Open

Edison Lanes, Edison, NJ, Feb 28-Mar 4, 1967

Baca Best At Edison

Although Sam Baca of Hayward, Calif., won the Ebonite Edison, N.J., tournament, Frank Esposito and the eastern region had to share honors as they signed 641 amateurs into the pro am event.

Baca defeated Bob Strampe, 206-186, in the title match. Before that, Nelson Burton, Jr., had eliminated Mike Durbin, 247-167, and Carmen Salvino, 227-208, before he himself went down the drain before Strampe, 204-199.

Espisito, the PBA's national regional chairman, was the guiding light in handling the pro am and the 641 figure broke all standing PBA records in this department.


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif.$7,600
2Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4,000
3Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.2,000
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.1,500
5Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Baca defeated Strampe, 205-186. ROUND ROBIN: Burton defeated Durbin, 247-167 ; Burton defeated Salvino, 227-208 ; Strampe defeated Burton, 204-199.


 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
6Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8548 576 9123 $1,250
7Joe Hayes, Kansas City, Mo. 8660 400 9060 1,160
8Tom Coakley, Richmond, Va. 8621 400 9021 1,100
9Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8648 326 8973 1,060
10Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8652 400 8962 1,000
11Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8566 825 8881 960
12Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8495 376 8870 900
*13Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8468 400 8868 676
14Norm Meyers, Whittier, Calif. 8449 400 8849 800
15Vern Downing, Modesto, Calif. 8484 300 8784 750
16Jim Williams. Memphis. Tenn. 8449 176 8624 700


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.6272$675
18Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.6164550
19Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.5148450
 Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.5148450
21Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.6138400
22Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.5137400
23Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.5112400
24Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.5107400
25Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio5101375
26Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y.6100375
27Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich.6099375
28Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.5098375
29Glenn Allison, Brea, Calif.5094350
30Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif.5091350
31Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.5084350
 Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.5084350
33Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.6083325
34Don McCune, Munster, Ind.5077325
35Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.6070325
 Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex.5070325
37Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kan.6060300
38Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich.6067300
39Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.5061300
40Curt Schmidt, Fort Wayne, Ind.5042300

*Horn substituted for Dave Soutar in finals.