Greater Buffalo Open - Archived Standings
$37,000 GREATER BUFFALO OPEN
Fairlanes, Depew, NY, Mar 7-11, 1967
Burton Beats Buffalo Boys
Nelson Burton Jr., of St. Louis, came through in a squeaker over Jim Godman as he pounded out a 239-234 victory in the championship match of the Greater Buffalo Open.
Godman had gone through the rest of the five man finals field like milk through a tin horn with victories over Wayne Zahn, 266-183; Dick Weber, 249-194, and Bud Horn, 202-192.
Burton opened the title go with four straight strikes but left the 3-10 pins in the eighth frame and Godman, who had struck six times, was back in the ball game. When Burton sat down after the tenth frame, Godman needed a double to win. He got the first one but missed in his second shot.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Burton defeated Godman, 239-234. ROUND ROBIN: Godman defeated Zahn, 266-183; Godman defeated Weber, 249-194; Godman defeated Horn, 202-192. 40 GAMES 24 GAMES