Seattle Open



$27,500 SEATTLE OPEN
Ballinger Bowl, Seattle, Wash., Jun 7-10, 1967

Johnson Coasts At Seattle

The "Kokomo Kid" was at his very best and it was no contest in the Summer opener at Seattle.

Don Johnson went into the position round with a 310-pin lead and it didn't matter that he lost it. Wayne Zahn pumped all the way from 14th place to finish second and Bill Johnson wound up third.

Don was second to Harry Johnson in the 24-game qualifier. But, he knocked off Harry in the first game and won seven and tied one of his first eight games to take a commanding lead.

Harry supplied a thrill or two when he came within 24 pins of setting a new six-game qualifying record. Harry shot a big 1517 in the third qualifying block to almost best Jim Dunston's 1541 set in Dallas last year.

Promoter Jim Otto put 410 amateurs through the mill to establish a new high in this department on the summer tour.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8962 676 9637 $3,000
2Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8768 660 9308 1,600
3Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8641 676 9216 1,200
4Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8636 600 9086 1,160
6Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8667 376 9042 1,100
6Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif. 8623 400 9023 1,060
7Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8604 400 9004 1,000
8Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8678 376 8963 960
9Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8496 426 8921 900
10Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8666 360 8906 860
11Harry Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8601 300 8901 800
12Bob Strampe, Detroit. Mich. 8646 360 8896 760
13Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8623 326 8848 700
14George Kees, Portland, Ore. 8467 360 8807 660
15Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif. 8371 300 8671 626
16Billy Hardwick. Louisville, Ky. 8304 260 8664 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.6068$420
18George McDonald, Denver, Colo.6042360
19Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.6038350
20Terry Rea, Seattle, Wash.5032340
21Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J.6019326
 Johnny Guenther,Seattle, Wash.6019325
23Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.6009310
24Jim Chestney, Salt Lake City, Utah5006300