Portland Open



$27,500 PORTLAND OPEN
Valley Lanes, Portland, Ore., Jun 15-18, 1967

Schissler Sharp At Portland

Les Schissler, of Denver, was in the hottest streak of his career. He proved it by winning the Portland Open.

Schissler's $3,000 first-place check brought his winnings for the year to $26,455, a career high for him. At this point he had won the BPAA All-Star, had a third, fourth and two fifths to his credit.

Bill Starnes, a Eugene, Ore. school teacher, led the 24-game qualifier, the first time a local entry had paced the field. But Schissler pumped in 13 straight victories in the head-to-head competition to haul in the top prize.

At that, the stocky Denver pro had to defeat Lou Scalia in the position round.

Jimmy Certain moved into second place and Scalia dropped to third.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8483 700 9183 $3,000
2Jimmy Certain, Huntsville 8604 600 9104 1,600
3Lou Scalia, Hollywood, Fla. 8663 600 9063 1,200
4Bill Starnes, Eugene. Ore. 8488 376 8863 1,160
6Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas 8409 460 8869 1,100
6Allie Clarke, Cleveland, Ohio 8398 426 8823 1,060
7Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8437 376 8812 1,000
8Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8392 400 8792 960
9Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8271 450 8721 900
10Mike McGrath, El Cerrito 8296 426 8720 860
11Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif. 8266 376 8640 800
12Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn. 8270 860 8620 760
13Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8307 300 8607 700
14Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8301 260 8661 660
15Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8196 326 8621 626
16Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8202 100 8302 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.4976$420
18Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.4967360
19Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich.4944360
20Ron Winger, Van Nuys, Calif.4942340
21Steve Wallace, Houston, Texas4936330
22Ted Hendrickson, San Francisco, Calif.4914320
*23Lynn Soelberg, Portland, Ore.4912310
24George McDonald, Denver, Colo.4911300
*Local Entry* LocalEn,try