Fresno Open - Archived Standings
$27,500 FRESNO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, Calif., Jun 22-25, 1967
Ritger Moves At Fresno
Dick Ritger, of Hartford, Wis., accomplished that rarest of all feats in PBA competition as he moved from 16th position to first to win the $27,600 Fresno Open.
Ritger won seven of his eight games in the afternoon block on Sunday; then after losing his opening game at night, he won the final seven for 14 victories and the championship.
For a time it appeared that Les Schissler of Denver would successfully defend the Fresno title he won in 1966. He led the qualifying by more than 200 pins, averaging 221 enroute; but he could win only eight of his 16 match play games and finished second.
Jim Stefanich, of Joliet, Ill., set one new "record" for the PBA. He lost all 16 of his match games in the finals. From Fresno it was on to El Paso.