U.S. Coast Guard Festival



$30,000 U.S. COAST GUARD FESTIVAL
Starlite Lanes Grand Haven, Mich., Aug 10-13, 1967

Stefanich Pads Money Lead

Jim Stefanich, of Joliet, Ill. cemented his money lead with a thrilling victory in the U.S. Coast Guard Open in Grand Haven, Mich.

The Firestone Tournament of Champions winner defeated Johnny Meyer in the last game of the tourney, 200-185, to capture the $3,000 first prize and raise his money earnings for 1967 to $36,175.

Five men . . . Meyer, Stefanich, Bob Strampe, Dick Ritger and Mike McGrath. . had held the lead at one time or another in the week-long test. But, trailingMeyer by two pins in the final game, Stef poured it on to win going away.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8725 600 9226 $3,000
2Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8642 660 9192 1,600
3Johnny Meyer, Long Island, N.Y. 8687 676 9162 1,200
4Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J. 8634 676 9109 1,160
6Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8616 476 9091 1,100
6Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8661 400 9061 1,060
7Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8613 460 8963 1,000
8Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8622 400 8922 960
9Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8417 460 8867 900
10Ted Hoffman. Philadelphia, Pa. 8413 460 8863 860
11Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8486 360 8836 800
12George McDonald, Denver, Colo. 8480 326 8806 760
13Therm Davis, Chicago, Ill. 8367 400 8767 700
14Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8349 260 8699 660
15Jim Chestney, Salt Lake City, Utah 8343 160 8493 625
16Bobby Cooper, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8149 100 8249 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.6030$460
18Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.6029390
19Don McCune, Munster, Ind.6024380
20Vic Iwlew, Kalamazoo, Mich.6017370
21Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.6016366
21Harry Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.5016366
23Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4986340
24Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4984330
26Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif.4976326
26Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich.4974317
*26Jerry Glupker, Grand Rapids, Mich.4974317
28Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.4966310
29Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.4969306
30George Araki, San Diego, Calif.4962300

*Local Entry. $100 for 300 games: George Araki and Marty Piraino