N. Phoenix Open



$40,000 N. PHOENIX OPEN
Squaw Peak Lanes, Phoenix, AZ, Jan 2-6, 1968

Ritger Cops Opener

Eddy Patterson of Dallas, bidding for his first PBA title, was up-ended by Dick Ritger in the championship game, 179-166, of the $40,000 N. Phoenix Open.

It was Ritger's fourth PBA triumph and in topping Patterson, he nipped a move by Patterson that started in 16th place and resulted in Patterson being seeded No. 1 before the loss.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.$6,000
2Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Texas3,000
3Billy Hardwick, Louisville, K y.2,000
4Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.1,800
5Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Glover defeated Weber, 226-211; Hardwick defeated Glover, 212-152; Ritger defeated. Hardwick, 183-158, and Ritger defeated Patterson in championship game, 179-166.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex. 8236 11-5-0 550 8786 
2Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8298 9-6-1 475 8773 
3Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8205 11-5-0 550 8755 
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8271 9-7-0 450 8721 
5Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8268 9-7-0 450 8718 
*6Joe Mintzer, Fountain Valley, Calif. 8185 10-6-0 500 8685 $1,450
7Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8255 8-8-0 400 8655 1,300
8Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8239 8-8-0 400 8639 1,200
9Don Carter, Tarzana, Calif. 8308 6-10-0 300 8608 1,150
10Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8175 7-7-2 400 8575 1,100
11Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 8163 8-8-0 400 8563 1,050
12Bobby Cooper, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8094 8-8-0 400 8494 1,000
13Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 7983 7-9-0 350 8333 950
14Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 7961 7-9-0 350 8311 900
15Steve Bassin, Las Vegas, Nev. 8020 4-11-1 225 8245 850
16Wally Wagner, Santa Ana, Calif. 7964 4-12-0 200 8164 800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.4823$600
18Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4810500
19Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif.4809450
20Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala.4795400
21Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.4791350
22Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.4783300
23Bobby Knipple, Compton, Calif.4779300
24Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C.4771300
25Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4762300
26Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wane, Ind.4748300
 Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y.4748300
28Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.4738300
29Bill Tucker, Miami, Fla.434300
30Bill Miller, Plainfield, N.J.4729300
31Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.4726300
32Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.4722300

*Alternates. 24-Game Qualifying Leader--Carter, 5044; 16th Low-Patterson, 4824 Pro-Am Cashers $50-Dave Davis, Dick Ritger, Wayne Zahn, Ed Bourdase, Billy Hrdwick, Sneed Christian.