San Jose Open



$50,000 SAN JOSE OPEN
Saragota Lanes, San Jose, CA, Jan 16-20, 1968

Two Straight For Allen

No sooner had the ink dried on the check won in Las Vegas the week before than Bill Allen had another one . . . this one for $7,000 from San Jose in the $50,000 Open.

Allen battled his way from fifth place, mowing down Johnny Guenther, Billy Hardwick; Mike Limongello and finally top-seeded Sam Baca for the title.

Baca set a record by winning 15 in a row in the match play semifinal.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.$7,000
2Sam Baca, Haywar, Calif.4,000
3Mike Limongello, Babylon, N.Y.2,500
4Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.2,000
5Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Allen defeated Guenther, 231-206; Allen defeated Hardwick, 236-234; Allen defeated Limongello, 220-181, and Allen defeated Baca, 239-228, in championship game.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif. 9057 15-1-0 750 9807 
2Mike Limongello, Babylon, N. Y. 9049 10-6-0 500 9549 
3Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8993 9-6-1 475 9468 
4John Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8967 8-8-0 400 9367 
5Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8884 9-7-0 450 9334 
6Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8970 7-9-0 350 9320 $1,650
7Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8802 9-7-0 450 9252 1,400
8Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif. 8835 7-9-0 350 9185 1,300
9Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8875 6-10-0 300 9175 1,200
10Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8728 8-7-1 425 9153 1,100
11Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8717 8-8-0 400 9117 1,050
12Don Carter, Tarzana, Calif. 8728 7-9-0 350 9078 1,000
13Bobby Cooper, Dallas, Tex. 8620 8-8-0 400 9020 950
14Ferd Lening, Yardley, Pa. 8589 6-10-0 300 8889 900
15Gary DeGeorge, Denver, Colo. 8470 8-8-0 400 8870 850
16Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8468 2-14-0 100 8568 800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Steve Bassin, Las Vegas, Nev.5246$550
18Ernie Schlegel, New York, N.Y.5240500
19Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.5235450
20Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.5223450
21Buzz Fazio, Delton, Mich.5219400
22Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.5215400
23Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.5203350
24Jerry Zabriskie, Salt Lake City, Utah5202350
25Taro Miyasato, Honolulu, Hawaii5201350
26Larry Festa, Astoria, N.Y.5197350
27Barry Asher, Santa Ana, Calif.5187350
28Bob Strampe Detroit, Mich.5185350
29Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J.5181300
30Dick Battista, New York, N.Y.5178300
31Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.5173300
**32Jim Jones, Sunnyvale, Calif.5170300
33Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif.5146300
34Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.5134300
35Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.5132300
36Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.5126300
37Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.5117300
38Bill Lillard, Dallas, Tex.510930
39Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.5105300
40Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif.5103300
41Don Bickford, Sacraento, Calif.5098300
**Warren Newell, San Jose, Calif.5098300

24-Game Qualifying Leader-Limongello, 5524 16th Pace Low-Lening, 5246. 300 Games -$100-Mike Limongello Dick Banovitz Pro-Am Cashers-$50-Dave Davis, Jim Godman, Ray Bluth, Steve Buell, Nelson Burton, Jr., Jerry Zabriskie.
*Alternates. **Local Entries.