New Orleans Lions Open



$40,000 NEW ORLEANS LIONS OPEN
Pelican Lanes, New Orleans, LA, Mar 26-30, 1968

Ritger Wins New Orleans

Dick Ritger won the PBA's first winter stop in Phoenix, Ariz., and came from third place in the $40,000 New Orleans Open, defeating Ray Bluth and Don Johnson before beating Don Helling in the finale.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.$6,000
2Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.3,000
3Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.2,000
4Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.1,800
5Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Bluth defeated Glover, 269-194; Riger defeated Bluth 202-199; Ritger defeated Johnson, 255-216, and in the championship game, Ritger defeated Helling, 239-179.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8443 12-4-0 600 9043 
2Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8313 10-5-1 525 8838 
3Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8267 10-5-1 525 8792 
4Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8339 9-7-0 450 8789 
5Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8277 9-7-0 450 8727 
*6Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 8152 10-6-0 500 8652 $1,450
7Dick Weber, St. Louis. Mo. 8216 8-8-0 400 8616 1,300
8Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y. 8214 7-9-0 350 8564 1,200
9Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8041 10-6-0 500 8541 1,150
10Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz. 8134 8-8-0 400 8534 1,100
11Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8059 9-7-0 450 8509 1,050
12Norm Meyers Los Angeles, Calif. 8091 7-8-1 375 8466 1,000
13Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8082 7-9-0 350 8432 950
14Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8019 4-12-0 200 8219 900
15Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8067 3-13-0 150 8217 850
16Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif. 7977 3-12-1 175 8152 800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Bill Lillard, Dallas, Tex.4864$550
18Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla4858475
 Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.4858475
20Paul Moser, Medford, Mass.4852425
 Bobby Knipple. Long Beach, Calif.4852425
22Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.4851350
23Issy LaBrosse, New Orleans, La.4839350
24Marv Lowry, Birmingham, Ala.4838350
25Ernie Schlegel, New York, N.Y.4821300
26Jim Sefanich Joliet, Ill.4822300
27Teata Semiz, River Edge. N.J.4815300
28Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.4812300
29Johnny Guenther, Seattle Wash.4807300
30Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4792300
31Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.4781300
32Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4768300
33Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.4765300
34Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4752300
35Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La.4749300
36Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.4737300
37Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.4724300

Qualifying Leader-Helling, 5107. 16th Place Low-N. Meyers, 4881. Pro-Am Cashers-$50-Jimmy Mack, Teata Semiz, Don Johnson, Gil Potempo, Earl Johnson, Mike Limongello.
*Alternate.