Ebonite Invitational



$15,000 EBONITE INVITATIONAL
Ellisville Bowl, St. Louis, MO, Apr 3-6, 1968

Glover Grabs First

While the 48 champions were throwing their "ball" in Akron, the PBA champions not eligible for the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions and all touring pros were having their own affair at Pat Patterson's Ellisville Bowl on the outskirts of St. Louis.

Don Glover, a bright young lefthander from Bakersfield, Calif., was the winner and thus became eligible for the 1969 T. of C. Glover totalled 9,137 for 40 games. This included 500 bonus pins he collected for winning 10 of his 16 match games in the finals.

Bobby Cooper of Ft. Worth was second with 9,021, Curt Schmidt of Ft. Wayne finished third with 8,989, Bill Johnson of New Orleans, collected fourth with 8,961 and Ed Bourdase of Fresno, Calif., was fifth man at 8,909.

Although the final results show a 116-pin margin for Glover, it was much closer. In fact, it took a 299 game on Glover's part in the 15th game of the finals to lock it up.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8637 10-6-0 500 9137 $2,000
2Bobby Cooper, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8371 13-3-0 650 9021 1,000
3Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8514 9-6-1 475 8989 800
4Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8411 11-5-0 550 8961 700
5Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8509 8-8-0 400 8909 650
6George McDonald, Denver, Colo. 8499 8-8-0 400 8899 600
7Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8441 8-7-1 425 8866 550
8Bob Chase, Kansas City, Mo. 8329 9-7-0 450 8779 500
9Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich. 8420 7-9-0 350 8770 475
10Tom Hennessey, St. Louis, Mo. 8538 4-12-0 200 8738 450
11Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8295 8-8-0 400 8695 425
12Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8253 7-7-2 400 8653 400
13John Floyd, Haughton, La. 8345 5-11-0 250 8595 375
14Fred Lening, Yardley, Pa. 8207 7-9-0 350 8557 350
15Therm Davis, Chicago, Ill. 8145 7-9-0 350 8495 325
16Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C. 8179 5-11-0 250 8429 300
*17Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J. (alternate) 0 0-0-0 0 0 0