Seattle Open



$30,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Ballinger Bowl, Seattle, WA, Jun 6-9, 1968

Hardwick Is Consistent

Never farther back than fourth throughout the tournament, Billy Hardwick defeated Dave Soutar, 257-224, in the position round game to win the $30,000 Seattle Open.

Hardwick was third going into the position round and never had held the tournament lead; but his victory, coupled with Vern Downing's 222-206 defeat of Jim Stefanich, gave Hardwick the 16-pin margin of victory.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8980 12-4-0 600 9580 $3,000
2Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif. 8964 12-4-0 600 9564 1,600
3Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8937 11-5-0 550 9487 1,400
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8903 10-6-0 500 9403 1,200
5Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8855 10-6-0 500 9355 1,100
*6Gary Cea, Everett, Wash. 8705 9-6-1 475 9180 1,050
7Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8666 9-6-1 475 9141 1,000
8Dale Seavoy, Detroit, Mich. 8736 8-8-0 400 9136 950
9Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y. 8725 7-7-2 400 9125 900
10Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8666 7-8-1 375 9041 850
11Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8690 6-10-0 300 8990 800
12Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8606 6-8-2 350 8956 750
13Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8704 5-11-0 250 8954 700
14Buzz Fazio, Delton, Mich. 8720 3-13-0 150 8870 650
*15Pete Trynasty, Seattle, Wash. 8322 6-9-1 325 8647 625
16John Handegard, Central Pt., Ore. 8411 3-13-0 150 8561 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
**17Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.5213$400
18Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.5213350
19Don McCune, Munster, Ind.5211325
20Darrell Storkson, Everett, Wash.5210320
21Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.5206315
22Geor a McDonald, Denver, Colo.5199310
23Jack Connaughton, La Crosse, Wis.5182305
24Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.5178300
25Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.5154295
26Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.5147290
27Roy Dunn, Los Angeles, Calif.5137285
28Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif,5136280
29Rod Pardey, Tacoma, Wash.5134275
30Wally Wagner, Santa Ana, Calif.5132270
31Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.5128265
*32Mack Lowry, Seattle, Wash.5126260

**Alternate-Tountas defeated Schissler in one game rolloff. 24-Game Qualifying Leader -Stefanich, 5454; 16th Low-Davis, 5214. Pro-Am Cashers-$100-Dave Soutar, Dale Seavoy, Ralph Engan. $50-Billy Hardwick, Vern Downing, Jim Stefanich, Dick Weber, Allie Clarke, Marty Piriano, Ed Bourdase.
*Local Entries.