Fresno Open



$32,000 FRESNO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, CA, Jun 20-23, 1968

. . . And Again . . . And?

Jim Stefanich set two records on his way to winning his second straight PBA championship in the $32,000 Fresno Open.

Stef knocked down the most pins for 24 games (5,721) and most pins for a 40-game tournament (9,356). His grand total, including bonus, was 9,806. Billy Hardwick finished 212 pins behind with 9,594. Stefanich also added a 300 game to his growing collection of feats.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9356 9-7-0 450 9806 $3,000
2Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 9069 10-5-1 525 9594 1,800
3Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 9128 9-7-0 450 9578 1,400
4Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8884 9-7-0 450 9334 1,200
5Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8666 13-2-0 650 9316 1,100
6Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8843 9-7-0 450 9293 1,050
7Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8991 6-10-0 300 9291 1,000
8Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8835 9-7-0 450 9285 950
9Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8793 8-8-0 400 9193 900
10Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8813 7-8-1 375 9188 850
11Steve Bassin, Las Vegas, Nev. 8833 6-10-0 300 9133 800
12Don Russell, San Diego, Calif. 8709 8-8-0 400 9109 750
13Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8673 8-8-0 400 9073 700
14Harry Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8681 7-9-0 350 9031 650
15Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8487 4-12-0 200 8687 625
16Jerry Schleich, Highland, Ill. 8414 5-11-0 250 8664 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Keith Wiltse, Vicksburg, Mich.5207$450
18Wally Wagner, Santa Ana, Calif.5206380
19Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.5205365
20Vern Downing, San Francisco, Calif.5197350
21Les Barrett, San Mateo, Calif.5185340
22Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.5176335
23Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex.5174330
24Dick Weber, St Louis, Mo.5133325
25Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif.5123317.50
 George McDonald, Denver, Colo.5123317.50
27Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.5113310
28Dick Lang, Detroit, Mich.5099305
29Bill Lillard, Dalas, Tex.509300
30Bobby Cooper, Ft. Woth, Tex.5081295
31Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.5076290
32Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.5071285
33Allie Clarke, Ravenna, Ohio5063280
34Glen Carlson, Fresno, Calif.5050275
35Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.5043270
36Darrell Storkson, Everett, Wash.5041265
37Leo Clapp, Fresno, Calif.5026260

*Alternate. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Stefanich, 5721; 16th Low-Meyers, 5233. Jim Stefanich received $100 for 300 game. Pro-Am Cashers--$50--Glenn Allison, Jim Godman, Bobby Cooper, Marty Piraino, Don Russell. $25-Bud Horn, Mike Durbin.