Tucson Open



$30,000 TUCSON OPEN
Cactus Bowl, Tucson, AZ, Jun 27-30, 1968

Harahan Conquers Thumb

Tim Harahan shook off a swollen thumb to capture his second PBA championship in the $30,000 Tucson-Squirt Open.

Harahan, who was forced out of the previous week's tourney by a bad thumb after six games, totalled 9,190 for the 40-game grind. This included 400 bonus pins he picked up for winning eight of his 16 match games in the finals. Ralph Engan was second with 9,036.

Don Russell, 21-year-old collegian from San Diego, supplied the big thrill of the tourney when he rolled his first 300 game.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif. 8790 8-8-0 400 9190 $3,000
2Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y. 8411 12-3-1 625 9036 1,600
3Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8441 10-6-0 500 8941 1,400
4Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8473 8-8-0 400 8873 1,200
5Allie Clarke, Ravenna, Ohio 8373 9-7-0 450 8823 1,100
6Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8235 11-5-0 550 8785 1,050
7Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8195 10-6-0 500 8695 1,000
8Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8274 8-8-0 400 8674 950
9Fred Lening, Yardley, Pa. 8273 7-9-0 350 8623 900
10Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8220 8-8-0 400 8620 860
11Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8269 7-9-0 350 8619 800
12Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz. 8221 6-8-2 350 8571 750
13Jack Major, Vancouver, Canada 8264 6-10-0 300 8564 700
14Don Russell, San Diego, Calif. 8235 5-10-1 275 8510 650
15Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich. 8200 4-12-0 200 8400 625
16Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 7988 7-9-0 350 8338 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Bill Tucker, LouisvilleKy$450
18Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4916380
19Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.4910365
20Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.4907355
21Don Lemon, Rochester, N.Y.4903345
22Therm Davis, Chicago, Ill.4901355
23Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4881325
24Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex.4853315
25Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4844310
26Bill Lillard, Dallas, Tex.4842305
27Harry Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.4831300
28Buzz Fazio, Delton, Mich.4824295
29Steve Bassin, Las Vegas, Nev.4822290
**30Larry Thompson, Tucson, Ariz.4821285
31Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4817280
32Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich.4815275
33Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4812270
34Rod Pardey, Tacoma, Wash.4805265

24-Game Qualifying Leader-Harahan 5257; 16th Low-Tountas 4923. $100 to Don Russell for 300 game. Pro-Am Cashers--$50--Wally Wagner, Billy Hardwick, Keith Wiltse, Ed Bourdase, Eddy Patterson, Dick Ritger.
*Alternate. **Local Entry.