Mercury Open



$40,000 MERCURY OPEN
Edison Lanes, Edison, NJ, Sep 22-29, 1968

Zahn Wins Mercury

Wayne Zahn of Atlanta, Ga., became a two-time winner for 1968 when he triumphed in the $40,000 Mercury PBA Open at Edison, N.J. Zahn took the lead by winning four and tying one of his last five games. He defeated Don Helling in the position round game, 246-203. He previously had won at Houston.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8611 11-4-1 575 9186 $3,000
2Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8525 10-6-0 500 9025 1,600
3Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8551 9-7-0 450 9001 1,400
4Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va. 8447 11-5-0 550 8997 1,300
5Steve Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y. 8522 8-7-1 425 8947 1,200
6Dick Battista, New York, N.Y. 8377 9-6-1 475 8852 1,100
7Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8350 10-6-0 500 8850 1,050
8Jim McHugh, Newark, N.J. 8373 9-7-0 450 8823 1,000
9Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8354 8-8-0 400 8754 950
10Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8336 8-8-0 400 8736 900
11Frank Northrop, Atwater, Calif. 8410 6-10-0 300 8710 850
12Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8224 6-9-1 325 8549 800
13Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8223 6-10-0 300 8523 750
14Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8270 3-13-0 150 8420 700
15Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8089 6-10-0 300 8389 650
16Gene Vetrone, Hanover, N.J. 7969 6-10-0 300 8269 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.4945$520
18Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.4925455
19Don Lemon, Rochester, N.Y.4924440
20Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.4918425
21Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif.4901410
22Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif.4891395
23Bill Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich.4890380
24Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4887370
25Tommy Evans, Raleigh, N.C.4880360
26Bob McGregor, Lubbock, Tex.4879355
27Ralph Engan Monsey N.Y.4878347.50
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago Ill.4878347.50
29Tom Harnisch Buffalo, N.Y.4868340
30Al Fuscarino, Garield, N.J.437335
31Fred Lening, Yardley, Pa.4836330
32John Fonagy Jr., Buffalo, N.Y.4833325
33Frank Leffingwell, Stone Mountain, Ga.4830320
34Ben McNevich, Staten Island, N.Y.4824315
35Jack Connaughton, LaCrosse, Wis.4821310
36Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.4815305
37Vern Downing, San Francisco, Calif.4812300
38Mickey Mariani, Lodi, N.J.4808295
39Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4802290
40Pete Mylenki, River Vale, N.J.4795285
41Jack Major, Vancouver, Canada4792280
42Gary Rebillot, Canton, Ohio4789275
43Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.4788270
44Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4783265
45Al Levins, Newark, N.J.4779260
**46Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn.4775225
47Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.4774247.50
 Gordy Coletti, Elizabeth, N.J.4774247.50

24-Game Qualifying Leader-Jim Godman, 5200; 16th Place Low-Gene Vetrone, 4946. *Alternate. **Local Entry. Pro-Am Cashers-$50-Mike McGrath, Jimmy Mack, Dick Battista, Wayne Zahn, Jim Stefanich. $25-Billy Golembiewski, Jim Certain.