Showboat Invitational



$60,000 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Lanes, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan 21-25, 1969

Foremsky A Sure Thing

It was all SKEE FOREMSKY in the 1969 Showboat Invitational at Las. Vegas. The Texan from El Paso arrived at the throne room with a new PBA three-game television total of 807 on games of 265, 266 and 276. Jimmy Mack was the final victim, 276-223.

Foremsky won the Showboat in 1966 and in four years has picked up $24,300 in this tourney.

Wayne Zahn disposed of Dave Davis in the first match, 233-192, and then fell to Foremsky, 265-217. Vern Downing was Skee's next victim, 266-213.

THE FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex.807 (3 games)$10,000
2Jimmy Mack, Dover, N. J.223 (1 game)6,000
3Vern Downing, San Francisco, Calif.213 (1 game)2,500
4Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.450 (2 games)2,000
5Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.192 (1 game)1,800

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Jimmy Mack, Dover, N. J. 8876 9-6-1 475 9351 
2Vern Downing, San Francisco, Calif. 8779 10-6-0 500 9279 
3Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8781 9-7-0 450 9231 
4Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8668 9-7-0 450 9118 
5Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8572 10-6-0 500 9072 
*6Don Carter, Tarzana, Calif. 8613 9-7-0 450 9063 $1,650
7Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8606 9-7-0 450 9056 1,500
8Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8537 9-6-1 475 9012 1,400
9Jack Getzen, Lansing, Mich. 8547 8-8-0 400 8947 1,350
10Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8415 10-6-0 500 8915 1,300
11Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex. 8470 8-8-0 400 8870 1,250
12Steve Bassin, Las Vegas, Nev. 8546 5-11-0 250 8796 1,200
13John Petraglia, Brooklyn, N. Y. 8454 5-11-0 250 8704 1,150
14Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8319 7-9-0 350 8669 1,100
15Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8585 5-11-0 250 8835 1,050
16Steve Wallace, Houston, Tex. 8308 5-11-0 250 8558 1,000

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.5123$750
18Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.5122650
19Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif.5115600
20Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.5113550
21Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.5110500
22Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif.5108480
23Frank Northrop, Atwater, Calif.5107460
24Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y.5100450
**25Al Wilber, Las Vegas, Nev.5091440
26Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.5086430
27Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.5083420
28Elton Kelley, Las Vegas, Nev.5082410
29Bill Tucker, Louisville, Ky.5080400
30Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.5072390
31Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.5071380
32Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C.5066370
33Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.5064360
34Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif.5063350
35Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.5062340
36Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala., John . Floyd, Haughton, La.5057325
38Don Antony, Portsmoth, Va.5055310
39Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio5048300
40Dick Battista, New York, N. Y.5047290
41Tom Evans, Raleigh, N. C.5046280
42Roger Fink, Lodi, Calif.5038280
43Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.5029275
***44Dave Muniain, Monterey, Calif.5026270
45Barry Asher, Sata Ana, Calif.5024265
46Don Helling, St. Lois, Mo.5006260
47Morrie Oppenheim, Chicago, Ill.5001255
48Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc.4999250
49Jim Pennington, Rossville, Ga.4995150
50Don Lemon, Rochester, N. Y499075
 Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.499075

*Alternates. **Local Entry. ***$100 for perfect game. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Mack, 5428; 16th Low-Johnson, 5128.