Denver Open



$45,000 DENVER OPEN
Broadway Bowl, Denver, Colo., Feb 4-8, 1969

Hardwick Cops One

BILLY HARDWICK was a "smile high" as he was presented the $6,000 check for winning the Denver Open.

Teata Semiz was on his way to an "all-the-way" effort. Qualifying fifth, Semiz eliminated Mike Durbin, Pete Tountas and Dick Ritger. In the finale, Hardwick had completed his title effort . . . an even 200. Semiz needed a mark . . . he left the 8-10. Kentuckian Hardwick had his 11th PBA title, 200-190.

THE FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.200 (1 game)$6,000
2Teata Semiz, River Edge, N. J.801 (4 games)3,500
3Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc.172 (1 game)2,000
4Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.191 (1 game)1,800
5Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif.180 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Semiz defeated Durbin, 212-180; Semiz defeated Tountas, 194-191; Semiz defeated Ritger,205-172; in championship game Hardwick defeated Semiz, 200190.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8641 9-7-0 450 9091 
2Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8479 11-5-0 550 9029 
3Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz. 8510 10-6-0 500 9010 
4Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif. 8366 12-4-0 600 8966 
5Teata Semiz, River Edge, N. J. 8459 9-7-0 450 8909 
*6Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8425 9-7-0 450 8875 $1,450
7Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8386 9-6-1 475 8861 1,300
8Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8395 7-8-1 375 8770 1,200
9Don Lemon, Rochetser, N. Y. 8390 7-8-1 375 8765 1,100
10Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8310 9-7-0 450 8761 1,050
11Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C. 8368 7-9-0 350 8718 1,000
12Johnny Guenther, Fresno, Calif. 8352 6-9-1 325 8677 950
13Allie Clarke, Akron, 0. 8297 6-10-0 300 8597 900
14Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8217 7-9-0 350 8567 850
15Fred Lening Yardley, Pa. 8168 4-12-0 200 8368 800
***16Jerry McClary, Denver, Colo. 8016 4-12-0 200 8216 750

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.4969$550
18Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.4964490
19Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind., Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N. Y., Bill Tucker, Louisville, Ky.4963470
22Rod Pardey Tacoma, Was.4956450
23George McDonald, Denver, Colo.4954440
24Art Goddard, Arcadia, Calf.4938430
 Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.4937420
26Don Antony, Portsmouth, Va., Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.4933405
28Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind., Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4929385
30Ron Hamlin, Lantana, Fla.4920370
31Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.4919355
33Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex.4910340
34Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.4909330
35Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.4908320
36Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4906310
37Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif.4904300
38Jimmy Mack, Dover, N. J.4902290
39Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4897280
40Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La.4895270
**41Jack DeGeorge, Denver, Colo.4891260
42Barry Asher, Los Angeles, Calif.4873250

*Alternates. **Local Entry. ***$100 for perfect game-McClary. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Tountas 5143; 16th Low-McClary 4971. Pro-Am Cashers-$50-Earl Johnson. Engan, Jimmy Certain, Wayne Zahn, Billy Welu, Larry Laub.