Portland Open



$32,000 PORTLAND OPEN
Valley Lanes, Portland, Ore., Jun 19-22, 1969

Akron's Clarke Clicks

The PBA was founded in Akron, Ohio. But not since 1962, when Dick Hoover won the Baltimore Open, have the "hometown" fans had anything to cheer about. ALLIE CLARKE, born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and now rolling out of Akron, changed that in the Portland Open.

Clarke defeated Larry Lichstein, 224-189, in the final round to capture his first pro championship. As Clarke was posting his win, on an adjoining pair of lanes, Mike McGrath was eking out a 227-225 win over Butch Gearhart, and when the nailbiting was over, it was Clarke, McGrath, Gearhart and Lichstein, in that order.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Allie Clarke, Akron, O. 8443 10-6-0 500 8943 $3,000
2Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8514 8-8-0 400 8914 1,600
3Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8421 9-7-0 450 8871 1,400
4Larry Lichstein, Bloomsfield, Conn. 8318 11-5-0 550 8868 1,200
5Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8464 8-8-0 400 8864 1,100
**6A. W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8366 9-7-0 450 8816 1,050
7Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8326 9-7-0 450 8776 1,000
8Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8285 9-7-0 450 8735 950
9Keith Wiltse, Vicksburg, Mich. 8273 9-7-0 450 8723 900
10Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8334 7-9-0 350 8684 850
11Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex. 8320 7-9-0 350 8670 800
12Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va. 8269 8-8-0 400 8669 750
13Bill Allen, Fresno, Calif. 8207 8-8-0 400 8607 700
14Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8212 7-9-0 350 8562 650
15Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich. 8167 4-12-0 200 8367 625
16Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8056 5-11-0 250 8306 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Ken Howard, Nampa, Ida.4914$440
18Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex.4914390
19Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.4908365
20Johnny Guenther, Fresno, Calif.4896350
21Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.4895340
22Lou Scalia, Hollywood, Fla.4889335
23Les Giles, Amarillo, Tex., Gary Rebillot, Canton, Ohio4888327.50
25Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz.4883320
26Lindy Lundeen, Duluth, Minn.4876315
27Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4870310
28Lynn Soelberg, Portland, Ore.4863305
29Ed Dolfay, Edmonds, Wash.4862300
30Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y.4855295
31Art Trujillo, Seattle, Wash.4853290
32Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4842285
33Ralph Croy, Lansing, Ill.4840280
34Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4836275
35Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif.4828270
36Lamar Keck, Reseda, Calif.4813265
37Fred Lening, Yardley, Pa.4810260

Pro-Am Cashers ($50)-Bob Collatos, Keith Wiltse, Don McCune, Don Lemon, Wayne Zahn, A. W. "Bill" Johnson. **$100 for 300 game, Bill Johnson. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-McGrath, 5198. 16th Low-Davis, 4921. *Alternate-Howard defeated Foremsky one game roll-off.