Huntsville Open



$32,000 HUNTSVILLE OPEN
Pin Palace Lanes, Huntsville, Ala., Jul 24-27, 1969

Dignam Cashes Big One

JOE DIGNAM was the winner and Tim Harahan was the victim in the PBA Open at Huntsville, Ala. It was Dignam's initial PBA victory, having just joined the tour during the summer season and his third time he has cashed in his young career.

Dignam held a slight 14-pin lead over Harahan going into the position round. A steady effort produced a 206-171 victory and a final win margin of 99 pins. Harahan finished second and Bill Allen wound up third. All three had match-game records of 10-6-0. Dignam's final qualifying game of 290 aided his cause.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Dignam, Edmonds, Wash. 8674 10-6-0 500 9174 $3,000
2Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 8575 10-6-0 500 9075 1,600
3Bill Allen, Fresno, Calif. 8541 10-6-0 500 9041 1,400
4Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N. Y. 8492 10-5-1 525 9017 1,200
5Fred Lening, Yardley, Pa. 8527 8-8-0 400 8927 1,100
6Norm Meyers, Los Angeles. Calif. 8425 10-6-0 500 8925 1,050
7Vern Martinez, New Orleans, La. 8464 8-7-1 425 8889 1,000
8Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8472 8-8-0 400 8872 950
9Nelson Burton Jr St. Louis, Mo. 8458 8-8-0 400 8858 900
10A. W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8540 6-10-0 300 8840 850
11Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C. 8512 6-10-0 300 8812 800
12Dick Ritger, Hartfod. Wise. 8403 8-8-0 400 8803 750
13Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8389 7-9-0 350 8739 700
14Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N. Y. 8316 8-8-0 400 8716 650
15Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y. 8290 8-8-0 400 8690 625
16Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8573 2-14-0 100 8673 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.5022$450
18Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4994390
19Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.4984380
20Jim. Certain, Huntsville, Ala.4977370
21Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4975360
22Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio4973350
23Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.4969340
24Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4966330
25Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif.4961325
26Bill Scales, New York, N. Y..4951320
27Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.4941315
28Steve Wallace, Houston, Tex.4939310
29Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4925305
30Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.4920300
31Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N. Y.4918295
32Bob Alstott, Joliet, Ill.4914290
33Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.4913285
35Lindy Lundeen Duluth, Minn.4909280
 Tom Delutz, New York, N. Y.4897275
36Eddie Cook, Florence, N. C.4895270
37Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4891265
38Jim Pennington, Rossville, Ga.4880260
**39Jim Gossett, Birmingham, Ala.4874255
40Keith Wiltse, Vicksburg, Mich.4871250

Pro-Am Cashers ($50)-Dick Ritger, Jim Godman, Bill Allen, Mike Durbin, Larry Laub, Mike McGrath. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Joe Dignam, 5286. 16th Low-Johnny Petraglia, 5022. *Alternate-Petraglia defeated Gearhart in one-game rolloff for 16th position. **Local Entry.