Five-Star Open



$35,000 FIVE-STAR OPEN
Cranston Bowl, Cranston, R. I., Aug 7-10, 1969

Burton Star Of Five-Star

NELSON BURTON, JR. had to come from behind to pick up the marbles at the Five-Star Open in Cranston, R. I. Trailing by 57 pins, going into the position round, Burton defeated Billy Hardwick, 213-197, and the 50 bonus pins awarded for his victory allowed him to register a title-taking nine-pin margin.

Larry Lichstein finished third behind Hardwick, only 16 pins back of the winner.

Burton's victory stymied Hardwick's bid for his sixth tourney victory of the year. Hardwick also was thwarted by a so-so 8-8-0 match game record after he led the qualifier with a 5210 total.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8327 11-5-0 550 8877 $3,000
2Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8468 8-8-0 400 8868 1,600
3Larry Lichstein, Bloomfield, Conn. 8336 10-5-1 525 8861 1,400
4Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8239 11-5-0 550 8789 1,200
5Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8283 9-7-0 450 8733 1,100
6Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc, 8197 9-7-0 450 8647 1,050
7Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C. 8290 7-9-0 350 8640 1,000
8Terry Booth, Mountain View, Calif. 8173 9-7-0 450 8623 950
9Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8209 8-8-0 400 8609 900
10Mario Borghi, Corona, N. Y. 8142 9-7-0 450 8592 850
11Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8211 7-8-1 375 8586 800
12Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va. 8145 7-9-0 350 8495 750
13Ralph Hartmann, Hyde Park, N. Y. 8142 6-8-2 350 8492 700
14Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N. Y. 8104 5-11-0 250 8354 650
15Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8024 5-11-0 250 8274 625
16Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif. 7857 5-11-0 250 8107 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Bob Manjos, Beechhurst, N. Y.4888$490
18Gary Rebillot, Canton, Ohio4883420
19Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4867410
20Frank Scardino, New York, N. Y.4866400
21Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif.4861390
22Bill Allen, Fresno, Calif.4856380
23Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.4843370
24Dick Battista, Astoria, N. Y.4828360
25Mike Lubera, Central Falls, R. I.4819350
26Steve Wallace, Houston, Tex.4810340
27Paul Petescola, Oradell, N. J.4807330
28George Pappas, Charlotte, N. C.4806320
29Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4802310
30Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4800305
31Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.4798300
32Don Lemon, Rochester, N. Y., Keith Wiltse, Vicksburg, Mich.4791292.50
34Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N. Y., Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4781282.50
36Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.4769275
37Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.4765270
38Lindy Lundeen, Duluth, Minn.4761265
39Bill Tucker, Louisville, Ky.4754260
40Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N. Y.4732255
41Harry Mickelson, Kodiak, Aaska4731250
42Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.4724245

Pro-Am Cashers ($50)-Dale Seavoy, Dick Weber, Don Lemon, Les Zikes, Dick Battista, Jim Stefanich. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Hardwick, 5210. 16th Low-Jim Certain, 4891. *Alternate.