American Airlines Open



$50,000 AMERICAN AIRLINES OPEN
Hartfield Lanes, Detroit, Mich., Oct 30-Nov 2, 1969

Soutar Takes Off In Detroit

DAVE SOUTAR, a transplanted Detroiter now residing in Gilroy, Calif., came "home" to the Motor City and found the home hearth much to his liking. The lanky veteran scored a come-from-behind 213-202 victory over Dick Ritger to take the winner's share in the American Airlines Open at Hartfield Lanes.

Except for one block in the early going when New York's Dick Battista took over the lead, Dave was in command all the way. He led the qualifying round with a 24-game showing of 5099 (212 average) and in the very first match game kayoed his chief threat-Dick Weber-by a going-away 214-148. In the 14th game of the finals, Ritger caught and passed Soutar by 41 pins. Soutar met the challenge, scored a crucial turkey and nailed down the win.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 8423 10-4-2 550 8973 $6,000
2Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wise. 8393 11-5-0 550 8943 3,200
3Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8400 9-7-0 450 8850 2,500
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8288 11-5-0 550 8838 2,000
5Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8240 10-6-0 500 8740 1,500
6Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8294 8-8-0 400 8694 1,300
7Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8189 9-6-1 475 8664 1,250
8Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8222 8-8-0 400 8622 1,200
9Mike Durbin, Dayton, Ohio 8201 7-9-0 350 8551 1,150
10Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8205 6-10-0 300 8505 1,100
11Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 8046 9-7-0 450 8496 1,050
12Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8113 7-9-0 350 8463 1,000
13Tim Harahan, Canoga, Park, Calif. 8107 6-10-0 300 8407 950
14Dick Battista, New York, N. Y. 8015 7-9-0 350 8365 900
15Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C. 8034 6-9-1 325 8359 850
16Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8100 2-14-0 100 8200 800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4884$525
18George Howard, Kalamazoo, Mich.4881480
*19Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.4880500
 Bob Snell, Stamford, Conn.4880450
21Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio4877420
22Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4876400
23Don Lemon, Rochester, N. Y.4873390
24Pete Tountas, Calumet City, Ill.4872380
25Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich.4861370
26George Pappas, Charlotte, N. C.4856360
27Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4846350
**28Tom Vallone, Detroit, Mich.4844340
29Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.4840325
 Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4840325
31Bill Tucker, Louisville, Ky.4832310
32Johnny Petraglia, Brookyn, N. Y.4818300
**33Ziggy Domalewsi, Detroit, Mich.4815295
34Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N. Y.4811290
35Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.4802285
36Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Calif.4801280
37Dick Downey, Irvington, N. J.4785275
38Bob Lowry, Union Lake, Mich.4773270
39Cecil Dunn, Chicago, Ill.4756265
40Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash.4755257.50
 Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N. Y.4755257.50
42Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va.4754125
 Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4754125

*Alternate. **Local Entries. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Dave Soutar, 5099. 16th Low-Mike McGrath, 4889. Pro-Am Cashers ($50)-Allie Clarke, Dick Downey, Ernie Schlegel, Joe Dignam, Johnny Petraglia, Paul Colwell.