Joliet Open



$32,000 JOLIET OPEN
Town Country Lanes, Joliet, Ill., Nov 6-9, 1969

Hardwick Rolls A Seven

BILLY HARDWICK'S record-setting seventh professional title came in the Joliet (111.) Open at Town and Country Lanes. The Louisville, Ky., bowler made the Joliet competition his sixth PBA championship, added to his triumph in the BPAA All-Star, he became the first pro ever to garner seven titles in one year. Both Dave Davis and Jim Stefanich had six championships, in 1967 and 1968, respectively.

After leading all the way, the "Louisville Slugger" fell behind Mike McGrath in the next-to-last game, but then proceeded to overcome the 20-pin deficit. Hardwick won the title tilt, 213-202, dropping McGrath to third place behind Ray Bluth, who was taking the measure of Tim Harahan. Hardwick averaged 217 for his 24-game qualifying round, then took five of his first six match games until the late-and futile-bid by McGrath.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8700 9-7-0 450 9150 $3,000
2Ray Bluth St. Louis, Mo. 8563 11-5-0 550 9113 1,600
3Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8609 10-6-0 500 9109 1,400
4Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 8605 8-7-1 425 9030 1,200
5Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 8555 9-7-0 450 9005 1,100
6Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8544 8-8-0 400 8944 1,050
7Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8434 8-7-1 425 8859 1,000
8Jim Godman, Elkhart, Ind. 8402 8-7-1 425 8827 950
9Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8454 7-9-0 350 8804 900
10Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8419 7-8-1 375 8794 850
11Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va. 8424 6-8-2 350 8774 800
12Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8329 8-8-0 400 8729 750
13Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8363 6-9-1 325 8688 700
14Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N. Y. 8315 7-9-0 350 8665 650
15Bill Tucker, Louisville, Ky. 8228 6-9-1 325 8553 625
16Billy Walden, St. Louis, Mo. 8182 6-10-0 300 8482 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.5007$450
18Dick Weber, St Louis, Mo.4998380
19Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N. C.4982365
20Pete Tountas, Calumt City, Ill.4980355
21Larry Lichstein, Bloomfield, Conn.4977345
22Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N. Y.4967335
23Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4946325
24Mario Borghi, Corona, N. Y.4933315
25Vern Downing, San Francisco, Calif.4930310
26John Petraglia, Brooklyn, N. Y.4928305
27Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4919300
28John Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4913295
29Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.4905290
30Tom Delutz, New York, N. Y.4902285
31Pat Patterson, St. Louis, Mo.4900280
32Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4894275
33Eddy Cook, Florence, S. C.4888267.50
 Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4888267.50

*Alternate. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Hardwick, 5218. 16th Low-Godman, 5010Pro-Am Cashers ($50)-Ed Bourdase, Dave Davis, Bob Strampe, Norm Meyers, NelsonBurton Jr., Jack Biondolillo. _ ._