The Hawaiian Invitational



THE HAWAIIAN INVITATIONAL
Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec 10-18, 1969

Johnson . . . Sweet Leilani

Don Johnson of Kokomo, Ind. found bowling in Hawaii much to his liking as he finished the 1969 season with a triumph in the Hawaiian Invitational.

Co-sponsored by Smallcomb Enterprises, the tournament drew eight of the PBA's top-ranking players to the Islands for their first visit there, and it was Dave Soutar of Gilroy, Cal. who led the 40-games of match play and gained the top-seeded spot in the televised finals.

In the championship game Johnson finished with four straight strikes to top Soutar, 232-213, and win the $2,000 first prize. It was Johnson's third win of the year.

THE FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.448 (2 games)$2,000
2Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal.213 (1 game)1,500
3Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.179 (1 game)1,000
4Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.415 (2 games)900
5Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Cal.177 (1 game)800

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Hardwick defeated Glenn Allison, 223-177; Davis defeated Hardwick, 201-192; Johnson defeated Davis, 216-179; and in the championship game Johnson defeated Soutar, 232-213.

MATCH GAME TOTALS (40-GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 8149 25-14-1 1275 9424 
2Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8261 20-19-1 1025 9286 
3Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8107 21-18-1 1075 9182 
4Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif. 8152 20-20-0 1000 9152 
5Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8006 21-19-0 1050 9056 
6Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8019 17-22-1 875 8894 $700
7Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 7868 17-22-1 875 8743 600
8Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex. 7809 16-23-1 825 8634 500