Wichita Centennial Open



$45,000 WICHITA CENTENNIAL OPEN
Crestview Bowl, Wichita, Kansas, Jan 6-10, 1970

Foremsky Wins 1970 Opener

The 1970 tournament season started off on the right foot . . . which meant the lefthanders were in there pitching. The first nine men in the round of 16 were southpaws and when the finals were telecast all five men on the show were portsiders.

The winner of the $6,000 first-place prize was veteran Skee Foremsky who downed Dave Davis, 232-195, in the payoff match. For Skee, victory was even sweeter; in winning he became one of the few men in PBA history to win all four matches on TV to take the title.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex.944 (4 games)$6,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.209 (1 game)3,500
3Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal.168 (1 game)2,000
4Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.231 (1 game)1,800
5Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.195 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Foremsky defeated Davis, 232-195; Foremsky defeated Battista, 237-231; Foremsky defeated McGrath, 258-168, and in the championship game Foremsky defeated Anthony, 217-209.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8665 12-4-0 600 9265 
2Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8600 12-4-0 600 9200 
3Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8685 9-7-0 450 9135 
4Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex. 8553 9-7-0 450 9003 
5Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8543 9-7-0 450 8993 
*6Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8442 8-8-0 400 8842 $1,450
**7Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8381 8-8-0 400 8781 1,300
8Don Glover, Bakersfield, Cal. 8380 8-8-0 400 8780 1,200
9Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8374 8-8-0 400 8774 1,100
10Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8370 7-9-0 350 8720 1,050
11Jim Chestney, Denver, Colo. 8362 7-9-0 350 8712 1,000
12Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8293 8-8-0 400 8693 950
13Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8357 5-11-0 250 8607 900
14Fred Feutz, Kansas City, Kans. 8188 7-9-0 350 8538 850
15Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal. 8200 5-11-0 250 8450 800
16Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal. 8089 6-10-0 300 8389 750

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4978$500
*18Don McCune, Munster, Ind.4971540
19Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4964480
20Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal.4942470
21Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.4934460
22Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4932450
23Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4929440
24Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio4927425
 Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4927425
26Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Tex.4924410
27Steve Wallace, Houston, Tex.4917400
28Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.4908390
29Larry Laub, San Francisco, Cal.4898380
30Frank Northrop, Atwater, Cal.4891370
31Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.4887355
 Ed Dolfay, Edmonds, Wash.4887355
33Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.4883340
34Jack Biondolillo Gilroy, Cal.4867330
35Pete Mylenki Emerson, N.J.4865320
36Ralph Croy, Lansing, Ill.4864310
37Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4859300
38Paul Petescola, Oradell, N.J.485390
39Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.4845280
40Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc.4844270
41Don Lemon, Rochester, N.Y.4836260
42Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4834125
 Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill.4834125

*Alternates. **Lichstein received $100 for 300 game. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Battista 5233. 16th Low-Bourdase, 5001. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Jerry McCoy, Larry Lichstein, Don Helling, Skee Foremsky, Bill Allen, Alex Seymore.