Greater Buffalo Open



$45,000 GREATER BUFFALO OPEN
Fairlanes, Buffalo, N.Y., Mar 3-7, 1970

It's Pappas Once Again

If anyone had their doubts about George Pappas and his ability to hold his own with the world's best bowlers, it was dispelled in the Greater Buffalo Open. The leader after three days of bowling, George drew the top spot in the televised finals and when his time came, Pappas dropped a 227-196 bomb on Bill Johnson, who came from fifth place and was just one win away from the championship and $6,000.

Johnson tossed 21 strikes as he quelled Don McCune, 226-223, in a thriller; Mike McGrath, 213-188, and then Tommy Tuttle, 247-216. Against Pappas, who was to go on to take his second crown in four weeks, Johnson came up with only three strikes and was deprived of his second PBA title.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.227 (1 game)$6,000
2A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.883 (4 games)3,500
3Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.216 (1 game)2,000
4Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal.188 (1 game)1,800
5Don McCune, Munster, Ind.223 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Johnson defeated McCune, 226-223; Johnson defeated McGrath, 213-188; Johnson defeated Tuttle, 247-216, and in the championship game, Pappas defeated Johnson, 227-197.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8666 14-2-0 700 9366 .-
2Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8701 10-6-0 500 9201 
3Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8590 9-7-0 450 9040 
4Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8632 8-8-0 400 9032 
*5A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8673 6-10-0 300 8973 
**6Keith Wiltse, Vicksburg, Mich. 8444 10-6-0 500 8944 $1,450
7Allie Clarke, Akron, O. 8379 10-5-1 525 8904 1,300
8Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal. 8470 8-8-0 400 8870 1,200
9Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal. 8382 9-7-0 450 8832 1,100
10Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8464 7-9-0 350 8814 1,050
11Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8426 7-8-1 375 8801 1,000
12Jim Godman, Elkhart, Ind. 8334 9-7-0 450 8784 950
13Don Glover, Bakersfield, Cal. 8448 6-10-0 300 8748 900
14Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8487 5-11-0 250 8737 850
15Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex. 8317 5-11-0 250 8567 800
16Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal. 8144 4-12-0 200 8344 750

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.5127$550
18Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal.5023490
19Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill.5021480
20Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.5012470
21Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex.5002460
22Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.4957450
23Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4945440
24Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.4943430
25Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.4934420
26Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal.4926405
 Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.4926405
28Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4922390
29Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.4921370
 Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.4921370
 Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4921370
32Jim Schroder, Buffalo, N.Y.4919350
33Pete Tountas, Calumet City, Ill.4910340
34Elton Kelley, Las Vegas, Nev.4909330
35Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J.4908320
36Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.4897310
37Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal.4890290
 Angelo D'Ambolo, Raritan, N.J.4890290
 Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.4890290
40Sam Baca, Louisville, Ky.4881270
**41Earl Johnson, Tacoma, Wash.4879260
42Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Tex.4876250

*Alternates. **Received $100 for 300 games-A.W. "Bill" Johnson, Earl Johnson, Marty Piraino. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-A.W. "Bill" Johnson, 5419. 16th Low-Schlegel-Wiltse tied 5027, Wiltse won one-game rolloff. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Allie Clarke, Gary Mage, Earl Anthony, Ed Bourdase, Wayne Zahn, Ralph Engan.