El Paso Open



$30,000 EL PASO OPEN
at Freeway Lanes, EI Paso, Tex., Jul 10-13, 1970

Burton Rings Up Number Three

Already the winner of two tournaments during 1970, Nelson Burton Jr. served notice early in the EI Paso Open that he intended to make it number three as the PBA tour hit the colorful border city. The pro from St. Louis wrestled the tournament lead from Ed Bourdase after 12 games, surrendered it for one block to Tim Harahan, then came on once again to finally score by 288 pins over Johnny Petraglia.

After the opening block of the match game finals, Bo was 169 pins in front of Dave Soutar, who was to wind up third. Then, after his 6-3 showing, Burton took four of seven, showing his heels to most everyone else, except for Petraglia who managed to stay reasonably close.

In knocking down 9,133 pins, Burton averaged 227. His 11-5 record in the 16-game finals was matched only by Soutar, who finished ahead of Harahan and Butch Gearhart, fourth and fifth respectively.

FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9133 11-5-0 550 9683 $3,000
2Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8895 10-6-0 500 9395 1,600
3Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal. 8771 11-5-0 550 9321 1,400
4Tim Harahan, Canoa Park, Cal. 8830 9-7-0 450 9280 1,200
5Butch Gearhrt, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8708 8-8-0 400 9108 1,100
6Larry Laub, San Francisco, Cal. 8602 10-6-0 600 9102 1,060
7Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8643 8-8-0 400 9043 1,000
8Don Russell, San Diego, Cal. 8507 9-6-1 475 8982 950
9Jerry Glupker Grand Rapids, Mich. 8421 10-6-0 500 8921 900
10Denny Krick, Tacoma, Wash. 8558 7-9-0 350 8908 850
11Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal. 8618 7-9-0 350 8868 800
12Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8650 5-10-1 275 8826 750
13Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8662 5-11-0 250 8812 700
14Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal. 8435 7-8-1 375 8810 650
15Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Cal. 8541 4-11-1 226 8766 625
16Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal. 8362 5-11-0 250 8612 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.5096$450
18Earl Johnson, Tacoma, Wash.5093390
19Harry Smith, Fresno, Cal.5083380
20Dennis Swayda, Scottsdale, Ariz.5080370
21George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.076360
2Mike Durbin, Dayton, Ohio5072350
23Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.507030
24Tim Brosnan, Ft. Worth, Tex.5068330
25Larry Lichstein Windsor Locks, Conn.6056325
26Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.5054320
27Don McCune, Munster, Ind.5046315
28Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.502310
29J.B. Blaylock, Alamogordo, N.M.5027305
30Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Cal.5025300
31Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio5019295
32Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex.5015290
3Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex.4997285
34Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4992280
35Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.4978275
36Rich Canicatti, Miami, Fla.4975270
37Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4971265
38Don Bell, San Francisco, Cal.4970260
39Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.4967256
40Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.4962250

*Alternate. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Burton 5374. 16th Low-Glupker 6099. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Jim Stefanich, Butch Gearhart, Mike Orlovsky, Nelson Burton Jr., Don Helling, Carmen Salvino.