Fort Worth Open - Archived Standings
$30,000 FORT WORTH OPEN
Meadowbrook Lanes, Fort Worth, Tex., Jul 23-26, 1970
And Burton Goes Fourth
There was little denying that 1970 was shaping up as the year of Nelson Burton Jr. Winner two weeks before in El Paso, and hampered in Houston by a bruised thumb, Burton stormed to his fourth title of the campaign in the Ft. Worth Open at Meadowbrook Lanes. The victory was at the expense of Jim Stefanich, runnerup for the second straight week.
While Mike Limongello was averaging 229 and stealing early headlines, Bo was lurking among the leaders after 24 games. Then, when the match games started, Burton was sixth and ready to make his move. He took his opener, 214-213, from Mike Durbin then unreeled efforts of 258, 259, 236, 242, 264 and 220 to soar into the lead. In taking 12 of 16, including a position round meeting with Stefanich, Nelson was not to be derailed in his march to still another championship.
Jimmy McHugh of Newark, N.J. wound up third, with Limongello fourth and Mike McGrath fifth. The lone 300 game rolled in the event was turned in by George Pappas.
FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES
*Alternate. **Local Entries. ***$100 for 300 game-George Pappas. ****Patterson replaced Tuttle in finals and was penalized 49 pins. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Mike Limongello 5494. 16th Low-Don Jones 5129. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Norm Meyers, Jim Stefanich, Mike Orlovsky, Les Zikes, Keith Wiltse, Earl Johnson.