Waukegan Open



$38,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Bowl, Waukegan, Ill., Aug 20-23, 1970

Waukegan Suits Soutar

Dave Soutar, who has done many things throughout his long and illustrious pro bowling career, really outdid himself in the Waukegan Open. Leader after 12 games, Soutar relinquished the top spot to various pros through the next dozen games. Then, after a dismal 2-7 record in the opening block of the finals dropped him to 12th place, Dave started the long road back.

He took five of his first six and came up to the 40th tilt as the leader once again against Don Johnson, winner of the Firestone Tournament of Champions. Johnson could have taken the crown with a big victory, but bowed, 243-204, to Soutar. When Butch Gearhart pinned a 279-265 defeat on Johnny Petraglia, it dropped Johnson three notches into fifth spot. At the finish, it was Petraglia, Gearhart, Larry Lichstein and Johnson, in that order.

Another casualty of the match games was Mike McGrath, who took all nine games in Round One of the finals to grab the lead, but fell all the way to eighth when he dropped his final six games of the tournament.

FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal. 8910 8-8-0 400 9310 $3,000
2Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8769 10-6-0 500 9269 1,600
3Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderale, Fla. 8947 6-10-0 300 9247 1,400
4Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8743 9-7-0 450 9193 1,200
5Don Johnson, Akron, O. 8718 9-7-0 450 9168 1,100
6Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal. 8706 9-7-0 450 9156 1,050
7Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8752 8-8-0 400 9152 1,000
8Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Cal. 8640 10-6-0 600 9140 960
9Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8711 8-8-0 400 9111 900
10Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8709 8-8-0 400 9109 850
11Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex. 8759 6-10-0 300 9059 800
12Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal. 8578 9-7-0 450 9028 750
13Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex. 8514 9-7-0 450 8964 700
14Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8493 9-7-0 450 8943 650
15Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8452 7-9-0 350 8802 626
16Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Cal. 8414 3-13-0 150 8564 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.6094$640
18Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.5093450
19Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J.5092425
20Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.5083400
21Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal.5075390
22Larry Laub, San Francisco, Cal.607385
23Dick Lang, Detroit, Mich.5073380
24Bud Tufts, Miamisburg5069375
25Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.5061370
26John Bennett, Lansing, Mich.501365
27Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.5036360
28Jim Stefanich Joliet, Ill.5034355
29Therm Davis, Chicago, Ill.5030350
30Denny Krick, Tacoma, Wash.5027345
31Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.5021340
**32Carl Berger, Chicago, Ill.5014335
33Brad Hoffman, Menlo Park, Cal.5009330
34A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.5006322.50
 Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.5006322.50
36Al Markle, Austell, Ga.5004312.50
 Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J.5004312.50
**38Mike Putzer, Oshkosh, Wisc.5003305
39Bill Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.49830
40Don.Helling, St. Louis, Mo.4993295
41Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C.4987290
42Ralph Croy, Lansing,, Ill.4981285
43Don Russell, San Diego, Cal.4975280
44Bill Haynes, Warren, Mich.496925
45Ed Dolfay, Everett, Wash.4966270
46Tom Long, Los Angeles, Cal.4958262.50
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4958262.50
48Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal.4952255
49Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.4946247.50
**Russell Grosch, Schiller Park, Ill.4946247.50
51Andy Rogoznica, Chicago, Il.4942240
52Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y.4936235
**53Bob Glaser, Dundee, Ill.4934230

*Alternate. **Local Entries. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Gearhart 5376. 16th Low-Flanagan 5115. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Dave Soutar, Allie Clarke, Don Johnson, Larry Lichstein, Don Helling, Gary Dickinson.