Blue Mountain Open



$32,000 BLUE MOUNTAIN OPEN
Blue Valley Lanes, Windgap, Pa., Sep 10-13, 1970

Schmidt Had A Winning Way

The ingredients were all there for a memorable windup to the Blue Mountain Open in picturesque Wind Gap, Pa. When the numbers one and two men stepped onto the approach for the payoff game each knew that the title that was in the offing was to be his first. The pressure was tremendous and it may or may not have had an effect on the outcome in the duel between Roy Buckley and Curt Schmidt.

Schmidt, out of Ft. Wayne, Ind., had battled his way, back from ninth place to the position where a victory over leader Buckley would give him his first PBA crown. They stayed reasonably close to each other until fate stepped in and cost a Buckley a key spare in the ninth frame. Schmidt then drilled home four straight strikes to gain victory by a 203-188 tally. In losing, Buckley dropped to third, two pins behind Johnny Guenther, who gained the second place shot with a last-game 207-179 win over Gary Mage, Seattle, who finished fifth behind Allie Clarke of Akron, Ohio.

Leader of the qualifier was Jack Biondolillo, trying to win his way back into the Firestone T of C, and the only 300 game of the competition was turned in by Dale Seavoy, veteran righthander from Birmingham, Mich.

FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8437 12-4-0 600 9037 $3,000
2Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8516 10-6-0 500 9016 1,600
3Roy Buckley, Columbus, O. 8414 12-4-0 600 9014 1,400
4Allie Clarke, Akron, O. 8431 10-5-1 525 8956 1,200
5Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8392 11-5-0 550 8942 1,100
6Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal. 8493 8-7-1 425 8918 1,050
7Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Cal. 8482 8-8-0 400 8882 1,000
8Don Russell, San Diego, Cal. 8410 7-9-0 350 8760 950
9Denny Krick, Tacoma, Wash. 8369 7-9-0 350 8719 900
10Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J. 8287 8-8-0 400 8687 850
11Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8280 7-9-0 350 8630 800
**12Neil Brown, Hazelton, Pa. 8218 8-8-0 400 8618 750
13Don Johnson, Akron, 0. 8143 6-10-0 300 8443 700
14Pete Mylenki, Emerson, N.J. 8210 4-12-0 200 8410 650
15Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y. 8062 6-10-0 300 8362 625
16Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal. 8069 3-13-0 150 8219 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.4932$360
18Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.4929332.50
*Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.492938,2.5
20Rich Canicatti, Miami, Fla.4926320
21Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.4912315
22Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.4908310
**23Bobby Shoemaker, Whitehall, Pa.4903305
24Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.4900300
25Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.4898295
26Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Cal.4890290
27Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.4883285
28Don McCune, Munster, Ind.4880280
29Bud Tufts, Miamisburg, Ohio4874275
30Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.4871270
3Bill Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.4869265
32Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C.4842260

*Alternate. **Local Entries. ***Dale Seavoy, $100 for 300 game. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Biondolillo, 5231. 16th Low-Mylenki, 4943. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Jimmy Mack, Mike McGrath, Bobby Knipple, Tommy Tuttle, Mike Limongello, Vern Downing.