Bellows-Valvair Open



$50,000 BELLOWS-VALVAIR OPEN
Dick Weber Lanes, St. Louis, Mo., Oct 30-Nov 2, 1970

Soutar Wins . . ."Bo" Peeps

Four perfect games and the thrilling battle waged by Dave Soutar and Nelson Burton Jr. were the high spots of the Bellows-Valvair tournament, which held forth at Dick Weber Lanes in St. Louis. There were 300s by Bobby Knipple, Jim Vrenick, Dale Glenn and Soutar in early play and if you don't think the huge throngs appreciated the excitement, then you weren't there.

Going into the payoff game, Soutar held a 68-pin margin over Burton, seeking his fifth victory of the year. Burton needed a 19-pin victory to take the $5,000 prize, but fell two short, winning the 40th and final game, 235-219. It gave Soutar his third victory on the tour and it boosted Burton to a near-record pinfall of 9,462 pins for 40 games, 73 more than spilled by the winner.

There was an avalanche of high games in the event and attesting to the high-scoring condition was the fact that Norm Meyers averaged 211 to hit the last cash spot-42nd place.

FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
***1Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal. 9389 11-5-0 550 9939 $5,000
2Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9462 9-6-1 475 9937 3,000
***3Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Cal. 8942 11-5-0 550 9492 2,000
***4Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal. 9022 8-8-0 400 9422 1,600
5Bill Tucker, St. Louis, Mo. 8942 8-8-0 400 9342 1,500
6Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8753 8-8-0 400 9153 1,400
7Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 8594 10-6-0 600 9094 1,300
8Don Russell, San Diego, Cal. 8631 9-7-0 450 9081 1,200
9Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8578 10-6-0 500 9078 1,150
10Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C. 8713 7-9-0 350 9063 1,100
11Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8600 9-7-0 450 9050 1,050
**12Dave Harrell, St. Louis, Mo. 8657 5-11-0 250 8907 1,000
13Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8526 6-9-1 325 8851 950
14Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex. 8588 5-11-0 250 8838 900
15Ted Haun, Huntington, W. Va. 8443 7-9-0 350 8793 850
16Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va. 8454 4-12-0 200 8654 800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Therm Davis, Chicago, Ill.5186$650
18Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.5181575
*Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.5181625
20Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.5178490
 Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal.5178490
22Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.5174460
23Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.5173440
24Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.5169420
***25Jim Vrenick, Granite City, Ill.5162400
26Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.5157390
27Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.5154380
28Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.6149370
29Les Schissler, Denver, Col.6147360
30Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio5136360
31Pete Mylenki, Emerson, N.J.5121340
**32Eichi Kawai, Tokyo, Japan5119330
33Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio516320
34Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal.5110310
35Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio5106306
36Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.5104300
37Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.5101295
38Pat Patterson, St. Louis, Mo.5099290
39Jerry Glupker, Grand Rapids, Mich.509285
40Tom Warren, St. Joseph, Mo.5093280
41Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kan.5088275
42Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.5081270

*Alternate. **Local Entry. ***$100 for 300 games-Jim Vrenick, Dale Glenn, Bobby Knipple, Dave Soutar. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Dave Soutar, 5650. 16th Low-Wayne Sheridan, 5187. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Dick Berger, Mike McGrath, Norm Meyers, Ed Bourdase, Dave Soutar, Roy Buckley.