American Airlines Open



$50,000 AMERICAN AIRLINES OPEN
Hartfeld Lanes, Detroit, Mich., Nov 20-30, 1970

5-Count 'Em-5 For Soutar

Dave Soutar didn't relent as the PBA caravan moved into Detroit for the American Airlines Open. He just added to his incredible streak by winning his fifth title of the year and once again the victim in a championship game was Dave Davis.

Soutar took all nine match games in the opening session of the finals, making up a huge deficit of 300 pins owned by Davis. Then, in the evening block, Soutar captured four more for a string of 13 and only then did he drop one, this to Tommy Tuttle. The position round game was meaningless, what with the huge lead Soutar had built up, and Soutar succumbed by a 247-159 count. Victory was worth another $6,000 to the winner, who took his 10th career championship.

Third place went to Don Glover, who tossed a final game 279 to win that spot from Mike McGrath. The event's only 300 game was contributed by Johnny Guenther.

FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal. 8668 14-2-0 700 9368 $6,000
2Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8815 8-8-0 400 9215 3,200
3Don Glover, Bakersfield, Cal. 8639 10-6-0 500 9139 2,500
4Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8611 10-6-0 500 9111 2,000
5Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8454 8-7-1 425 8879 1,500
6Don Johnson, Akron, O. 8407 9-7-0 450 8857 1,400
7Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8421 8-8-0 400 8821 1,300
8Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal. 8404 8-8-0 400 8804 1,200
9Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8413 6-9-1 325 8738 1,150
10Mike Durbin, Dayton, O. 8385 7-9-0 350 8735 1,100
11Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8381 7-9-0 350 8731 1,050
12Les Schissler, Denver, Col. 8203 9-7-0 450 8653 1,000
13Allie Clarke, Akron, O. 8249 7-9-0 350 8599 950
14Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 8159 7-9-0 350 8509 900
15Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8203 5-11-0 250 8453 850
16Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J. 8176 4-12-0 200 8376 800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex.5009$615
 Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn.5009565
19Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde. Park N.Y.5008500
20Joe Tusa, Brooklyn, N.Y.4979490
21Jim Chestney, Denver, Col.4967480
22Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4963470
23Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.4952460
24Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.4945450
25Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal.4936440
26Don Russell, San Diego, Cal.4934430
27Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4929420
**28Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4913405
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4913405
30Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.4910385
 Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.4910385
32Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal.4898370
33Bill Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.4889360
34Pete Tountas, Calumet City, Ill.4885350
35Jerry Glupker, Grand Rapids, Mich.4868340
36Jack Getzen Lansing, Mich.4867327.50
 Don McCune, Munster, Ind.4867327.50
38Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.4865320
39Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.4857315
40James Maxey, Decatur, Ga.4849310
41Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4840305
42Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla.4836300
43Cecil Dunn, Chicago, Ill.4827295
44Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.4825290
45Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich.4818285
4Harry Bond, Tucson, Ariz.405280
47Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio4797275
48Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4796270

*Alternate. **Guenther received $100 additional for 300 game. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Davis, 5451. 16th Low-Schissler, 5015. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Tommy Tuttle, Don Glover, Bob Strampe, Johnny Petraglia, Mike McGrath, Tim Harahan.