Bellows-Valvair Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 BELLOWS-VALVAIR OPEN
Maiden Lanes, Rochester, N.Y., Nov 27-30, 1970
Teata Semiz Amazes
Teata Semiz saved his best for last and as a result walked away with the top prize in the fourth Bellows-Valvair Open, held in Rochester. As had been the case in so many other PBA events leading up to this regular season finale, the title game was a tingler.
Nelson Burton, Jr., trying for his fifth win of the year, was just pins away from victory as the two squared off, each knowing that with the 50 bonus pins he'd earn for a triumph, the title-and $6,000-would be his. Semiz tore from the game with six in a row, but Burton stayed close enough to leave the outcome in doubt. But, when he split in the ninth, the issue was settled and Semiz, who won his way back into the Firestone T of C, applied the crusher by sparing in the seventh, then striking out for a 278-222 triumph.
The big win was Semiz's first in almost three years and moved him into the list of leading money-winners. The event saw a pair of 300s, by Barry Asher and Jimmy Mack, the latter's first.
FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES
*Alternate. **Local Entries. ***Jimmy Mack and Barry Asher received $100 additional for 300 games. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Burton, 5709. 16th Low-Horn, 5289. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Jim Stefanich, Dave Soutar, Bobby Knipple, Les Schissler, Gary Dickinson, Dick Weber.