Andy Granatelli's STP Classic



$70,000 ANDY GRANATELLI'S STP CLASSIC
King Louie West Lanes, Kansas City, Kan., Feb 9-13, 1971

Guenther Is STP Champ

Johnny Guenther, the fellow who once rolled a 300 game on national TV, duplicated a feat performed by only a handful of bowlers when he came from fifth place to take the winner's share ($10,000) in Andy Granatelli's STP Classic, held at King Louie West Lanes in Kansas City.

The personable West Coaster capped his all-winning effort with a smashing 256-172 victory over Mike Lemongello. Enroute, John disposed of Curt Schmidt, 206-168 . . . Larry Laub, 226-216 . . . Jim Godman, 206-203. In the title match, Limongello, who was the 40-game leader, never had a look-in as Guenther, who in 1969 also came from fifth to first (the event in which he shot his 300), opened with seven straight strikes to win going away.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.894 (4 games)$10,000
2Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.172 (1 game)6,000
3Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.203 (1 game)4,000
4Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.216 (1 game)3,000
6Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.158 (1 game)2,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Guenther defeated Schmidt, 206-158; Guenther defeated Laub, 226-215; Guenther defeated Godman, 206-203; and in the championship game, Guenther defeated Limongello, 256-172.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 9241 7-8-1 375 9616 
2Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 9057 11-5-0 550 9607 
3Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8964 10-5-1 625 9489 
4Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9015 9-7-0 450 9466 
5Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8990 9-7-0 450 9440 
*6Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 8930 9-6-1 475 9406 $2,250
7Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8871 9-7-0 450 9321 2,000
8Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8949 7-9-0 350 9299 1,800
9Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 8845 8-6-2 460 9296 1,700
10Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 8882 8-8-0 400 9282 1,600
11Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8848 8-8-0 400 9248 1,600
12Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8837 7-8-1 376 9212 1,400
13Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8795 7-9-0 350 9145 1,300
14Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y. 8723 7-9-0 350 9073 1,200
16Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8738 5-11-0 250 8988 1,100
16George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8581 4-12-0 200 8781 1,000

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.5257$710
18Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.5248610
19Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.5237680
20Carmen Salvino, Chicago5226560
21Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.5208550
22Dick Stark, Glenwood Springs Col.5206540
23Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas5198530
24Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth Texas5189620
25Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.5176510
26Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.5170500
27Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.5169490
28Don McCune, Munster, Ind.5166480
29Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.5165470
30Ralph Florio, Brooklyn, N.Y.5163460
31Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.5153460
32Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.6152440
33Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.5147430
34Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.5125420
35Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.5116410
36Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.5105400
37Jimmy Mack, Hackettstown, N.J.5092390
38Dan Chovan, San Diego, Calif.5090380
39Bill Pace, Kansas City, Mo.5089370
40Ralph Hartmann, New Hyde Park, N.Y.5084360
41Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.6083350
42Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.5081340

*Alternates. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Clarke 6603. 16th Low-Buckley 5258 PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)Nelson Burton Jr., Mike Durbin, Jimmy McHugh, A.W. "Bill" Johnson, Ernie Schlegel, Mike Lemongello.