Bellows-Valvair Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 BELLOWS-VALVAIR OPEN
Brunswick Wonderbowl, Anaheim, Calif., Jun 4-7, 1971
Amateur Scores In Anaheim
There were a couple of firsts established in the PBA when the $60,000 Bellows-Valvair Open ran its course at the Brunswick Wonderbowl in Anaheim, Calif.
There was the $6,000 triumph by Gary Madison, making it the first time a non-pro had captured a title, and the unfolding of the PBA's new 30-point bonus system in match play. Never far off the pace in the opening event on the Summer tour, Madison outlasted veterans Mike McGrath, Dave Davis and Earl Anthony to gain his triumph.
Everyone kept waiting for Gary to fold, but the gritty lefty clung to his lead after taking over the top position after 37 games of the 42-game (up from 40) event.
The 30-pin bonus, a departure from the 50-pin rule that had been in effect for years, kept the race tight almost throughout and the fact that each of the three top finishers took 16 of their games also had a telling effect once the field was reduced after 18 qualifying games to 24 finalists.
*Alternate. **Local Entry. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Hood 3976. 24th Low-Papas 3712. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Dave Davis, Carmen Salvino, Earl Anthony, Tim Harahan, Dick Battista, Bob Sank.