Portland Open



$32,000 PORTLAND OPEN
Valley Lanes, Portland, Ore., Jun 24-27, 1971

Helling Snares His 2nd

Don Helling of St. Louis defeated one of the best in the game he had to win and as a result is champion of the 1971 Portland, Ore., Open: Helling tripped Dave. Soutar, 210-182, in the position round game to clinch victory and win his way back into the Firestone T of C.

Despite Helling's margin at the finish, his triumph was not an easy one. He had led the 18-game qualifying test with a 219 pins-per-game average but then fell behind Soutar in the second round of match game finals play, when Soutarwon seven of eight games to take over the lead.

However, in the final eight games of match play, Soutar did a complete about face, losing seven of eight games, while Helling's steady play enabled him to go into the final round with a 24-pin lead over Soutar. Soutar left two 8-10 splits in the championship game, and Helling had his victory, his first since he won the Plainville (Conn.) Jaycee Open in 1967.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 9068 15-9-0 460 9618 $4,000
2Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 8933 16-8-0 480 9413 2,200
3Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8957 15-9-0 460 9407 1,500
4Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 8986 14-10-0 420 9406 1,200
5Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8860 16-9-0 450 9310 1,100
6Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8905 13-11-0 390 9296 1,000
@7Larry Turner, Eugene, Ore. 8833 15-9-0 450 9283 960
8Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8970 10-14-0 300 9270 900
9Bob Hood, San Francisco, Calif. 8875 12-12-0 360 9236 850
10Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8833 13-11-0 390 9223 800
11Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8801 13-10-1 405 9206 775
12Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8766 12-11-1 375 9131 750
13Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8786 11-13-0 330 9116 725
14Joe Tusa, Staten Island, N.Y. 8714 13-11-0 390 9104 700
#15Terry Booth, Mountain View, Calif. 8692 13-11-0 390 9082 675
16Bob Steams, St. Cloud, Minn. 8691 11-12-1 346 9036 660
17Jack Getzen, Lansing, Mich. 8613 12-12-0 360 8973 625
18Tim Nix, Houston, Texas 8647 13-11-0 390 8937 600
19Rich Bennett, Owego, N.Y. 8550 12-11-1 375 8925 575
20Don Russell, San Diego, Calif. 8545 9-15-0 270 8815 550
21Bob Shank, Lorain, Ohio 8419 9-15-0 270 8789 525
22Randy Cottom, Harrisburg, Ill. 8466 8-14-2 270 8736 600
23Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8543 4-19-1 135 8678 475
24Jack Major, Vancouver, B.C. 8393 6-17-1 196 8688 460

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3651$420
@26Ed Dong, Portland, Ore.3642330
27Darold Meisel, Monona, Wis.3641320
28Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.3639316
29Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.3632310
30Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas3631305
31Alex Seymore Kannapolis, N.C.3628300
32Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio3627295
33Dan Baudoin, Belmont Calif.3618287.50
 Tye Critchlow, Claremont, Calif.3618287.60
35Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.3610280
36Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif.3608276
37Kent Baker, Libby, Montana3607270
@38Jerome Lee, Medford, Ore.3605266
39Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.3603257.50
 Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Was.3603267.50
41Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3601247.50
@Loren Wolfenbarger, Portland, Ore.3601247.50

*Alternate. @Local entries. #Booth received $100 for 300 game. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Helling 3951. 24th Low-Cottom 3658. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Dave Soutar, Don Helling, Palmer Fallgren, Jim Chestney, John Bennett, Dick Battista.