El Paso Open - Archived Standings
$32,000 EL PASO OPEN
Freeway Lanes, EI Paso, Texas, Jul 16-19, 1971
J.B. Takes El Paso Crown
Only a sometime competitor on the PBA tour these days, J.B. Blaylock still retains his old skills. The Alamogordo, New Mexico pro, a winner in 1970 of the National Resident Pro Championship, Blaylock came through in the EI Paso Open before a partisan crowd that cheered him on to victory.
Tenth at the start of the 24-game match play segment, the man with no first name simply ran away from the field. From a deficit of 104, pins, Blaylock moved up to the lead after 16- games, then breezed to the lead. Blaylock captured 16 of his 23 games going into the position battle, making a 224-187 triumph over Johnny Petraglia just icing on the cake.
Fans at Freeway Lanes were treated to a pair of 300 games during the event, Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif., and Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas, turning in 12-strikers.
*Alternate. #Received $100 for 300 game-Jerry Buchholz, Bobby Meadows. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Cooper 4031. 24th Low-Piraino 3800. PRO-AM CASHS ($60)-Jim Godman, A.W. "Bill" Johnson, Tim Harahan, Mick McMahon, George Pappas, Earl Anthony.