El Paso Open



$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.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1J.B. Blaylock, Alamogordo, N.M. 9324 17-7-0 510 9834 $4,000
2Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif. 9195 14-10-0 420 9615 2,200
3Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9208 12-11-1 375 9683 1,600
4Timmy Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 9105 12-12-0 360 9465 1,200
5Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 9070 13-11-0 390 9460 1,100
6Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9095 12-12-0 360 9465 1,060
7Dennis Swayda, Scottsdale, Ariz. 8942 16-8-0 480 9422 1,000
8Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore. 9067 12-12-0 360 9417 950
9Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9026 13-11-0 390 9415 900
10Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8946 16-9-0 460 9396 860
11Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9027 12-12-0 360 9387 800
12Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 9109 9-15-0 270 9379 750
13Terry Booth, Mountain View, Calif. 8932 14-10-0 420 9352 700
14Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9062 9-15-0 270 9332 660
15Bill Wells, Albuquerque, N.M. 8968 12-12-0 360 9328 625
16Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 8903 13-11-0 390 9293 600
17Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8925 12-12-0 360 9285 576
18Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8969 9-15-0 270 9229 650
19Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8845 12-11-1 375 9220 525
20Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 8854 9-15-0 270 9124 500
21Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8769 12-12-0 360 9119 475
22Bill Tucker, Detroit, Mich. 8677 10-14-0 300 8877 450
23A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8499 10-14-0 300 8799 425
24Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8460 8-16-0 240 8700 400

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.3794$400
26Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.3792320
27Bob Shank, Lorain, Ohio3789315
#28Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas3781310
29Jerry Zabriskie, Salt Lake City, Utah3777305
30David Deken, Hawley, Texas3764300
31Dick Berger, Santa Monica, Calif.3763290
 Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio3763290
 Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3763290
 Lon Marshall, Pomona, Calif.3746280
35Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.3731275
36Brad Hoffman, Menlo Park, Calif.3727270
37Ken Urban, Dallas, Texas3724265
38Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.3707260
39Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill.3701265
40Tye Critchlow, Claremont, Calif.3696250

*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.