South Bend Open - Archived Standings
$40,000 SOUTH BEND OPEN
Chippewa Lanes, South Band, Ind., Aug 17-30, 1971
Asher Wins, Sets Three Records
In taking his third PBA championship-and first since his rookie year in 1966-Barry Asher did it with a flourish. The tall Californian set three PBA scoring records while winning the $40,000 event at Chippewa Lanes. Three other marks were created in the highest-scoring event ever held.
Asher's marks included a 1586 effort for his first six games, a 42-game actual pinfall of 10,380 and a gross pinfall of 10,756 for the tournament. Barry averaged 247.142 for 42 games and, for good measure, tossed one of the 11 perfect games recorded.
Don Johnson, bidding for a fifth victory in 1971, spilled 4457 during the qualifier, a 247.611 clip, as just about every pro in the field of 144 had his way on the lanes. Asher held the lead after one block of qualifying, surrendered the 18-game lead to Johnson, then assumed control in match gameplay.
Another PBA standard saw Bud Horn roll a 300 to defeat Gary Dickinson, who shot a 289. It was the highest one-game pinfall ever registered in PBA match play.
*Jim Godman replaced Dick Ritger in finals and split prize money, $452 each. *Alternate. **Local entries. 300 Games-Dave Davis, Bob Alstott, Mickey Higham Earl Anthony, Mike Durbin, Allie Clarke, Dave Soutar, Barry Asher, Mick McMahon, Bud Horn, Roy Buckley. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Tye Critchlow, Earl Anthony, Barry Asher, Mike Orlovsky, Don Johnson, Bob Shank.