Waukegan Open



$40,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Lanes, Waukegan, Ill., Aug 19-22, 1971

Johnson Edges Tuttle For Crown

Tommy Tuttle, a winner one week before, learned how it feels to lose out in the final game when Don Johnson took his measure at Waukegan, Ill., in a $40,000 competition.

The affable Tuttle, winner of 16 of his first 16 match games, appeared to have his second straight title locked up, but Johnson never let himself be counted out. When Tuttle dropped his first two games as the final block got under way, Johnson got a foot in the door and never took it out.

Going into the final contest, 26 pins separated the pair, meaning that whoever took the position round clash would be the winner. Johnson, who was capturing his 16th PBA championship, soon settled the issue. He shot a 279 at Tuttle, who registered 216 and the matter was settled, much to the winner's elation and to the loser's dejection.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9111 15-9-0 450 9561 $4,000
2Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8968 17-6-1 526 9493 2,200
3Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 8968 15-8-1 465 9433 1,500
4Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8957 14-10-0 420 9377 1,200
5Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8970 13-11-0 390 9360 1,100
6Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 8897 13-11-0 390 9287 1,000
7Bob Alstott, Joliet, Ill. 8819 15-9-0 450 9269 950
8Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8833 13-11-0 390 9223 900
9Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8890 11-13-0 330 9220 850
10Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y. 8804 13-11-0 390 9194 800
11Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif. 8872 10-14-0 300 9172 775
12Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8758 13-11-0 390 9148 750
#13Don Cook, Milwaukee, Wis. 8759 12-12-0 360 9119 725
14Jimmy McHugh, Newark, N.J. 8735 11-13-0 330 9065 700
15Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8748 10-14-0 300 9048 675
16Billy Walden, St. Louis, Mo. 8761 9-14-1 285 9046 660
17Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas 8580 14-8-2 460 9030 625
18Jack Getzen, Lansing, Mich. 8708 10-13-1 315 9023 600
19Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8628 11-13-0 330 8968 576
20Tim Nix, Houston, Texas 8437 11-21-1 345 8782 550
21Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8457 10-13-1 315 8772 525
**22Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.
(includes 83 pin penalty)
 8490 11-13-0 330 8737 450
 Bob Shank, Lorain, Ohio 8737 0-0-0 0 8737 450
#23Don Gazzana, Milwaukee, Wis. 8463 7-17-0 210 8673 475
24Frank Huspen, Chicago, Ill. 8467 6-18-0 180 8647 450

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
**25Bob Shank, Lorain, Ohio, Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3723$450
*26Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3719420
27Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas3714365
28Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3712360
29Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3700355
30Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.3695350
31Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.3688345
32Mark Roth, BBrooklyn, N.Y.3685340
33Don Crouse, Muncie, Ind.3680335
34Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.3679330
35Bob Collatos, Los Angeles, Calif.3662326
36Al Markle, Austell, Ga.3655320
#37Doug Prough Kankakee, Ill.3652315
38Rich Bennett, Owego N.Y.3642305
 Jimmy Carman, Houston, Texas3642306
 Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.3642305
41Virgil Harmon, Tacoma, Wash.3635295
42Ron Stromfeld, Columbus, Ohio3631290
43Adam Toney, Oak Hill, W. Va.3627285
4Don Yandell, Homewood, Ill.3626280
45Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.3621275
46Dennis Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio3620270
47Dan Roche, Arlington, Texas3619265
48Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.3613260
49Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio3612255
#50Ray Olson, Arlington Heights, Ill.3602250
51Dick Berger, Santa Monica, Calif.3597246
52Bobby Crull, Tipton, Ind.3594237.60
 Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Kan.3694237.50

*Alternate. #Local entries. **Mueller replaced Shank in finals when Shank withdrew because of injury. Mueller penalized 23 pins plus 60 bonus pins won by Shank. They split prize money of 22nd and 25th place plus alternate money. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Healing 3962. 24th Low-Getzen 3729. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Norm Meyers, John Bennett, Skee Foremsky, Bobby Cooper, Bobby Meadows. ($26)-Bob Alstott and Bob Collatos.