850,000 American Airlines Open



850,000 AMERICAN AIRLINES OPEN
Ellisville Bowl, Ellisville, Mo., Oct 29-Nov 1, 1971

Barry Doesn't Tarry

Barry Asher evidently likes his victories in bunches. There was 1966, that first year of his out on the tour when he took two championships. Then, there was nothing, except plenty of exposure in finals competition until the 1971 South Bend, Ind., Open when he took his second crown of the 1971 season; and it was a big one.

Asher gave the huge crowds at Ellisville who attended the $50,000 American Airlines Open the best of everything, including a 225 average for 42 games. All eyes were on Dave Soutar, who had won this event two years in a row. But, Asher's 16-7-1 mark was too strong a medicine for anyone to swallow, including hometown favorite Dick Weber, who gave Barry quite a tussle before bowing out. Weber was within 23 pins of Asher after 18 games but, when Barry took seven of his first eight man-against-man matches, the issue was just about out of the wood.

42-GAME FINALS AT ST. LOUIS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9455 16-7-1 495 9950 $6,000
2Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9268 14-10-0 420 9688 3,200
3Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9049 16-9-0 450 9499 2,500
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8976 17-7-0 510 9486 2,000
5Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8941 17-7-0 510 9451 1,500
6Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio 8988 14-10-0 420 9408 1,400
7Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 8984 14-10-0 420 9404 1,300
8Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9003 12-12-0 360 9363 1,200
9Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8928 14-10-0 420 9348 1,100
10Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore. 8892 15-9-0 450 9342 1,000
11Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y. 8861 14-10-0 420 9281 950
12Terry Booth, Mountain View, Calif. 8894 12-11-1 375 9269 900
13Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8940 8-16-0 240 9180 850
14Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8795 12-11-1 375 9170 800
15Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 8788 10-13-1 315 9103 750
16George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8753 11-13-0 330 9083 700
#17Dave Juric, Chicago, Ill. 8659 11-12-1 345 9004 675
18Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8778 7-16-1 225 9003 650
19Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8758 7-17-0 210 8968 625
20Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8664 10-14-0 300 8964 600
21Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8555 11-13-0 330 8885 575
22Don Russell, Miami, Fla. 8599 9-15-0 270 8869 550
23Tim Nix, Houston, Texas 8669 6-18-0 180 8849 525
24Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 8493 9-15-0 270 8763 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.3768$420
*26Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3768465
27Tommy Tuttle King, N.C.3758360
28Randy Cottom, Harrisburg, Ill.352350
29Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.3749340
30Harry Smith, Canton, Ohio3746330
31Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.3739315
 Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif.3739315

*Alternate. #Dave Juric won a three-way roll-off for 24th spot. Dave Juric, 206, Alex Seymore, 190, Curt Schmidt 188. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Dick Weber, Jimmy McHugh, Dave Soutar, Curt Schmidt, Gary Dickinson, Johnny Guenther.