Bellows-Valvair Open



$80,000 BELLOWS-VALVAIR OPEN
Hartfield Lanes, Detroit, Mich., Nov 12-15, 1971

Johnson Takes The Fifth In Detroit

Don Johnson captured the 16th title in his career and fifth of the season in the $50,000 Bellows-Valvair Open in Detroit. Though he had a comfortable margin at the end over runnerup Dave Davis, it was a nip and tuck affair most of the tournament, with several among the 24-man finals field taking dead aim at the first place position.

When he tossed a 278 in the final game of the second of three eight-game match game blocks, Johnson was on his way. Though he dropped half of his final set, Don took an unbeatable lead into the last game-which he won, 237-223, over Davis. When the final reckoning was made, Don had a victory margin of 264 pins as he took the $6,000 first place prize at Hartfield Lanes.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9126 16-8-0 480 9606 $6,000
2Dave Davis, Miami, Fla. 8937 13-10-1 405 9342 3,200
3Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8848 16-8-0 480 9328 2,500
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8864 15-9-0 450 9314 2,000
5Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif. 8833 15-9-0 450 9283 1,500
6Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8761 15-9-0 460 9211 1,400
7Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8774 14-10-0 420 9194 1,300
8Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 8802 12-12-0 360 9162 1,200
9Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8759 13-11-0 390 9149 1,150
10Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8804 11-13-0 330 9134 1,100
11Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8696 14-10-0 420 9116 1,050
12Bob McGregor, Wichita Falls, Texas 8807 10-14-0 300 9107 1,000
13Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8695 13-11-0 390 9085 950
14Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8686 12-11-1 376 9061 875
 Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8731 11-13-0 330 9061 875
16Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 8672 12-12-0 360 9032 800
17Don Russell, Miami, Fla. 8704 10-14-0 300 9004 750
18Don Glover, South Bend, Ind. 8529 14-10-0 420 8949 700
19Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore. 8637 10-14-0 300 8937 650
20Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8601 10-13-1 315 8916 600
21Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8696 7-17-0 210 8806 575
22Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 8511 9-14-1 286 8796 550
23Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8450 8-16-0 240 8690 525
24Bob Alstott, Joliet, Ill. 8260 6-18-0 180 8430 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Ralph Engan, Brookfield, Conn.3751$386
*#26Bob Hart, Pleasant Ride, Mich.3750440
27Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.3742350
28Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3734345
29Danny Sheranko, Houston, Texas3731340
30Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3728335
31Bud Tufts, Miamisburg, Ohio3719330
32Sam Stump, Columbus, Ohio3709325
33Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.3701315
 Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3701315
 Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb.3701315
36Hal Hughes, Saddle Brook, N.J.3695305
37Phil Sillia, Cleveland, Ohio3688300
38Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif.3865295
39Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.3682290
40Jim Stefanich Joliet, Ill.3674285
41Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3673280
42Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3666215
43Ed Dolfay, Everett, Wash.3664270
44Dan Roche, Arlington, Texas3653262.50
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.3653262.50
46Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.3649255
47Dennis Buse, Hobart, Ind.3642247.50
 Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.3642247.50

*Alternate. #Local Entry. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Pappas 3947. 24th Low-McCune 3753. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Jim Godman, Bob Strampe, Norm Meyers, Carmen Salvino, Mick McMahon, Mickey Higham.