Ebonite Open



$75,000 EBONITE OPEN
Fair Lanes Coliseum Miami, Fla., Feb 29-Mar 4, 1972

Burton Edges Soutar

Nelson Burton Jr. scored his first PBA victory since the summer of 1970 when he triumphed over four opponents to win the $75,000 Ebonite Open in Miami, Fla. He capped his march to the title with a 181-169 win over top-seeded Dave Soutar, Tarzana, Cal., in the finals of the nationally televised tournament.

The victory was particularly satisfying for Burton, who after winning four titles and being acclaimed Bowler of the Year in 1970, went without a victory in 1971. His earnings fell from more than $40,000 in '70 to $16,808 in 1971.

Burton had led the 8-game qualifying test and had stayed among the top three or four positions throughout match game play. Soutar's 17-7 win-loss record in the semi-finals earned him the Number 1 seeded spot in the finals, while Burton qualified fourth.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis. Mo.883 (4 games)$10,000
2Dave Soutar, Tarzana, Cal.169 (1 game)6,000
3Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.154 (1 game)4,000
4Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio209 (1 game)3,000
5Bob McGregor, Wichita Falls, Texas204 (1 game)2,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Burton defeated McGregor, 216-204; Burton defeated Buckley, 227-209: Burton defeated Semiz, 259-154; and in the championship game, Burton defeated Soutar, 181-169.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Soutar. Tarzana, Calif. 9215 17-7-0 510 9755 
2Teata Semiz, River Edge. N.J. 9171 15-9-0 450 9621 
3Roy Buckley, Columbus. Ohio 9111 15-8-1 4115 9606 
4Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis. Mo. 9215 12-12-0 360 9575 
5Bob McGregor, Wichita Falls. Texas 8995 18-6-0 540 9535 
*6Don Russell, Miami, Fla. 9049 13-11-0 390 9439 $2,050
7Barn Asher. Costa Mesa, Calif. 9018 14-10-0 420 9438 1,900
8Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8919 15-9-0 450 9369 1,800
9Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 9048 10-11-0 300 9348 1,700
10Mike Lemongello. N. Babylon, N.Y. 8899 14-10-0 420 9319 1,600
*11Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Calif. 8847 14-10-0 420 9267 1,500
12Jim Maxey, Atlanta. Ga. 8931 10-14-0 300 9231 1,400
13Bill Allen, Orlando. Fla. 8825 13-11-0 390 9215 1,350
14Jim St. John, Cameron Park. Calif. 8831 11-13-0 330 9161 1,300
15Curt Schmidt. Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8845 10-14-0 300 9145 1,250
16Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 8731 12-12-0 360 9091 1,200
17Bill Beach, Sharon. Pa. 8695 12-12-0 360 9055 1,150
18Tern Tuttle. King. N.C. 8627 12-11-1 375 9002 1,100
19Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8689 9-15-0 270 8959 1,050
20John Bennett, Lansing, Mich. 8716 8-1ti-0 240 8956 1,000
21Clarke Moon, San Bernardino, Calif. 8626 10-14-0 300 8926 950
12Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8570 9-15-0 270 8840 900
23Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8617 7-17-0 210 8827 850
24Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8601 7-17-0 210 8811 800

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3811$620
*26Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.3806660
27Bob Hood. Daly City, Calif.3805560
28Don McCune, Munster. Ind..3802540
29Don Carter, Tarzana, Calif.3801520
30Steve Wallace, Houston. Texas3799500
31Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif.3787490
32Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas3784480
33Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.3782470
34Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb.3780460
35Danny Sheranko. Houston, Texas3775450
36Mike Christie, Albany, N.Y.3774435
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3774435
38Dennis Buse, Gary, Ind.3773420
39Barry Warshafsky, Watertown, Mass.3769410
40Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3767400

*Alternates-Baudoin replaced Weber in finals. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Burton 4148. 24th Low-Weber 3811. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Bob Strampe, Ralph Engan, Johnny Guenther, Larry Lichstein, Dave Soutar, Barry Asher.