Waukegan Open



$42,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Lanes Waukegan, Ill., Aug 17-20, 1972

Zahn Bows To Burton

Nelson Burton Jr. nearly lost what looked like an insurmountable lead in the closing stages but hung on for a position round victory over Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz., to win the $42,000 Waukegan Open at Bertrand Lanes.

The victory was the third of the year for Burton who previously won the Ebonite Open at Miami, Fla. and the Miller High Life Open at Milwaukee.

Burton had to win the position-round championship game from Zahn to clinch the title. Earlier he had taken over the lead from qualifying leader Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio, half way through match game finals play, and at one time had built his lead to more than 200 pins over his closest rival.

However, Burton came a-cropper midway through the final eight games of match play, losing four straight while Zahn narrowed the gap to only 45 pins. In the final game, the two pros were virtually even until Zahn left a disastrous 4-6 split in the eighth frame, while Burton was rallying to finish with five strikes and a 243-225 win.

Jim Stefanich gave the Bertrand crowds a thrill when he notched a 300 game during qualifying play and it helped him to a fourth-place finish.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9071 17-7-0 510 9581 $4,000
2Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 9038 15-9-0 450 9488 2,200
3Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8839 18-6-0 540 9379 1,500
#4Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8876 14-9-1 435 9311 1,200
5Jim McHugh, New York, N.Y. 8891 13-10-1 405 9296 1,100
6Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Cal. 8815 16-8-0 480 9295 1,050
7Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8902 12-12-0 360 9262 1,000
8Dick Ciprich, Buffalo, N.Y. 8814 13-11-0 390 9204 950
9Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8716 15-9-0 450 9166 900
10Jack Getzen, Lansing, Mich. 8756 13-11-0 390 9146 850
11Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8779 12-12-0 360 9139 825
12Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill. 8727 13-11-0 390 9117 800
13Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8734 11-13-0 330 9064 775
14Ron McCaull, Maiden, Mass. 8700 10-14-0 300 9000 750
15Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8647 11-12-1 345 8992 725
@16Steve Werenski, Waukegan, Ill. 8591 12-11-1 375 8966 700
17Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8683 9-15-0 270 8953 675
18Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8647 10-14-0 300 8947 650
@19Jim Hoppe, Zion, Ill. 8577 12-12-0 360 8937 625
20Sam Guarino, Detroit, Mich. 8594 11-13-0 330 8924 600
21Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8612 10-14-0 300 8912 575
22Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y. 8604 7-16-1 225 8829 550
@23Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa 8560 7-16-1 225 8785 525
@24Pat Cornell, Waukegan, Ill.
(includes 117 pin penalty)
 8358 4-20-0 120 8361 480

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio (34 games)6789$480
*26Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.3725410
27Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.3717370
28Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.3710360
@29Rich Wonders, Milwaukee, Wis.3709355
30Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.3705350
31Jay Robinson, Santa Susana, Calif.3696345
32Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3695337.50
 Dave Wallers, Aurora, Ill.3695337.50
@34Bob Thiel, Hobart, Ind,3693330
35Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3688325
36Jim Wright, San Antonio, Texas3684320
37Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3683310
 Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb.3683310
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3683310
@40Ray Olson Waukegan, Ill.3681295
 Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.3681295
 Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.3681295
43Rich Stravato, Cranston, R.I.3680285
44Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas3677277.50
 Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La.3677277.50
46Don Glover, South Bend, Ind.3669270
47Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.3662265
48Mike Lemongello, No. Babylon, N.Y.3660260
49Bob Collatos, Miami, Fla.3656255
50Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3651247.50
 Bob Williams, Detroit, Mich.3651247.50
52Bobby Monaco, Independence, Mo.3648240
53Jim odman, Lorain, Ohio3647235

*Cornell replaced Johnson in finals after 16 games. Cornell penalized 117 pins and they split $960 for 24th and 25th place and alternate. @Local entry. #Stefanich received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Clarke 4116. 24th lowSemiz and McCaull 3736. Pro-Am Cashers-$50-Jim Godman, Tommy Tuttle, Mike McGrath, Bob Collatos, Skee Foremsky and Dick Weber.