Home Box Office Open



$47,500 HOME BOX OFFICE OPEN
Valley Lanes, Portland, Ore., Jun 9-13, 1973

Soutar Wins Portland Test

For Dave Soutar, the triumph was another big step out of a long victory drought . . . for Thurston Gilchrist, it was a heart-breaking defeat before a hometown crowd. That briefly, was the story of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) $47,500 Home Box Office Open at Portland's Valley Lanes.

Soutar thumped Gilchrist, Salem, Ore., 245-212, in the championship game of the tournament, and the victory followed his triumph in the ABC Masters one month earlier at Syracuse, N.Y.

Soutar was seeded number two going into the finals, and he tuned up for his championship match with the top-seeded Gilchrist by stomping Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal., 248-146.

Gilchrist, seeking his first PBA title ever, was waiting apprehensively on the sidelines to make his debut in front of Home Box Office television cameras, and for a brief moment in the championship match he gave his Oregon fans something to cheer about when he went ahead of Soutar in the first frame as the lanky 13-time PBA champion "opened".

Gilchrist's lead was short-lived, however, as Soutar recovered his aplomb and drilled home six straight strikes to fashion a lead he never surrendered.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo.493 (2 games)$5,000
2Thurston Gilchrist, Salem, Ore.212 (1 game)2,800
3Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.573 (3 games)2,200
4Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.188 (1 game)1,800
5Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.184 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Knipple defeated Robinson, 224-184; Knipple defeated Guenther, 203-188; Soutar defeated Knipple, 248-146, and in the championship game Soutar defeated Gilchrist, 245-212.

42 GAME-TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Thurston Gilchrist, Salem, Ore. 9180 15-8-1 465 9645 
2Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 9044 15-9-0 450 9494 
3Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 9028 15-9-0 450 9478 
4Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8985 15-9-0 450 9435 
5Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9022 11-12-1 345 9367 
*6Jimmy McHugh, New York, N.Y. 8881 15-9-0 450 9331 $1,500
7Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8852 13-11-0 390 9242 1,350
8Ed Dolfay, Seattle, Wash. 8695 18-6-0 540 9235 1,250
9Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8785 14-10-0 420 9205 1,150
10Bobby Cooper, Mexico City, Mexico 8787 13-11-0 390 9157 1,100
11Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 8783 11-12-1 345 9128 1,050
12Butch Soper, Orange, Calif. 8796 11-13-0 330 9126 1,000
13Mike McGrath, Chico, Calif. 8757 12-12-0 360 9117 925
 Louis Moore, Columbus, Ohio 8652 15-8-1 465 9117 925
15Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8778 11-13-0 330 9108 850
16Matt Surina, Longview, Wash., 8705 12-11-1 375 9080 800
17Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8750 9-15-0 270 9020 750
18Bobby Williams, Detroit, Mich. 8605 12-12-0 360 8965 700
19Arnold Hall, Bakersfield, Calif. 8579 8-15-1 255 8834 650
20Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8550 9-15-0 270 8820 600
21Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8572 8-16-0 240 8812 575
22Hal McIntyre, Sioux Falls, S.D. 8519 8-16-0 240 8759 550
23Frank Zitnik, Youngstown, Ohio 8407 9-15-0 270 8677 525
@*24Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8383 6-18-0 180 8563 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Carmen Salvino, Chicago3751$475
26Bob Stearns, Minneapolis, Minn.3747390
27Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3739380
28Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3733370
29Ed Bourdase, Redding, Calif.3731360
30Sandy Finkelstein, Cortland, N.Y.3728350
31Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3723345
32Ray Whitson, Minneapolis, Minn.3718340
33Gene George, Staten Island, N.Y.3717335
34Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3716330
35Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.3713325
36Paul Aarestad, Minneapolis, Minn.3710320
37Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio3699315
38Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.3693305
 Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3693305
 Art Trask, Miami, Fla.3693305

*Alternate. Hall defeated Salvino in rolloff for 24th position, 205-186. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Gilchrist 3931. 24th low-Hall-Salvino 3751. PRO-AM CASHERS -$50-Mike McGrath, Carmen Salvino, Rich Carrubba, Curt Schmidt, Joe McCue, Tim Albin.