Seattle Open



$45,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Ballinger Bowl, Seattle, Wash., Jun 14-18, 1974

Bourdase Day In Seattle

Ed Bourdase, fiery veteran from Mountain View Calif., kept cool long enough to grab first place in the $45,000 Seattle Open Bowling Tournament, hosted for a ninth consecutive year at Ballinger Bowl.

Bourdase no longer a full-time performer on the tour, amassed a 61-pin lead midway in his championship game against Matt Surina, then saw the gap close almost completely when Surina rung up three strikes, while Bourdase failed to convert the seven pin for an easy spare in the ninth frame.

Faced then with a loss to his much younger opponent, Bourdase rallied with three strikes in the tenth frame to finally nail down the $5,000 first place prize, Surina, thwarted in his bid for a third PBA title, took away $2,800 after losing by a 247-202 count.

Surina held the hot hand coming into the finale of the four-match windup. He drubbed three straight foes en route, whipping in order, Gary Dickinson Barry Asher, and Curt Schmidt. A statistical oddity was that Asher went into the battle with eight campionships while each of te other four had won twice in pro bowling play. Surina, who was to total 908 for four games-a 227 average-shot games of 245, 225 and 236 before slipping to 202 in the crucial match against the eventual winner.

The event produced fine scoring throughout, with highlights being a 300 game by Don Johnson, Akron, O., and two high-scoring deadlocks in the man-against-man phase. One of those was a 268-268 standoff between Asher and Bourdase, while in the final block of matches Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Cal., and Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Cal., tossed 278 games at each other.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ed Bourdase, Mountain View, Calif.247 (1 game)$5,000
2Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.908 (4 games)2,800
3Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.222 (1 game)2,300
4Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.216 (1 game)2,000
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas224 (1 game)1,700

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Surina defeated Dickinson, 245-224; Surina defeated -Asher, 225-216; Surina defeated Schmidt, 236-222, and in the championship game Bourdase defeated Surina, 247-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Ed Bourdase, Mt. View, Calif. 9389 15-8-1 465 9854 
2Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9342 16-8-0 480 9822 
3Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9408 13-10-1 405 9813 
4Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9231 15-9-0 450 9681 
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9245 14-9-1 435 9680 
*6Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9264 13-10-1 405 9669 $1,550
7Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9179 16-8-0 480 9659 1,400
8Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 9220 14-10-0 420 9640 1,300
9Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9218 10-13-1 315 9533 1,200
10Larry Turner, Las Vegas, Nev. 9080 15-9-0 450 9530 1,100
11Gary Mage, Seattle, Was. 9157 9-12-3 315 9472 1,000
12Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 9116 11-13-0 330 9446 950
13Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9011 13-10-1 405 9416 900
14Thurston Gilchrist, Salem, Ore. 9058 11-12-1 345 9403 850
15Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash. 8979 14-10-0 420 9399 800
16Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 9125 9-15-0 270 9395 750
17Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9007 11-12-1 345 9352 700
18Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9029 10-14-0 300 9329 650
19Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8946 9-15-0 270 9216 625
20Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 8927 9-14-1 285 9212 600
21Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 8895 9-15-0 270 9165 575
22Greg Baderdeen, Ontario, Calif. 8796 11-13-0 330 9126 550
@23Ivan Lawrence, Seattle, Wash. 8831 9-15-0 270 9101 525
24Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8861 6-18-0 180 9041 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25John Denton, Midland, Texas3829$475
26Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga.3826390
27Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3824380
28Sam Flanagan Parkersburg, W.Va.3814370
29Dennis Swayda Phoenix, Ariz.3813360
30Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio3810345
 Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas3810345
@32Bob Farnam, Seattle, Wash.380633
33Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio3803320
@34Jack Parks, Seattle, Wash.3799315
35Vial Blanke, New Orleans, La.3797310
36Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif.3794305
37Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio3791300

*Alternate. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Schmidt 4081. 24th low-Neff 3831. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-George Pappas, Paul McCordic, Tye Critchlow, Joe Berardi, Jim Stefanich, Curt Schmidt.