Columbia 300 Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 COLUMBIA 300 OPEN
Strike 'n' Spare Lanes, Syracuse, N.Y., Nov 1-4, 1974
Foremsky Has Sixth Sense
Veteran Skee Foremsky broke a near five-year victory drought on the tour when he took the $50,000 Columbia 300 Open. The victory was Foremsky's sixth of his career, but his first since January, 1970, when he scored at Wichita, Kansas.
The Columbia victory was a thriller . . . going down to the last ball before the Texan could claim a 193-180 victory over Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. For a time it appeared that Foremsky would make a runaway of the tournament. He led the field by 72 pins going into the last eight games and he quickly widened that margin when he won his first three games.
However, Jacks refused to give ground, and he finally caught up with Foremsky in the 38th game and took over the lead. Foremsky got it back two games later, and going into the position round game, Foremsky led by only four pins.
The championship game was a low-scoring but tense match. Jacks doubled to go out with a 180, and he forced Foremsky into a "must" strike in the 10th. Foremsky got it, much to the pleasure of a packed crowd at Strike 'N Spare Lanes.
*Alternate. @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Petraglia 3812. 24th low-Surina 3667. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Adam Toney, Jim Frazier, Teata Semiz, Pat Brownfield, Carmen Salvino, Jeff Valentine, Pete McCordic, Steve Jones, Fred Jaskie, Sandy Finkelstein. $25 each-Rick Minier, Bob Chappell.