Bertrand Bowl, Waukegan, Illinois, Aug 26-29, 1965

Harnisch Tags First Trophy

Tom Harnisch had been to the post many times before he made it big in the Waukegan, Ill. Open.

"I've been preparing a speech for an occasion like this for five years and now that I'm up here I don't know what to say," was the way he described his feelings after his first major tournament victory.

The Buffalo strong boy (he's 6 feet and 220 pounds) coasted through the latter part of the Waukegan test. He took a 109-pin lead into the final game and scored a 223-215 victory over runner-up Bill Tucker.

This gave Harnisch a 9373 total to Tucker's 9206. The winner posted 14 victories in the 16-game finals. Tucker won 13 and lost three.


 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y. 8673 700 9373 $3,000
2Bill Tucker, Hollywood, Calif. 8556 650 9206 1,500
3Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 8615 500 9115 1,200
4Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8710 400 9110 1,150
5Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio 8624 460 9074 1,100
6Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8514 500 9014 1,050
7Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8502 460 8952 1,000
8Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex. 8540 400 8940 950
9Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich. 8456 400 8856 900
10Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8505 350 8855 850
11Bob Chase, Kansas City, Mo. 8574 250 8824 800
12Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 8536 250 8786 750
13Ray Bluth, St. Louis; Mo. 8443 300 8743 700
14Dan Fix, Missoula, Mont. 8315 350 8665 650
15Jerry McCoy, Fort Worth, Tex. 8369 250 8619 625
16Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio 8328 200 8528 600


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17George Howard, Detroit, Mich.5083$465.00
18Tom Hennessey, St. Louis, Mo.5081410.00
19Bobby Meadows, Dallas, Tex.5076405.00
20Andy Marzich, Torrance, Calif.5072400.00
21Chuck Layman, Cleveland, Ohio5071395.00
22Skee Foremsky, EI Paso, Tex.5070390.00
23Jim Robinette, Falls Church, Va.5064385.00
24Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.5056380.00
25Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.5053375.00
26Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calf.5042370.00
27Fred Lening, Fairless Hills, Pa.5030365.00
28Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich.5026360.00
29Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.5022355.00
30Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.5016350.00
31Larry Oakar, Cleveland, Ohio5014345.00
32John Fonagy Jr., Buffalo, N.Y.5013340.00
33Jim Vrenick, Granite City, Ill.5010332.50
33Tommy Tuttle, Rural Hall, N.C.5010332.50
35Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.5009325.00
36Rich Kindervag, San Rafael, Calif.5008320.00
37Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.4994316.00
38Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4986310.00
39Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex.4982305.00
40Mark Kuglitsch, Milwaukee, Wis.4981150.00
 Ron Wheeler, Darien, Wis.4981150.00