East Gate Lanes, Tampa, FL, Mar 14-18, 1967

Durbin Qualifies For T Of C

Mike Durbin, of Costa Mesa, Calif., scored a two-pin (200-198) victory over Jimmy Mack to win his first PBA championship in the Tampa Bay-Sertoma Open and a spot in the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Durbin, who qualified in the No. 1 spot with a one-pin (205-204) win over Mack the night before, finished his tenth frame of the championship match seemingly on the short end of the count. But Mack, needing only a nine-pin count, got seven.

In the nationally televised finals, Les Schissler defeated Don Glover, 219-174; Don Johnson took Schissler, 220-170, and Mack eliminated Johnson, 203-200.


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.$6,000
2Jimmy Mack. Dover, N.J.2,600
3Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.2,000
4Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.1,600
5Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.1,490

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Durbin defeated Mack, 200-198. ROUND ROBIN: Schissler defeated Glover, 219-174; Johnson defeated Schissler, 220-170; Mack defeated Johnson, 203-200.


 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
6Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8368 600 8868 $1,350
7Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8447 400 8847 1,200
8Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8429 360 8779 1,150
9Icon Winter, Van Nuys, Calif. 8346 400 8746 1,100
10Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8446 300 8746 1,050
11Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kans. 8377 360 8727 1,000
12Glenn Allison, Brea, Calif. 8366 300 8666 950
13Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 8227 360 8677 900
14Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8190 350 8640 850
15Dick Ritter, Hartford, Wis. 8268 260 8618 800
16Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8073 160 8223 750


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Larry Festa, Astoria. N.Y.6006$550
18Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex.4987500
19Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4984450
20Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4982450
21Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif.4981400
22Nelson Burton, St. Louis, Mo.4971400
23Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4966375
24Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.4962375
26Tom Long, Modesto, Calif.4947350
26Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif.4946350
27Chet Dziedzina, Chicago, Ill.4944325
28Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.4937325
29Harry Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.4930300
30Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4929300