Portsmouth Bowl, Portsmouth, Va., Mar 18-22, 1969

Tuttle In Thriller

Splits played a menacing role in the Portsmouth Open as TOMMY TUTTLE came through with a victory, 202-193, over Don McCune in the title game.

Jim St. John eliminated Teata Semiz in the second game of the finals when Semiz was unable to recover from three splits. Then St. John registered three splits in losing to Tuttle. In the championship finale, McCune split in the fourth, fifth and eighth frames while Tuttle doubled in the fifth and sixth and struck out for the victory.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C.384 (2 games)$6,000
2Don McCune, Munster, Ind.193 (1 game)3,500
3Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.374 (2 games)2,500
4Teata Semiz, River Edge, N. J.393 (2 games)1,800
5Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va.202 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Semiz defeated Zevgolis, 227-202; St. John defeated Semiz, 202-166; Tuttle defeated St.
John, 182-172, and in the championship game Tuttle defeated McCune, 202-193.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8816 11-5-0 550 9366 
2Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C. 8538 12-4-0 600 9138 
3Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8361 11-5-0 550 8911 
4Teata Semiz, River Edge, N. J. 8411 8-8-0 400 8811 
5Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va. 8333 9-7-0 450 8783 
*6Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N. Y. 8305 8-8-0 400 8705 $1,450
7Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8253 9-7-0 450 8703 1,300
8Dick Battista, New York, N. Y. 8297 7-9-0 350 8647 1,200
9Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 8245 8-8-0 400 8645 1,100
10Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y. 8231 8-8-0 400 8631 1,050
11Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8261 6-10-0 300 8561 1,000
12Bob McGregor, Lubbock, Tex. 8209 7-9-0 350 8559 950
13Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif. 8206 7-9-0 350 8556 900
14Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8218 5-11-0 250 8468 850
15Mike Dinschel, Wheaton, Ill. 8157 6-10-0 300 8457 800
16Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8110 6-10-0 300 8410 750


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4961$550
18Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4960490
19Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.4933480
20Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.4922465
**Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4922465
22Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich., Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.4908445
24Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.4892430
25Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va.4882420
26Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.4879410
27Vern Downing, San Fracisco, Calif.4878400
28Ernie Schlegel, New York, N. Y.4872390
29Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.4859380
30Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif., Jim Bassett, Brooklyn, N. Y.4858365
32Vern Martinez, New Orleans, La., Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio4857345
34Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4856330
35Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4853320
36Alfonso Pujol, New York, N. Y.4841310
37Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala.4840300
38Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4833290
39Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4821280
40Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4819270
41Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo., Jimmy Mack, Dover, N. J.4815255

Pro-Am Cashers ($50)-Ralph Engan, Don Johnson, Eddy Patterson, Earl Johnson, Johnny Petraglia, Dick Battista. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-McCune, 5187. 16th Low-Ritger, 4970. *Alternates. **Gearhart received $100 for 300 game.