Bowling Square, Arcadia, Calif., Jan 13-17, 1970

Bourdase Finally Captures One

Ten years and a couple hundred tournaments after it all started, Ed Bourdase finally captured his first championship. And, he did it like a champion, coming through with three straight strikes in the final frame to defeat Brooklyn's Johnny Petraglia, 201-182.

The latter battled his way to the payoff spot by downing three straight opponents-Mickey Higham, 188-175, Dale Seavoy, 184-175, and Bob Strampe, 211-193. In the finale, Bourdase threatened to make a runaway of the match when he struck four times in the first five frames. However, splits in the sixth and eighth boxes left the door wide open for Petraglia. Johnny recorded a ninth frame strike to put it squarely up to "Boards" and Ed came through for the $6,000 first-place prize.

Dave Soutar notched the tournament's only 300, when he rolled 12 straight strikes in the pro-am which preceded actual competition.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal.201 (1 game)$6,000
2Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.765 (4 games)3,500
3Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.193 (1 game)2,000
4Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.175 (1 game)1,800
5Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.175 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Petraglia defeated Higham, 188-175; Petraglia defeated Seavoy, 184-175; Petraglia defeated Strampe, 211-193, and in the championship game Bourdase defeated Petraglia, 201-182.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal. 8766 11-4-1 575 9341 
2Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8704 8-7-1 425 9129 
3Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich. 8651 9-6-1 475 9126 
4Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 8643 7-7-2 400 9043 
5Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8616 8-7-1 425 9041 
*6Lamer Keck, Reseda, Cal. 8508 10-5-1 525 9033 $1,450
7A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans,, La. 8442 11-5-0 550 8992 1,300
8Allie Clarke, Akron, O. 8542 8-8-0 400 8942 1,200
9Roland Alexander, Los Angeles, Cal. 8494 8-7-1 425 8919 1,100
10Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8448 8-8-0 400 8848 1,050
11Dick Jensen, Bakersfield, Cal. 8405 8-8-0 400 8805 1,000
12Dan Chovan, San Diego, Cal. 8419 6-9-1 325 8744 950
13Al Tripp, Los Angeles, Cal. 8366 6-8-2 350 8716 900
14Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8326 4-11-1 225 8551 850
15Mike Durbin, Dayton, 0. 8256 5-11-0 250 8506 800
16Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8200 5-11-0 250 8450 750


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Cal.5038$519
18Steve Wallace, Houston, Tex.5035490
19Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.5033475
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.5033475
**21Dave Frame, Azuza Cal.5030460
22Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.5028450
23Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.5026440
24Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.5025430
25Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.522420
26Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.5019410
27Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.5016400
28Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex.5015385
 Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.5015385
30Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.5012365
 Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal.5012365
32Don Bell, San Francisco, Cal.5010355
33John Bennett, Pontiac, Mich.5000350
34Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4988345
35Don Lemon, Rochester, N.Y.4979340
36Jim St. John, San Jose, Cal.4964332.50
 Darrell Storkson, Everett, Wash.4964332.50
38Tim Brosnan, Ft. Worth, Tex.4962325
39Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4959320
40E.G. Mock, Linwood, Cal.4951315
41Larry,Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn.4950310
42Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal.4948305
43Bob Fliegman, Torrance, Cal.4942300
44Art Goddard, Temple City, Cal.4940290
 Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.4940290
 Keith Wiltse, Vicksburg, Mich.4940290
47Pat Brennan, EI Paso Tex.4938280
48Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4927272.50
 Fred Riccilli Westminster, Cal.4927272.50
50Tom Delutz, Queens, N.Y.4912265
51Gary Mage Seattle, Wash.4910260
52Jay Kennedy, Encino, Cal.4898252.50
 Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal.4898252.50

*Alternates. **Local Entries. Dave Soutar received $100 for 300 game. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Allie Clarke, 5218. 16th Low-Dick Jensen, 5040. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Ed Bourdase, Frank Northrop, Dave Soutar, Don Johnson, Bill Tucker, Bill Bunetta.