King Louie West, Kansas City, Kan., Feb 10-14, 1970

Jim Dandy In Ebonite

After what had seemed an interminable wait-actually it was a year and a half-Jim Stefanich finally racked up a victory in a PBA competition, and he did it at the expense of one of bowling's all-time greats, Dick Weber. The final count in the Ebonite Open was 248-223, which should tell what kind of a finale it was. Each star had won 11 of 16 match games and, in the position round windup the night before, Weber's 211-202 triumph vaulted him over Steffie into the top-seeded spot on TV.

To gain the $8,000 title bout, Jim had to overcome Jim Godman, who had romped by 246-197 over Jimmy Mack and 276-194 over George Pappas. Godman was beaten, 223-194, putting Stefanich into the finals where his 248 was more than enough.

Ron Lisher, world's record-holder for a six-game series, rolled a 300 game as did Dick Ritger, who finished sixth.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.471 (2 games)$8,000
2Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.223 (1 game)4,500
3Jim Godman, Elkhart, Ind.716 (3 games)2,500
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.194 (1 game)2,000
5Jimmy Mack, over, N.J.197 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Godman defeated Mack, 246-197; Godman defeated Pappas, 276-194; Stefanich defeated Godman, 223-194; and in championship game Stefanich defeated Weber, 248-223.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8687 11-5-0 550 9237 
2Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8583 11-5-0 550 9133 
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8595 9-7-0 450 9045 
4Jim Godman, Elkhart, Ind. 8535 10-6-0 500 9035 
5Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J. 8706 5-11-0 250 8956 
**6Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8491 9-7-0 450 8941 $1,650
7Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal. 8475 9-7-0 450 8925 1,500
8Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8473 9-7-0 450 8923 1,400
9Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8436 9-7-0 450 8886 1,350
10Earl Johnson, Tacoma, Wash. 8368 8-8-0 400 8768 1,300
11A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8383 7-9-0 350 8733 1,250
12Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y. 8331 7-9-0 350 8681 1,200
13Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex. 8272 8-8-0 400 8672 1,150
14Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8325 6-10-0 300 8625 1,100
15Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal. 8340 5-11-0 250 8590 1,050
16Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex. 8304 5-11-0 250 8554 1,000


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.5062$750
18Larry Laub, San Francisco, Cal.5047650
19Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.5013600
20Sam Baca, Louisville, Ky.4996550
21Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash.4990500
22Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal.4983450
23Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal.4979440
24Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4973430
25Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.4969420
26Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.4955410
27Lamar Keck, Reseda, Cal.4952400
28Mike Durbin, Dayton, Ohio4939390
29Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4936380
**30Ron Lisher, Burlingame, Cal.4934370
31Don McCune, Munster, Ind.4930360
32Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.4929350
33Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Cal.4926335
 Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.4926335
35Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio4919320
36Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.4915310
37Rich Kindervag, Lake Mills, Iowa4907300
38Mike Brady, Palisades Park, N.J.4897290
39Bill Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.4895280
40Don Glover, Bakersfield, Cal.4892270
41Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich.4887260
42Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4874250

*Alternate. **$100 for 300 games. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Stefanich 5299. 16th Low-Mage 5066. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Wayne Zahn, Don Johnson, Don Lemon, Dick Ritger, Butch Gearhart, $25.00--Keith Wiltse, Dale Seavoy.