Bowlero, Milwaukee, Wisc., Feb 17-21, 1970

Pappas Graduates

Four veterans of the Professional Bowlers Association wars were no match for young and gifted George Pappas in the $70,000 Miller High Life Open in Milwaukee. Pappas tossed games of 233, 213, 245 and 203 as he ran through Johnny Guenther (202), Jack Biondolillo (156), Ed Bourdase (221) and Bobby Cooper (199) in the $10,000 windup to this very successful renewal of an important PBA event.

Against Cooper, who was looking for his first PBA conquest-the one that would get him into the Firestone Tournament of Champions-Pappas opened with a split and quickly fell behind when Cooper got a turkey. When the latter failed to convert the 2-4-5-8 leave, it made the match close and after Bobby doubled in the 10th frame it forced Pappas to come up with a strike on his final shot. History tells us that little George did, capping an 894 series, for an average of over 223.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.894 (4 games)$10,000
2Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex.199 (1 game)6,000
3Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal.221 (1 game)3,000
4Jack Biondoillo, Gilroy, Cal.156 (1 game)2,000
5Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.202 (1 game)1,800

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Pappas defeated Guenther, 233-202; Pappas defeated Biondolillo, 213-156; Pappas defeated Bourdase, 245-221, and in the championship game Pappas defeated Cooper, 203-199.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex. 8612 12-4-0 600 9212 
2Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal. 8746 7-8-1 375 9121 
3Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal. 8724 7-9-0 350 9074 
4Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8656 8-8-0 400 9056 
5George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8605 8-7-1 425 9030 
*6Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8420 11-5-0 550 8970 $1,650
7Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8617 7-9-0 350 8967 1,500
8Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8466 9-7-0 450 8916 1,400
9Wayn Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8508 8-8-0 400 8908 1,350
10Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8500 7-8-1 375 8875 1,300
11Jim Godman, Elkhart, Ind. 8470 7-9-0 350 8820 1,250
12Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C. 8309 9-7-0 450 8759 1,200
13Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Cal. 8380 7-8-1 375 8755 1,150
14Allie Clarke, Akron, O. 8292 8-8-0 400 8692 1,100
15Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Cal. 8440 5-11-0 250 8690 1,050
16Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8344 6-10-0 300 8644 1,000


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Mike Durbin, Dayton, Ohio5055$750
18Pete Mylenki, Emerson, N.J.5050650
19A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.5038600
20Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.5037550
21Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Cal.5029500
22Pete Tountas, Calumet City, Ill.5023490
23Frank Huspen, Chicago, Ill.5020480
24Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.5009470
25Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.5002460
26Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.997450
27Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal.4995440
28Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.4991425
 Larry Laub, San Francisco, Ca.4991425
30Don McCune, Munster, Ind.4990410
31Don Lemon, Rochester, N.Y.4987400
32Earl Johnson, Tacoma, Wash.4977385
 Terry Rea, Seattle, Wash.497735
34Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.4976370
35Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal.4972360
36Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal.4970350
37Sam Baca, Louisville, Ky.4968340
**38Roger Weimer, La Crosse, Wisc.4966330
39Bob Chase, Kansas City, Mo.4963320
40Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4962315
41Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.4959310
42Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J.4951305
43Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.4945300
44Earl Antony, Tacoma, Wash.4943295
45Bob Alstott, Joliet, Ill.4942285
 Ed Dolfay, Everett, Wash.4942285
 Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill.4942285
48Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.4939275
49Bill Tucker, Louisville, Ky.4932270
50John Edelberg, Ft. Lee, N.J.4925265
51Jack Connaughton, LaCrosse, Wisc.4921260
52Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash.4912255
53Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.4903250

*Alternates. **Local Entry. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Pappas 5326. 16th Low-Seymore, Clarke 5062. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Don McCune, Jack Biondolillo, Dick Weber, Eddy Patterson, Bud Horn, Johnny Guenther.