Bowling Square, Arcade, Calif., Jan 26-30, 1971

Soutar's O.K. In L.A.

Dave Soutar, hottest bowler on the tour in the waning weeks of 1970, wasted little time in winning his first title of the 1971 season. The angular pro, much the best over the 40-game route leading to the TV finale, had too much armament in the windup. Dave's victim-by a 235-210 count-was Dick Ritger, who made the payoff tilt when he disposed of Barry Asher by a whopping 270-234. For Asher, it was the third straight week in the finals.

Soutar took 13 of his match games, easily the best showing in that department. And, his 9155 actual pinfall likewise was tops. Dave's 234 in the game which earned for him the winner's check of $6,000 was in keeping with the 234 average posted by all finalists. There was one 300 game in the event, that by Vern Downing in the qualifying phase.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal.235 (1 game)$6,000
2Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.480 (2 games)3,500
3Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal.708 (3 games)2,000
4A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La.216 (1 game)1,800
5Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex.225 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Asher defeated Dickinson, 249-225; Asher defeated Johnson, 225-216; Ritger defeated Asher, 270-234; and in the championship game, Soutar defeated Ritger, 235-210.


 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Cal. 9155 13-3-0 650 9805 
2Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 9052 10-6-0 500 9552 
3A.W. "Bill" Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8926 8-8-0 400 9326 
4Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8869 9-7-0 450 9319 
5Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Cal. 8849 9-7-0 450 9299 
*6Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal. 8771 9-6-1 475 9246 $1,450
7Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 8841 8-8-0 400 9241 1,300
8Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Cal. 8805 8-8-0 400 9205 1,200
9Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Cal. 8658 9-7-0 450 9108 1,100
10George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8727 7-8-1 375 9102 1,050
11Terry Booth, Mountain View, Cal. 8718 7-9-0 350 9068 1,000
12Bob Shank, Lorain, 0. 8812 4-12-0 200 9012 950
13Jim Godman, Hayward, Cal. 8658 7-9-0 350 9008 900
14Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Cal. 8649 7-9-0 350 8999 850
15Bob Hood, San Francisco, Cal. 8560 6-10-0 300 8860 800
16Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8531 6-10-0 300 8831 750


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Dick Battista, Astoria, N.Y.5196$595
18Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.5171525
19Glenn Carlson, Fresno Cal.5158510
20Art Goddard, Temple City, Cal.5147487.50
 Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.5147487.50
22Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio5134470
23Gus Lampo Endicott, N.Y.126460
24illy Walden, St. Louis, Mo.5124450
5Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.5121440
6Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal.5118430
27Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex.5110415
 Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.5110415
29Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Cal.5107400
30Butch Gearhart, Houston, Tex.5105390
31Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Cal.5100380
32Johnny Guenther Seattle, Wash.5097375
33Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.5091370
34Jimmy McHugh Newark, N.J.5083365
35Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn.5080360
36Phil Sillia, Cleveland, Ohio5078355
37ayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.5076350
38Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.5074345
39Bob Fliegman, Torrance, Cal.5070340
40Dick Peckham, Schenectady, N.Y.5068335
41Dan Chovan San Diego, Cal.5067327.50
 Mick McMahon, Portland, Ore.5067327.50
43Jimmy Mack, Hackettstown, N.J.505730
44Tom Long, Los Angeles, Cal.655315
**45John Elledge, Sacramento, Cal.5044310
**46Walt Block, Los Angeles, Cal.5041302.50
 Alex Seymore, Kannapolis N.C.5041302.50
8Lee Taylor, San Diego, Cal.5037295
9oy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio506290
50Dick Stark, Glenwood Springs, Col.503325
5Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Cal.503280
52Les Schissler, Denver, Col.5021275
**53Tye Critchlow, Claremount, Cal.5018270

*Alternates. **Local Entries. ***Vern Downing received $100 for 300 game. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Ritger 5441. 16th Low-Harahan 5200. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Ed Dolfay, Andy Marzich, Mick McMahon, Jack Biondolillo, Bill Tucker, Jim Godman.