Author Topic: Jim Stefanich's 300 game in 1974
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The date was January 5, 1974, in the 2nd match of the day. It was the first telecast on ABC's Pro Bowlers Tour, the $100,000 Midas Open from Alemeda, California. Jim Stefanich was up against Glen Carlson and defeated Glen 300-243. It should be noted that Stefanich shot 800 that day, but didn't win the tournament. In the semi-final match against Bob Strampe, he lost 246-244. Strampe went on to lose to Dick Ritger in the championship match.

Due to a lane break down on lane 30, the match actually staddled two pairs, and was bowled on lanes 28 & 29.

Also, this tournament was dear to me, since it was the first Pro Bowlers Tour telecast I ever saw. I was 8 years old at the time. From then on, I never missed watching a tournament up until the PBT went off the air on ABC.

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