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Baker and Weber Bowl A Record 300-300 Tie

Tom Baker of Buffalo added his name to the Professional Bowlers' Association record books for a third time today by bowling to a 300-300 tie with Pete Weber in the $95,000 Denver open tournament.

Baker and Weber bowled the perfect tie in the fourth of eight round-robin match games and surpassed the previous single-game match record of 300-298 set by Gary Dickinson of Burleson, Tex., in beating Mark Roth of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., in April.

Baker, 26 years old, had also set P.B.A. scoring records of 1,613 pins for six games and 3,037 for 12 games during the first two rounds of qualifying Saturday. He is averaging 247 for the tournament.

One round of match play remains before the top five bowlers are seeded for the finals. Baker has a total of 8,689 pins with a chance to top the 42-game scoring record by bowling better than 1,976 in round six.

Al Stonum of South San Francisco, is second with 8,341. Weber, of Florissant, Mo., is the 18-year-old son of the veteran Dick Weber. He moved up to third place with 8,318. They were followed by Mike Aulby of Indianapolis with 8,249 and Joe Berardi of Brooklyn with 8,159.


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Too bad that wasn't done on tv...would've been really cool to see something like that happen.
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