September 1-2, 1961 • CNE, Toronto

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A Singles: W-L R./S.P. R% H.G. 1. Elmer HOHL, Wellesley, ONT. 11-0 516/638 80.9 87.5 2. Dean McLAUGHLIN, Oshawa, ONT. 10-1 483/654 73.9 78.3 3. Clayton NEEB, New Hamburg, ONT. 8-3 448/662 67.8 83.3 4. Jack BOA, Hensall, ONT. 8-3 458/714 64.2 76.3 5. George SCHUMMER, Linwood, ONT. 5-6 422/734 57.5 67.2 6. Garnet BANKS, Toronto, ONT. 5-6 380/670 56.7 62.9 7. Lorne GOULD, Woodbridge, ONT. 5-6 348/616 56.5 70.4 8. Jack LENTZ, Hamilton, ONT. 4-7 431/736 58.6 65.8 9. Fred HARBURN, Dublin, ONT. 4-7 402/710 56.6 80.0 10. Frank CORBIN, Hamilton, ONT. 4-7 292/588 49.7 69.2 11. Ed WILLIS, Lorne Park, ONT. 2-9 336/628 53.5 77.8 12. John BOSWELL, Hamilton, ONT. 0-11 236/550 42.9 56.7 B Singles: 1. Harley BRADY, Welland, Ont. Juniors 1. Ross STEVENSON, Baden, Ont.

We have the game by game summaries with percentages but no ringers and shoes pitched. We first calculated the averages of those percentages for the 12 players. It gave the following: E. Hohl (81.43), D. McLaughlin (73.72), C. Neeb (68.25), J. Boa (64.52), G. Schummer (56.83), G. Banks (55.80), L. Gould (55.33), J. Lentz (58.55), F. Harburn (57.70), F. Corbin (48.35), E. Willis (53.77) and J. Boswell (41.16). Note that for Garnet Banks we only had 5 of his 11 percentages. Most of us know that using that method usually causes a difference of about 1 or 2% compared to when we have the ringers and shoes pitched. Using the percentages and the scores, I was able to reconstruct the game by game summaries with the help of a ringer percentage chart. For example, one of Elmer’s high game was 85% against Boa who threw 66.7%. Using the R% chart, I found that 60 shoes pitched provides those averages with 51 and 40 ringers. Double-checking with the score, I noticed Boa scored 21 points. Adding the 11 ringers difference (which multiplied by 3 gives 33 points), Elmer’s point total would be 54! It worked perfectly for at least 2 thirds of the games!!! For some of the other games, more than one choice was available (the worst being when both players threw 50%!). After the game by game summaries were reconstructed, I checked the few games for which more than one possibility was present. For each player I then calculated what would be the maximum and the minimum. The conclusion is that the maximum spread ranges from 0.02% to 0.64% with two exceptions (Garnet Banks and Frank Corbin who played his best game against Banks). The averages posted on this page are then reasonably precise. So, in case the final averages shown on this page are wrong, here are the maximums and the minimums possible for the 12 players: E. Hohl (80.88/80.71), D. McLaughlin (73.87/73.85), C. Neeb (67.76/67.38), J. Boa (64.15/63.98), G. Schummer (57.70/57.33), G. Banks (56.97/55.92), L. Gould (56.56/56.23), J. Lentz (58.81/58.33), F. Harburn (56.66/56.55), F. Corbin (50.49/49.30), E. Willis (53.50/53.30) and J. Boswell (43.17/42.53). As a group they averaged around 60.1%.

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