BOATING—DICK TILLMAN, Air Force lieutenant from Atlanta, upset front runners by piling up 6,613 points to take National Snipe championship; LESLIE LARSON, 15, from Jamestown, N.Y., sailed off with junior title; Fort Gibson Lake, Okla.
This is an article from the Aug. 17, 1959 issue
Gary Comer, Chicago, skippered his Star Turmoil to a total 161 points and North American Star championship; Chicago.
Robin, designed and built by Sailmaker Ted Hood, Marblehead, Mass., proved surprise of the New York YC cruise, winning four races, including the Corsair and Astor cups; WEATHERLY, Henry D. Mercer's 12-meter, continued to take her share of the honors: Clucas Cup, Chandler Hovey Bowl, Navy Challenge Cup as best in her class.
BOXING—ZORA FOLLEY, heavyweight contender from Phoenix, Ariz., came back from second-round knockdown to pound out 10-round decision over Howard King at Sacramento.
Gaspar Ortega, Mexican welterweight, hard-pressed for 10 rounds by Benny Paret, Cuba, took a split decision; Madison Square Garden, N.Y.
Virgil Akins, former welterweight champion from St. Louis, won 10-round split decision over Stan Harrington in a slow fight that had the crowd booing; Honolulu.
BRIDGE—OSWALD JACOBY, Dallas, captained Teammates Samuel M. Stayman, Victor Mitchell, Morton Rubinow, William Grieve and Ira Rubin to victory in contract-bridge masters' team championship, in closest finish ever played; Chicago.
CHESS—CARLOS BIELICKI, Argentina, beat David Rumens, England, after 35 moves in a Dutch defense, to take first place in Junior World Chess Championships with 8½ points; Muenchenstein, Switzerland.
FOOTBALL—CHICAGO CARDINALS smashed the Toronto Argonauts of Canada's Big Four 55-26, before 27,770; Toronto.
GOLF—JUDY TORLUEMKE, 14-year-old former National Peewee champ from St. Louis, took her state's Women's Golf title by beating Karen Schull 3 and 2, became youngest winner in meeting history.
HARNESS RACING—TRADER HORN: $25,000 United Nations trot, 1¼ m., by 2¼ lengths over Silver Song, in 2:40 2/5, with Billy Haughton driving; Italy's Icare IV was third; Roosevelt Raceway.
HORSE RACING—SKY CLIPPER: $139,670 Sapling Stakes, at 6 f., over a sloppy track, beating out Bally Ache in final stride, Monmouth Park. Bill Harmatz up.
PLION: $58,100 Whitney St., mile and a furlong, by a head over Amerigo, in 1:53, Saratoga Springs. Manuel Ycaza up.
BETTER BEE: $56,500 Equipoise Mile, by a length over Belleau Chief, in 1:37, Arlington Park. John Choquette up. Round Table, turf's richest money winner, was third.
SKEET—At the World Championship Skeet Shoot at Virginia Beach, Va.: KATHLEEN FITCH-ETT, 21-year-old art student from Baltimore, broke the world record in women's all-gauge with 249x250, also won 28-gauge; D. LEE BRAUN, San Mateo, Calif., professional all-gauge and overall; BARNEY HARTMAN, Ottawa, amateur over-all; GLEN BROWN, Bloomsburq, Pa., 28-gauge; MRS. KATHERINE DINNING, Ruxton, Md., women's 20-gauge, women's all-around title; MINER CLIETT, Childersburg, Ala., junior 28-gauge.
TENNIS—Top-seeded BILL LENOIR, Tucson, Ariz., took the junior singles, while second-seeded RODNEY KOP, Honolulu, captured the boys' singles in the Jaycee championships at Phoenix.
Reynaldo Garrido, 24-year-old Cuban, took the singles title of the Canadian Tennis Championship over his brother, Orlando, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 6-1, Quebec.