1960 Missouri State Tournament

John Elkins of Neosho again proved that he was king of Missouri, Ringer-Man, when he sucessfully defended his title. He had to play a best two out of three play-off match with Claude Long of Carthage who tied with him after the regular round robin play.

Sedalia, Missouri - August, 1960

                       Hometown            W     L      R      S      PCT.
 1. John Elkins        Neosho              9     2                   63.1%
 2. Claude Long        Carthage            9     2                   63.2%
 3. Bob Bales          Kansas City         8     3                   63.1%
 4. Dave Baker         Wentworth           8     3                   70.2%
 5. Jack Erwin         Independence        7     4                   61.9%
 6. Earl Winston       LaMonte             6     5                   67.5%
 7. Roger Adams        Oldfield            5     6                   59.2%
 8. Bill Kempfe        Alma                4     7                   60.7%
 9. Chet Banes         Irwin               4     7                   56.9%
10. Neil Snelson       Springfield         3     8                   59.5%
11. Ray Cavin          St. Joseph          3     8                   52.7%
12. Bill Young         St. Louis           FORFEIT

PLAY-OFF SUMMARY:
                     W   L    PCT.
John Elkins          2   0    N/A
Claude Long          0   2    N/A