Earl Ball Speaks in 2010: “Last evening when I was researching the women’s all-time points leaders I ran across some interesting things. As you read the attached article from the St Petersburg Independent that I found in one of my old Previews, I think it belonged to Bob Pearson, you’ll see the point system they used. There were far more singles, eight in a season, and the points were twice as high. There was an open division, under 65, and a closed division, 65 and over. The closed division didn’t get as many points as the open division. They also counted the National Tournaments played outside of Florida in the point systems.
I also stumbled over the fact that Jay Snoddy scored 86 points in the “72-73” season. We never really looked up the men before to my knowledge and I don’t know if that’s the most or not.
Earl Ball. 2010 03 27.