Third Annual National Championship



$50,000 THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
BOULEVARD LANES, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, Nov 3-8, 1962

Salvino Is '62 PBA King

The third annual National Championship of the Professional Bowlers Association was a big one for handsome, dark-haired Carmen Salvino of Chicago.

Salvino first caught the attention of the bowling world when he was only 20 years of age and teamed up with veteran Joe Wilman to capture the National Doubles title. He had previously won two PBA titles before the Championship test at Leo Malek's Boulevard Lanes in the City of Brotherly Love, and he demon strated in the early qualifying rounds that the lanes were to his liking.

He compiled a 211 average in the 24-game qualifier while knocking over 5061 pins, and in the next two eliminationrounds he came up with six-game counts of 1284 and 1344 that gave him a total of 7659 pins for 36 games. In thefinal head-to-head rounds, there was, of course, Don Carter to contend with. Carter was at or near the topthroughout the tournament, and it wasn't until the final game that Salvino caught Carter and won the title by 19 pins.

During one stretch of the finals, Salvino lost four straight matches, but rallied to defeat Johnny King 222-178; Don Ellis 267-235; and Ellis again 239-179. His $6,500 check ran his winnings to more than $16,000 for the year.

Defending champion Dave Soutar gave it a good go and wound up fifth, 121 pins behind. Dave's downfall came in the 25-game finals when he lost 10 of his 25 matches.

Joe Joseph, the veteran from Detroit who won the $50,000 Tournament of Champions earlier in the year, was a strong fourth, 115 pins behind Salvino.

Other 1962 champions who cashed were: George Howard, who finished third, Glenn Allison (8), Billy Welu (11), Dick Weber (12), Ray Orf (13), Andy Marzich (14), Dick Hoover (16), Dick Downey (30), Harry Smith (33), Dick Agee (47) and Glen Blakesley (48).

 Name, City/StatePins  WLTAvgAmount
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 6369 15-10-0 193.29 $6,500
2Don Carter, St. Louis, Mo. 6305 16-8-1 193.10 3,500
3George Howard, Detroit, Mich. 5280 15-9-1 191.16 2,500
4Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich. 5234 17-8-0 191.14 2,000
5Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 6288 15-10-0 191.08 1,700
6Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 6309 13-11-1 190.14 1,500
7Don Ellis, Houston, Texas 5292 12-12-1 188.27 1,300
8Glenn Allison, St. Louis, Mo. 5289 11-14-0 187.09 1,200
9Dennis Chapis, St. Louis, Mo. 5161 15-10-0 186.21 1,100
10Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 5193 13-11-1 186.18 1,000
11Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 6162 14-10-1 186.17 950
*12Dick Weber. St. Louis, Mo. 6233 10-14-1 184.13 1,400
13Ray Orf, St. Louis, Mo. 5201 11-14-0 184.11 850
14Andy Marzich, Long Beach, Calif. 6160 12-12-1 184.03 825
15George King, St. Louis, Mo. 6144 11-13-1 182.29 800
16Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio 6091 12-13-0 181.21 750
17Bill Pace, Kansas City, Mo. 6112 11-14-0 181.12 725
18Johnny King, Chicago, Illinois 6103 11-14-0 181.03 700
19John Walther, Troy, N.Y. 6061 12-13-0 180.21 675
20Jerry Dutler, St. Paul, Minn. 6086 11-14-0 181.08 650
21Roy Rosland, Chicago, Illinois 4959 12-13-0 177.09 625
22Sam Taylor. Oakland, Calif. 4900 10-15-0 173.10 600
23Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 4898 8-17-0 169.19 575
24Bob Strampe, Detroit. Michigan 4799 9-16-0 168.29 550

SEMI-FINALISTS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Vince Lucci$420
26Joe Donato295
27Tom Tuttle295
28Dick Ciprich295
29Dan Senecal285
30Dick Downey285
31Pete Treybig285
32Joe Schmidt285
33Harry Smith275
34Bill Maglione275
36Bud Schaibly275
36Milt Molhusen275
37Art Johnson250
38Bob Chase250
39Bill Bunetta250
40Chuck Wagner255
41Lou Cioffi260
42J. B. Blaylock250
43Charlie Wilkinson255
44Dale Seavoy265
45Ev Collins265
46Paul Tartaglia265
47Dick Agee260
48Glen Blakesley255

*Weber received a $600.00 bonus leading qualifier.