Warren Coca-Cola PBA Open



$23,600 WARREN COCA-COLA PBA OPEN
Rainbow Lanes, Warren, Ohio, Jun 13-16, 1963

Piraino Is Warren Winner

Marty Pirano, an unheralded pro from Syracuse, N.Y., was almost a wireto-wire leader in wrapping up the $23,400 Warren Coca-Cola Open.

The 5-6 lefthander led the 24-game qualifier and then paced the field through most of the 16-game head-to-head action to bank the $3,000 first prize.

Dick Weber was Piraino's chief adversary and it looked as if the St. Louis star might do it when he hung a 269-205 black eye on Piraino in the 15th game.

Only three pins separated Piraino and Weber going into the position round. The pair matched spare-strike-spare-strike-strike before a balky seven-pin stopped Weber. Piraino threw three more strikes to wrap it up, 238-216.

The new champion, knocked down 8675 pins over the 40-game tournament route and added 550 bonus pins for winning 11 of his 16 matches in the finals.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y. 8675 550 9225 3000.00
2Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8702 450 9152 1500.00
3Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8461 500 8961 1200.00
4Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8486 450 8936 1100.00
5Andy Rogoznica, Chicago, Ill. 8435 500 8935 1000.00
6Dick Hoover, St. Louis, Mo. 8371 550 8921 950.00
7Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif. 8548 800 8848 900.00
8Jim St. John, Chicago, Ill. 8449 350 8799 860.00
9George Howard, Detroit, Mich. 8275 500 8775 775.00
 Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8326 450 8775 775.00
11Allie Clarke, Cleveland, Ohio 8251 450 8701 700.00
12Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8268 250 8518 650.00
13Jack Rosencrance, Endicott, N.Y. 8085 350 8435 625.00
14Jim Schroeder, N. Tonawanda, N.Y. 8128 300 8428 600.00
15Roger Helle, Detroit, Mich. 8211 200 8411 575.00
16Dennis Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio 8091 250 8341 540.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Les Schissler4974$450.00
18Steve Nagy4972345.00
19Lewis Ray4963340.00
20Jim Dunston4950332.50
 Bob Chase4950332.50
22Paul Bobbey4925325.00
23Bob Kwolek4913320.00
24Ralph Brunt4910315.00
25Wayne Zahn4907310.00
26Bill Beach4894305.00
27Ted Hoffman4893300.00
28Ed Lubanski4892295.00
29Skip Vigars4878287.50
 Ed Bourdase4878287.50
31Bud Hodgson4866280.00
32Vern Downing4864275.00