Fifth Empire State PBA Open



$21,000 FIFTH EMPIRE STATE PBA OPEN
Boulevard Bowl, Schenectady, N.Y., Jun 20-23, 1963

Johnson Wins Second

Earl Johnson of Minneapolis knocked off his second PBA title of the year and third overall by winning the $21,000 Empire State Open at Schenectady, N.Y.

Johnson totalled 8874 pins to nose out Leo Mann' from St. Paul by 42 pins. Johnson's aggregate for the 40-game tournament grind included 550 bonus pins for winning 11 of his 16 games in the head-to-head firing.

Dick Weber of St. Louis had the dubious distinction of shooting the lowest game of the year on the PBA tour when he totalled 128 in the final game. Weber's "troubles" came from five splits and a washout.

Bob Kwolek of Detroit led the 23-game qualifier with 5083 pins but dropped to third despite winning nine of his 16 games in the finals.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn. 8324 650 8874 2600.00
2Leo Mann, St. Paul, Minn. 8382 450 8832 1300.00
3Bob Kwolek, Detroit, Mich. 8367 450 8807 1150.00
4Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8290 500 8790 1000.00
6Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8239 450 8689 900.00
6Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8136 550 8686 800.00
7Bill Johnson, Kansas City, Mo. 8193 450 8643 750.00
8Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8181 450 8631 700.00
9John Walther, Troy, N.Y. 8236 300 8636 675.00
10Tom Harnisch, Detroit, Mich. 8076 450 8626 650.00
11Don Gates, Liverpool, N.Y. 8003 400 8403 625.00
12Nin Angelo. Buffalo, N.Y. 8016 350 8366 600.00
13George Theil, Irwin, Pa. 8024 300 8324 575.00
14Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif. 8066 250 8806 550.00
15George Howard, Detroit, Mich. 7861 250 8111 525.00
16Joe Spiak, Schenectady, N.Y. 7823 250 8073 500.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Don Whelan4866$425.00
18Lewis Ray4863320.00
19Dale Seavoy4839315.00
20Dick Downey4829310.00
21Jack Biondolillo4822305.00
22Bill Schaufert4817297.50
 Jack Henry4817297.50
24Marty Piraino4813290.00
26Ed Lubanski4810282.50
26Billy Welu4810282.50
27Tony Madonia4806275.00
28Ed Bourdase4803270.00
29Ralph Brunt4796265.00
30Jim Schroeder4794260.00
31Dick Oliver4773255.00
32Tom Fowler4770250.00