Canadian PBA Open
$20,400 CANADIAN PBA OPEN
Laurentian Lanes, Montreal, Canada, Jun 27-30, 1963
Smith Celebrates At Montreal
Harry Smith celebrated his signing of a $100,000 five-year contract with Colt Lanes in Baltimore by being "frontside" in the $20,800 Canadian Open at Montreal.
Smith, edged Earl Johnson of Minneapolis, 8819-8742, in the final count for the 40-game test. Smith's total included 500 bonus pins for capturing 10 of his 16 matches in the head-to-head competition.
Johnson almost made it two tournament victories in a row but Smith's 213-184 win in the last game of the tourney thwarted Earl's bid. It was the new Colt's second PBA win if the year, lie won the Akron Open earlier.
Andy Marzich continued to lead the money race with earnings of $22,199. Dick Weber was second with $20,028, Smith moved into third with $16,402 and Johnson was fourth at $16,032.
Jim St. John led the 24-game qualifier and then slipped to third when he won only nine of 16 matches in the finals.