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.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8319 500 8819 3000.00
2Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn. 8092 650 8742 1500.00
3Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8289 450 8739 1200.00
4Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8177 550 8727 1100.00
5Tom Harnisch, Detroit, Mich. 8095 525 8620 1000.00
6Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8120 450 8570 950.00
7Bill Johnson, Kansas City, Mo. 8177 350 8527 900.00
8Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8011 450 8461 850.00
9Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 7894 400 8294 800.00
10Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 7941 350 8291 750.00
11Fred Lening, Fairless Hills, Pa. 8022 225 8247 700.00
12Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 7833 400 8233 650.00
13Bill Anderson, Duluth, Minn. 7866 350 8216 600.00
14Dennis Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio 7901 250 8151 550.00
15Jim Dunston, Ft. Worth, Tex. 7860 250 8110 525.00
16Roger Helle, Detroit, Mich. 7741 250 7991 500.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Bill Gaume4779$400.00
18Wayne Zahn4765295.00
19John Fonagy4765290.00
20Bud Hodgson4760285.00
21Andy Marzich4757280.00
22Allie Clarke4749280.00
23Jack Rosencrance4744280.00
24Jack Henry4734275.00