Chicago Coca-Cola PBA Open



$22,800 CHICAGO COCA-COLA PBA OPEN
Bowlium, Chicago, Illinois, Jul 4-7, 1963

Zahn Wins Chicago "War"

Wayne Zahn, of Atlanta, Ga. lost the battle but won the "war" to carry off the $3,000 first prize in the Chicago Coca-Cola Open at Bowlium.

Going into the final game of the tournament, Chicago's Jim St. John trailed Zahn by 75 pins. This meant he had to defeat Zahn by 26 pins. The final score was 231-220 in favor of St. John and Zahn had won his first PBA victory.

Under the PBA scoring system, each victory in the match game finals is worth 50 pins, hence the closeness in the final count.

The new champion knocked down 8793 pins over the 40-game tournament route. He got 525 pins for winning 10 and tying one in match game play for a grand total of 9318. St. John, who led the 24-game qualifier, had 9306.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8793 626 9318 3000.00
2Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8766 660 9306 1500.00
3Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8617 460 9067 1200.00
4Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8617 460 8967 1100.00
6Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8370 460 8820 1000.00
6Tom Harnisch, Detroit, Mich. 8266 660 8806 950.00
7Harry Smith. Baltimore, Md. 8343 460 8793 900.00
8Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8284 460 8734 850.00
9Bill Johnson, Kansas City, Mo. 8404 826 8729 800.00
*10Jack Rosencrance, Endicott, N.Y. 8367 300 8667 700.00
11Bill Schaufert, Cincinnati, Ohio 8316 360 8666 700.00
12Roy Rosland, Chicago, Ill. 8280 300 8680 650.00
13Ed Thomas, Logan, Ohio 8116 400 8616 600.00
14Lewis Ray, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8238 260 8488 575.00
15Larry Oakar, Cleveland, Ohio 8137 300 8437 550.00
16Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif. 7966 300 8266 525.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Jack Biondolillo6016$600.00
18Ed Lubanski4983345.00
19Pete Tountas4968340.00
20Johnny King4960335.00
21Carmen Salvino4957330.00
22Andy Marzich4945325.00
23Bob Kwolek4938315.00
24Ray Bluth4929305.00
25Glenn Allison4925297.50
 Monroe Moore4925297.50
27Buzz Fazio4921290.00
28Bill Schlicker4903285.00
29Allie Clarke4901280.00
30Carl Berger4900275.00

*Rosencrance replaced Biondolillo in finals.