Rockford Coca-Cola PBA Open



$22,000 ROCKFORD COCA-COLA PBA OPEN
Don Carter Lanes, Rockford, Illinois, Jul 11-14, 1963

St. John Crowned In Rockford

It took some time coming, but Jim St. John of Chicago finally made the grade . . . He won the $22,000 Rockford Open at the Don Carter Lanes.

Jim had been knocking on the championship door for three years before entering with a 9138 pin total for 40 games. This included 600 bonus pins for winning 12 games in the finals.

At that, St. John had a rough time with Baltimore's Harry Smith in the final countdown. Smith banged out a 9113 score and won two less games in the finals. This cost the Baltimore Belter 100 bonus pins.

A couple real veterans showed their muscles in the Rockford event. Ed Lubanski of Detroit was third with 8956 pins and Buzz Fazio, another Detroiter, was in the No. 4 hole with 8905.

St. John was almost a wire-to-wire victor. The ex-sailor led the 24-game qualifier and never was worse than third in the finals.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8638 600 9138 3000.00
2Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8613 500 9113 1500.00
3Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich. 8306 650 8956 1200.00
4Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 8430 475 8905 1100.00
5Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8386 450 8835 1000.00
6Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif. 8317 450 8767 950.00
7Tom Hennessey, St. Louis, Mo. 8253 450 8703 900.00
8Ray Koehler, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8266 400 8666 850.00
9Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn. 8183 400 8683 800.00
10Morrie Oppenheim, Chicago, Ill. 8249 300 8549 750.00
11Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8179 350 8629 700.00
12Pat Patterson, St. Louis, Mo. 8162 325 8487 650.00
13Glen Blakesley, Kansas City, Mo. 8168 300 8468 600.00
14Roger Helle, Detroit, Mich. 8135 300 8436 575.00
15Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8165 200 8356 650.00
16Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 8102 250 8362 525.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Don Carter4918$435.00
18Ray Bluth4905330.00
19Bill Allen4884325.00
20J. Wilbert Sims4880320.00
21Les Schissler4855307.50
22Bob Strampe4855307.50
23Glenn Allison4852300.00
24Dale Seavoy4847295.00
25Chuck Wagner4841290.00
26Pete Carter4840285.00
27Vern Downing4833280.00
28Carmen Salvino4829275.00