Meridian PBA Open



$22,000 MERIDIAN PBA OPEN
Playland Bowl, Meridian, Miss., Aug 1-4, 1963

St. John Hits Meridian

Jim St. John, the Chicago flash, is batting a cool .750 for his last four tournaments after winning the $22,000 Meridian, Miss. Open at Playland Bowl.

St. John won his third test in four weeks by defeating Ray Bluth in the final game of the tournament, 221-191. In the meantime Ed Bourdase clipped Andy Marzich, 247-199, to move past Bluth in the final standings. Harry Smith was fourth and Marzich wound up fifth.

The Meridian victory gave St. John an even $10,000 paycheck for one month's competition in PBA tourneys. He started his splurge with a second-place finish in Chicago, and added victories at Rockford and Fort Smith.

The three top men at Meridian won 11 and lost five in the match-game finals. St. John's winning total was 9079, to Bourdase's 9032 and Bluth's 9003.

By virtue of his latest victory, St. John moved in behind Marzich in the money race. Andy now had $25,818, St. John $23,875, Smith $22,152 and Dick Weber $22,053.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8529 550 9070 3000.00
2Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8482 550 9032 1500.00
3Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8453 550 9003 1200.00
4Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8467 450 8917 1100.00
5Andy Marzich, Long Beach, Calif. 8450 450 8900 1000.00
6Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8337 460 8787 950.00
7Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C. 8366 400 8756 900.00
8Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 8307 400 8707 850.00
9Ralph Brunt, Atlanta, Ga. 8408 275 8683 800.00
10Johnny Meyer, Nesconset, N.Y. 8241 400 8641 750.00
11Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 8258 375 8633 700.00
12J. B. Solomon, Dallas, Tex. 8183 350 8533 650.00
13Bud Hodgson, Los Angeles, Calif. 8232 300 8532 600.00
14Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif. 8168 350 8618 550.00
16Johnny King, Chicago, Ill. 8166 350 8506 625.00
16Al Savas, Milwaukee, Wis. 8061 200 8261 600.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Billy Welu4940$400.00
18Wayne Zahn4937295.00
19Roger Helle4916290.00
20Jim Robinette4910285.00
21Don Johnson4884280.00
22Glenn Allison4873280.00
23Don Carter4859277.50
 Earl Johnson4859277.50