San Antonio PBA Open



$20,400 SAN. ANTONIO PBA OPEN
Oak Hills Lanes, San Antonio, Texas, Aug 8-11, 1963

Allen At The Alamo!

The Alamo and Bill Allen . . . both are in the history books!

Allen became the first lefthander in history to win two PBA tournaments when he triumphed in the city where Davey Crockett & crew made their last stand, San Antonio.

Unlike the Alamo, where the bad guys from Mexico attacked the good guys from the U.S. (American version), the San Antone bowling tournament was a two-man fight. The Orlando, Fla. champion had to ward off Earl Johnson of Minneapolis.

ALLEN led eight times and Johnson seven before the portsider clipped Johnson in the final game of the tourney, 231-217. Bill's final count of 9133 for the 40 games included 600 bonus pins for winning 12 of his 16 games in the finals. Johnson had 8927 with 400 bonus pins.

WAYNE ZAHN of Atlanta had a pretty fair day in the finals when he moved from 16th place to third. Wayne won 10 matches and finished with an 8868 count.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8633 600 9133 3000.00
2Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn. 8627 400 8927 1500.00
3Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8368 500 8868 1200.00
4George Howard, Detroit Mich. 8288 550 8838 1100.00
5Ed Brickell, Dallas, Tex. 8296 500 8796 1000.00
6Jim Schroeder, N. Tonawanda, N.Y. 8354 400 8764 950.00
7Roger Helle, Detroit, Mich. 8317 400 8717 900.00
8Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8312 400 8712 850.00
9Fred Foremsky, EI Paso, Tex. 8129 500 8629 800.00
10Jim Carman, Dallas, Tex. 8174 400 8574 750.00
11Don Carter, St. Louis, Mo. 8229 300 8629 700.00
12Harry 0'Neale, Charleston, S.C. 8211 300 8511 650.00
13Jack Henry, Buena Park, Calif. 8147 350 8497 600.00
14Les Barrett, San Mateo, Calif. 8062 300 8862 550.00
15Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8011 350 8861 525.00
16Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8089 150 8289 500.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Billy Welu4907$400.00
18Vince Sarro4905295.00
19Bill Grenier4895290.00
20Les Schissler4892282.50
21Bill Lillard4892282.50
22Ev Collins4888280.00
23Bill Schaufert4881280.00
24Fred List4877275.00