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.