Tucson PBA Open



$20,400 TUCSON PBA OPEN
Cactus Bowl Tucson, Arizona, Aug 15-18, 1963

Biondolillo Is Tucson King

Jack Biondolillo's last name sounds like a bird call and it was sweet music to the Houston, Tex., pro when the announcer proclaimed "BEE-ON-DOLILLO" winner of the $20,400 Tucson Open.

Although there were only 46 pins difference between Jack and runnerup Ray Bluth at the finish (9140-9094), the issue never was in doubt after the ninth round of the finals. This was the round Biondolillo defeated Bluth and took the lead. Going into the position round, the Texan held a 164-pin lead over Bluth.

Jack won 10 and tied one in the finals as he marked his second PBA tournament victory of the year. Earlier-he had won the Birmingham Open.

Jimmy Certain of Dallas led the 24-game qualifier and then dropped to fifth in the finals.

Andy Marzich added an eighth-place check of $850 to his leading moneywinning standings to run his total to $26,998, Jim St. John was still second with $24,160, Harry Smith held third with $23,327, Dick Weber was fourth at $22,053 and Earl Johnson had $19,507.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8616 525 9140 3000.00
2Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8494 600 9094 1500.00
3Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif. 8328 600 8928 1150.00
 Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C. 8478 450 8928 1150.00
5Jim Carman, Dallas, Tex. 8364 500 8864 1000.00
6Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif. 8382 400 8782 950.00
7Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn. 8311 350 8661 900.00
8Andy Marzich, Lone Beach, Calif. 8176 450 8626 850.00
9Bill Pace, Kansas City, Mo. 8224 350 8674 800.00
10Glenn Allison, St. Louis, Mo. 8182 375 8567 750.00
11Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8134 400 8634 700.00
12Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8164 350 8604 650.00
13Sheldon Hippo, Van Nuys. Calif. 8182 275 8467 600.00
14George Howard, Detroit, Mich. 8139 275 8414 550.00
15Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8115 200 8316 525.00
16Ray Orf, St. Louis, Mo. 7977 250 8227 500.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Don Ellis4986$400.00
18Wayne Zahn4874295.00
19Chuck Sisk4869290.00
20Jim St. John4864285.00
21Les Schissler4866280.00
22J. B. Blaylock4842280.00
 Glen Blakesley4842280.00
24Jim Schroeder4823275.00