Los Angeles PBA Open



$20,000 LOS ANGELES PBA OPEN
Rose Lanes, Gardena, California, Sep 5-8, 1963

Hardwick "Records" L.A. Title

That kid Billy Hardwick was doing big things with his bowling ball that had the rest of the PBA membership on its ear.

Hardwick broke his own 24-game qualifying mark and then tabbed a new 40-game record to breeze through the $20,000 Los Angeles Open.

The 22-year-old phenom, who had set a world mark of 5425 for 24 at Phoenix, chopped down 5644 pins in the LA event. He also broke the world 40-game tournament record with 9283 pins. This averages out to 232 per game.

Counting Hardwick's 450 bonus pins for winning nine of his 16 matches in the finals, the Californian posted 9733 to second-place Dick Weber's 9462.

Leading money winner Andy Marzich added $700 for a ninth-place finish to hike his earnings to $27,698 for the year. Harry Smith remained in second place with $24,827, Jim St. John was next with $24,210, Earl Johnson had $23,407 and Weber was fifth with $23,303. Hardwick was only a notch behind at $21,905.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif. 9283 450 9733 2500.00
2Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8962 500 9462 1250.00
3Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif. 8847 475 9322 1100.00
4Bill Tucker, Hollywood, Calif. 8791 525 9316 1000.00
5Dick Agee, San Jose, Calif. 8822 450 9272 900.00
*6Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8728 500 9228 625.00
7Dave Grooms, Norwalk, Calif. 8812 375 9187 800.00
8Pete Nadian, Los Angeles, Calif. 8706 475 9181 750.00
9Andy Marzich, Long Beach, Calif. 8820 350 9170 700.00
10Don Ellis, Houston, Tex. 8662 375 9037 650.00
11Ev Collins. Belmont, Calif. 8690 400 8990 625.00
12J. B. Blaylock, El Paso, Tex. 8648 325 8973 600.00
13Roger Helle, Detroit, Mich. 8604 360 8954 575.00
14Charlie Wilkinson, Salinas, Calif. 8688 350 8938 550.00
15Jerry Hacker, Los Angeles, Calif. 8623 250 8873 525.00
16Al Savas, Milwaukee, Wis. 8682 250 8832 500.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Jack Biondolillo6182$625.00
18Don Carter5176280.00
19Chuck Sisk6174267.50
 Ed Lubanski6174257.50
21Bill Grenier5169250.00
22Bert Bach5154240.00
23Ray Koehler6144235.00
24Bob Castillo5141230.00
25Glen Blakesley5138225.00
26Hank Lauman5136220.00
27Ed Bourdase5128210.00
28J. B. Solomon5119200.00
*Replaced Biondilillo* Replaced Biondilillo infin,als