Los Angeles PBA Open - Archived Standings
$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.