San Jose PBA Open



$23,600 SAN JOSE PBA OPEN
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, California, Sep 11-14, 1963

Howard "Pounds" San Jose

George Howard of Detroit weighs only 107 but he knocked down much more poundage in pins as he captured the $23,600 San Jose, Calif. Open.

At that, little Georgie had only a couple pounds to spare in edging Vern Downing of Rodeo, Calif., 9336-9333. Howard felled 8686 pins over the 40-game route to Downing's 8683. Both received 650 bonus pins for winning 13 of their 16 matches in the finals.

Although this was Howard's first PBA win of the year, he has won three overall . . . Las Vegas in 1961 and Niagara Falls in 1962 .

Andy Marzich, who was blanked, lost $1,000 to second-place Harry Smith, who finished fifth, in the money-earning race. Andy had $27,698 to Smith's $25,827. Jim St. John was third with $24,535, Earl Johnson was fourth with $23,702 and the fifth man was Dick Weber with $23,608.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1George Howard, Detroit, Mich. 8686 650 9336 3000.00
2Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif. 8683 650 9333 1500.00
3Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8633 600 9233 1200.00
4Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8654 450 9104 1100.00
5Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8483 375 8858 1000.00
6Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif. 8419 400 8819 950.00
7Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 8439 350 8789 900.00
8Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif. 8610 250 8760 850.00
9Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8308 450 8758 800.00
10Bill Landowski, Fortuna, Calif. 8341 400 8741 750.00
11Ed Shuler, Ashland, Calif. 8320 350 8670 700.00
12Ray Koehler. Brooklyn, N.Y. 8238 400 8638 650.00
13Jim Carman, Dallas, Tex. 8319 300 8619 625.00
14Sam Williams, San Francisco, Calif. 8144 350 8494 600.00
15Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8190 250 8440 575.00
16Les Barrett, San Mateo, Calif. 8264 175 8421 540.00

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Ed Bourdase4944$450.00
18John Rebol4939345.00
19Harry O'Neale4935340.00
20Sam Baca4933335.00
21Jim Schroeder4928330.00
22Jim St. John4924325.00
23Jack Rosencrance4919320.00
24Bill Grenier4906315.00
25Bill Karach4897310.00
26Dick Weber4883305.00
27Bill Maglione4897300.00
28Earl Johnson4875295.00
29Bill Allen4874290.00
30Milt Molhusen4873285.00
31Pat Patterson4865280.00
32Steve Nagy4864275.00