Jacksonville PBA Open



$26,000 JACKSONVILLE PBA OPEN
Colt Lanes, Jacksonville, Florida, Dec 12-16, 1963

Salvino Jacksonville King

Carmen Salvino, the big guy from Chicago, started the 1964 campaign with a bang by capturing the $26,000 Jacksonville Open.

After leading the 40-game stretch by 141 pins, Salvino bumped Dick Downey, 226-180, in the nationally televised finals to walk off with the $4,000 first prize. Salvino's triumph came in the first test of the PBA's new television format in which the leader after 40 games is seeded into the championship match.

After the first 40 games, the order of finish for the TV action was Salvino, Downey, Billy Welu and Billy Hardwick. Downey downed Welu, 224-211, and Hardwick, 192-179. Welu rapped Hardwick 234-179, in the other match preceding the title test.

Welu led the 24-game qualifier, knocking down 5372 pins to runner-up Salvino's 5255. In the match-game play, Salvino won 10 and tied one of his 16 games.

THE FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.$4,000
2Dick Downey, Bloomfield, N.J.2,000
3Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo.1,500
4Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Salvino defeated Downey, 226-180. ROUND ROBIN: Welu defeated Hardwick, 234-179; Downey defeated Welu, 224-211; Downey defeated Hardwick, 192-179.

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Mike Limongello, Long Island, N.Y. 8515 500 9015 $1,250
6Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8354 550 8904 1,100
7Bob Kwolek, Detroit, Mich. 8389 500 8889 1,050
8Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8501 375 8876 1,000
9Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8495 350 8845 950
10Don Johnson, Koko, Ind. 8499 300 8799 900
11Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 8327 400 8727 850
12George Howard, Detroit 8272 400 8672 800
13Harry Smith, Baltimore 8314 350 8664 750
14Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8299 300 8599 700
15Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8229 250 8479 650
16Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio 8166 300 8466 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Bill Bunetta4907$420.00
18Vern Downing4895360.00
19Pat Patterson4888350.00
20Earl Johnson4880340.00
21Sam Flanagan4877330.00
22Glenn Allison4876320.00
23Jack Biondolillo4863203.34
 Bill Allen4863203.33
 Don Daugherty486 3203.33