Hialeah PBA Open



$26,000 HIALEAH PBA OPEN
Hialeah Lanes, Hialeah, Florida, Dec 19-23, 1963

King "Runs" At Hialeah

Johhny King, the veteran from Chicago, won the $4,000 top prize and scored his first major tournament victory in the $26,000 Hialeah Open.

King led through the first 40 games with an 8978 total, including his 550 bonus pins for winning 11 of 16 matches. Mel Henderlite was second with 8974, Vern Downing had 8933 and Glenn Allison 8861.

In the nationally televised finals, Allison scored over Henderlite, 209-160, and Downing, 222-169. Downing defeated Henderlite, 223-195.

This set up the final game and it was "no contest" as King ground out a 214-169 win over Allison.

Allison was the crowd favorite after moving from seventh to fourth in the position round of the match game play. Glenn made his big move with a 279 game.

Charlie Wilkinson led the 24-game qualifier.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Johnny King, Chicago$4,000
2Glenn Allison, St. Louis2,000
3Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif.1,600
4Mel Henderlite, Orlando, Fla.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: King defeated Allison 214-169. ROUND ROBIN: Downing defeated Henderlite, 223-195; Allison defeated Henderlite, 209-160; Allison defeated Downing, 222-169.

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Carl Babb, Kokomo, Ind. 8439 375 8814 $1,260
6Charlie Wilkinson, Salinas, Calif. 8322 425 8747 1,100
7Mike Chiuchiolo, Patchogue, N.Y. 8345 400 8745 1,050
8Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich. 8387 300 8687 1,000
9Tom Harnisch, Detroit, Mich. 8228 400 8628 950
10Ev Collins, San Mateo, Calif. 8174 400 8574 900
11Roger Helle, Detroit, Mich. 8162 400 8662 850
12George Howard, Detroit, Mich. 8134 400 8634 800
13J. B. Blaylock, El Paso, Tex. 8213 300 8613 750
14Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 8189 300 8439 700
15Pat Stone, Detroit, Mich. 8187 300 8487 650
16Earl Johnson, Minneapolis 8145 200 8345 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Harry Smith4897$420.00
18Dick Weber4895360.00
19Bill Lillard4890345.00
 Dick Hoover4890345.00
21Billy Welu4861330.00
22Vern Saunders4848320.00
23Art Jeziorski4834310.00
24Jack Biondolillo4827300.00