New Orleans Coca-Cola PBA Open
$27,000 NEW ORLEANS COCA COLA PBA OPEN
Expressway Lanes, Gretna, Louisiana, Feb 18-22, 1964
Allen Rocks In New Orleans
Lefthanders delivered another one-two punch in the $27,600 New Orleans Open when Bill Allen of Orlando, Fla. won it and Jerry McCoy of Fort Worth, Tex. finished second.
This was the second week in a row that these two lefties had tangled for the title, only this time the score was tighter, 212-204. In the Mobile finale, Allen won, 225-210. Allen and Jim St. John recorded 300's in the tournament.
Andy Marzich didn't last long as first McCoy dropped him, 211-206, and then Jim St. John scored, 259-208, in the televised finals. McCoy moved past St. John, 233-208, to get a shot at the $4,000 first prize.
It looked as if McCoy was going to reverse the decision of the week before when he built a 21-pin lead midway through the title tiff. But Allen closed with three strikes and McCoy couldn't connect in the 10th frame and it was all over.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Allen defeated McCoy, 212-204. ROUND ROBIN: St. John defeated Marzich, 259-208; McCoy defeated Marzich, 211-206 ; McCoy defeated St. John, 233-208. 24 GAMES *Kwolek defeated Meyer, 388-859, in two-game series for 16th spot.
*Kwolek defeated Meyer, 388-859, in two-game series for 16th spot.