Birmingham Coca-Cola PBA Open



$25,000 BIRMINGHAM COCA-COLA PBA OPEN
Homewood Bowl, Birmingham, Alabama, Feb 25-29, 1964

Hardwick Handles Birmingham

Billy Hardwick, the 1963 money king from San Mateo, Calif., bagged his first PBA championship of the year when he defeated Carmen Salvino of Chicago, 196-187, in the televised title game of the $25,000 Birmingham Coca-Cola Open.

The 23-year-old Californian won 13 of his 16 games in the headto-head competition to total 9187 for the first 40 games. Salvino was No. 2 man with 9084, Don Carter had 8988 and Andy Marzich 8935.

Seeded into the championship match, Hardwick watched Salvino defeat Carter, 179-167; Marzich beat Carter, 255-212, and Salvino took care of Marzich, 210-199.

This was Hardwick's fifth PBA tournament victory in less than 12 months, and it moved him into seventh place in the 1964 money standings with earnings of $6,400. Bob Strampe continued to lead with $16,600, Tommy Tuttle had $9,230, Bill Allen $8,738, Carmen Salvino $7,245 and Dick Weber $6,990.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif.$4,000
2Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.2,000
3Andy Marzich, Los Angeles, Calif.1,500
4Don Carter, St. Louis, Mo.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Hardwick defeated Salvino, 196-187. ROUND ROBIN: Marzich defeated Carter, 255-212; Salvino defeated Carter, 179-167; Salvino defeated Marzich, 210-199.

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Pete Tountas, Chicago, Ill. 8547 350 8897 $1,250
6Ralph Brunt, Atlanta, Ga. 8493 400 8893 1,100
7Teata Semiz, Riveredge, N.J. 8367 475 8842 1,060
8Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8429 400 8829 1,000
9Johnny King, Chicago, Ill. 8383 400 8783 950
10Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8342 400 8742 900
11Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich. 8331 375 8706 850
12Bill Pace, Kansas City, Kan. 8312 350 8662 800
13Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 8372 200 8672 750
14Fred Bujack, St. Louis, Mo. 8125 325 8450 700
15Ray Koehler, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8230 200 8430 660
16Jerry Brinkman, Indianapolis, Ind. 8125 200 8325 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17George Howard5007$450.00
18Dick Agee4990385.00
19Tom Harnisch4987370.00
20Tom Balistreri4987360.00
21Les Schissler4977350.00
22Ed Bourdase4971340.00
23Jack Henry4960330.00
24Al Savas4954320.00
25Harry O'Neale4952312.50
 Buzz Fazio4952312.50
27Tom Hennessey4948305.00
28Jack Biondolillo4946300.00