North California PBA Open

Tokay Bowl, Lodi, California, Apr 14-18, 1964

Zahn Big At Lodi

Wayne Zahn, of Atlanta shared the spotlight with a record-setting field as he won the 13th and final tournament on the Professional Bowlers Association Winter tour at Lodi, Calif.

Zahn knocked off another 23-year-old, Billy Hardwick of San Mateo, Calif., 196-179, to pocket the $4,000 after two PBA scoring records had gone down the drain in the qualifier. Carmen Salvino, who finished 16th at the end of 24 games, knocked dozen 5227 pins to break the old mark of 5200 set at St. Paul in 1962. The 24th-place finisher, Fred Krusher, totalled 5163 for 24 games to lose the old record of 5121, also set in St. Paul.

In addition to Hardwick, Zahn's other playmates in the four-man televised finals included Bill Bunetta and Mike Chiuchiolo. Zahn led at the end of 40 games and sat on the sidelines while Hardwick defeated Chiuchiolo, 225-182, and Bunetta, 239-214. Bunetta rapped Chiuchiolo, 237-210.

Johnny Nickell and Bud Horn added to the high-scoring affair by shooting 300 games in the qualifier.


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.$4,000
2Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif.2,000
3Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif.1,500
4Mike Chiuchiolo, Patchogue, N.Y.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Zahn defeated Hardwick, 196-179. ROUND ROBIN: Bunetta defeated Chiuchiolo, 237-210; Hardwick defeated Chiuchiolo, 225-182; Hardwick defeated Bunetta, 239-214.

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8942 350 9292 $1,250
6Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8904 375 9279 1,100
7Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif. 8816 450 9266 1,050
8Glenn Allison, St. Louis, Mo. 8879 375 9254 1,000
9Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8846 400 9246 950
10Bill Landowski, Fartuna 8832 400 9232 900
11Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8756 450 9206 850
12Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8713 450 9163 800
13Mel Henderlite, Orlando, Fla. 8758 400 9158 750
14Mike Samardzija, Pontiac, Mich. 8648 400 9048 700
15Roy Lown, Baltimore, Md. 8566 375 8941 650
16Tom Hennessey, St. Louis, Mo. 8572 225 8797 600


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Johnny King5214$420.00
18Chuck Sisk5212360.00
19Ev Collins5195345.00
 Vern Downing5195345.00
21Dick Agee5191330.00
22Vic Gasser5180320.00
23Ed Lubanski5164310.00
*24Fred Kraushar51613300.00

*Denotes amateur.