San Jose PBA Open



$30,000 SAN JOSE PBA OPEN
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, California, Jun 11-14, 1964

Allen Tops At San Jose

Riding the jetstream of a 300 game, Lefthander Bill Allen of Orlando, Fla. was a wire-to-wire victor in the first tournament of the 1964 Professional Bowlers Association Summer tour, the $30,000 San Jose Open.

Of course, Allen didn't win it "going away." Don Carter was coming like Whirlaway at the finish and just lost the title by 35 pins. In fact, a one-pin defeat in the 16-game finals, 225-224, cost the big man of the bowling world the title.

Harry Smith, the Baltimore "Tiger", came in for his share of the glory when he knocked down 1485 pins during a six-game qualifying block. This was the highest set of the year and came within 40 pins of breaking Ray Bluth's all time mark.

Billy Hardwick finished fourth to take over the lead for the 1964 money winning honors with earnings of $20,010. Bob Strampe dropped to 'second with $18,900, Allen had $18,373, Zahn was fourth with $13,815 and Tommy Tuttle was next at $13,530.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8906 360 9256 $4,000
2Don Carter, St. Louis, Mo. 8672 650 9222 2,000
8Wayne Zahn, Atlanta. Ga. 8690 400 9090 1,500
4Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif. 8523 660 9073 1,400
6Sam Williams, San Francisco, Calif. 8616 600 9015 1,300
6Jerry McCoy. Ft. Worth, Texas 8657 360 9007 1,200
7Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8550 460 9000 1,150
8John Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8681 360 8931 1,100
9Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal. 8469 450 8919 1,050
10Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif. 8487 400 8887 1,000
11Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8435 450 8885 950
12Skee Foremsky. El Paso, Texas 8474 350 8824 900
13Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md. 8478 300 8778 850
14Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8392 360 8742 800
15Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif. 8289 350 8639 750
16Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8361 250 8611 700

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Jim St. John6004$500.00
18Bob Williams4994440.00
19J. B. Blaylock4986430.00
20Pete Tountas4983420.00
21Eddy Patterson4979405.00
 Larry Laub4979405.00
23Tom Long4978390.00
24Les Schissler4968580.00
25Les Barrett4967370.00
26Ray Bluth4962360.00
27Mel Henderlite4956350.00
28Bill Aziz4940340.00
29Glenn Carlson4929330.00
30George Howard4928320.00
31Vern Downing4926310.00
32Jim Stevenson4922300.00

Give Bill Allen $100 for 300 game.