Spokane PBA Open



$21,400 SPOKANE PBA OPEN
Silver Lanes, Spokane, Washington, Jun 25-28, 1964

Bluth "Most" At Spokane

It was a long time coming, but Ray Bluth, the St. Louis veteran, finally won a Professional Bowlers Association tournament, the $21,400 Spokane Open, with a record-breaking finish.

After six years of finishing second nine times and third on 12 other occasions, Bluth hit the $3,000 jackpot when he wound up 266 pins ahead of runnerup Les Schissler of Denver. The Blooper fired 1983 over the last eight games of the finals to tack up a new PBA mark.

Bluth also had a hand in thrilling the customers with one of the two 300's rolled in the finals. Ray got his in the 11th game after Schissler had knocked one off in his fourth game.

Big chance in the money race for 1964 came when Bill Allen took over as the leading man with earnings of $20,623.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
#1Ray Bluth, St. Louis 8709 600 9809 $3,000
#2Les Schissler, Denver 8643 400 9043 1,500
3Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8696 300 8995 1,200
4Mel Henderlite, Orlando, Fla. 8481 400 8881 1,100
5Buzz Fazio, Detroit 8272 600 8872 1,000
6Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8239 600 8839 950
7Bill Pace, Kansas City, Mo. 8397 400 8797 900
8Wayne Zahn, Atlanta. Ga. 8247 525 8772 850
9J. B. Blaylock, El Paso, Tex. 8360 400 8760 800
10Harry Smith, Baltimore 8355 350 8705 750
11Glenn Allison, Los Angeles 8306 825 8631 725
12Earl Johnson, Minneapolis 8240 300 8540 700
13Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 8113 425 8538 675
14Jim Smith. Eugene, Ore. 8117 250 8367 650
15Dave Soutar, Detroit 8087 275 8362 625
16Bill Miller, Compton, Calif. 7960 200 8160 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Gene Rhoda4921$420.00
18Tom Hennessey4919360.00
19Darylee Cox4899350.00
20Les Barrett4886340.00
21Eddie Hansen4883330.00
22Dave Davis4880320.00
23Bud Horn4878310.00
24Billy Welu4873300.00

# - Ray Bluth and Les Schissler earned $100 each for a 300 game.