Rockford Coca-Cola PBA Open



$24,500 ROCKFORD COCA COLA PBA OPEN
Park Lanes, Rockford, Illinois, Jul 15-18, 1964

Salvino Bags Fourth PBA Title

Carmen Salvino proved he still was "on the ball" with a 90-pin victory over Billy Hardwick in the final rundown of the Professional Bowlers Association $24,500 Rockford, Ill. Coca-Cola Open.

Salvino made his big move in the final 16 games of the match-play competition.

After finishing in the eighth spot of the qualifier, which was led by Darylee Cox, Salvino won 13 of his 16 matches to easily outdistance the other contenders.

This was Salvino's second PBA title of the year, he won the opener at Jacksonville, and his fourth overall. Hardwick toppled 8483 pins but won only 10 of his 16 games in the finals.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8473 13-3-0 650 9123 $3,000
2Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Calif 8483 10-6-0 550 9033 1,500
3Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8502 10-6-0 500 9002 1,200
4Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8450 10-6-0 500 8950 1,100
5Darylee Cox, Bellingham, Wash. 8507 8-8-0 400 8907 1,000
6Harry Smith, Baltimore, Pa. 8335 9-7-0 450 8785 950
7Bob Crawford, Detroit, Mich. 8318 9-7-0 450 8768 900
8Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich. 8245 9-7-0 450 8695 850
9Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 8292 8-8-0 400 8692 800
10Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex. 8339 6-10-0 300 8639 750
11Steve Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y. 8244 7-9-0 350 8594 725
12Mel Henderlite, Orlando, Fla. 8336 5-11-0 250 8586 700
13Glenn Allison. Los Angeles, Calif. 8204 6-9-1 325 8529 675
14Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif. 8324 3-11-2 200 8524 650
*15Bill Tucker, Hollywood, Calif. 8195 6-9-1 325 8520 625
16Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8112 6-10-0 300 8412 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Bill Bunetta4983$450.00
18Tom Long4976390.00
19Buzz Fazio4975380.00
20Jerry Brinkman4974370.00
21Jack Rosencrance4970360.00
22J. B. Blaylock4966350.00
23Don McCune4965345.00
24Dennis Taylor4953340.00
25Mike Limongello4952335.00
26Jim St. John4951330.00
27John Nickell4945325.00
28Al Thompson4944320.00
29Bill Pace4942315.00
30Carl Babb4939310.00
31Bud Hodgson4931305.00
32J.Wilbert Sims4928300.00

*Tucker defeated Bunetta, 442-405, in two-game rolloff for 16th place.