Continental PBA Open



$27,500 CONTINENTAL PBA OPEN
Continental Lanes, Roseville, Michigan, Jul 30-Aug 2, 1964

St. John Detroit Champ

Jim St. John, of San Jose, Calif. had too much horsepower for the rest of the field as he sped to his fourth Professional Bowlers Association tournament title in the $27,500 Continental Open.

The ex-sailor, who qualified in the fourth spot by shooting 5043 for 24 games, took the lead in the sixth game of the finals and never was headed.

The position round game (No. 16) was just a formality as St. John held a180-pin lead over Dick Weber of St. Louis going in. Weber took that last match, 239-199, to finish second.

Norm Meyers of Los Angeles led the 24-game qualifier but faded to 12th place when he won but five of his 16 games in the finals.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8553 12-4-0 600 9153 $3,000
2Dick Weber, St. Louis 8513 11-5-0 550 9063 1,500
3Fred Lening, Fairless Hills 8344 12-4-0 600 8944 1,200
4Vern Downing, San Pablo, Calif. 8364 10-6-0 500 8864 1,100
5Dennis Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio 8442 8-8-0 400 8842 1,000
6Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8132 10-6-0 500 8882 950
7Ray Bluth, St. Louis 8299 10-6-0 500 8799 900
8Buzz Fazio, Detroit 8379 7-9-0 350 8729 850
9Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8270 8-8-0 400 8670 800
10Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio 8288 7-9-0 350 8638 750
11Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 8266 7-9-0 350 8616 725
12Norm Meyers, Los Angeles 8326 5-11-0 250 8576 700
13Bill Tucker, Hollywood, Calif. 8203 6-10-0 300 8503 675
14Wally Wagner, Anaheim, Calif. 8161 6-10-0 300 8461 650
15Eddie Machren, Minneapolis 8193 5-11-0 250 8443 625
16Jim Micale, Syracuse, N.Y. 8116 4-12-0 200 8316 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Bob Kwolek4938$460.00
18Bill Allen4935405.00
19Jerry Hale4933400.00
20Bill Miller4926395.00
21Ev Collins4925390.00
22Mike Totsky4924382.60
22Bob Strampe4924382.50
24Jack Biondolillo4923375.00
25Levon Potts4922370.00
26Bob Kwiecien4921365.00
27Mike Limongello4909360.00
28Bud Horn4908355.00
29Bill Bunetta4904350.00
30Joe Joseph4899345.00
31John Nickell4896337.50
32Nelson Burton Jr.4896337.50
33Bill Pace4881330.00
34Mike Samardziia4880325.00
35Wayne Zahn4877320.00
*36Dick Preston4870315.00
37George Howard4869310.00
38Dave Soutar4863302.50
 Harry Smith4863302.50
40Billy Golembiewski4859300.00

*Denotes amateur