Louisville Coca-Cola Open



$24,500 LOUISVILLE COCA COLA OPEN
Thelmal Lanes, Louisville, Kentucky, Aug 20-23, 1964

Burton Corners Louisville Title

Nelson Burton Jr., son of the famous St. Louisan in the Hall of Fame, was a 203-pin winner in the Professional Bowlers Association $24,500 Louisville Open.

Young Nellie, who cut his bowling teeth in his dad's establishment, counted 9510 pins over the 40-game tournament route. This included 650 bonus pins for winning 13 games in the finals.

This was the 22-year-old youngster's first major title and he had it "cornered" after finishing second to Dennis Taylor's 5393 leading qualifying score. Nellie threw from the first board all the way and it paid off handsomely. Burton was the gallery favorite after rolling a 300 game in his last qualifying block.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8860 13-3-0 650 9610 $3,000
2Pat Stone, Detroit, Mich. 8807 10-6-0 600 9307 1,600
3Johnny King, Chicago, Ill. 8746 11-5-0 650 9296 1,200
4Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8825 8-8-0 400 9226 1,100
5Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif. 8817 7-9-0 360 9167 1,000
6Harry Smith, Baltimore, Md, 8760 8-8-0 400 9160 950
7Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif. 8693 8-8-0 400 9093 900
8Dennis Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio 8679 6-9-1 325 9004 850
9Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8666 8-8-0 400 8966 775
 Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 8591 7-8-1 375 8966 775
11Ed Bourdase, Fresno. Calif. 8479 9-7-0 460 8929 725
12Buzz Fazio, Detroit 8626 7-9-0 360 8875 700
13Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8523 7-9-0 350 8873 675
14Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8614 6-9-1 325 8839 650
15Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 8478 6-9-1 325 8803 625
16Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8430 5-11-0 260 8680 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Ray Bluth6129$400.00
18Gene Rhoda5124440.00
19Mel Henderlite5098380.00
20Dick Weber6096370.00
21Vern Downing5095360.00
22Sonny Frantz5093350.00
23Bill Pace5089345.00
24Earl Johnson5086340.00
25Bud Hodgson5071335.00
26Nin Angelo5064330.00
27Leon Woodman6067325.00
28Norm Meyers5066320.00
29Don Carter5044315.00
30J. Wilbert Sims5043310.00
31Jim Schroeder5040305.00
32Dan Fix6035300.00