Madison PBA Open - Archived Standings
$28,500 MADISON PBA OPEN
North Gate Bowl, Madison, Wisconsin, Mar 9-13, 1965
Johnson Pops Fifth PBA Title
Three big games within four pins of each other in the finals carried Earl Johnson to his fifth Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) tournament title in the Madison Open.
Johnson opened his championship run with a 234-222 win over Les Schissler. He then defeated Bob Strampe, 237-183. In the championship game it was Johnson again, 235-213, over Nelson Burton Jr.
At this stage of the season, Burton had quite a record. In the seven tournaments he had entered, the 22-year-old youngster had two seconds, a third and a fourth.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Johnson defeated Burton 235-213. ROUND ROBIN: Strampe defeated Schissler 237-232; Johnson defeated Schissler 234-222; Johnson defeated Strampe 237-183. 24 GAMES