Seattle PBA Open



$22,500 SEATTLE PBA OPEN
Robin Hood Lanes, Seattle, Washington, Jun 3-6, 1965

Rhoda Romps At Seattle

Jerry McCoy rolled a 300 game but it was Big Gene Rhoda who stepped front and center to receive the $3,000 first-place check in the Seattle Open.

The 6-3, 225-pound Indiana pro won 11 of his 16 matches in the finals to walk off with a 173-pin victory over second-place Mike Limongello.

Although this was Rhoda's first major tournament victory, it was the second time he had read his name in the headlines. In November of 1964 the big guy set world records for six games (1532) and 12 games (2983) in the PBA Columbus (0.) Open.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8902 550 9452 $3,000
2Mike Limongello, Babylon, N.Y. 8779 500 9279 1,500
3Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8701 500 9201 1,200
4Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8605 450 9055 1,150
5Harry Smith, Atherton, Calif. 8625 400 9025 1,100
6Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8433 550 8983 1,050
7Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich. 8543 425 8973 1,000
8Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8536 400 8936 950
9Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8622 300 8922 900
10Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 8510 400 8910 850
11Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8487 375 8862 800
12John Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8509 350 8859 750
13Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8437 400 8837 700
14Jim Smith, Eugene, Oregon 8218 300 8518 650
15Dwayne Hicks, La Habra, Calif. 8214 300 8514 625
16Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif. 8148 200 8348 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.5014$420
18Don Sabots, Seattle, Wash.5013360
19Bill Tuttle, Campbell, Calif.5005350
20Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4999340
21Doyle Dillon, Renton, Wash.4997330
22Ted Johnson, Renton, Wash.4985320
23Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif.4983310
24Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind.4991300