Denver PBA Open



$22,500 DENVER PBA OPEN
Broadmoor Bowl, Denver, Colorado, Jul 15-18, 1965

Smith Makes It Ten Titles

"The Tiger" took a public relations page from golf's Tony Lema and Harry Smith now is bowling's "Champagne Kid."

Following his third PBA tournament victory of the year and 10th overall in the Denver Open, Smith threw a champagne party for the press and all the boys on the tour.

Everyone agreed this was quite a gesture coming from the guy who, a few years back, wouldn't give his opponents a "good morning" because he was afraid it might destroy his competitive edge.

Smith's margin of victory was overwhelming . . . 347 pins better than runnerup Bob Phillips. The veteran posted a 9331 total. This included 700 bonus pins he got for winning 14 of his 16 match games in the finals.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif. 8631 700 9331 $3,000
2Bob Phillips, San Pablo, Calif. 8659 326 8984 1,500
3Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8535 400 8936 1,200
4Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8468 450 8918 1,150
5Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich. 8359 560 8909 1,100
6Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8351 500 8851 1,050
7Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn. 8400 450 8850 1,000
8Issy LaBrosse, New Orleans, La. 8349 400 8749 950
9Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8383 350 8733 900
10Dick Agee, San Jose, Calif. 8253 400 8663 860
11Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex. 8259 375 8634 800
12Jerry McClary, Denver, Colo. 8173 450 8623 750
13Harry 0'Neale, Charleston, S.C. 8361 226 8586 700
14Bill Lillard, Dallas, Tex. 8303 276 8578 650
15Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8175 300 8475 625
16Roy Lown, El Paso, Tex. 8176 260 8426 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif.4942$420
18George McDonald, Denver, Colo.4941360
19Don Russell, Yuma, Arizona4939350
20Larry Oakar, Cleveland, Ohio4937340
21Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.4931330
22Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex.4929320
23Bill Tucker, Hollywood, Calif.4926310
24Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.4918300