Louisville PBA Open



$25,500 LOUISVILLE PBA OPEN
Thelmal Lanes, Louisville, Kentucky, Jul 22-25, 1965

Rhoda Plugs Champagne Tap

The Press and touring pros missed out on another champagne party when Harry Smith lost the final game and the Louisville Open to Big Gene Rhoda.

Smith, who started his "champagne kick", a la golf's Tony Lema, in the previous tourney, went into the last game of the tournament with a 55-pin edge. Rhoda struck out in the last two frames to post a 233-216 victory. With the 50-pin bonus, the 220-pound Rhoda emerged a 37-pin victor.

It was Rhoda's second PBA tournament win. Earlier in the year he knocked off the Seattle championship.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8731 450 9181 $3,000
2Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif. 8694 475 9169 1,500
3Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8664 500 9154 1,200
4Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 21610 575 9085 1,150
5Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8447 550 8997 1,100
6Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8590 400 8990 1,050
7Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8473 475 8953 1,000
8Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8451 475 8926 950
9Ev Collins, San Mateo, Calif. 3468 450 9918 900
10Monroe Moore, Pontiac, Mich. 3389 350 3739 850
11Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y. 3444 275 3719 800
12Bob Chase, Kansas City, Mo. 3349 360 3699 760
13Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 3465 225 3690 700
14Chuck Layman, Cleveland, Ohio 3379 300 3679 650
15Issy LaBrosse, New Orleans, La. 3235 350 8585 625
16Gene Vetrone, Hanover, N.J. 8182 200 8382 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Rich Massiello, Cleveland, Ohio5015$446.00
18Mike Samardzija, Pontiac, Mich.5015395.00
19Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Tex.5010380.00
20Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.5008370.00
21Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex.4996355.00
 Carl Babb, Kokomo, Ind.4996355.00
23Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo.4994345.00
24Bill Tucker, Hollywood, Calif.4939340.00
25Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.4983332.50
 Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.4983332.50
27Lou Frantz, Louisville, Ky.4981325.00
28J. B. Blaylock, EI Paso, Tex.4975320.00
29Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich.4963315.00
30Mike Limongello, Babylon, N.Y.4958310.00
31Ed Thomas, Logan, Ohio4952305.00
32Dan Fix, Missoula, Mont.4951300

*Alternate.