Bergen Mall PBA Open



$27,000 BERGEN MALL PBA OPEN
Ten Pin-On-The-Mall, Paramus, New Jersey, Aug 19-22, 1965

Big Win For Salvino

Carmen Salvino, always the actor, had the lead part in the New Jersey Open drama which featured a Frank Merriwell finish.

The top four "heavies" going into the last game of the tournament were only 18 pins apart. Billy Golembiewski was in front, Salvino second, Les Schissler third and Jack Biondolillo fourth. And in the last frame, Salvino needed a double to beat Billy G and a Schissler strike would have beaten them both.

As it turned out, Salvino got his big strike on a Brooklyn hit and Schissler left four pins to give Salvino his sixth PBA championship. Carmen's margin of victory was but nine pins over Schissler. The G-Man finished 53 pins off the pace.

This was Salvino's first win in over a year and he commented: "When you've been in the winner's circle a few times and then have a long dry spell, you get frustrated. And, believe me, I was one of the most frustrated people ever going into this tournament."

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8314 425 8739 $3,000
2Les Schissler, Denver, Colo. 8380 350 8730 1,500
3Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 8136 550 8686 1,200
4Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8208 450 8658 1,150
5Johnny Meyer, Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 8128 500 8628 1,100
6Johnny King, Chicago, Ill. 8109 500 8609 1,050
7Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8200 400 8600 1,000
8Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif. 8127 450 8577 950
9Mike Limongello, Babylon, N.Y. 8147 400 8547 900
10Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8182 325 8607 850
11Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8105 400 8505 800
12Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex. 8126 375 8601 750
13Roy Lown, EI Paso, Tex. 8016 450 8466 700
14Jim Robinette, Falls Church, Va. 8104 300 8404 650
15Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8034 300 8334 625
16Chuck Layman, Cleveland, Ohio 7866 225 8091 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif.4786$450.00
18Johnny DeMartino, Deer Park, L.I., N.Y.4783390.00
19Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo.4781385.00
20Andy Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.4780380.00
21Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.4779376.00
22Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J.4761370.00
23Don Wray, Detroit, Mich.4760365.00
24Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind.4759360.00
25Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.4756355.00
26Midge McMahan, Grand Junction, Colo.4750350.00
27Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich.4748342.50
 Barry Asher, Santa Ana, Calif.4748342.50
29Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4738335.00
30Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4736327.50
 Bud Valenz Jr., Paterson, N.J.4736327.50
32Phil Cleary, Endwell, N.J.4733320.00
33Larry Oakar, Cleveland, Ohio4729315.00
34Jim Mack, Dover, N.J.4727310.00
35Norm Throupe, Stratford, Conn.4722305.00
36Art Johnson, Levittown, Pa.4718300.00