Bertrand PBA Open - Archived Standings
$28,500 BERTRAND PBA OPEN
Bertrand Bowl, Waukegan, Illinois, Aug 26-29, 1965
Harnisch Tags First Trophy
Tom Harnisch had been to the post many times before he made it big in the Waukegan, Ill. Open.
"I've been preparing a speech for an occasion like this for five years and now that I'm up here I don't know what to say," was the way he described his feelings after his first major tournament victory.
The Buffalo strong boy (he's 6 feet and 220 pounds) coasted through the latter part of the Waukegan test. He took a 109-pin lead into the final game and scored a 223-215 victory over runner-up Bill Tucker.
This gave Harnisch a 9373 total to Tucker's 9206. The winner posted 14 victories in the 16-game finals. Tucker won 13 and lost three.
THE FINALS (40 GAMES)