PBA Labor Day Classic



$24,000 PBA LABOR DAY CLASSIC
Hart Bowl, Dallas, Texas, Sep 3-6, 1965

Baca, Burton Hit Dallas

A new champion, a new world's record and two 300 games made the Labor Day Classic in Dallas, Tex. a memorable tournament.

Sam Baca celebrated a new-born son (five days before the tournament started) by scoring a 10-pin verdict over Nelson Burton Jr.

Burton got into the act by rolling a 300 game on his way to setting an unsanctioned world mark of 1539 for a six-game block.

Jerry McCoy was the other 300 shooter.

Baca's 9515 total for the 40 games included 550 bonus pins for an 11-5 record in the match game finals. Burton knocked down the most pins (9055 actual) but won only nine games in the finals.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Sam Baca, Union City, Calif. 8965 650 9515 $3,000
2Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9055 450 9505 1,500
3Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8994 600 9494 1,200
4Ray Orf, St. Louis, Mo. 8970 475 9445 1,150
5Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif. 8880 525 9405 1,100
6Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo. 8802 500 9302 1,050
7Al Thompson, Cleveland Ohio 8823 450 9273 1,000
8Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8968 250 9218 950
9Jerry McCoy, Fort Worth, Tex. 8733 450 9183 900
10Jack Biondolillo Houston, Tex. 8809 350 9159 850
11Bill Lillard, Dallas Tex. 8777 360 9127 800
12Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8643 350 8993 750
13Tom Harnisc, Buffalo, N.Y. 8669 300 8969 700
*14Bob Tomlinson Dallas, Tex. 8595 300 8895 650
**15Johnny King, Chicago, Ill. 8544 300 8844 507.50
16Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 8439 260 8739 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Bill Fite, Detroit, Mich.6366$507.50
18Don Ellis, Houston, Tex.5296400.00
***19Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.5281430.00
20Bobby Meadows, Dallas, Tex.5272370.00
21Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.5268360.00
22Tom Hennessey, St. Louis, Mo.5266350.00
23Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.5265335.00
 Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.5265335.00
26Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.5257320.00
26Wally Wagner, Brea, Calif.5241310.00
27Jim Smith, Rockford, Ill.5232305.00
28Larry Oskar, Cleveland, Ohio5228300.00

*Amateur. **Johnny King replaced Bill Fite who qualified 11th, had to withdraw after 4 games in the finals. ***Alternate-$50.00