Birmingham PBA Open



$22,500 BIRMINGHAM PBA OPEN
Roebuck Lanes, Birmingham, Alabama, Sep 9-12, 1965

Salvino Takes Hilly Route

Carmen Salvino "died a thousand deaths" before rallying to win the Birmingham Open.

"I couldn't make up my mind whether I wanted this one or not," was the way Salvino explained his up and down performance.

Salvino got off to a bad start and then came strong to lead the 24-game qualifier. The big Chicago native lost his first five match games to drop to fifth place in the finals. He recovered with games of 268, 243 and 277 to move back into the title picture.

Salvino then won six of his last seven games and took a 94-pin lead over Ted Hoffman into the last game. Hoffman almost overhauled the seven-time PBA champ by scoring a 217-182 win. The runner-up finished only nine pins behind.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8938 450 9388 $3,000
2Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8779 600 9379 1,500
3Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8638 600 9238 1,200
4Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8673 500 9173 1,150
5Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8672 450 9122 1,100
*6Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif. 8682 375 9067 1,050
7Bill Fite, Detroit, Mich. 8682 350 9032 1,000
8Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif. 8680 350 9030 950
9Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8365 450 9015 900
10Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex. 8615 375 8990 850
11Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 8556 400 8955 800
*12Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif. 8429 425 8854 760
13Andy Marzich, Torrance, Calif. 8517 300 8817 700
14Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich. 8562 250 8812 650
15Henry Goggans, Birmingham, Ala. 8555 225 8780 625
16Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8474 300 8774 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
**17Roger Ross, Birmingham, Ala.5136$415
 Johnny Meyer, L. Ronkonkoma, N.Y.5136365
19Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla.5113350
20Johnny King, Des Plaines, Ill.5106340
**21Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala.5100325
 Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.5100325
23John Chapman, Kansas City, Kan.5098310
24Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.5090300

*Harry Smith and Bill Tucker received $100 extra for 300 games.
**Local Entry. ***Received $50 as alternate.