Northern California PBA Open



$22,500 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PBA OPEN
L&l Castle Lanes, San Francisco, California, Sep 30-Oct 3, 1965

Strampe Decisions McCoy

Bob Strampe and Jerry McCoy traded victories in the last two games of the tournament but it was Strampe's which counted most. And, the 1964 "Bowler of the Year" won his second PBA test of 1965 in the Northern California Open at San Francisco.

After McCoy led the 24-game qualifier, Strampe took command in the finals. But in the 15th game, McCoy ground out a 216-191 decision to take an 11-pin margin into the finale. Strampe won the wrapup game and the tourney with a 195-179 victory.

Strampe's pin-count for the 40-game eliminations was 9131. This included 500 bonus pins for his winning ten and losing six match games. McCoy wrapped it up with 9076 and Sam Baca was third with 9027.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8631 500 9131 $3,000
2Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8626 450 9076 1,500
3Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif. 8502 525 9027 1,200
4Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8509 425 8934 1,150
5Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8442 450 8892 1,100
6George Keels, Portland, Ore. 8308 450 8758 1,050
7Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif. 8277 450 8727 1,000
8Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif. 8368 350 8718 950
9Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex. 8252 450 8702 900
10Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8229 350 8529 850
11Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8269 300 8569 800
12Bill Tuttle, Campbell, Calif. 8149 400 8549 750
13Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8289 250 8539 700
14Roy Lown, El Paso, Tex. 8157 350 8507 650
15Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8100 400 8500 625
16Johnny Meyer, L. Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 8051 300 8351 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif.4968$420
18Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.4966360
19Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif.4961350
20Tom Long, Modesto, Calif.4954340
21Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.4924330
22Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.4915320
23Bobby Meadows, Dallas, Tex.4893310
24Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La.4889150
 Mike McGrath, El Cerrito,. Calif.4889150