Oxnard PBA Open



$25,500 OXNARD PBA OPEN
Tournament Bowl, Oxnard, California, Oct 7-10, 1965

Guenther Sets World Marks

John Guenther made his first PBA tournament triumph a real one when he set two world records on his way to the title in the Oxnard, Calif. Open.

Both of Guenther's marks were recorded in the finals. He rolled 2022 for one eight-game block and came back with 1808 for a 16-game total of 3830. These bettered Ray Bluth's performances of 1983 and 3793 hung up at Seattle in 1964.

It was all Guenther at the end as his margin of victory read 498 pins. The new champ's total was 9863 for 40 games. This included 600 bonus pins he received for winning 12 of his 16 games in the finals. Dave Soutar was second with 9365.

THE FINALS (40 GAMES)

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 9263 600 9863 $3,000
2Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8715 650 9365 1,500
3Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8730 600 9330 1,200
4Dave Davis, Phoenix, Arizona 8848 460 9298 1,150
5Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8771 500 9271 1,100
6Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Georgia 8796 450 9246 1,050
7Glenn Allison, Brea, Calif. 8768 450 9218 1,000
8Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8828 350 9178 950
9Don Carter, St. Louis, Mo. 8702 450 9162 900
10Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif. 8892 250 9142 850
11Bob Phillips, Richmond, Calif. 8791 300 9091 800
12Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8764 300 9064 750
13Ev Collins, San Mateo, Calif. 8530 350 8880 700
14Darylee Cox, Seattle, Wash. 8496 300 8796 650
15Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn. 8533 250 8783 625
16Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Texas 8323 150 8473 600

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Virg Lange, Ventura, Calif.5142$450
18Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.5131390
19Ron Winger, Van Nuys, Calif.5113380
20Bobby Meadows, Dallas, Texas5105370
21Don Johnson, Kokomo, Indiana5102360
22Roy Lown, El Paso, Texas5100350
23Wally Wagner, Brea, Calif.5098340
24Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.5095330
25Eddy Patterson, EI Paso, Texas5089320
26Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.5083310
27Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif.5069305
28Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.5067150
 Fred Foremsky, El Paso, Texas5067150