Hialeah-Miami Open



$35,000 HIALEAH-MIAMI OPEN
Hialeah Lanes, Hialeah, Fla., Feb 1-5, 1966

Schissler Is Three-Time Champ

Les Schissler bathed in the February sunshine and the sweet drugs of victory by winning the $35,000 Hialeah-Miami Open. It was his third PBA tournament conquest.

Schissler was the go-guy all the way, having led the 40-game qualifier by 233 pins over second place Ed Bourdase. The newest champ on the PBA circuit counted 9120 after adding 525 bonus pins for winning ten, losing five and tying one in the match-play semis.

In the televised finals, Bob Strampe, Bud Horn and Bourdase took turns beating each other before Horn emerged as the total pin leader. But Horn fell four pins short, 196-192, in the last match and Schissler was THE man.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Les Schissler, Denver$5,000
2Bud Horn, Los Angeles2,500
3Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.1,500
4Bob Strampe, Detroit1,350

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Schissler defeated Horn, 196-192. ROUND ROBIN: Strampe defeated Horn, 226-225; Bourdase defeated Strampe, 245-216; Horn defeated Bourdase, 256-224.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich. 8192 525 8717 $1,350
6Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio 8197 500 8697 1,200
7Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8226 450 8676 1,150
8Jim Lynch, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8167 450 8617 1,100
9Fred Lening, Fairless Hills, Pa. 8031 500 8531 1,050
10Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8157 350 8507 1,000
11Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8005 400 8405 950
12Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8044 300 8344 900
13Tom Hennessey, St. Louis 8011 300 8311 850
14Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif. 8030 225 8255 800
15Lou Scalia, Hollywood, Fla. 8012 225 8237 750
16Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 7914 200 8114 700

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis4787$470
18Dave Soutar, Detroit4785410
19Norm Meyers, Los Angeles4769400
20Roy Lown, El Paso, Tex.4757390
21Wayne Zahn, Atlanta4754375
 Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif.4754375
23Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C.4748360
24Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.4747350