St. Paul Open



$37,000 ST. PAUL OPEN
All Star Bowl, St. Paul, Minn., Mar 8-12, 1966

Rhoda Roars In St. Paul

Gene Rhoda needed all the strength in his 6-2, 225-pound frame to overcome an influenza epidemic and the 128-man field in the $37,000 St. Paul Open.

The flu bug bedded 22 of the starters as Rhoda charged through the first 40 games with a leading 9160 total and then bombed Bob Strampe, 234-190, in the televised finals.

It was the second PBA crown of the year for Rhoda (he won at Charlotte, N.C.) and fourth overall.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso$6,000
2Bob Strampe, Detroit2,500
3Dave Soutar, Detroit1,500
4Mike Limongello, N. Babylon1,350

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Rhoda defeated Strampe, 234-190. ROUND ROBIN: Strampe defeated Limongello, 209-194; Soutar defeated Limongello, 199-174; Strampe defeated Soutar, 209-194.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
*5Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 8293 460 8743 $1,275
6Harry Smith, Redwood City. Calif. 8193 560 8743 1,225
7Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y. 8230 450 8680 1,150
8Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8202 475 8677 1,100
9Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn. 8205 426 8630 1,060
10Ray Koehler, Bayshore, N.Y. 8125 425 8560 1,000
11Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8158 325 8483 950
12Dick Sternberg, Rochester, N.Y. 8132 360 8482 900
13Chet Dziedzina, Chicago, Ill. 8064 350 8414 860
14Roy Lown, El Paso, Texas 8058 360 8408 800
15Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8223 160 8373 750
16Fred Lening, Fairless Hills, Pa. 8094 160 8244 700

24 GAMES

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Tom Long, Anaheim, Calif.4906$500
18Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4896440
19Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4890430
20George Howard, Detroit, Mich.4874420
21Bill Anderson, Minneapolis, Minn.4872410
22Don McCune, Calumet City, ill.4870400
23Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.4852390
24Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.4838380
25Lowell Hanson, St. Paul, Minn.4837385
26Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich.4837365
27Virg Enger, Minneapolis, Minn.4836350
28Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C.4834340
29Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif.4830330
30Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4828320
31Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich.4826310
32Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif.4824300
33Lou Scalia, W. Hollywood, Fla.4816100

*Alternate.