Country Club Lanes, Sacramento, Ca, Dec 10-14, 1964

Fazio Flags Hale In Norcal

Ageless Buzz Fazio opened the fresh year by winning the Northern California Open at Sacramento in one of the most thrilling finals in the history of the PBA.

At the end of the second game of the finals, the b7-year-old "Buzzer" was tied with Jerry Hale. In the two-frame rolloff, Fazio spared, threw two strikes and added eight pins. Hale spared and then got eight pins. Fazio wrapped up the title when he bested Jack Biondolillo, 216-214.

It was Fazio's second PBA tournament championship. Buzz collected his first at Princeton, N.J. in 1964.


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Buzz Fazio, Detroit, Mich.$6,000
2Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas2,600
3Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.1,600
4Jerry Hale, Richmond, Calif.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Fazio defeated Biondolillo, 216-214. ROUND ROBIN: Bluth defeated Hale, 238-168; Fazio defeated Hale in rolloff; Fazio defeated Bluth, 236-224.

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Jerry McCoy, Fort Worth, Tex. 8832 400 9232 $1,300
6Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, Cal. 8760 476 9226 1,200
7Andy Marzich, Torrance, Cal. 8676 600 9176 1,150
8Bud Horn, Los Angeles 8689 460 9139 1,100
9Jim St. John, San Jose, Cal. 8774 326 9099 1,050
10Barry Asher, Santa Ana, Cal. 8611 460 9061 1,000
11Glenn Allison, Los Angeles 8733 326 9068 950
12Charlie Wilkinson, Salinas, Cal. 8644 360 8994 900
13Harry Smith, Boston 8661 300 8961 850
14Lewis Presley, Redding, Cal. 8629 360 8879 800
15Gary Mantineau, Nashville, Tenn. 8637 260 8787 750
16Earl Johnson, Minneapolis 8461 200 8661 700


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.5124$470
18Dick Agee, San Jose, Cal.5120410
19Dick Weber, St. Louis5108400
20Wally Wagner, Brea, Cal.5096390
21Don Bickford, Sacramento, Cal.5093380
22Johnny Meyer, Long Island, N.Y.5090370
23Sam Baca, Hayward, Cal.5086360
24Dave Soutar, Detroit. Mich.5083350