Continental Lanes, Detroit, Michigan, Mar 16-20, 1965

Strampe Struts In Home Town

Bob Strampe, the "Golden Boy" of the year before, returned to the winner's circle for the first time in 1965 with a victory in the Continental Open at Detroit.

Strampe, "Bowler of the Year" in 1964, was in luck in his home town as he eked out a one-pin (190-189) win over fellow-Detroiter Billy Golembiewski in the championship finale.

It was the second PBA championship for the tour's leading money winner in 1964. Strampe captured the PBA National Championship the previous November.


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Bob Strampe, Detroit$5,000
2Billy Golembiewski, Detroit2,600
3Jim Robinette, Fall Church, Va.1,500
4Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.1,300

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Golembiewski won right to meet Strampe in final game on total pins of 447, and then lost to Strampe 190-189. ROUND ROBIN: Soutar defeated Golembiewski 211-203; Golembiewski defeated Robinette 244-180; Robinette defeated Soutar 244-181.

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Texas 8378 450 8828 $1,300
6Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio 8385 350 8736 1,200
7Ron Winter, Van Nuys, Calif. 8202 450 8652 1,150
8Ed Thomas, Logan, Ohio 8277 300 8577 1,100
9Mike Samardzija, Pontiac, Mich. 8103 400 8503 1,060
10Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio 8199 300 8499 1,000
11Ray Di Santo, Batavia, N.Y. 8085 400 8485 950
12Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8130 350 8480 900
13Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8111 350 8461 850
14Fred Lening, Fairless Hills, Pa. 8193 260 8443 800
15Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8150 250 8400 750
16Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif. 8143 260 8393 700


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4944$460.00
18Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.4942500.00
19Nelson Burton Jr. St. Louis, Mo.4939440.00
20Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.4936430.00
21Nin Angelo, Buffalo, N.Y.4931420.00
22Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo.4930405.00
 Harry Smith, Boston, Mass.4930405.00
24Don Bowlin, Middletown, Ohio4898390.00
25Don Daugherty, Clearwater, Fla.4887380.00
26Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.4882370.00
27Tom Harnish, Buffalo, N.Y.4873366.00
28Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.4857360.00
29Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.4849365.00
30Johnny King, Chicago, Ill.4847350.00
31Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.4843342.50
32Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4843342.50
33Monroe Moore, Troy, Michigan4836335.00
34Tommy Tuttle, Rural Hall, N.C.4825330.00
36Bill Schaufert, Cincinnati, Ohio4824325.00
36Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas4815320.00
37Lou Matassa, Leamington, Ontario4811315.00
38Tony Madonia, Buffalo, New York4809307.50
39Joe Donato, Schenectady, New York4809307.50
40J. Wilbert Sims, Chicago, Ill.4704300.00