Westgate Lanes, Brockton, Mass., Aug 12-15, 1965

Meyer Snaps Slump At Boston

Lefthander Johnny Meyer dumped a two-year slump when he recorded his second PBA championship in the Boston Open.

Mired in the doldrums since a sparkling victory in the Houston Open in 1963, Meyer was his old self as he hung up a 116-pin win over second-place Jerry McCoy. Meyer's 9117 total included 500 bonus pins he received for winning 10 of his 16 matches in the finals.

A pall of sadness hung over the tournament site after the first day when Hall of Famer Steve Nagy suffered a stroke and was removed to a Brockton Hospital in a coma.

Harry Smith made the round of 16 for the tenth straight time but was forced to withdraw from the finals with a bad back.


 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Johnny Meyer, L. Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 8617 500 9117 $3,000
2Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8451 660 9001 1,500
3Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C. 8311 560 8861 1,200
4Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex. 8306 350 8666 1,150
5Eddy Patterson, El Paso, Tex. 8240 400 8640 1,100
6Bill Fite, Garden City, Mich. 8184 450 8634 1,050
7Ernest Hoesterey, New Bedford, Mass. 8221 400 8621 1,000
8Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8128 450 8678 950
9Bill Tucker, Hollywood, Calif. 8122 460 8572 900
10Bill Beach, Warren, Ohio 8169 350 8509 850
11Teata Semiz, Riveredge, N.J. 8066 426 8490 800
12Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8161 300 8461 750
13Ron Hatem, Lawrence, Mass. 8061 326 8386 700
14Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Tex. 8003 360 8363 532.50
15Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa. 7996 300 8296 625
16Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 7998 250 8248 600


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif.4853$632.50
18Roger Urbon, Stoughton, Mass.4834460.00
19Fred Lening, Fairless Hills, Pa.4828405.00
20John Fonagy Jr., Buffalo, N.Y.4825400.00
21Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.4821395.00
22J. B. Blaylock, El Paso, Tex.4815390.00
23Pete Cambio, Buffalo, N.Y.4801382.50
 Dan Spada, Cherry Hill, N.J.4801382.50
25Barry Goldstein,Jacksonville, Fla.4800376.00
26Dan Fix, Missoula, Mont.4793370.00
27Eddie Lubanski, Detroit, Mich.4780365.00
28Don Carter, St. Louis, Mo.4774360.00
29Don Wray, Detroit, Mich.4773352.50
 Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio4773352.50
31Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo.4763346.00
32Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.4768340.00
33George Howard, Detroit, Mich.4752335.00
34Andy Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.4751330.00
35Eddie Graef, Orange, N.J.4746322.50
36Jack Hanley, Worcester, Mass.4746322.50
37Andy Slivienski, Cohoes, N.Y.4746315.00
38Bobby Meadows, Ft. Worth, Tex.4739310.00
39Tom Harnisch, Buffalo, N.Y.4738302.50
40Andy Marzich, Torrance, Calif.4738302.50