Florida Bowl, Mobile, Ala., Feb 8-12, 1966

Limongello Most At Mobile

Mike Limongello is about as big as a pint of persimmon juice (125 pounds) but he handles the 16-pounder like a heavyweight. At least, he rolled with authority in capturing his second PBA championship, the $35,000 Mobile-Sertoma Open.

After leading the 40-game qualifier, the 21-year-old pro wrapped up Dave Davis, 197-176, in the title tilt to pad his bank account by $5,000.

Davis and Bob Kwolek both defeated Johnny Meyer in the first two games of the televised finals. Davis then knocked out Kwolek, 204-183, to go into the payoff game.

Limongello won his first test as a 20-year-old in the 1965 PBA Oklahoma City test.


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.$5,000
2Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.2,500
3Bob Kwolek, Dayton, Ohio1,500
4Johnny Meyer, Long Island1,350

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Limongello defeated Davis, 197-176. ROUND ROBIN: Davis defeated Meyer, 201-199; Kwolek defeated Meyer, 199-190; Davis defeated Kwolek, 204-183.


 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
5Billy Golembiewski. Detroit, Mich. 8471 460 8921 $1,300
6Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo. 8438 400 8748 1,200
7Pete Tountas, Hammond, Ind. 8291 450 8741 1,150
8Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 8254 450 8704 1,100
9Skee Foremsky, EI Paso, Texas 8256 426 8681 1,050
10Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8323 350 8673 1,000
11Bobby Jacks, New Orleans, La. 8247 425 8672 950
12Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8266 276 8540 900
13Jerry McCoy, Ft. Worth, Texas 8207 300 8507 860
14Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8216 250 8466 800
15Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio 8143 300 8443 750
16Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif. 8133 300 8433 700


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif.4942$430
18Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4940420
19Tommy Tuttle, Rural Hall, N.C.4924410
*20Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind.4921450
21Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4920390
22Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.4917380
23Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind.4916370
24Ted Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pa.4902360
25Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.4898350
26Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.4891340
27Bob Denison, Birmingham, Ala.4886330
28Don Scott, Cleveland, Ohio4884320