Bowlero, Milwaukee, Wis., Feb 21-25, 1967

Davis Back On Top

Dave Davis, of Phoenix, Ariz., ran off with his third PBA title of the year and fifth overall when he outdistanced the field in the $60,000 Miller High Life Open.

Although the lean lefty wasn't at his best in the championship game, he beat Bobby Knipple, 192-186. Davis was the 40-game qualifying leader which enabled him to win one game in the televised finals for the $10,000 first place check.

Being seeded No. 1, Davis watched as Bill Tucker defeated Bud Horn, 192-178; Knipple raped Tucker, 225-157, and Dick Weber, 205-185, to set up the championship game. Davis spared in the tenth frame to win it all.


Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz.$10,000
2Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.5,000
3Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3,000
4Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif.2,000
5Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.1,600

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Davis defeated Knipple, 192-186. ROUND ROBIN: Tucker defeated Horn, 192-178; Knipple defeated Tucker, 226-167; Knipple defeated Weber, 206-186.


 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
6Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif. 8427 460 8877 $1,660
7Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8284 600 8784 1,450
8Ted Hofman, Philadelphia, Pa. 8271 600 8771 1,400
9Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8457 300 8767 1,350
10Harry Smith, Redwood City, Calif. 8333 400 8733 1,300
11Tommy Tuttle, King, N.C. 8371 300 8671 1,250
12Jim Certain, Huntsville, N.C. 8330 300 8630 1,200
13Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 8387 200 8687 1,150
14Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. 8272 300 8672 1,100
15Bob McMillin, College Pt. 8166 360 8606 1,050
16Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz. 8163 160 8313 1,000


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
17Sam Baca, Hayward, Cal.6024$680
18Ron Wheeler, Milwaukee, Wis.6023610
19Mike Limongello, Babylon, N.Y.6017580
19Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J.6017580
21Ralph Engan, Monsey, N.Y.6007550
22Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif.6004530
23Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif.4999510
24Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif.4998490
25Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio4996470
26Al Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio4995445
 Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas4996445
28Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.4993430
29Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.4969420
30Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.4968410
31Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.4969400
32Pat Patterson, St. Louis, Mo.4964390
33Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich.4961380
34Teata Semiz, Riveredge, N.J.4940370
35Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex.4930360
36Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kan.4817350