PBA Bowling Tour: 1967 Season

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PBA Bowling Tour: 1967 Season
League Professional Bowlers Association
Sport Ten-pin bowling
Duration January 3 – December 9, 1967
PBA Tour
Season MVP Dave Davis
PBA Tour seasons

This is a recap of the 1967 season for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. It was the tour's ninth season, and consisted of 34 events. Dave Davis was the runaway winner of the Sporting News PBA Player of the Year award, as he won six titles during the season and became the first multiple winner of the PBA National Championship (he also won the event in 1965). Jim Stefanich captured his first major title at the Firestone Tournament of Champions. The ToC included the first-ever nationally televised 300 game, rolled by Jack Biondolillo in the opening match of the live finals.[1]

Tournament schedule[edit]

Event Bowling center City Dates Winner
Tucson Open Cactus Bowl Tucson, Arizona Jan 3–7 John Juni (1)
Western Open Saratoga Lanes San Jose, California Jan 10–14 Jim St. John (5)
Las Vegas Open Showboat Lanes Las Vegas, Nevada Jan 17–21 Dave Davis (3)
Denver Open Broadway Bowl Denver, Colorado Jan 24–28 Dave Davis (4)
St. Paul Open All-Star Bowl St. Paul, Minnesota Jan 31 – Feb 4 Carmen Salvino (8)
Brut Open King Louie West Kansas City, Missouri Feb 7–11 Tim Harahan (1)
Buckeye Open Imperial Lanes Toledo, Ohio Feb 14–18 Jim St. John (6)
Miller High Life Open Bowlero Lanes Milwaukee, Wisconsin Feb 21–25 Dave Davis (5)
Ebonite Open Edison Lanes Edison, New Jersey Feb 28 – Mar 4 Sam Baca (2)
Greater Buffalo Open Fairlanes Depew, New York Mar 7–11 Nelson Burton, Jr. (2)
Tampa Bay-Sertoma Open East Gate Lanes Tampa, Florida Mar 14–18 Mike Durbin (1)
Mobile-Sertoma Open Florida Bowl Mobile, Alabama Mar 21–25 Carmen Salvino (9)
Firestone Tournament of Champions Riviera Lanes Akron, Ohio Mar 28 – Apr 1 Jim Stefanich (2)
Seattle Open Ballinger Bowl Seattle, Washington Jun 7–10 Don Johnson (3)
Portland Open Valley Lanes Portland, Oregon Jun 15–18 Les Schissler (5)
Fresno Open Cedar Lanes Fresno, California Jun 22–25 Dick Ritger (3)
El Paso Optimists Club Open Freeway Lanes El Paso, Texas Jun 29 – Jul 2 Bill Tucker (2)
Houston-Sertoma Open Post Oak Lanes Houston, Texas Jul 6–9 Butch Gearhart (1)
Fort Worth Open Meadowbrook Lanes Fort Worth, Texas Jul 13–16 Dave Soutar (3)
Brockton Open Westgate Lanes Brockton, Massachusetts Aug 3–6 Don Johnson (4)
U.S. Coast Guard Festival Starlite Lanes Grand Haven, Michigan Aug 10–13 Jim Stefanich (3)
Waukegan Open Bertrand Bowl Waukegan, Illinois Aug 17–20 Jim Godman (2)
Green Bay Open Western Lanes Green Bay, Wisconsin Aug 24–27 Dave Davis (6)
Nebraska Centennial Open Rose Bowl Lanes Omaha, Nebraska Sep 1–4 Dave Davis (7)
Lubbock Open Oakwood Lanes Lubbock, Texas Sep 7–10 Skee Foremsky (2)
Lions Club Open Pelican Lanes New Orleans, Louisiana Sep 14–17 Bill Tucker (3)
Kokomo Open Cedar Crest Lanes Kokomo, Indiana Oct 26–29 Billy Hardwick (9)
Youngstown Open Holiday Bowl Youngstown, Ohio Nov 2–5 Mike Durbin (2)
Plainville Open Stadium Lanes Plainville, Connecticut Nov 9–12 Don Helling (1)
Durham Open Village Bowl Durham, North Carolina Nov 16–19 Wayne Zahn (7)
Camden Open Camden Lanes Camden, New Jersey Nov 22–25 George Howard (5)
Eighth Annual PBA National Championship Madison Square Garden Center New York, New York Dec 3–9 Dave Davis (8)

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