PBA Bowling Tour: 1966 Season

This is a recap of the 1966 season for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. It was the tour's eighth season, and consisted of 29 events. Wayne Zahn won three titles, including the Firestone Tournament of Champions and the seventh PBA National Championship, making him an easy choice for the Sporting News PBA Player of the Year award.

PBA Bowling Tour: 1966 Season
LeagueProfessional Bowlers Association
SportTen-pin bowling
DurationDecember 2, 1965 – November 20, 1966
PBA Tour
Season MVPWayne Zahn
PBA Tour seasons

Tournament scheduleEdit

Event Bowling center City Dates Winner
Eastern Open Edison Lanes Edison, New Jersey Dec 2–6 Dennis Chapis (2)
Charlotte Open Freedom Lanes Charlotte, North Carolina Dec 9–13 Gene Rhoda (3)
Western Open Saratoga Lanes San Jose, California Jan 4–8 Jim Godman (1)
Denver Open Broadway Bowl Denver, Colorado Jan 11–15 Dick Weber (16)
Hialeah-Miami Open Hialeah Lanes Hialeah, Florida Feb 1–5 Les Schissler (3)
Mobile-Sertoma Open Florida Lanes Mobile, Alabama Feb 8–12 Mike Limongello (2)
Fresno Open Sunnyside Bowl Fresno, California Feb 15–19 Dick Weber (17)
Las Vegas Open Showboat Lanes Las Vegas, Nevada Feb 22–26 Skee Foremsky (1)
Miller High Life Open Bowlero Lanes Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mar 1–5 Bill Lillard (1)
St. Paul Open All-Star Bowl St. Paul, Minnesota Mar 8–12 Gene Rhoda (4)
Buckeye Open Imperial Lanes Toledo, Ohio Mar 15–19 Pete Tountas (2)
Greater Buffalo Open Fairlanes Depew, New York Mar 22–26 Bobby Jacks (1)
Firestone Tournament of Champions Riviera Lanes Akron, Ohio Mar 29 – Apr 2 Wayne Zahn (4)
Seattle Open Ballinger Bowl Seattle, Washington Jun 9–12 Wayne Zahn (5)
Portland Open Valley Lanes Portland, Oregon Jun 16–19 Don Johnson (2)
Fresno Open Cedar Lanes Fresno, California Jun 22–26 Les Schissler (4)
Tucson Squirt Open Cactus Bowl Tucson, Arizona Jul 1–4 Johnny Guenther (2)
Southern California Open Encino Bowl Encino, California Jul 7–10 Barry Asher (1)
Fort Worth Open Meadowbrook Lanes Fort Worth, Texas Jul 14–17 Dick Ritger (1)
Reading Open Hiester Lanes Reading, Pennsylvania Jul 28–31 Dick Ritger (2)
U.S. Coast Guard Open Starlite Lanes Grand Haven, Michigan Aug 2–5 George Howard (4)
Brockton Open Westgate Lanes Brockton, Massachusetts Aug 11–14 Bobby Jacks (2)
Waukegan Open Bertrand Bowl Waukegan, Illinois Aug 18–21 Bobby Jacks (3)
Fort Smith Open Midland Bowl Fort Smith, Arkansas Aug 25–28 Johnny Petraglia (1)
Labor Day Classic Hart Bowl Dallas, Texas Sep 2–5 Bud Horn (1)
Crescent City Open Mardi Gras Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana Sep 8–12 Barry Asher (2)
Seventh Annual PBA National Championship Garden City Bowl Garden City, New York Nov 1–6 Wayne Zahn (6)
Camden PBA Open Camden Lanes Camden, New Jersey Nov 9–12 Ralph Engan (1)
Baltimore Open Fair Lanes-Colt Baltimore, Maryland Nov 17–20 Jim Stefanich (1)

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