This is the tournament in which Bo set the 4-game scoring record of 1050 points, which would stand for 11 years.
1st game: Bo Burton defeats Paul Gibson: 278-218.
2nd game: Bo Burton defeats Marshall Holman: 279-217.
3rd game: Bo Burton defeats Pete Couture: 257-249. 4th game: Bo Burton defeats Pete Weber: 236-184.
Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr.
Nelson Burton Jr., born on June 5, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri, is the son of bowler and bowling center Nelson Burton.
Bo received his nickname because his younger brothers could not pronounce the word "brother."
At the age of 5, Bo participated in Junior Bowling in the St. Louis leagues.
He rolled his first 300 game at the age of 16.
Bo served in the US Army before returning to St. Louis and attended St. Louis University. At the same time he began practice his bowling with the view to perfecting his game so he could go out on the PBA tour.
He entered the PBA in 1964, at the age of 22. He won his first title that same year, in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1965 he made it to the television finals (featuring the top five finishers) in six out of eleven tournaments on the winter PBA tour,taking second four times.
How to Talk Bowling, by Dawson Taylor, 1985