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Pete Weber dominates 2016 PBA50 Tour; wins a record six titles

2016PBA50TourLogoThe 2016 PBA50 Tour for players 50 years of age and older (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) concluded with the PBA50 National Championship at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind., August 17.

The 2016 Tour featured 15 tournaments in seven States, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota and Indiana, and included four “majors”, PBA Senior U.S. Open, USBC Senior Masters, PBA50 World Championship and PBA50 National Championship and two tournaments for players 60 years and older.

PBA Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Amleto Monacelli were the only multiple winners this season. Though missing a couple of events at the end of the season due to a competing in eight events due

2016PBA5009PeteWeber2Weber, who has not bowled the last three tournaments this season while nursing a lingering hip injury, dominated the 2016 season winning a record six PBA50 Tour titles.

He improved his all-time PBA titles total to 99, tying Walter Ray Williams Jr. in their race to become the first bowler in PBA history to win a combined total of 100 PBA Tour, PBA Regional, PBA50 Tour and PBA50 Regional titles.

Weber, who now has 10 PBA50 Tour titles, also has won 37 PBA Tour titles, a PBA-record 48 Regional titles and four PBA50 Regional titles.

2016PBA50AmletoMonacelliIn winning the season-ending PBA50 National Championship for his second title of the season, Monacelli (right) became the only multiple champion this season.

The 2016 PBA50 Tour also determined the top eight players in points who will earn paid entries into GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno where they also will compete in a PBA50 Tour Challenge qualifier.

1. Pete Weber, 376,200 points (8 events played); 2. Norm Duke, 155,814 (7); 3. Amleto Monacelli, 153,462 (11); 4. Walter Ray Williams Jr., 137,892 (10); 5. ss-Ron Mohr, 131,220 (11); 6. Parker Bohn III, 122,550 (10); 7. Brian Voss, 97,929 (8); and 8. Lennie Boresch Jr., 92,763 (9); ss-denotes PBA60 player.

The top two players from the qualifier will advance to the PBA Challenge Finals along with top PBA Regional, PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional and Teen Masters contestants. Points awarded for PBA50 majors will be worth one and a half times of those awarded for a standard PBA50 Tour event.

2016 PBA50 Tour titles
6 – Pete Weber
2 – Amleto Monacelli
1 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Noel Vazquez
Junichi Yajima (PBA60 title)
Norm Duke
Brian Voss
Eddie Graham

Don Sylvia (PBA60 title)

2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

2016PBA5001WalterRayWilliams2016 PBA50 Tour #1
PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open
Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla., USA (April 16-19, 2016)
Champion: Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla.

2016PBA5002PeteWeber2016 PBA50 Tour #2
UnitedHealthcare PBA50 Sun Bowl in The Villages presented by Radical
Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla., USA (April 23-26, 2016)
Champion: Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2016PBA5003PeteWeber2016 PBA50 Tour #3
PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life
George Pappas Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C., USA (May 1-4, 2016)
Champion: Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2016PBA5004PeteWeber2016 PBA50 Tour #4
PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick
Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., USA (May 7-10, 2016)
Champion: Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2016PBA5005PeteWeber2016 PBA50 Tour #5 (major)
Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global
Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (May 29-June 3, 2016)
Champion: Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2016PBA5006AmletoMonacelli2016 PBA50 Tour #6
PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track
Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif., USA (June 5-8, 2016)
Champion: Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela

2016PBA5007NoelVazquez2016 PBA50 Tour #7
PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV
Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., USA (June 12-15, 2016)
Champion: Noel Vazquez of Sacramento, Calif.

2016PBA5008JunichiYajima2016 PBA50 Tour #8
ITRC Super Senior Classic (for players 60 and over)
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (June 16-19, 2016)
Champion: Junichi Yajima of Japan

2016PBA5009PeteWeber52016 PBA50 Tour #9 (major)
United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters
Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (June 19-25, 2016)
Champion: Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2016PBA5010NormDuke2016 PBA50 Tour #10 (major)
Treasure Island Resort & Casino PBA50 World Championship presented by Storm
Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., USA (July 17-23, 2016)
Champion: Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla.

2016PBA5011PeteWeber22016 PBA50 Tour #11
PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8
Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., USA (July 25-28, 2016)
Champion: Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2016PBA5012BrianVoss2016 PBA50 Tour #12
PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip
Dave Small’s Championship Lanes in Anderson, Ind., USA (July 31-Aug. 3, 2016)
Champion: Brian Voss of St. Centennial, Colo.

2016PBA5013EddieGraham2016 PBA50 Tour #13
PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship
presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite
Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., USA (Aug. 6-9, 2016)
Champion: Eddie Graham of Centerville, Ohio.

2016PBA5014DonSylvia_small2016 PBA50 Tour #14
PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by Hammer
Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., USA (Aug. 11-13, 2016)
Champion: Don Sylvia of Daytona, Beach, Fla.

2016PBA5015AmletoMonacelli_small2016 PBA50 Tour #15 (major)
PBA50 National Championship to benefit Riley Hospital for Children
Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind., USA (Aug. 14-17, 2016)
Champion: Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela

Author: Herbert Bickel
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