PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2015 PBA50 Tour #7

06/18/15

Amleto Monacelli battles mental game to win PBA50 Northern California Classic

Hall of Famer defeats Brian LeClair 237-225 in championship match for fourth career PBA50 Tour title; two-time major league all-star pitcher John Burkett finishes fourth

2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpg2014PBAWSOBBrianLeClair_small.jpgWith his mental game still a work in progress, PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) was able to keep his emotions in check enough to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., Wednesday for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title. The Venezuelan defeated last week's winner Brian LeClair (r.) of Delmar, N.Y., 237-225, in the championship match for his first title of the season.

2015 PBA50 Tour

06/18/15

2015 PBA50 Tour features 13 events including two "Majors" and two "Super Senior" stops

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe 2015 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 13 tournaments in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana including two "majors", the PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas (May 31 - June 5) and USBC Senior Masters in Green Bay, Wis. (July 27 - Aug. 2), and two "Super Senior" events. For the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top three players for the PBA50 Tour Finals in December in Reno, Nev.

2015 PBA50 Tour #7

06/17/15

Rookie Bob Spaulding earns top qualifying honors for PBA50 Northern California Classic

Leads the top 24 players into Thursday's match play round

2015PBA50BobSpaulding_small.jpgBob Spaulding (pictured) of McKinney, Texas, who won the 1995 Quaker State 250 for his lone PBA Tour title, averaged 241.8 to earn top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Northern California Classic Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl. Spaulding, a 53-year-old PBA50 Tour rookie who hasn't competed in topflight professional competition since 1997, led qualifying with a 3,869 16-game pinfall bowling games of 189, 276, 258, 259, 213, 248, 278 and 222 in Tuesday's second round. Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli  of Venezuela was 12 pins behind in second with 3,857.

2015 PBA50 Tour #7

06/16/15

Chris Warren's rehabilitation seems to be on course in PBA50 Northern California Classic

After one-and-a-half year recovery from broken leg six-time PBA Tour winner averages 246 to lead field of 101 after first round

201112PBAChrisWarren_small.jpgWhen six-time PBA Tour champion Chris Warren (pictured) of Grants Pass, Ore., broke his right leg in December 2013, he wasn't sure what the future would hold for his bowling career. But, after a fourth-place finish in the recent Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and averaging 246 in the first round of the PBA50 Northern California Classic, his rehabilitation seems to be on course. Warren bowled a 1,968 eight-game pinfall Monday at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., to hold a 42-pin lead over Bob Spaulding of McKinney, Texas.

2015 PBA50 Tour #6

06/11/15

LeClair wins two come-from-behind matches, sudden death to win PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

Brian LeClair beats Lennie Boresch Jr. for first career national PBA title in second sudden-death frame 10-9 after tying 247-247 in championship match

2015PBA5006BrianLeClair2_small.jpg Brian LeClair (pictured) of Delmar, N.Y. competed on the PBA Tour for 18 seasons without a title. But now, bowling as a rookie on PBA50 Tour, he can lay claim to his first national PBA title after winning the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open Wednesday. The win didn't come easy. After surviving two come-from-behind matches which included a sudden-death roll-off in the championship match, LeClair defeated two-time PBA50 Tour titlist Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., for the title with a strike in the second sudden-death frame.

2015 PBA50 Tour #6

06/10/15

Pete Weber averages 233 to earn top qualifier honors for PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

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Fresh off his Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open win last week, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Mo., averaged 233 to earn top qualifier honors Tuesday for the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track. Weber, who is trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season and fifth of his career, led qualifying with a 3,728 16-game overall pinfall total bowling games of 204, 196, 237, 259, 241, 258, 235 and 256 in the second round. He will lead a field of 34 bowlers who will compete in Wednesday's match play.

2015 PBA50 Tour #6

06/09/15

67-year-old Ted Staikoff leads Round One in PBA50 Fountain Valley Open Suncoast

Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open winner Pete Weber finishes first round in second

2013PBA50TedStaikoff_small.jpgAfter competing on the PBA50 Tour for 17 years with a best finish of third, 67-year-old Ted Staikoff (pictured) of Black Hawk, S.D., is hoping his lead after the first round of qualifying in the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track Monday might be a sign of even better things to come. Staikoff bowled an 1,854 eight-game pinfall (231.7 average) with games of 258, 279, 207, 196, 245, 226, 213 and 230 at Fountain Bowl to hold a 12-pin lead over last week's PBA Senior U.S. Open winner Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

06/06/15

Pete Weber defeats Eric Forkel to win first Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open title

Five-time U.S. Open winner beats Forkel 224-212 in title match to join Norm Duke as only players to win U.S. Open titles on both PBA and PBA50 Tours

2015PBA5005PeteWeber_small.jpg PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Mo., won the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Friday to join fellow Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., as the only players to win U.S. Open titles on both the PBA and PBA50 Tours. Weber, who has won a record five U.S. Open titles on the PBA Tour, defeated local favorite and No. 1 qualifier Eric Forkel of Henderson, Nev., 224-212, in the title match at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas to join Duke in the elite club.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

06/05/15

Defending Champion Norm Duke charges into Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open lead

Hall of Famer posts 14-2 match play record to lead 24 players advancing to Friday's match play rounds

2014PBANormDuke2_small.jpg2014PBA50JackJurek_small.jpgDefending champion Norm Duke (l.) of Clermont, Fla., posted a 14-2 match play record and averaged 218.8 after the fifth round to charge into the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open lead Thursday. He finished the day with a 245-237 win over qualifying leader Jack Jurek (r.) of Lackawanna, N.Y., in the position round match to take the top spot with a 7,674 34-game overall pinfall total, 67 pins ahead of Jurek in second with 7,607.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

06/04/15

Jack Jurek struggles but recovers to top qualifying for Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

Former MLB pitcher and PBA50 Tour rookie John Burkett qualifies ninth as field is cut to top 48

2013PBA50JackJurek_small.jpgFirst and second round leader Jack Jurek (pictured left) of Lackawanna, N.Y., stumbled a bit in the third round of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm Wednesday, but recovered to top qualifying with a 224.56 overall average. The two-time PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour titlist finished qualifying with a 4,042 18-game pinfall total at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, but had to overcome two sub-par games in the middle of the round. The 48-player match play field begins competition at 8 a.m. PT Thursday.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

06/03/15

Jack Jurek averages 230 to retain lead after second round in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

2014PBA50JackJurek_small.jpg Two-time PBA50 Tour titlist Jack Jurek (pictured) averaged 230.8 to retain the qualifying lead after Tuesday's second round of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open. After posting a 1,402 six-game pinfall (233 average) in Monday's first round on a heavily-played lane condition, Jurek returned Tuesday on a less-played second block condition to bowl 1,368 (228 average) recording a 2,770 overall pinfall total. The entire field will return to bowl the final qualifying round Wednesday which will determine the top 48 players for match play.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

06/02/15

Jurek, Burkett top Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open first round qualifying

2014PBA50JackJurek_small.jpg2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett_small.jpgTwo-time PBA50 Tour titlist Jack Jurek (l.) and former major league pitcher John Burkett (r.) held the top two spots after first round qualifying Monday in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm at the Suncoast Bowling Center. Jurek topped qualifying with a 1,402 six-game pinfall total (233.67 average) bowling games of 212, 269, 201, 198, 289 and 233. He held a 25-pin lead over Burkett who finished the first round with a 1,377 pinfall total.

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

05/28/15

2015 PBA50 Tour resumes with Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (May 31 - June 5, 2015)

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe PBA50 Tour returns to action as the world's top bowlers ages 50 years and older will compete in the first major tournament of the 2015 season when the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm gets underway at the Suncoast Bowling Center June 1-5. While this will mark the 13th PBA Senior U.S. Open, it will be the 10th time the Suncoast has hosted the event. Fans can catch wire-to-wire coverage of the Senior U.S. Open via PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning Monday, June 1.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/06/15

Mike Scroggins defeats Pete Weber to win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

Scroggins wins his second career PBA50 Tour title and becomes season's first multiple winner

2015PBA5004MikeScroggins_small.jpg Mike Scroggins (second from right) of Amarillo, Texas, won four consecutive stepladder matches to win the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday and become the season's first two-time winner. Scroggins defeated PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., in the championship match, 247-195, at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., to win his second PBA50 Tour title in three tournaments with his first win coming in his PBA50 Tour debut.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/05/15

Minor adjustment helps Mike Scroggins take PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open qualifying lead

2014PBAMikeScroggins_small.jpg Trying for his second title of the season, Mike Scroggins (pictured) of Amarillo, Texas, averaged 242 to lead qualifying after Monday's second round in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open at Farmingdale Lanes. Scroggins, who won the recent Sun Bowl In The Villages in his PBA50 Tour debut after a nearly year-long layoff from competition because of a foot ailment, completed qualifying with a 3,878 16-game pinfall total. He had games of 269, 193, 258, 236, 259, 269, 238 and 246 in Monday's second round.

PBA50 News

05/04/15

Monacelli outlasts Bohn, Weber and Williams to win Clash of the Legends

2015PBAClashoftheLegendsMonacelliWilliams_small.jpgFour of PBA's all-time greats, with a combined total of 137 PBA Tour and 17 PBA50 Tour wins, battled it out in the Clash of the Legends presented by BVL at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y. Saturday. After three rounds and a roll-off, it was 19-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, Amleto Monacelli (l.) who defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) in a roll-off, 10-9, to win the one-ball elimination event seen on pba.com's Xtra Frame online video service.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/04/15

John Conroy leads qualifying after first round in PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

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In his third season bowling on the PBA50 Tour, decorated paramedic John Conroy (pictured) of Mahopac, N.Y., averaged 240.3 Sunday to lead qualifying after the first round in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale, Lanes. Conroy, who owns one PBA50 regional title, bowled a 1,923 eight-game pinfall total that included games of 217, 299, 215, 286, 206, 216, 236 and 248. The 94-player field returns Monday for another eight-game qualifying round before the first cut to the top 24 plus 15 players.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

04/30/15

For legend Johnny Petraglia, PBA50 tournament named in his honor will have special meaning

PBA Hall of Famer will be among several bowling legends competing in PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open May 2-5 at Farmingdale Lanes

2014PBA50JohnnyPetraglia2_small.jpg On May 17, 2012, PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia (pictured) set a record that may never be broken. The legendary lefthander became the first player in PBA history to win a national tour or senior tour title in six different decades when he won the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes in Kettering, Ohio, at the age of 65. Petraglia will compete in a tournament named in his honor when the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick makes its first visit to Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., May 2-5.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/30/15

Jack Jurek captures emotional PBA50 Miller High Life Classic win

Jurek finishes with nine strikes to beat Bob Learn Jr. in title match, 264-224, for second PBA50 Tour title

2015PBA5003JackJurek_small.jpg In a tournament he dedicated to his father Jerry, who passed away two weeks ago, Jack Jurek (left) of Lackawanna, N.Y. survived an emotional championship match to win the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 Wednesday at George Pappas' Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C. Jurek also survived an early open in the third frame of the championship match but then roared back with nine consecutive strikes to defeat Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 264-224.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/29/15

300 game helps Bob Learn Jr. top qualifying in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

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A 300 game to start the second round helped Bob Learn Jr. (pictured) of Erie, Pa., top qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. Learn, a five-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist, ended qualifying with a 3,898 16-game pinfall (243.6 average) bowling games of 300, 212, 249, 257, 258, 233, 248, 255 in the second round. The field has been cut to the top 24 players for Wednesday's match play rounds and 34 players who will advance to Wednesday morning's five-game cashers.

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