PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/03/15

Amleto Monacelli beats Pete Weber twice to win 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2015PBA5009AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgAmleto Monacelli (pictured) of Venezuela capped off a week of throwing big shots when he needed them by delivering a strike in his final frame to claim the 2015 USBC Senior Masters title Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer defeated top seed Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, twice - 192-190 and 254-243 - for his third PBA50 major victory and fourth title overall. Monacelli earned $16,000 for the win, while Weber took home $8,000 as the runner-up.

2015 PBA50 Tour

08/03/15

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 #9

08/02/15

Pete Weber earns no. 1 seed at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr.; the undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters on Saturday and now is one win away from completing a wire-to-wire domination of the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. The undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/01/15

Pete Weber, Walter Ray Williams Jr. undefeated at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg2015PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgQualifying leader Pete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Oxford, Florida, are among the 16 players in the winners bracket after the first day of match play at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. Also undefeated at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley are 2012 USBC Senior Masters winner Mike Edwards, and a trio of hall of famers, Amleto Monacelli, left-hander Parker Bohn III, and Brian Voss.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/31/15

Pete Weber top qualifier at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber3_small.jpg For the sixth consecutive qualifying round at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, found his way to the top of the standings, this time earning top qualifier honors at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer's streak goes back to the USBC Masters in February, where he led all three rounds of qualifying. This week, he is back in Green Bay and averaged more than 233, while leading a field of 194 USBC members age 50 and older.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/30/15

Pete Weber maintains lead at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg 2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, turned in a steady performance Wednesday to maintain his lead at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The 52-year-old right-hander rolled games of 197, 206, 269, 226 and 257 for a 1,155 total, and his 2,338 two-day effort, a 233.8 average, puts him 84 pins ahead of fellow USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (r.) of Venezuela, who has toppled 2,254 pins in his first 10 games this week.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/29/15

Pete Weber leads after Round One Qualifying at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg2012PBASRonMohr_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, returned to The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin, both comfortable and confident after his last visit to the 60-lane center, and he set the pace through the first day of qualifying Tuesday at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. Weber averaged more than 236 on the way to a 1,183 five-game total, 27 pins better than Ron Mohr (r.) of North Las Vegas, Nevada, who finished second with 1,156.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/23/15

USBC Senior Masters headlines trio of events in Green Bay

2014USBCSeniorMastersLogo_small.jpgDuring the next two weeks, three USBC events will head to The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which has played host to many of the world's best bowlers in 2015. The USBC Senior Masters will headline the three tournaments, with nearly 200 of the top USBC members age 50 and older set to take on the unique double-elimination format from July 27-Aug. 2. USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. is the defending champion.

2015 PBA50 Tour #8

07/23/15

Parker Bohn III wins Treasure Island Open for second PBA50 Tour title of the season

Hall of Famer solidifies position as PBA50 Player of the Year contender with three tournaments left in the season

2015PBA5008ParkerBohn_small.jpgIn a title match featuring two PBA Hall of Fame players with a combined 71 titles on the PBA Tour, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., defeated Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., to win the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open Wednesday notching his second PBA50 Tour title of the season. Bohn, who solidified his position as a contender for PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated Weber, 259-238, in the championship match which was also his third career PBA50 Tour title.

2015 PBA50 Tour #8

07/21/15

Mohr averages 246.6 to take first round lead in PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

2015PBA5008RonMohr_small.jpg Coming off the month-long break in the 2015 PBA50 Tour season schedule, two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr (pictured left) of Las Vegas came back refreshed by averaging 246.6 to take the first round lead Monday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Roto Grip at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. The eight-time PBA50 Tour winner finished the round with a 1,973 pinfall bowling games of 225, 269, 236, 216, 258, 227, 277 and 265.

2015 PBA Tour #14 / 2015 PBA50 Tour #11

07/13/15

14 years later, Olympia Lanes to host revival of PBA/PBA50 Doubles Championship

Rising stars to team up with established stars live on PBA's Xtra Frame video-streaming channel

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgAfter a 14-year absence, the Professional Bowlers Association's top senior and contemporary stars will converge on Olympia Lanes in Hammond Aug. 5-7 for the Xtra Frame PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles Championship. The PBA/PBA50 doubles event, last held in Reno, Nev., in 2001, historically gave the rising stars of professional bowling an opportunity to bowl as doubles partners with "senior" players, many of whom had already achieved hall of fame status.

PBA50 News

07/03/15

PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year races heat up with four tournaments remaining

Pete Weber leads in points race for eight spots in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling PBA50 Challenge event

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpgWhen the 2015 PBA50 Tour resumes later this month, the races for PBA50 Player of the Year, PBA50 Rookie of the Year, and eight spots in the season-ending PBA50 Challenge will kick into high gear. With a win in the PBA Senior U.S. Open plus second- and third-place finishes in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open and Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300, respectively, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) maintains the lead in Player of the Year points with 151,548.

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 #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.

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