PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2014 PBA50 Tour Awards

08/21/14

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber Top 2014 PBA50 Tour Statistics; Johnny Petraglia takes Super Senior Player of the Year honors

2014PBA50POYNormDuke_small.jpgIt didn't take long for PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) to make an impact on the PBA50 Tour. In his rookie season on the tour for players ages 50 and older, the 37-time PBA Tour champion from Clermont, Florida, became only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Despite the great season Duke had, it was two other PBA greats – Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber – who led the PBA50 Tour statistical races over the course of the 11-tournament campaign.

PBA News

08/19/14

PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus dies at 74

20140818PBAHoFGeneStus_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has learned that PBA Hall of Famer and Senior Tour standout Gene Stus of Allen Park, Mich., died on Monday, August 18, at age 74. As a competitive bowler for most of his adult life, Stus had always wondered how he might have done on the PBA Tour. But the opportunity to compete in Tour competition didn't present itself until he was able to retire from General Motors after 32 years at the age of 50 and he became a regular on the Senior Tour, now called the PBA50 Tour.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/14/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award

2015PBA5012WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer to earn the 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year crown Wednesday at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Williams, defeated Baker in the championship match, 268-224. With a win Baker could have earned the 16 points necessary to move ahead of Duke of Clermont, Florida, for the Player of the Year title.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/13/14

Norm Duke leads top 24 into Match Play at PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

As qualifying leader, Hall of Famer retains inside track in PBA50 Player of the Year race, Pete Weber and Tom Baker also advance to match play to keep POY race alive

2014PBANormDuke_small.jpgWith the inside track in the PBA50 Player of the Year race on the tour for players 50 and older, Norm Duke (l.) of Clermont, Florida, averaged 229.38 to lead qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl. Duke, who has won two titles this season, has already earned PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors. The PBA Hall of Famer finished qualifying with a 3,670 pinfall total for 16 games to hold a 25-pin lead over two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/12/14

Mike Edwards tops first round qualifying in PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

PBA50 Player of the Year contenders Pete Weber, Norm Duke and Tom Baker sit in second, sixth and 13th place in the 2014 PBA50 season-ending tournament

2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpgPBA Tour and PBA50 Tour titlist Mike Edwards (pictured) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, averaged 228.5 Monday to lead the first round of the season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer. Edwards bowled an 1,828 eight-game pinfall total at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., with games of 227, 213, 223, 245, 203, 268, 226 and 223 to lead PBA Hall of Famers Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, and PBA50 Player of the Year contender Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, tied for second with 1,817.

2014 PBA50 Tour #11

08/08/14

Jack Jurek captures his first PBA50 Tour title in PBA50 South Shore Open

2014PBA5011JackJurek_small.jpg Jack Jurek (center) of Lackawanna, N.Y., who has endured a series of bad breaks in his quest for his first PBA50 Tour title, made a breakthrough Thursday night when he struck on eight of his first nine shots to defeat Randy Pedersen of Clermont, Fla., 242-205, in the title match of the PBA50 South Shore Open. "It's never an easy battle out here," Jurek said. "I've won a couple of Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards because I've lost a lot of times in title matches and people think I'm a nice guy."

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

08/07/14

846 series helps Pete Weber surge into PBA50 South Shore Open

Hall of Famer averages 261.75 in second round to lead top 24 into match play rounds

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Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) fired an 846 series in the first three games of second round qualifying Wednesday helping him surge into the lead in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes. Weber, trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season after a win in the recent Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic, bowled games of 278, 279, 289, 248, 259, 237, 278 and 226 in the second round, finishing qualifying with a 4,047 16-game overall pinfall total (253 average).

2014 PBA50 Tour #11

08/06/14

Harry Sullins averages 249 to take first round lead in PBA50 South Shore Open

2013PBA50HarrySullins_small.jpg2013PBA50JackJurek_small.jpgHoping to end a streak of three seasons without a PBA50 Tour win, Harry Sullins (l.) of Chesterfield Township, Mich., averaged 249 to lead first round qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes. Sullins, whose last PBA50 Tour win came at Olympia Lanes in August of 2011, bowled a 1,995 eight-game pinfall to lead two-time PBA Tour winner Jack Jurek (r.) of Lackawanna, N.Y., in second with a 1,988 pinfall.

2014 PBA50 Tour #10

08/01/14

Tom Baker wins PBA50 Dayton Classic for 12th career title

In another Hall of Fame championship match-up, Baker defeats Norm Duke, 265-217, to join Duke as a two-time winner this season

2014PBA5010TomBaker2_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C. (pictured with Carolyn Irwin & Mike Irwin, proprietors of Capri Lanes, and manager Shannon Pluhowsky) won the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip Thursday to capture his 12th career PBA50 Tour title and second of the season. The 59-year-old Baker defeated fellow Hall of Famer and top qualifier Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., 265-217, in the title match at Capri Lanes to join Duke as the tour's only two-time winners this season.

2014 PBA50 Tour #10

07/31/14

Mike Edwards continues to set pace after second round in PBA50 Dayton Classic

Edwards leads 28 players heading into Thursday's match play rounds

2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpg2013PBA50TomBaker_small.jpgMike Edwards (l.) of Tulsa, Okla., a titlist on the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour, continued to set the pace after second round qualifying Wednesday in the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip, leading 28 players who advanced to match play. Edwards finished the second round at Capri Lanes with a 3,840 16-game pinfall total (240 average) to hold a 71-pin lead over Hall of Famer Tom Baker (r.) of King, N.C., in second with 3,769.

2014 PBA50 Tour #10

07/30/14

Mike Edwards takes pole position in PBA50 Dayton Classic after first round

Capri Bowling Lanes in Kettering, Ohio, United States (July 28-31, 2014)

2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpgTrying for his second PBA50 Tour title, Mike Edwards (pictured) of Tulsa, Okla., averaged 245 Tuesday to lead the first round of the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip at Capri Lanes. Edwards, who won the 2012 USBC Senior Masters in his PBA50 Tour rookie season, finished the round with a 1,963 eight-game pinfall total bowling games of 270, 255, 215, 246, 194, 247, 278 and 258. He holds an 18-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., in second, finishing the round with a 1,941 pinfall.

2014 PBA50 Tour #9

07/24/14

Pete Weber wins PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic for third career PBA50 Tour title

In another all-Hall of Fame final, Weber defeats Randy Pedersen, 259-207, for first win of the season

2014PBA5009PeteWeber_small.jpgAfter five top-eight finishes, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured with proprietor Dave Small, left) finally broke through to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season Wednesday by winning the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. Weber defeated fellow Hall of Famer and PBA Tour telecast color analyst Randy Pedersen of Orlando, Fla., 259-207, in the title match at Pro Bowl West, to also notch his third career PBA50 Tour title.

2014 PBA50 Tour #9

07/23/14

Pete Weber tops PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic Qualifying

Hall of Famer averages 248 to lead 32 players into match play

2014PBA05PeteWeber3_small.jpgTrying for his first PBA50 Tour win of the season, Pete Weber (pictured) moved a step closer to that goal Tuesday by taking the lead after second round qualifying in the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. The PBA Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year bowled games of 289, 222, 258, 238, 258, 257, 244 and 247 in Tuesday's second round to top the field with a 16-game overall pinfall of 3,982 (248.8 average). Weber and the seven other finishers in the top eight receive two match play round byes.

2014 PBA50 Tour #9

07/22/14

Wayne Webb averages 250 to take first round lead in PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic

2013BrunswickSeniorProStaffWayneWebb_small.jpg2014PBAPeteWeber_small.jpgDespite a sore bowling hand, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Wayne Webb (l.) averaged 250 Monday to lead after the first round of the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. Webb bowled a 2,003 eight-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West with games of 252, 222, 289, 233, 277, 224, 279 and 227 to lead fellow Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber (r.) in second with 1,969.

2014 PBA50 Tour #8

07/21/14

Bill McCorkle wins inaugural PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic for first PBA50 title

61-year-old PBA veteran defeats PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia 244-173 in title match

2014PBA5008BillMcCorkle_small.jpg Bill McCorkle (pictured with Pro Bowl West proprietor Dave Small, left) of Westerville, Ohio, won the biggest tournament of his professional career Sunday by defeating PBA Hall of Famer and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner Johnny Petraglia in the championship match of the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm. In the inaugural event for PBA50 Tour players ages 60 and over, McCorkle defeated the top-seeded Petraglia, 244-173, at Pro Bowl West to record his first PBA50 Tour title.

2014 PBA50 Tour #8

07/20/14

Johnny Petraglia leads PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic after third round

32 players return for final match play round Sunday morning to determine top five for stepladder finals

2013PBA50BillMcCorkle_small.jpg2014PBA50JohnnyPetraglia_small.jpgEight-time PBA50 Tour titlist and PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia (l.) led a field of 32 players after Saturday's first match play round of the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm at Pro Bowl West. With a 5-1 match play record and a 4,032 18-game overall pinfall total, Petraglia held a 69-pin lead over Bill McCorkle (r.) of Westerville, Ohio, in second, who finished the round with a 6-0 match play record and 3,963 pinfall.

2014 PBA50 Tour #8

07/19/14

Paul McCordic averages 223 to lead after first round in PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic

2013PBA50PaulMcCordic_small.jpgPaul McCordic (pictured) of Sugar Land, Texas, averaged 223 Friday to lead after the first round of qualifying in the inaugural PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm at Pro Bowl West. The 60-year-old McCordic bowled a 1,339 six-game pinfall total to top the field of 128 players in the first event conducted for PBA50 Tour players ages 60 and over. Trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, McCordic's best finish in a PBA50 Tour event is eighth in the 2013 USBC Senior Masters. This season he has best finishes of 13th and 14th.

2014 PBA 50 Tour #8 & #9

07/15/14

PBA50 Tour returns to action for landmark doubleheader in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Xtra Frame to cover the event live July 18-23 at Pro Bowl West

201112PBALogo_small.jpgAfter a three-week break, the PBA50 Tour returns to action July 18-23 for a landmark PBA50 Tour doubleheader at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., which will be covered live in its entirety on Xtra Frame. For the first time, PBA will conduct the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic for super seniors (players 60 years of age and older) July 18-20 followed immediately by the regular PBA50 Tour Pro Bowl West Classic July 21-23 which is for players 50 and older including the super seniors who wish to enter.

PBA50 Tour News

07/10/14

PBA50 Player, Rookie of the Year races make stretch run heading into Fort Wayne

Norm Duke leads in both the PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year points races

2014PBANormDuke_small.jpgWith the 2014 PBA50 Tour season heading into the home stretch, PBA50 Tour rookie Norm Duke (pictured) finds himself with a commanding lead in both the PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year points races — at least for now. As the lone two-time winner this season, Duke, with 48 points, holds a healthy 13-point lead over two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the POY race and a 22-point lead over Parker Bohn III in the ROY race with four tournaments remaining on the 2014 schedule.

2014 PBA50 Tour #7

06/24/14

Mike Dias wins PBA50 Grants Pass Open for second career PBA50 title

2014PBA5007MikeDiaz_small.jpg More than three years after winning his first PBA50 Tour title, Mike Dias (pictured) of Lafayette, Colo., captured the second title of his career Monday by winning the PBA50 Grants Pass Open presented by Track. Dias defeated PBA Hall of Famer Dale Eagle of Newport Beach, Calif., 229-224, in the championship at Caveman Bowl to win his first title since winning the PBA Senior Don Carter Open in April of 2011. Dias' win breaks a streak of six consecutive PBA50 Tour tournaments this season which have been won by PBA Hall of Famers.

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