PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

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.

2014 PBA50 Tour #7

06/23/14

Don Breeden takes top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Grants Pass Open

PBA50 Tour Rookie leads field of 24 players for Monday's match play rounds

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PBA50 Tour rookie Don Breeden of Clive, Iowa, averaged 240 in Sunday's second round to take top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Grants Pass Open presented by Track at Caveman Bowl. Finishing fifth after the first round with a 1,873 pinfall total for eight games, the 50-year-old Breeden bowled games of 259, 226, 278, 258, 210, 221, 259 and 212 in the second round to finish qualifying with a 3,796 16-game overall pinfall. Breeden led 24 players who advanced to Monday's match play rounds.

2014 PBA50 Tour #7

06/22/14

Harry Sullins averages 240 to take first round lead in PBA50 Grants Pass Open

2013PBA50HarrySullins_small.jpgWith only two pins separating the first three positions, Harry Sullins (pictured) of Chesterfield Township, Mich., averaged 240 to lead qualifying after the first round of the PBA50 Grants Pass Open presented by Track Saturday at Caveman Bowl in in Grants Pass, Ore. Sullins, a five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, bowled a 1,921 eight-game pinfall total with games of 223, 201, 257, 279, 226, 232, 276 and 227. The 71-player field returns Sunday for another eight-game qualifying round before the cut to the top 24.

2014 PBA50 Tour #6

06/19/14

Tom Baker wins PBA50 Northern California Classic for 11th career PBA50 Tour title

In another matchup of PBA Hall of Famers, Baker defeats Parker Bohn III for first title of the season

2014PBA5006TomBaker_small.jpgTom Baker (pictured left) of King, N.C., survived a championship match battle of PBA Hall of Famers Wednesday to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title. Baker, a four-time PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated fellow Hall of Famer and PBA50 Tour rookie Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 290-245, in the title match at Harvest Park Bowl which was also his first win of the season. In the first six tournaments of the 2014 PBA50 Tour season each has been won by a PBA Hall of Famer.

2014 PBA50 Tour #6

06/18/14

Ron Mohr tops qualifying at PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV

Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year averages 241.3 after second round to lead the top 31 players into match play finals

2011PBASRonMohr_small.jpgRon Mohr's win in the 2011 PBA50 Northern California Classic contributed to a dream season in which he earned his second PBA50 Player of the Year honor. But this year he's hoping a win will end a nearly two-year drought since his last PBA50 Tour title. Mohr (pictured) moved a step closer to that goal as top qualifier after the second round of the Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl. He finished qualifying with a 3,861 16-game pinfall total (241.3 average) leading 31 players who advanced to Wednesday's match play rounds.

2014 PBA50 Tour #6

06/17/14

Tom Baker averages 246 to lead PBA50 Northern California Classic first round

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2013PBA50TomBaker_small.jpg2012PBAS09RonMohr2_small.jpgLooking for his first win of the season, four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker (l.) of King, N.C., averaged 246.6 to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV. The PBA Hall of Famer bowled a very consistent round recording a 1,973 eight-game pinfall total with games between 226 and 267. He leads two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr (r.) of Las Vegas in second with 1,968.

2014 PBA50 Tour #6

06/16/14

Walter Ray to try for third consecutive PBA50 Northern California Classic title

Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., United States (June 15-18, 2014)

2013PBA50WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgFresh off his USBC Senior Masters win, Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) will travel to Brentwood, Calif., to try for his third consecutive win in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV. Williams, whose Senior Masters win was his first PBA50 major title and eighth of his career, will be among an expected field of more than 90 players who will return to Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood June 15-18 for the sixth stop of the season.

2014 PBA50 Tour #5

06/14/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. hoists USBC Senior Masters trophy

2014PBA5005WalterRayWilliams_small.jpg Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured left with the trophy) of Ocala, Fla., used a fortunate strike in the final frame Friday to secure his first career United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters title. The USBC Hall of Famer carried a light shot that collapsed the 2-4-5 for a strike to defeat Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., 240-219, to claim the title at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Williams earned $18,000 for the victory, while Jurek received $9,000 for second place. The total prize pool for the event was $144,400.

2014 PBA50 Tour #5

06/13/14

Twelve bowlers still in contention at USBC Senior Masters

Four undefeated players in the winners bracket and eight players in the elimination bracket still in the hunt for the title and the $18,000 top prize

2014PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpg2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpgA dozen players are still in the hunt to win the title as the first day of match play came to a close Thursday at the 2014 USBC Senior Masters. Walter Ray Williams Jr. (l.), Mike Edwards (r.), Amleto Monacelli and Jack Jurek made it through four matches without a loss on the opening day of match play, while eight players are still alive in the elimination bracket. Competition resumes at 8 a.m. Pacific on Friday at South Point Bowling Center.

2014 PBA50 Tour #5

06/12/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. powers into top qualifier honors at USBC Senior Masters

Williams averages 236.8 to lead the top 64 of 310 players into double-elimination match-play; bowling fans can watch match play and stepladder finals live on BOWL.com's BowlTV

2013PBA50WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgAfter three rounds of qualifying at the 2014 USBC Senior Masters, Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) of Ocala, Fla., earned top qualifier honors heading into match play. The USBC Hall of Famer finished with a 15-game total of 3,553 (236.8 average) to lead a field of 310 of the top senior bowlers age 50 and older at South Point Bowling Center. The top 64 players after qualifying advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket, which begins at 8 a.m. Pacific Thursday live on BOWLTV.

2014 PBA50 Tour #5

06/11/14

Brian Voss maintains lead at USBC Senior Masters after Round 2

Voss averages 238.2 for 10 of 15 qualifying games; defending champion Pete Weber is 25 pins behind in second place; average for top 64 is currently 213.0

2014PBA5005BrianVoss2_small.jpgBrian Voss (pictured) of Centennial, Colo., maintained his lead after two rounds of qualifying at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters but defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., is lurking close behind. Voss, a USBC Hall of Famer, popped a 298 game in Tuesday's second round and now leads with a 10-game total of 2,382 (238.2 average) at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. He is on top of a field of 310 of the top senior bowlers age 50 and older.

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