PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2016 PBA50 Tour #4

05/05/16

PBA Stars head to Farmingdale for PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

2015PBATourUSBCMastersJohnnyPetraglia_small.jpgAmerican military veterans will be the beneficiaries when an "A-List" of Professional Bowlers Association stars arrive in Farmingdale Saturday to participate in the second annual PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale Lanes. Leading the list of PBA greats will be the tournament namesake, bowling legend and Brooklyn native Johnny Petraglia (pictured) of nearby Jackson, N.J., the only player to win PBA national titles in six different decades.

2016 PBA50 Tour #3

05/05/16

Pete Weber wins in Mooresville for back-to-back PBA50 Tour titles

Sixth career PBA50 win ties late father, spoils Jack Jurek's bid to defend Mooresville title

2016PBA5003PeteWeber.jpg PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber won the PBA50 Tour's Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life Wednesday night at George Pappas' Victory Lanes, notching back-to-back titles and his sixth career PBA50 title to tie his late father, Dick Weber, on the all-time "senior tour" titles list. In winning the title, Weber spoiled Jack Jurek's bid to defend his 2015 Mooresville title after the Lackawanna, N.Y., veteran earned the top berth for the stepladder finals.

2016 PBA50 Tour

05/05/16

2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule & Champions

2016 PBA50 Tour features 15 events including four "Majors"

PBA50Logo_small.jpg The 2016 PBA50 Tour for players 50 years of age and older (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) features 15 tournaments in seven States, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota and Indiana. The extended PBA50 schedule includes four "majors", PBA Senior U.S. Open (May 29-June 3), USBC Senior Masters (June 19-25), PBA50 World Championship (July 17-23) and the PBA50 National Championship which will conclude the 2016 season at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind., USA (Aug. 14-17).

2016 PBA50 Tour #3

05/04/16

Pete Weber dominates qualifying in PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open

2015PBAPeteWeber_small.jpg In another dominating qualifying performance, Pete Weber of St. Ann., Mo., continued to pace the field in the PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life Tuesday, averaging 250.6 to take top qualifier honors at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. The PBA Hall of Famer and 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year compiled a 4,010 16-game pinfall total bowling 2,012 in Tuesday's eight-game round after a 1,998 in Monday's first round. Weber's games in the second round were 246, 212, 268, 227, 279, 290, 279 and 211.

2016 PBA50 Tour #3

05/03/16

Pete Weber sets pace in PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open

2015PBAPeteWeber_small.jpg Trying for his second consecutive win of the young 2016 PBA50 Tour season, defending PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., averaged 249.7 Monday to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. Starting the round with games of 258 and 300, the PBA Hall of Famer, who won last week's Sun Bowl In The Villages, followed up with games of 256, 279, 247, 196, 247 and 215 for a 1,998 pinfall total.

2016 PBA50 Tour #2

04/27/16

Pete Weber wins fifth PBA50 Tour title in The Villages

2015 PBA50 Player of the Year benefits from three missed spares by Ron Mohr in championship match at UnitedHealthcare PBA50 Sun Bowl in The Villages

2016PBA5002PeteWeber_small.jpg Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., the 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year, began work defending that crown by winning the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical Tuesday at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. Weber (center) won his fifth career PBA50 Tour title by defeating two-time PBA50 Player of the Year and tournament top qualifier Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 204-162, in the title match.

2016 PBA50 Tour #2

04/26/16

Ron Mohr dominates Sun Bowl in The Villages qualifying

Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year averages 251 to lead 32 players into match play

2015PBAWSOBRonMohr_small.jpg Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 251 to dominate qualifying and lead 32 players who advanced to match play for the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. After a 2,056 eight-game pinfall in Sunday's first round, Mohr followed it up with 1,961 after Monday's second round for a 4,017 16-game overall pinfall. Mohr holds the PBA50 eight and 16-game qualifying records of 2,160 and 4,243, respectively.

2016 PBA50 Tour #2

04/25/16

Ron Mohr averages 257 to take first round lead in The Villages

2009PBAWSOBRonMohr_small.jpg With an eye on his own eight-game qualifying record, two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 257 to lead the first round of the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. Mohr (pictured), who owns the eight-game block qualifying mark of 2,160 (270 average) set during the 2010 PBA Senior Columbus Open fired a 2,056 pinfall total Sunday with games of 237, 248, 275, 248, 298, 235, 236 and 279.

2016 PBA50 Tour #1

04/20/16

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins Pasco County Florida Open for 10th PBA50 Tour title

PBA's all-time Tour titles leader tops all-Hall of Fame stepladder final

2016PBA5001WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpg In an all-Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame stepladder final that included five all-time greats with a combined 171 PBA Tour titles, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., won two matches to claim the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open title Tuesday at Lane Glo Bowl for his 10th PBA50 Tour win. Williams, the PBA Tour's all-time titles leader with 47 wins defeated 38-time Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour winner Norm Duke (pictured) of Clermont, Fla., 245-225, in the title match to earn the $7,500 top prize.

2016 PBA50 Tour #1

04/19/16

PBA50 Tour rookie John Donovan earns top qualifier honors in Pasco County Florida Open

Donovan leads 24 players into match play; cashers round to determine another eight finalists; defending champion Parker Bohn III qualifies third

2015PBAParkerBohn_small.jpgBowling in his first PBA50 Tour tournament, John Donovan of Melbourne, Fla., averaged 237 to earn top qualifier honors Monday after the second round of the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla. Donovan led qualifying with a 3,799 16-game pinfall total. He credited bowling with fellow lefthander and Pasco County Florida Open defending champion Parker Bohn III (pictured) of Jackson, N.J., during qualifying for his success. Bohn finished the day in third with a 3,774 pinfall.

2016 PBA50 Tour #1

04/18/16

Craig Auerbach tops PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open first round

2015PBAWSOBCraigAuerbach_small.jpg Craig Auerbach of Sunrise, Fla., got the 2016 PBA50 Tour season started by averaging 245 to lead first round qualifying Sunday in the season opening Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl. The 52-year-old Auerbach (pictured), bowling in his fourth PBA50 Tour tournament, bowled a very consistent round with a 1,961 eight-game pinfall total on games of 242, 247, 245, 268, 235, 254, 245 and 225. Auerbach holds a four-pin lead over four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., who finished with a 1,957 pinfall.

2016 PBA50 Tour #1

04/11/16

PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open starts expanded 2016 PBA50 Tour season

Defending champion Parker Bohn III among expected field of 150 players

2015PBAParkerBohn_small.jpg2015PBANormDuke_small.jpgIn a title match that featured two of the PBA's all-time greats with 72 PBA Tour wins between them, Parker Bohn III defeated Norm Duke, 263-222, to win the PBA50 Tour's 2015 Pasco County Florida Open and kick off a great 2015 season opener. Bohn (l.) and Duke (r.), who will be among a field of approximately 150 of the sport's top stars ages 50 and over, will return for the 2016 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla., April 16-19.

PBA50 Tour News

01/29/16

PBA50 National Championship added as fourth major for 2016 PBA50 Tour season

Elkhart, Ind. event to benefit Riley Hospital for Children in finale of 15-tournament schedule

PBA50Logo_small.jpg The PBA has announced the addition of the PBA50 National Championship as a fourth major tournament to its 2016 PBA50 Tour schedule for players 50 years of age and older. The 15-tournament 2016 season will conclude with the PBA50 National Championship to benefit Riley Hospital for Children Aug. 14-17 at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind. PBA50 Tour events will again be webcast live on PBA's online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. PBA will accept entries for PBA50 Tour events beginning Feb. 1 on pba.com.

PBA News

01/25/16

Bohn, Beasley, Allen and Soedarmasto are winners in PBA Challenge Finals

Final event of GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII showcases diverse aspects of PBA competition

2015PBAChallengeWinners_small.jpg PBA stars Parker Bohn III and Patrick Allen, PWBA-PBA Women's Regional representative Inngellimar Beasley and high school senior Brandon Soedarmasto were the winners in Sunday's ESPN telecast of the PBA Challenge Finals. The final telecast from the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII featured three different levels of PBA competition – seniors, women and regional – in addition to a Teen Masters Grand Championship match showcasing two emerging stars in the sport.

PBA News

12/19/15

PBA Regional, PBA50 Tour, PWBA-PBA Regional Challenge Finals championship matches set

McEwan, Beasley, Bohn, Monacelli, Allen, Blanchard earn berths in PBA Challenge Finals that will air on ESPN Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. ET

2015PWBATourDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgWith the conclusion of the PWBA-PBA Women's Regional Challenge eight-game match play round qualifier Friday at the National Bowling Stadium, the lineup for the championship matches of the PBA Challenge Finals have been set. Danielle McEwan (pictured left) of Stony Point, N.Y., representing PBA's East region, and Inngellimar Beasley, of Clarksville, Tenn., representing the Midwest region, finished first and second respectively, to earn their positions in the women's regional PBA Challenge Finals.

PBA News

12/08/15

PBA Regional, PBA50 Tour qualifying events kick off GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII

Bohn, Weber, Allen, Blanchard earn berths in PBA Challenge Finals

2014PBAParkerBohn_small.jpg2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpgParker Bohn III, Pete Weber, Patrick Allen and Josh Blanchard earned berths in the PBA Challenge Finals Monday to kick off 14 days of competition in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy at the National Bowling Stadium. Monday's four qualifiers will be joined in the PBA Challenge Finals by the top two players in the PWBA-PBA Women's Regional qualifying and Teen Masters boys and girls champions.

2016 PBA50 Tour

11/25/15

PBA adds PBA50 World Championship to 2016 PBA50 Tour Schedule as third major

13-tournament season begins April 16-19 in New Port Richey, Fla.

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association has announced a 13-tournament PBA50 Tour schedule for 2016 which includes a new PBA50 World Championship as a third major championship. The Treasure Island Resort & Casino PBA50 World Championship presented by Storm and hosted by Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., will join the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters as major championships for players 50 years of age and older. PBA will begin taking entries for PBA50 Tour events beginning Feb. 1, 2016.

PBA News

09/17/15

PBA50 Tour veteran Tom Carter receives 2015 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award

2015PBA50TomCarter_small.jpgTom Carter (pictured), a competitor on the PBA50 Tour for nine seasons, has been selected as the PBA50 Tour's 2015 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner by his fellow players. In addition to competing on the PBA50 Tour, Carter serves as a player services representative for Brunswick on the PBA50 Tour. The award has special meaning for Carter not only because it was voted on by his fellow players but also because of his admiration for the late bowling legend the award is named after who passed away in 2005.

PBA News

08/28/15

For childhood friends, PBA60 titles fulfill an unlikely dream - By Bill McCorkle

Ohioans Bill McCorkle, Bill Henson win same Fort Wayne event under eerily similar circumstances

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Friends since childhood, growing up together in Westerville, Ohio, PBA60 players Bill McCorkle (pictured left) and Bill Henson (right) achieved their dream of winning a national PBA title by winning the same tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., in back-to-back years. Below, McCorkle tells the story of the pair's friendship and oddly similar experiences. The following feature was provided to the PBA by PBA60 Tour member Bill McCorkle.

2015 PBA50 News

08/21/15

Pete Weber dominates PBA50 stats on his way to a milestone Player of the Year season

Tom Baker earns first PBA60 Player of the Year award

2015PBA04PeteWeber_small.jpgIt hardly seems possible that Pete Weber, in his 35 years of PBA competition, had never won PBA Player of the Year recognition despite a Hall of Fame career that included 37 PBA Tour titles, a record-tying 10 majors including a record five U.S. Open titles, and nearly $4 million in career earnings, among his most notable complishments. But during the 2015 PBA50 Tour campaign, at age 52 and in his third campaign with the 50-and-older generation, Weber finally had the breakthrough season.

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