PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

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

2014PBAPeteWeber2_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.

2015 PBA50 Tour #13

08/17/15

Bill Henson defeats Johnny Petraglia to win PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open

Henson wins four consecutive matches in 2015 PBA50 Tour season-ending event to earn his first title

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In a back-and-forth championship match, Bill Henson (r.) defeated PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, 244-233, to win the PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open for his first career PBA50 Tour title. Qualifying fourth for the finals, Henson, of Westerville, Ohio, had to win three consecutive matches to meet top qualifier Petraglia in the title match of the final tournament of the season. Needing strike and nine-spare in the 10th frame, he was able to throw a double to seal the win.

2015 PBA50 Tour

08/17/15

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

PBA50Logo_small.jpg The 2015 PBA50 Tour (formerly the PBA Senior Tour) featured 13 tournaments in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Nevada, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana including two "majors", the PBA Senior U.S. Open and the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, and two "Super Senior" events for bowlers age 60 and over. The top eight players in competition points earned berths in the PBA Challenge Finals qualifier in December in Reno, Nev.

2015 PBA50 Tour #13

08/16/15

Mike Henry goes 6-0 in Match Play to take PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open lead

2015PBA50MikeHenry_small.jpg2013PBA50KerryPainter_small.jpgA 6-0 record in the first round of match play helped propel Mike Henry (l.) of Brunswick, Ohio into the third round lead of the PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open presented by Pro Bowl West and Hammer Saturday at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Henry finished the third round with a 4,386 18-game overall pinfall including bonus pins. Second round leader Kerry Painter (r.) of Henderson, Nev., slipped to second place with 4,352 total.

2015 PBA50 Tour #13

08/15/15

Kerry Painter takes early lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open qualifying

2013PBA50KerryPainter_small.jpg PBA50 Tour veteran Kerry Painter (pictured left) of Henderson, Nev., averaged 237.6 to top first round qualifying Friday in the PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open presented by Pro Bowl West and Hammer. Painter led the field of 117 players ages 60 and over with a 1,426 six-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind. The field will return for another six-game qualifying round Saturday morning which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to the first match play round Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

2015 PBA50 Tour #12

08/13/15

Mike Scroggins wins PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship for third title this season

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber clinches first PBA50 Player of the Year crown; Scroggins earns PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors; Tom Baker receives PBA60 Player of the Year award

2015PBA50MikeScroggins_small.jpg2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg PBA50 Tour rookie Mike Scroggins (l.) of Amarillo, Texas, defeated top qualifier Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., 278-221, to win his third PBA50 Tour title of the season in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship en route to earn PBA 50 Rokkie of the Year honors. With a seventh-place finish, Pete Weber (r.) of St. Ann, Mo., clinched PBA50 Player of the Year honors. Tom Baker of King, N.C., earned PBA60 Player of the Year award.

2015 PBA50 Tour #12

08/12/15

Mike Scroggins earns top qualifier honors in PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship

Lefties Scroggins and Parker Bohn III, the only two-time winners this PBA50 Tour season, out average the field by 13 pins and more

2015PBA50MikeScroggins_small.jpg2014PBAParkerBohn_small.jpgMike Scroggins (l.) of Amarillo, Texas, averaged 253.88 to earn top qualifier honors Tuesday in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship. Scroggins held a 62-pin lead over fellow lefthander Parker Bohn III (r.) of Jackson, N.J., finishing qualifying with a 4,000 pinfall with the help of two 300 games. Scroggins and Bohn dominated qualifying with Bohn finishing 220 pins ahead of PBA60 bowler Mike Henry of Brunswick, Ohio, in third with 3,790.

2015 PBA50 Tour #12

08/11/15

Mike Scroggins takes first-round lead in PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship

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PBA50 Tour rookie Mike Scroggins (pictured) of Amarillo, Texas, averaged 254 to take the first round qualifying lead Monday in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite. Scroggins, trying for his third win of the season, fired a 2,033 eight-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West. Scroggins led three other lefthanders in the top four after the first round. Finishing second was PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., the only other player with two wins this season.

2015 PBA Tour #13 / 2015 PWBA Tour #5

08/09/15

DJ Archer, Bob Learn Jr. team up to win PBA-PBA50 South Shore Doubles title

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DJ Archer of Friendswood, Texas, and PBA50 partner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa. (l-r), used critically-place strikes to defeat EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., and PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., 213-206, to win the PBA-PBA50 South Shore Doubles presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes Saturday. Archer earned his second PBA Tour title and Learn, a five-time PBA Tour champion in his earlier years, claimed his third PBA50 Tour title.

2015 PBA Tour #13 / 2015 PWBA Tour #5

08/08/15

Jones, Keane lead 18 doubles teams into PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles match play

2014PBATommyJones2_small.jpg2015PBA50ChrisKeane_small.jpgPBA Tour player Tommy Jones (l.) of Simpsonville, S.C. and PBA50 Tour player Chris Keane of Cape Coral, Fla., will lead a field of 18 doubles teams into match play Saturday in the PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles presented by DV8. Jones topped PBA Tour division qualifying with a 3,750 16-game overall pinfall (234 average). Keane (r.) took the top qualifying spot in the PBA50 division with the field-best 3,759 pinfall (235 average).

2015 PBA Tour #14 / 2015 PBA50 Tour #11

08/07/15

EJ Tackett, Chris Keane lead after Round 1 Qualifying in PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles

2014PBAEJTackett2_small.jpg 2015PBA50ChrisKeane_small.jpgPBA Tour player EJ Tackett (l.) of Huntington, Ind., and PBA50 Tour player Chris Keane (r.) of Cape Coral, Fla., took the top qualifying spots after the first round of the PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles Thursday at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. With the doubles pairings determined by qualifying position in each division, if qualifying ended after the first round Tackett and Keane would be the top qualifying doubles pair heading into match play.

2015 PBA50 Tour #10

08/06/15

Sam Maccarone wins 2015 ITRC Super Senior Classic

2015PBA5010SamMaccarone2_small.jpgSam Maccarone (pictured) of Blackwood, New Jersey, took the title Wednesday at the 2015 ITRC Super Senior Classic. The 60-year-old right-hander started the championship match against USBC Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, North Carolina, with six consecutive strikes, and the victory never was in doubt as he cruised to a 248-182 win at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. Maccarone earned $4,000 for the victory, while Baker pocketed $3,000 as the runner-up.

2015 PBA50 Tour #10

08/05/15

Tom Baker tops qualifying at 2015 ITRC Super Senior Classic

Stepladder finals live on BowlTV Wednesday at noon Eastern

2015PBA50TomBaker_small.jpgTom Baker (pictured) of King, North Carolina, didn't know what to expect from his first ITRC Super Senior Classic, but the USBC Hall of Famer now is the player to beat after qualifying at the 2015 event at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley. The 60-year-old right-hander entered the second round of qualifying in third place and averaged more than 228 over eight games to catapult to the top of the standings. The top 18 qualifiers will bowl an additional four games Wednesday, after which the top five will advance to the stepladder finals.

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