PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2015 PBA50 Tour #5

05/28/15

2015 PBA50 Tour resumes with Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (May 31 - June 5, 2015)

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe PBA50 Tour returns to action as the world's top bowlers ages 50 years and older will compete in the first major tournament of the 2015 season when the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm gets underway at the Suncoast Bowling Center June 1-5. While this will mark the 13th PBA Senior U.S. Open, it will be the 10th time the Suncoast has hosted the event. Fans can catch wire-to-wire coverage of the Senior U.S. Open via PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning Monday, June 1.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/06/15

Mike Scroggins defeats Pete Weber to win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

Scroggins wins his second career PBA50 Tour title and becomes season's first multiple winner

2015PBA5004MikeScroggins_small.jpg Mike Scroggins (second from right) of Amarillo, Texas, won four consecutive stepladder matches to win the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday and become the season's first two-time winner. Scroggins defeated PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., in the championship match, 247-195, at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., to win his second PBA50 Tour title in three tournaments with his first win coming in his PBA50 Tour debut.

2015 PBA50 Tour

05/06/15

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 (dates and venue tba).

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/05/15

Minor adjustment helps Mike Scroggins take PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open qualifying lead

2014PBAMikeScroggins_small.jpg Trying for his second title of the season, Mike Scroggins (pictured) of Amarillo, Texas, averaged 242 to lead qualifying after Monday's second round in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open at Farmingdale Lanes. Scroggins, who won the recent Sun Bowl In The Villages in his PBA50 Tour debut after a nearly year-long layoff from competition because of a foot ailment, completed qualifying with a 3,878 16-game pinfall total. He had games of 269, 193, 258, 236, 259, 269, 238 and 246 in Monday's second round.

PBA50 News

05/04/15

Monacelli outlasts Bohn, Weber and Williams to win Clash of the Legends

2015PBAClashoftheLegendsMonacelliWilliams_small.jpgFour of PBA's all-time greats, with a combined total of 137 PBA Tour and 17 PBA50 Tour wins, battled it out in the Clash of the Legends presented by BVL at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y. Saturday. After three rounds and a roll-off, it was 19-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, Amleto Monacelli (l.) who defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) in a roll-off, 10-9, to win the one-ball elimination event seen on pba.com's Xtra Frame online video service.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

05/04/15

John Conroy leads qualifying after first round in PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

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In his third season bowling on the PBA50 Tour, decorated paramedic John Conroy (pictured) of Mahopac, N.Y., averaged 240.3 Sunday to lead qualifying after the first round in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale, Lanes. Conroy, who owns one PBA50 regional title, bowled a 1,923 eight-game pinfall total that included games of 217, 299, 215, 286, 206, 216, 236 and 248. The 94-player field returns Monday for another eight-game qualifying round before the first cut to the top 24 plus 15 players.

2015 PBA50 Tour #4

04/30/15

For legend Johnny Petraglia, PBA50 tournament named in his honor will have special meaning

PBA Hall of Famer will be among several bowling legends competing in PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open May 2-5 at Farmingdale Lanes

2014PBA50JohnnyPetraglia2_small.jpg On May 17, 2012, PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia (pictured) set a record that may never be broken. The legendary lefthander became the first player in PBA history to win a national tour or senior tour title in six different decades when he won the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes in Kettering, Ohio, at the age of 65. Petraglia will compete in a tournament named in his honor when the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick makes its first visit to Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., May 2-5.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/30/15

Jack Jurek captures emotional PBA50 Miller High Life Classic win

Jurek finishes with nine strikes to beat Bob Learn Jr. in title match, 264-224, for second PBA50 Tour title

2015PBA5003JackJurek_small.jpg In a tournament he dedicated to his father Jerry, who passed away two weeks ago, Jack Jurek (left) of Lackawanna, N.Y. survived an emotional championship match to win the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 Wednesday at George Pappas' Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C. Jurek also survived an early open in the third frame of the championship match but then roared back with nine consecutive strikes to defeat Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 264-224.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/29/15

300 game helps Bob Learn Jr. top qualifying in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

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A 300 game to start the second round helped Bob Learn Jr. (pictured) of Erie, Pa., top qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. Learn, a five-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist, ended qualifying with a 3,898 16-game pinfall (243.6 average) bowling games of 300, 212, 249, 257, 258, 233, 248, 255 in the second round. The field has been cut to the top 24 players for Wednesday's match play rounds and 34 players who will advance to Wednesday morning's five-game cashers.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/28/15

Brian Voss averages 253.8 to lead first round in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

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2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.) averaged 253.8 Monday to lead qualifying after the first round of the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. Voss, a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour who is trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, fired a 2,031 pinfall total with games of 224, 267, 258, 248, 278, 269, 218 and 269. Voss holds a 36-pin lead over Hall of Famer Pete Weber (r.) in second with 1,995.

2015 PBA50 Tour #2

04/22/15

Mike Scroggins wins PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages in PBA50 Tour debut

Eight-time PBA Tour winner defeats Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III in championship match

2015PBA5002MikeScroggins_small.jpgAfter a nearly year-long absence from top-level competition recovering from foot problems, eight-time PBA Tour winner Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, won the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical Tuesday in his PBA50 Tour debut at Spanish Springs Lanes. Scroggins, who qualified fifth for the finals, won three consecutive matches before battling fellow lefthander and tournament leader Parker Bohn III  in the championship match, 255-246.

2015 PBA50 Tour #2

04/21/15

Parker Bohn III tops qualifying to lead 32 players into Sun Bowl In The Villages match play

PBA50 rookies Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and John Burkett also advance to match play

2014PBALeagueQF1ParkerBohn_small.jpgFor the time being there seems to be no stopping Parker Bohn III (pictured) as the PBA Hall of Famer averaged 253 to top qualifying Monday in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes. Bohn, who won the season opening Pasco County Florida Open last week, led a field of 32 players into match play with a 4,052 16-game pinfall total. In Monday's second round he had games of 254, 300, 204, 279, 268, 238, 252 and 268.

2015 PBA50 Tour #2

04/20/15

Parker Bohn III averages 248.6 to take first round lead in PBA50 Sun Bowl In The Villages

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2012PBASRonMohr_small.jpgComing off a win in the season-opening PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open last week, Parker Bohn III (l.) kept the momentum alive by averaging 248.6 Sunday to take the first round lead in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes. The PBA Hall of Famer finished the eight-game round with 1,989 pinfall total to hold a 31-pin lead over two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr (r.).

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/15/15

Parker Bohn III defeats Norm Duke to win PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

PBA Hall of Famer shoots 263 to win his second career PBA50 Tour title

2015PBA5001ParkerBohn_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 (second from left) defeated fellow Hall of Famer and reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Norm Duke Tuesday in the title match to win the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla. Bohn, a 34-time PBA Tour titlist, won his second PBA50 Tour title by defeating Duke (right), a 38-time Tour winner, 263-222, in the title match.

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/14/15

Amateur Jerry Brunette averages 233.6 to top qualifying in PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

Cashers and match play rounds get underway Tuesday

2015PBA5001JerryBrunette_small.jpgAmateur Jerry Brunette Jr. (pictured) of Rochester, N.Y., averaged 233.6 to take top qualifier honors Monday in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl heading into Tuesday's match play rounds. Brunette completed qualifying in the opening tournament of the season with a 3,738 16-game pinfall total bowling 1,890 in Monday's eight-game second round with games of 203, 199, 236, 217, 258, 247, 264 and 266. He edged out reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., for the lead by two pins.

2015 PBA50 Tour

04/13/15

Amleto Monacelli averages 232 to lead after PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open first round

Defending Champion leads field of 116 players in opening PBA50 Tour tournament of the season

2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgAs the 2015 PBA50 Tour season gets underway, defending champion Amleto Monacelli (pictured left) averaged 232 to take the first round lead Sunday in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl. The Hall of Famer, who owns 19 PBA Tour and three PBA50 Tour titles, fired a 1,856 eight-game pinfall with games of 278, 203, 275, 192, 246, 194, 262 and 206. Monacelli holds an eight-pin lead over amateur Jerry Brunette Jr. of Rochester, N.Y. in second, who is bowling in his first PBA tournament. Brunette bowled 1,848.

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/08/15

Former MLB pitcher John Burkett looking forward to second sports career as PBA50 Tour player

Pasco County PBA50 Florida Open to start 2015 season April 11-14 in New Port Richey

2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett_small.jpgFormer major league pitching star John Burkett's career as an athlete enters a new chapter when the two-time all-star begins his professional bowling career in earnest. On April 12 he will join a field of approximately 120 players 50 years of age and older in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open, which kicks off the 2015 PBA50 Tour season. Burkett (pictured), an accomplished bowler for most of his life, is not a stranger to bowling in PBA competition, having bowled in a handful of PBA Tour events since making his debut in 1990 in Pinole, Calif.

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/04/15

Norm Duke turns sights to defending PBA50 Player of the Year Crown

Hall of Famer embraces new chapter of his career as 2015 PBA50 Tour season starts in New Port Richey, Fla. April 11-14

2014PBANormDuke2_small.jpgPrior to making his PBA50 Tour debut in the Pasco County Florida Open to kick off the 2014 PBA50 season, Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) was quick to point out that starting another new chapter in his legendary career on the so-called PBA senior tour was something he was going to take very seriously. It wasn't going to be some kind of leisurely hobby. He's lived up to his word. In 2014 Duke went on to become only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and PBA50 Rookie of the Year in the same season.

2015 PBA50 Tour

02/05/15

New match play format, expanded Xtra Frame coverage on tap for 2015 PBA50 Tour season

12-tournament includes new PBA/PBA50 Doubles event

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe PBA begins its 12-tournament 2015 PBA50 Tour season in April with expanded Xtra Frame coverage, a new match play format and a new PBA/PBA50 Tour doubles event. Also, for the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top eight PBA50 Tour players for the PBA Challenge which will be conducted during the PBA World Series of Bowling VII later this fall. All PBA50 Tour events (except the USBC Senior Masters, streamed on USBC's BowlTV) will be streamed live in their entirety on Xtra Frame.

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.

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