PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

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.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/03/15

Amleto Monacelli beats Pete Weber twice to win 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2015PBA5009AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgAmleto Monacelli (pictured) of Venezuela capped off a week of throwing big shots when he needed them by delivering a strike in his final frame to claim the 2015 USBC Senior Masters title Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer defeated top seed Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, twice - 192-190 and 254-243 - for his third PBA50 major victory and fourth title overall. Monacelli earned $16,000 for the win, while Weber took home $8,000 as the runner-up.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/02/15

Pete Weber earns no. 1 seed at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr.; the undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, earned the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters on Saturday and now is one win away from completing a wire-to-wire domination of the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older Joining Weber in the championship round live on BowlTV will be Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli, Rick Steelsmith and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. The undefeated Weber will have to be beaten twice to win the title.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

08/01/15

Pete Weber, Walter Ray Williams Jr. undefeated at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg2015PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgQualifying leader Pete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Oxford, Florida, are among the 16 players in the winners bracket after the first day of match play at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. Also undefeated at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley are 2012 USBC Senior Masters winner Mike Edwards, and a trio of hall of famers, Amleto Monacelli, left-hander Parker Bohn III, and Brian Voss.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/31/15

Pete Weber top qualifier at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber3_small.jpg For the sixth consecutive qualifying round at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Missouri, found his way to the top of the standings, this time earning top qualifier honors at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer's streak goes back to the USBC Masters in February, where he led all three rounds of qualifying. This week, he is back in Green Bay and averaged more than 233, while leading a field of 194 USBC members age 50 and older.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/30/15

Pete Weber maintains lead at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpg 2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, turned in a steady performance Wednesday to maintain his lead at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. The 52-year-old right-hander rolled games of 197, 206, 269, 226 and 257 for a 1,155 total, and his 2,338 two-day effort, a 233.8 average, puts him 84 pins ahead of fellow USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (r.) of Venezuela, who has toppled 2,254 pins in his first 10 games this week.

2015 PBA50 Tour #9

07/29/15

Pete Weber leads after Round One Qualifying at 2015 USBC Senior Masters

2014PBA50PeteWeber_small.jpg2012PBASRonMohr_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Missouri, returned to The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin, both comfortable and confident after his last visit to the 60-lane center, and he set the pace through the first day of qualifying Tuesday at the 2015 USBC Senior Masters. Weber averaged more than 236 on the way to a 1,183 five-game total, 27 pins better than Ron Mohr (r.) of North Las Vegas, Nevada, who finished second with 1,156.

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