PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2016 PBA50 Tour #13

08/10/16

Eddie Graham wins PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship

Graham outlasts Bob Learns Jr., 186-156, in grueling title match for his first career PBA50 Tour title

2016PBA5013EddieGraham_small.jpg Eddie Graham of Centerville, Ohio, joined the PBA50 Tour in June and immediately made an impact by qualifying for match play in eight consecutive tournaments. He parlayed that success into a win in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship Tuesday at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In a title match where strikes were hard to come by and spares were good enough, Graham (center) defeated Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 186-156, for his first career PBA50 Tour title.

2016 PBA50 Tour

08/10/16

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 #13

08/09/16

Mike Scroggins earns top qualifier honors in Fort Wayne

Defending champion corrects flaw in arm swing that he hopes will result in successful title defense

2015PBA50MikeScroggins_small.jpg Defending champion Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, averaged 237 for 16 games to earn top qualifier honors Monday in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Scroggins, who was fifth after Sunday's first round with a 1,834 eight-game pinfall total, followed up with 1,968 Monday to finish qualifying with a 3,802 overall pinfall. The left-hander recently corrected a flaw in his swing that he discovered earlier in the season which he hopes will help in a successful title defense.

2016 PBA50 Tour #13

08/08/16

Bob Learn Jr. takes early lead in PBA50 DeHayes Championship

2016PBA50BobLearn_small.jpgWith three top-10 finishes on the PBA50 Tour this season, including a season's best sixth-place in last week's Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic, Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., feels that if he can eliminate making bad decisions he can capture his first win of the season. Learn (pictured), who has three career PBA50 Tour titles, took the first round lead in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite Sunday with a 1,894 eight-game pinfall total (236.7 average).

2016 PBA50 Tour #12

08/04/16

Brian Voss wins Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic

Voss defeats Lennie Boresch Jr. 222-206, for first career PBA50 Tour title; hands Boresch his second runner-up finish in a row

2016PBA5012BrianVoss_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour, won the PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Wednesday for his first win on the tour for players 50 and older. Voss (center) defeated USBC Hall of Famer and top seed Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 222-206, in the championship match to hand Boresch his second runner-up finish in a row after losing in last week's PBA50 South Shore Open title match to Pete Weber.

2016 PBA50 Tour #12

08/03/16

Jack Jurek earns top qualifier honors in PBA50 Championship Lanes Classic

2016PBA50JackJurek_small.jpg Two-time PBA Tour titlist Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., looks back on a 30-year career as a professional bowler as a little bit of a mixed bag, but has found his four seasons as a PBA50 Tour player especially rewarding. The 53-year-old Jurek (pictured), who is trying for his third win on the tour for players 50 years of age and older, emerged as the qualifying leader of the PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Tuesday in Anderson, Ind., with a 3,728 16-game pinfall total (232.87 average).

2016 PBA50 Tour #12

08/02/16

Don Breeden takes first round lead in PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic

2016PBA5012DonBreeden_small.jpgIowa State Bowling Association Hall of Famer Don Breeden of Clive, Iowa, often doesn't take advantage of practice sessions right before the tournaments he bowls in. He likes to have a fresh look at the lanes when competition starts. That routine paid off for the 52-year-old Breeden Monday when he bowled a 1,860 eight-game pinfall (232.5 average) to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip. He had games of 236, 265, 266, 233, 198, 223, 228 and 211.

2016 PBA50 Tour #11

07/29/16

Pete Weber wins PBA50 South Shore Open for record sixth 2016 title

2016PBA5011PeteWeber_small.jpg The Pete Weber Show rolled through Hammond, Ind., Thursday night, adding another record performance to an unprecedented season in the PBA50 South Shore Open. Weber, with a 241-203 victory over top qualifier Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., won a record sixth PBA50 Tour title in a single season and improved his all-time PBA titles total to 99, tying Walter Ray Williams Jr. in their race to become the first bowler in PBA history to win a combined total of 100 titles.

2016 PBA50 Tour #11

07/28/16

Walter Ray Williams Jr. is top qualifier in PBA50 South Shore Open

PBA Hall of Famer is in good position to reach PBA Title Century Mark

2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. averaged 246 to lead qualifying in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 Wednesday putting him in good position to reach another record in a career that has lasted more than three decades. Heading into Thursday's match play rounds, Williams (pictured) led qualifying with a 3,941 16-game pinfall total at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., and if he can win his 11th PBA50 Tour title, the all-time leader on the PBA Tour titles list with 47 wins will have won a combined 100 titles in PBA competition.

2016 PBA50 Tour #11

07/27/16

Graham, Williams Jr., lead first round in PBA50 South Shore Open

Rookie Eddie Graham averages 257 and shoots 300 game to dominate first round

2009PBACentralEddieGraham_small.jpgWith the help of a 300 game, PBA50 Tour rookie Eddie Graham of Centerville, Ohio, averaged 257 to lead the first round of the PBA50 South Shore Open Tuesday at Olympia Lanes. Graham (pictured), winner of five PBA regional titles including the 2007 Regional Players Invitational, fired a 2,058 eight-game pinfall total. He got his low game out of the way in the first game bowling 235 and then followed it up with games of 247, 269, 246, 300, 269, 248 and 244. "This is the kind of round you want to have at least once in your life," said Graham.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/24/16

Duke defeats Weber in PBA50 World Championship

Norm Duke beats Pete Weber 234-215 in title match to notch his third career PBA50 Tour title and second PBA50 Major

2016PBA5010NormDuke_small.jpgWhen PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke looks for motivation, he finds it in the milestone PBA50 Tour season that longtime rival and fellow hall member Pete Weber is having this year. Duke had extra motivation in the title match of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship Saturday beating Weber (right), 234-215, in the title match at Island Xtreme Bowl for his second PBA50 Tour major and third title of his career on the tour for players 50 years of age and older.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/23/16

Williams, Bohn and Kretzer win PBA50 Regionals in Minnesota

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins Viper Championship for 99th title in PBA competition

2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm match play finalists Walter Ray Williams Jr., Parker Bohn III and Brian Kretzer each won PBA50 regional titles Friday at Island Xtreme Bowl. Williams (pictured) won the 99th tournament of his PBA career by defeating two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 268-258, in the title match of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Viper Championship, one of three regional events conducted as a prelude to Saturday's final day of the World Championship.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/22/16

Pete Weber eyes 100 title mark in PBA competition

2016PBALPeteWeber3_small.jpgAfter qualifying for two PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Championship stepladder finals Thursday, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber has his eyes set on the career milestone of 100 career titles in PBA competition. Weber, who along with fellow hall of famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. currently has 98 combined career titles in PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour, PBA regional and PBA50 regional tournaments, qualified for the finals of the Viper and Scorpion Championships at Island Xtreme Bowl.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/21/16

Nelson, Bohn top qualifying PBA50 World Championship

Pete Weber finishes qualifying in third as 24 players advance to match play

2016PBA5010RonNelson_small.jpgBowling in his first PBA50 Tour tournament, non-member Ron Nelson Jr. (pictured) of Bridgeview, Ill., averaged 256.6 in Wednesday's final qualifying round to lead 24 players who advanced to match play in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. For the three qualifying rounds, Nelson had a 3,585 15-game qualifying pinfall good for a 239 overall average. Finishing second was PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., who had a 3,568 15-game pinfall.
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2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/20/16

Norm Duke retains PBA50 World Championship lead after second round

PBA Hall of Famer keeps momentum on Chameleon lane condition; Australia's Andrew Frawley averages 253.6 to top Chameleon Championship

2015PBA19NormDuke_small.jpg In last month's Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., dominated qualifying as the tournament leader only to falter in match play eventually finishing 11th. It's something the PBA Hall of Famer hopes to avoid in the PBA50 World Championship. After Tuesday's second round bowling on PBA's 43-foot Chameleon lane condition pattern at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., Duke retained his qualifying lead with a 2,422 10-game pinfall total.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/19/16

Norm Duke leads PBA50 World Championship after first round

PBA Hall of Famer hopes small adjustments will get him back on winning track

2015PBANormDuke_small.jpgDespite a PBA50 Tour winless streak that has lasted more than two years, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke feels he's only a few small tweaks from returning to the winner's circle. The two-time PBA50 Tour winner leads the first round of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship after posting a 1,215 five-game pinfall total on games of 258, 245, 259, 195 and 258 Monday at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Trying for his third consecutive major title of the season, Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., is in fourth with 1,195.

2016 PBA50 Tour #10

07/12/16

Pete Weber looks to continue record-breaking season

Xtra Frame coverage of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship begins July 18 with first round qualifying

2016PBA5009PeteWeber2_small.jpgDefending PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber, who will be trying for his third consecutive major win of the season, tops the list of PBA stars 50 and over who will compete in the inaugural PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm July 17-23 at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. The Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open continues a busy month of July on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame. PBA fans will be able to catch all the action beginning Monday, July 18 with first round qualifying.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/27/16

Pete Weber makes history with win at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009PeteWeber5_small.jpg Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, made history Sunday by winning the 2016 USBC Senior Masters to become the first player with five Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour titles in a season. The 53-year-old reigning PBA50 Player of the Year achieved the feat in dramatic fashion with a 266-263 win against left-hander Paul McCordic of Sugar Land, Texas, who stepped up in the final frame with a chance to win but left the 1-3-6-9 combination on his second offering to fall short.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/26/16

Pete Weber top seed for finals at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009PeteWeber_small.jpg Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, is on the verge of history at the 2016 USBC Senior Masters, where he earned the top seed for the stepladder finals for the second consecutive year. The 53-year-old right-hander downed Dave Arnold of Elk Grove, California, 674-589, in the final winners-bracket match Saturday at Sam's Town Bowling Center to remain undefeated. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer now is one win away from a record fifth PBA50 Tour win of the season.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/25/16

Sixteen remain undefeated at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA50AmletoMonacelli_small.jpg2016PBA5009JohnPetraglia2_small.jpg United States Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famers Amleto Monacelli (l.) of Venezuela and John Petraglia (r.) of Jackson, New Jersey, lead a group of 16 players undefeated after two rounds of match play at the 2016 USBC Senior Masters. A total of 32 players remain in contention at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas from the 64 that began Friday's competition in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

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