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PBA News

08/19/14

PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus dies at 74

20140818PBAHoFGeneStus_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has learned that PBA Hall of Famer and Senior Tour standout Gene Stus of Allen Park, Mich., died on Monday, August 18, at age 74. As a competitive bowler for most of his adult life, Stus had always wondered how he might have done on the PBA Tour. But the opportunity to compete in Tour competition didn't present itself until he was able to retire from General Motors after 32 years at the age of 50 and he became a regular on the Senior Tour, now called the PBA50 Tour.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #29

08/15/14

Regional coverage next for Xtra Frame

Another 15 minutes of fame for PBA50 Tour titlist Mike Pullin; PBA Regional Summary: Sean Lavery, Clara Guerrero shine in Killeen Southwest event

201112PBALogo_small.jpgWith the PBA50 Tour season now in the record books, Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel, will turn its attention to PBA Regional competition in the weeks ahead. Next up is the PBA Bowlerama Lanes Midwest Region Open from Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 23-24. On the September calendar will include the PBA Grand Hotel, Casino and Resort Southwest Regional Invitational from Shawnee, Okla., Sept. 5-7, and the Diamond Jo's Casino Midwest Open at Cherry Lanes in Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 13-14.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/14/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award

2015PBA5012WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer to earn the 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year crown Wednesday at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Williams, defeated Baker in the championship match, 268-224. With a win Baker could have earned the 16 points necessary to move ahead of Duke of Clermont, Florida, for the Player of the Year title.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/12/14

Mike Edwards tops first round qualifying in PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

PBA50 Player of the Year contenders Pete Weber, Norm Duke and Tom Baker sit in second, sixth and 13th place in the 2014 PBA50 season-ending tournament

2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpgPBA Tour and PBA50 Tour titlist Mike Edwards (pictured) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, averaged 228.5 Monday to lead the first round of the season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer. Edwards bowled an 1,828 eight-game pinfall total at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., with games of 227, 213, 223, 245, 203, 268, 226 and 223 to lead PBA Hall of Famers Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, and PBA50 Player of the Year contender Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, tied for second with 1,817.

2014 PBA50 Tour #11

08/08/14

Jack Jurek captures his first PBA50 Tour title in PBA50 South Shore Open

2014PBA5011JackJurek_small.jpg Jack Jurek (center) of Lackawanna, N.Y., who has endured a series of bad breaks in his quest for his first PBA50 Tour title, made a breakthrough Thursday night when he struck on eight of his first nine shots to defeat Randy Pedersen of Clermont, Fla., 242-205, in the title match of the PBA50 South Shore Open. "It's never an easy battle out here," Jurek said. "I've won a couple of Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards because I've lost a lot of times in title matches and people think I'm a nice guy."

PBA News

08/08/14

50th Anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions returns to Indianapolis

Historic PBA major championship returns to the city of its birth Feb. 11-15, 2015

2014PBAToCLogo_small.jpgWoodland Bowl, the host for some of the most memorable championships in Professional Bowlers Association history, will once again step into the spotlight early in 2015 when the 50th anniversary PBA Tournament of Champions returns to the city where it was born. The newly-renovated Woodland Bowl will host the milestone Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Monday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 15, when ESPN will televise the finals live at 1 p.m. ET.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #28

08/07/14

Hall of Famer Jason Couch wins PBA East "Super Regional" title in Delaware

Xtra Frame heads to Minnesota, Iowa; Norton, Parkin team up to win Bonneau Mixed Doubles

2014PBAGeneCarterProShopClassicJasonCouch_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Jason Couch (r.) of Clermont, Fla., bowling in his first PBA competition in a year, defeated Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 234-190, to win the $15,000 first prize in the PBA Gene Carter Pro Shop Classic, a PBA East Region "super regional," at Mid-County Lanes in Middletown, Del., Sunday. Entering the stepladder finals as the tournament leader, Couch broke open a title battle with Shafer when Shafer lost his footing in the final frame and opened.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

08/07/14

846 series helps Pete Weber surge into PBA50 South Shore Open

Hall of Famer averages 261.75 in second round to lead top 24 into match play rounds

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Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) fired an 846 series in the first three games of second round qualifying Wednesday helping him surge into the lead in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes. Weber, trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season after a win in the recent Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic, bowled games of 278, 279, 289, 248, 259, 237, 278 and 226 in the second round, finishing qualifying with a 4,047 16-game overall pinfall total (253 average).

2014 PBA50 Tour #11

08/06/14

Harry Sullins averages 249 to take first round lead in PBA50 South Shore Open

2013PBA50HarrySullins_small.jpg2013PBA50JackJurek_small.jpgHoping to end a streak of three seasons without a PBA50 Tour win, Harry Sullins (l.) of Chesterfield Township, Mich., averaged 249 to lead first round qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes. Sullins, whose last PBA50 Tour win came at Olympia Lanes in August of 2011, bowled a 1,995 eight-game pinfall to lead two-time PBA Tour winner Jack Jurek (r.) of Lackawanna, N.Y., in second with a 1,988 pinfall.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #27

08/01/14

Ben Laughlin gets a little help in completing Pro-Am 300 game

Regional points competitions heat up heading toward PBA World Series of Bowling; PBA adopts USBC's "No Thumb Rule"; August will be busy month for Xtra Frame coverage; Teenager Anthony Simonsen wins Southwest Open title

2014PBABoiseOpenProAm300BenLaughlinBriannaArchabal_small.jpg Thousands of grassroots league bowlers have treasured memories of bowling in PBA Pro-Am events, where they team up with PBA stars and stars-to-be. But few pro-am bowlers have ever had an experience quite like the one six-year-old Brianna Archabal (r.) had during the PBA Boise West/Northwest Open at 20th Century Lanes in Boise, Idaho, on July 25. The daughter of former PBA Regional player Scot Archabal was bowling on the same pair of lanes with 2013 PBA Regional Finals champ Ben Laughlin (l.), who started his game with 11 strikes.

2014 PBA50 Tour #10

08/01/14

Tom Baker wins PBA50 Dayton Classic for 12th career title

In another Hall of Fame championship match-up, Baker defeats Norm Duke, 265-217, to join Duke as a two-time winner this season

2014PBA5010TomBaker2_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C. (pictured with Carolyn Irwin & Mike Irwin, proprietors of Capri Lanes, and manager Shannon Pluhowsky) won the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip Thursday to capture his 12th career PBA50 Tour title and second of the season. The 59-year-old Baker defeated fellow Hall of Famer and top qualifier Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., 265-217, in the title match at Capri Lanes to join Duke as the tour's only two-time winners this season.

PBA Regional News

07/31/14

PBA Southwest Region to induct five in inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgThe PBA Southwest Region will induct five individuals into the PBA Southwest Region Hall of Fame in its inaugural induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Grand Casino, Hotel and Resort in Shawnee, Okla. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in conjunction with the PBA Grand Casino, Hotel and Resort Southwest Invitational, which will be hosted by FireLake Bowling Center. In additional, Grand Casino will be the "home" of the PBA Southwest Region Hall of Fame, housing a special display to honor the inductees.

2014 PBA50 Tour #10

07/31/14

Mike Edwards continues to set pace after second round in PBA50 Dayton Classic

Edwards leads 28 players heading into Thursday's match play rounds

2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpg2013PBA50TomBaker_small.jpgMike Edwards (l.) of Tulsa, Okla., a titlist on the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour, continued to set the pace after second round qualifying Wednesday in the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip, leading 28 players who advanced to match play. Edwards finished the second round at Capri Lanes with a 3,840 16-game pinfall total (240 average) to hold a 71-pin lead over Hall of Famer Tom Baker (r.) of King, N.C., in second with 3,769.

2014 PBA50 Tour #10

07/30/14

Mike Edwards takes pole position in PBA50 Dayton Classic after first round

Capri Bowling Lanes in Kettering, Ohio, United States (July 28-31, 2014)

2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpgTrying for his second PBA50 Tour title, Mike Edwards (pictured) of Tulsa, Okla., averaged 245 Tuesday to lead the first round of the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip at Capri Lanes. Edwards, who won the 2012 USBC Senior Masters in his PBA50 Tour rookie season, finished the round with a 1,963 eight-game pinfall total bowling games of 270, 255, 215, 246, 194, 247, 278 and 258. He holds an 18-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., in second, finishing the round with a 1,941 pinfall.

07/29/14

BPA News

Fairleigh Dickinson's Melanie Hannon receives 2014 PBA Billy Welu Scholarship

2013AlbertaECroweAwardMelanieHannon_small.jpgThe PBA has announced that Melanie Hannon (pictured), a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has been awarded the PBA's Bill Welu Scholarship Award for 2014. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Welu scholarship was established to annually recognize a college student who combines outstanding bowling talents with academic excellence. Hannon, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., has had a very productive year in 2014 earning NCAA and Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year honors as well as First Team All-America honors.

2014 PBA Spare Shots #26

07/24/14

Xtra Frame to cover events in Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana

PBA South, Midwest Women's Series dates updated; Fagan, Bohr help U.S. qualify for Pan Am Games finals; PBA Regional Summary: Chris Hartung wins first title in Fishers

PBAXtraFrame2_small.jpgPBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame has recently added three events to its live coverage schedule. New to the schedule will be the PBA Grand Hotel, Casino & Resort Southwest Region Invitational (Sept. 5-7); the PBA Diamond Jo's Casino Midwest Region Open (Sept. 13-14); and the PBA Heritage Lanes Central Region Open (Oct. 18-19).

2014 PBA50 Tour #9

07/24/14

Pete Weber wins PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic for third career PBA50 Tour title

In another all-Hall of Fame final, Weber defeats Randy Pedersen, 259-207, for first win of the season

2014PBA5009PeteWeber_small.jpgAfter five top-eight finishes, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured with proprietor Dave Small, left) finally broke through to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season Wednesday by winning the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. Weber defeated fellow Hall of Famer and PBA Tour telecast color analyst Randy Pedersen of Orlando, Fla., 259-207, in the title match at Pro Bowl West, to also notch his third career PBA50 Tour title.

2014 PBA50 Tour #9

07/23/14

Pete Weber tops PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic Qualifying

Hall of Famer averages 248 to lead 32 players into match play

2014PBA05PeteWeber3_small.jpgTrying for his first PBA50 Tour win of the season, Pete Weber (pictured) moved a step closer to that goal Tuesday by taking the lead after second round qualifying in the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. The PBA Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year bowled games of 289, 222, 258, 238, 258, 257, 244 and 247 in Tuesday's second round to top the field with a 16-game overall pinfall of 3,982 (248.8 average). Weber and the seven other finishers in the top eight receive two match play round byes.

2014 PBA50 Tour #9

07/22/14

Wayne Webb averages 250 to take first round lead in PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic

2013BrunswickSeniorProStaffWayneWebb_small.jpg2014PBAPeteWeber_small.jpgDespite a sore bowling hand, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Wayne Webb (l.) averaged 250 Monday to lead after the first round of the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. Webb bowled a 2,003 eight-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West with games of 252, 222, 289, 233, 277, 224, 279 and 227 to lead fellow Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber (r.) in second with 1,969.

2014 PBA50 Tour #8

07/21/14

Bill McCorkle wins inaugural PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic for first PBA50 title

61-year-old PBA veteran defeats PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia 244-173 in title match

2014PBA5008BillMcCorkle_small.jpg Bill McCorkle (pictured with Pro Bowl West proprietor Dave Small, left) of Westerville, Ohio, won the biggest tournament of his professional career Sunday by defeating PBA Hall of Famer and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner Johnny Petraglia in the championship match of the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm. In the inaugural event for PBA50 Tour players ages 60 and over, McCorkle defeated the top-seeded Petraglia, 244-173, at Pro Bowl West to record his first PBA50 Tour title.

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