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Generations Bowling Tour announces future plans

Second season not viable; GBT will organize a series of 4 to 8 events for 2008

GBTLogo_small.jpg The Generations Bowling Tour (GBT) has announced that it is restructuring its operation for 2008 to continue offering bowlers age 50 and over high-level competition. Although the GBT's first season had many successes the lower than expected entry levels made it obvious a second senior tour was not needed. The GBT is organizing a series of 4 to 8 events for 2008 targeting a field of all levels of senior bowlers.



Ozio, Eagle, Roth and Atria earn Generations Pro Bowling Tour year-end awards

2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg The Generations Pro Bowling Tour has named David Ozio the 2007 Player of the Year; Dale Eagle as the 2007 Classic Division (60+) Player of the Year; Mark Roth as the 2007 Comeback Player of the Year and Vinnie Atria as the 2007 Rookie of the Year. The announcement was made by Steve Sanders, Founder of the GPBT, which awarded more than $800,000 in prize money during its inaugural 17 event season.

GPBT Recap


The story of the Generations Pro Bowling Tour's inaugural season

2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg The story of the Generations Pro Bowling Tour's (GPBT) inaugural season included dominating performances, memorable comebacks and the typical challenges facing a new Tour. The new senior professional tour, the brainchild of promoter Steve Sanders, conducted 17 events from October 2006 through April 2007 and distributed nearly $900,000 in prize money. Plans for the second season will be announced shortly at Bowl Expo in Las Vegas at the end of June.

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Atria ends inaugural GPBT season with victory in Houston

Emerald Bowl in Houston, Texas (April 21-23, 2007)

2007GPBTCVinniaAtria_small.jpg Vinnie Atria won his second Generations Pro Bowling Tour title by defeating likely GPBT player of the Year, David Ozio, 245-224 in the championship match of the Generations Pro Bowling Tour 2007 Championship at Houston's Emerald Bowl. Atria earned $9,000 for the victory. Ozio cashed for $4,500 to boost his money total to $86,300 for GPBT's first season.

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Ozio wins his third GPBT title in Texas Open

Interstate Lanes in Round Rock, Texas (April 14-16, 2007)

2007GPBT15DavidOzio_small.jpg David Ozio is in the driver's seat now toward becoming the first Generations Pro Bowling Tour Bowler of the Year. He defeated last week's winner, Dave Soutar, 239-212 at Interstate Lanes in Round Rock, Texas Monday evening to win the $8,000 top prize and his third GBT title. He is now tied with Dale Eagle with three titles, and one of his was a major in Toledo early in the season.

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Soutar and Painter lead KR Strikeforce Open Qualifying

Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan.

2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg PBA Hall of Famer Dave Soutar won his first career Generations Pro Bowling Tour title in style, defeating Don Patterson 289-221 in the championship match of the KR Strikeforce Open at Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan. Soutar earned $8,000 for the victory.



Generations Pro Bowling Tour will end inaugural season with three events in Kansas and Texas

GPBT Grand Championship scheduled for Houston April 19-23

2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg The Generations Pro Bowling Tour will stage the final three events of its inaugural season by venturing west to the States of Kansas and Texas to wind up the 17-tournament tour for 2006-2007.

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Davis wins his first GPBT title in Columbus Open

HP Lanes in Columbus, Ohio (March 16-19, 2007)

2007GPBT17DaveDavis_small.jpg The Generations Bowling Tour has a new champion from it's Classic Division. PBA Hall of Famer Dave Davis, 64, defeated David Ozio, 203-194, Monday evening at HP Lanes in Columbus, Ohio, to win the Columbus Open and his first GBT title to go with his 18 PBA crowns from his Hall of Fame career. Davis earned $8,000 for the victory, and Ozio got $4,500 as runner-up.

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Brazeau wins his first GPBT title in Indiana

Georgetown Lanes in Fort Wayne, Ind. (March 10-12, 2007)

2007GPBT14BrazeauDickinson_small.jpg Brian Brazeau turned 50 years old on January 17, and on March 12 he won his first Generations Pro Bowling Tour title in the GPBT Indiana Open. In the title match, Brazeau (left), a pro shop operator and sales rep for Morich Bowling Products, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Gary Dickinson (right), 234-214. Brazeau earned $8,000 and Dickinson claimed $4,500 as the runner-up.

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Eagle wins third GPBT crown in Michigan Open

Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing, Michigan (March 4-6, 2007)

2006GBT08DaleEagle_small.jpg Mark Eestes.jpgDale Eagle (l.) is the winner of the GPBT Michigan Open. After very high scores the entire event, Eagle and Texan Mark Estes (r.) squared off in a hard fought title match that went down to the final frame, with Eagle winning 190-174. Eagle earned $8,000 for his third GPBT title. Estes took home $4,500.



Generations Pro Bowling Tour concludes inaugural season with a three event southwest swing

GPBT hosts events in Wichita, Austin and Houston in April

2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg The Generations Pro Bowling Tour concludes its inaugural season in April with a three event swing in Wichita, Austin and Houston, marking the first time the new senior professional bowling circuit has staged events west of the Mississippi.



Generations Pro Bowling Tour awards $650,000 in Prize Money

16 Bowlers with over $10,000 in winnings through 11 events

2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg The Generations Pro Bowling Tour today announced that through the first eleven events its inaugural season, more than $650,000 in prize money has been awarded to a total of 125 bowlers competing in GBT events.



Henry stops Ozio's run to win GBPT Kegel Classic

Kegel Training and Tournament Center, Lake Wales, Fla.

2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg Michael Henry of Brunswick, Ohio, was the only one who could stop the David Ozio juggernaut, beating him 249-218 to capture his first professional title in the Generations Pro Bowling Tour Kegel Classic Jan. 16 at the Kegel Training and Tournament Center.

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Generations Pro Bowling Tour announces new format, schedule and prize structure

GBTLogoNew_small.jpg Fresh on the heels of its inaugural eight-event fall swing, during which two senior professional bowlers, David Ozio and Dale Eagle combined to win more than $100,000 in just eight events, The Generations Pro Bowling Tour (formerly the Generations Bowling Tour) has announced a new format which will allow more bowlers to compete and win money. The changes were announced by Steve Sanders, founder of the GBT.

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Eagle wins his first GBT title in East Providence Open

E. Providence Lanes in E. Providence, RI (Nov. 17-21, 2006)

2006GBT08DaleEagle_small.jpg It was a classic finish for the Generations Bowling Tour's inaugural Fall Swing – Dale Eagle defeated Johnny Petraglia 259-257 in a thrilling championship match at East Providence Lanes. Eagle earned $13,500 for the victory and Petraglia took home $8,800. The victory gave Eagle a total of $43,900 in earnings for the six GBT events he bowled on the fall swing.

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Ferraro captures GBT Long Island Open crown

Sports Plus in Lake Grove, NY (Nov. 10-16, 2006)

2006GBT07SteveFerraro_small.jpg Steve Ferraro is no longer 'the other brother'. He's still the older brother of PBA Hall of Famer Dave Ferraro, but he is now a national champion himself. Ferraro, the No. 2 seed in the GBT Senior division, defeated Classic division champ Chuck Pierce, 228-180, to win the GBT Long Island Open and the $13,500 top prize Wednesday evening at Sports Plus entertainment center in Lake Grove, N.Y.

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Ozio becomes first Generations Bowling Tour multiple champion

GBT Johnny Petraglia Open title puts 'Wizard' over $50,000

David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas defeated Frank Cascio, Tonawanda, New York 227-203 to win the GBT Johnny Petraglia Open to Benefit BVL at Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes in N. Brunswick, New Jersey November 9. Ozio earned $13,500 for the victory, with $8,800 going to the runner up.

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Kerry Painter wins GBT Boardman Challenge

Camelot Lanes in Boardman, Ohio (Oct. 27 - Nov. 1, 2006)

2006GBT05DaleEagleKerryPainter_small.jpg Kerry Painter (right), Henderson, Nevada is the third amateur in five weeks to win a Generations Bowling Tour event. Wednesday night he defeated Dale Eagle (left) , 247-200, in the championship game of the Boardman Challenge at Camelot Lanes in Boardman, Ohio to earn the $13,500 top prize. Eagle, for the third time in five weeks, took home the $8,800 runner-up check.

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Ozio wins $25,000 in first GBT Major in Toledo

Southwyck Lanes in Toledo, Ohio (Oct. 20-26, 2006)

2006GBT04DavidOzioVinnieAtria_small.jpg David Ozio (left) won first 'major' on the Generations Bowling Tour and the $25,000 top prize Thursday night in the GBT Toledo Classic at Southwyck Lanes. He defeated last week's GBT champion Vinnie Atria (right) in the title match, 247-229. Atria earned $14,000 for second.

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Vinnie Atria triumphs GBT Jackson Open

Jackson Lanes in Jackson, Mich. (Oct. 14-18, 2006)

2006BGT03VinnieAtria_small.jpg Vinnie Atria is ready to say his ailing back is completely healed. In the championship match of the GBT Jackson Open Wednesday night here at Airport Lanes, Atria, Louisville, KY defeated Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla., 206-161, to earn the $13,500 top prize. Bowker collected $8,800. Atria was also the first Classic division player (60+) to win on the three week old Generations Bowling Tour.

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