2009 Tour

PBA News

10/07/09

Walter Ray Williams Jr. reaches a new milestone: He's 50 now

PBA's all-time titles and earnings leader will soon test the PBA Senior Tour waters

200910PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. spent a relaxing day at home Tuesday, contemplating if not celebrating his 50th birthday. In addition to his record 46 PBA Tour titles and more than $4 million in career earnings, Oct. 6 marked the day Walter Ray Williams Jr. became eligible to begin compiling a new set of records as a PBA Senior Tour competitor. At age 50, Williams remains a remarkably physically-fit athlete. He plays golf at near-scratch level. He's still a world-class horseshoe player.

2009 PBA Senior Tour Awards

10/07/09

Ron Mohr named 2009 PBA Senior Tour Player of the Year

Voss named top rookie; Graybeal selected as Sportsmanship Award winner

2009PBASRonMohr_small.jpg200910PBABrianVoss_small.jpgRon Mohr (l.) of Eagle River, Alaska, the PBA Senior Tour's only three-time winner in 2009, has been selected as PBA Senior Tour Player of the Year by a panel of veteran bowling writers and his fellow competitors. Brian Voss (r.) of Alpharetta, Ga., has been elected as the PBA Senior Tour's 2009 Rookie of the Year and veteran Senior Tour competitor Larry Graybeal of Elizabethton, Tenn., is the winner of the second PBA Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award.

PBA WSOB

09/07/09

PBA Mega TV Weekend

Saturday and Sunday Results

PBAWSOBLogo_small.jpgA roster of more than 30 of the world’s top bowling stars, including the finalists in the PBA Women’s and Senior World Championships is set for a grand finale television weekend Saturday and Sunday Sept 5 and 6 to conclude the five-week PBA World Series of Bowling. Thunderbowl’s Arena Bay in Detroit will come full circle as the site for six ESPN television events at noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. each day. These scores may not have been broadcast on television yet.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/05/09

Malott to bowl for first major title in PBA World Championship

It'll be Miller vs. Sullins, Pluhowsky vs. Kulick for Senior and Women's World Championships titles

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpgReigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year Wes Malott (pictured left) of Pflugerville, Texas, will get his chance to win the PBA World Championship and his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour major title on Dec. 13 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan. Thomas Smallwood, Rhino Page and Bill O'Neill also advanced to the finals on Dec. 13. Earning berths in the Women's World Championships title match were Shannon Pluhowsky and Kelly Kulick. Harry Sullins and Hugh Miller are the Senior World Championships finalists.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/05/09

Malott advances in upset-filled PBA World Championships

Eleven of 16 seeded players eliminated in Friday's early best-of-seven-game match play action

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, is still alive in the PBA World Championships tripleheader at Thunderbowl Lanes, but 11 of the 16 players who earned byes for two rounds went home Friday. In total, one of seven players in the PBA World Championship, three of four women in the Women's World Championship, and one of four in the Senior World Championship who were exempt from the first two rounds of best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play survived Friday's early rounds. Malott, the top qualifier in the men's field, defeated Martin Larsen of Sweden, 4-3, to advance to Friday night's Round of 8.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/04/09

Malott, Mohr, Pluhowsky pace PBA World Championships qualifiers

Swede Martin Larsen advances to Round of 16

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpg2009PBAS08RonMohr_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott (l.) led the field of 40 PBA World Championship finalists at Thunderbowl Lanes Thursday by sitting on the sidelines, resting. Malott, Ron Mohr (r.) and Shannon Pluhowsky were the top qualifiers after 24 games in the PBA, PBA Women's and PBA Senior World Championships, respectively, which earned each of them – and a handful of others – byes for the first two rounds of best-of-seven-game, single elimination match play.

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/03/09

Malott, Mohr, Kulick pace PBA World Championships after three rounds

Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. (Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2009)

200910PBAWesMalott_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott (pictured left) of Pflugerville, Texas, claimed the third round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Wednesday. Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., and Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, retained their leads in the PBA Women's and Senior World Championships, respectively. The top 40 men, 36 seniors and 20 women's advance to a six-game cashers round Thursday morning to determine seeding positions for best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play rounds

2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/02/09

Scroggins, Mohr, Kulick atop the leaderboards in PBA World Championships after Round Two

Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. (Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2009)

2007PBAMikeScroggins_small.jpg2009PBAS08RonMohr_small.jpgMike Scroggins (l.), trying for his third PBA major title, took the second round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Tuesday. First round leaders Kelly Kulick and Ron Mohr (r.) retained their leads in the PBA Women's and Senior World Championships respectively. All players in the three PBA World Championship events will bowl one more six-game qualifying round Wednesday to cut to the top 40 men, top 20 seniors and top 20 women


2009-10 PBA Tour #7

09/01/09

Williams, Mohr, Kulick hold early PBA World Championships leads

Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. (Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2009)

200809PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpg200910PBAWSKellyKulick_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured left) seeking an eighth major title and a record 46th Professional Bowlers Association Tour victory, averaged 244.17 to take the early lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes on Monday. Three-time 2009 PBA Senior Tour champion Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, and Kelly Kulick (right) of Union, N.J., led the Senior and Women's World Championships, respectively. 

2009 PBA Senior Tour #11

08/27/09

Ron Mohr captures his third title of the season in PBA Senior Dick Weber Open

Royal Scot Golf & Bowl in Lansing, Mich. (August 22-26, 2009)

2009PBAS11RonMohrJohnWeber_small.jpgRon Mohr (left, with Dick Weber's son John) of Eagle River, Alaska defeated Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., to win his third PBA Senior Tour title of the season in the PBA Senior Dick Weber Open at Royal Scot Golf & Bowl Wednesday. Mohr, who won the first two Senior Tour events of the season, defeated Baker, 232-175, in the championship match to win the $8,000 first prize. Mohr now turns his attention to the last event of the season, the PBA Senior World Championship Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

2009 PBA Senior Tour #11

08/25/09

Ron Mohr still on top at PBA Senior Dick Weber Open

Royal Scot Golf & Bowl in Lansing, Mich. (August 22-26, 2009)

2009PBAS02RonMohr_small.jpgTwo-time Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour winner Ron Mohr (pictured left) retained his lead in the PBA Senior Dick Weber Open Monday as the second-round qualifying leader at Royal Scot Golf & Bowl. The 53-year-old Mohr, from Eagle River, Alaska, led the 101-player field with a 3,533 16-game pinfall (220.8 average). The top 33 players advance to another eight-game qualifying round Tuesday morning. Match play continues on Wednesday to determine the top five for the stepladder finals scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

2009 PBA Senior Tour #11

08/24/09

Ron Mohr leads first-round qualifying in PBA Senior Dick Weber Open

Royal Scot Golf & Bowl in Lansing, Mich. (August 22-26, 2009)

2009PBAS08RonMohr_small.jpgRon Mohr (pictured left), who won the first two PBA Senior Tour events of the 2009 season, topped the field of 101 players after first-round qualifying Sunday in the PBA Senior Dick Weber Open at Royal Scot Golf & Bowl. Mohr, of Eagle River, Alaska, had a 1,894 pinfall (236.7 average) with games of 258, 193, 257, 195, 232, 260, 243 and 256. The entire field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top one-third.

2009 PBA Senior Tour #10

08/19/09

Bob Flaws claims his first PBA Senior Tour Title in PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic

Chicagoland regional veterans out-duel long-time PBA Tour stars to reach title match

2009PBAS10BobFlaws_small.jpgBob Flaws of Chicago Ridge, Ill., out-lasted fellow Chicagoland regional competitor Mickey Higham of Wood Dale, Ill., to win his first PBA Senior Tour title in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic, presented by the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association, at Town and Country Lanes Tuesday. Flaws, a five-time PBA Senior regional titlist, won a sluggish title match, 181-169, after he and Higham eliminated two long-time PBA Tour stars, Wayne Webb and Hugh Miller, to set up the title match between would-be Senior Tour titlists.


2009 PBA Senior Tour #10

08/18/09

Hall of Famer Webb tops PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic qualifiers

20-time PBA Tour champion seeks third PBA Senior Tour title in Joliet

2009USBCOCWayneWebb_small.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Sacramento, Calif., averaged 230 for 16 qualifying games to pace the 32-man qualifying field in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic, presented by the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association, at Town and Country Lanes Monday. Webb, seeking his third PBA Senior Tour title, finished qualifying with a total of 3,782 pins and a 22-pin lead over Kent Wagner of Palmetto, Fla. The top 32 players will begin competition in the unique "knockout" rounds Tuesday at 10 a.m.

2009 PBA Senior Tour #10

08/17/09

Bob Chamberlain leads first round in PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic

Four-time PBA Senior titlist hopes to end six-year title drought in Joliet

Bob_Chamberlain_5174.jpgFour-time Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour titlist Bob Chamberlain (pictured) averaged 246.6 to take the first-round qualifying lead Sunday in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic, presented by the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association, at Town and Country Lanes. Chamberlain, who won his last title in 2003, rolled games of 234, 290, 183, 266, 236, 247, 257 and 260 for an eight-game total of 1,973 pins and a 45-pin lead over Senior U.S. Open champion Wayne Webb of Sacramento, Calif. The 117-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top 32 players.

2009 PBA Senior Tour #10

08/14/09

PBA Senior Tour heads to Illinois for new Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic

Town & Country Lanes in Joliet, Ill. (August 15-18, 2009)

2009PBAS08RonMohr_small.jpg2009PBAS07DaleTraber_small.jpgTwo-time 2009 winners Ron Mohr (l.) and Dale Traber (r.) head a field of the world's greatest PBA Senior Tour players who will visit Town and Country Lanes Aug. 15-18 for the inaugural PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic, presented by the ILBPA. With three tournaments remaining on the 2009 PBA Senior Tour schedule, the heat is rising in the PBA Senior Player of the Year race in a tournament with a new "knockout" format.

2009 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/12/09

Steve Ferraro wins PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open

Younger brother of PBA Hall of Famer Dave Ferraro wins first PBA Senior Tour title

Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., captured his first Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title Tuesday, defeating Bill Henson of Westerville, Ohio, 207-183, to win the PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes. Ferraro won $8,000 along with his title. Henson collected $4,500 as runner-up. The PBA Senior Tour's next stop is the PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic, presented by the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association, Aug. 15-18, at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet, Ill.


2009 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/11/09

Traber moves to the top at PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open in bid for third title

Hall of Famer Mark Williams trails by 26 pins entering Tuesday's match play finals

2009PBAS07DaleTraber_small.jpgDale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., bidding for his third PBA Senior Tour title of the year, charged into the lead at the end of qualifying Monday in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes. Traber finished Monday's competition with a 16-game total of 3,680 pins and a 26–pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who won last week's PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open. The 110-player field was trimmed to the top 32 players who will advance to best-of-five match play.

2009 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/10/09

Hometown player Holman leads PBA Senior Decatur Open

Hall of Famer Williams trails by 58 pins after first qualifying round

Decatur’s Bennie Holman, bowling in only his second Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour event, averaged 237 to take the first-round qualifying lead Sunday in the PBA Senior Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes. Holman, a 51-year-old Archer-Daniels-Midland employee, posted an eight-game total of 1,896 pins to take a 58–pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who won last week’s PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open. The 110-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top 32 players

2009 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/09/09

PBA Senior Tour continues Midwestern swing with PBA Senior Decatur Open

Spare Time Lanes in Decatur, Ill. (August 8-11, 2009)

2009PBAS07BrianBrazeau_small.jpgAs the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour continues its Midwestern swing, defending champion Brian Brazeau (pictured left) of Ocala, Fla., heads a list of the world's top senior players who will compete in the PBA Senior Decatur Open Aug. 8-11 at Spare Time Lanes in Decatur, Ill. In dramatic fashion, Brazeau came from a 23-pin deficit in the championship match to defeat Wayne Webb, 245-244, in last year's Decatur event. The field of approximately 100 players, ages 50 and older, will begin competition with eight-game qualifying blocks on Aug. 9-10 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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