2010 Tour

2010 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/25/10

Wayne Webb clinches PBA Senior Player of the Year award with win in Senior Jackson Open

2009PBAS08WayneWebb_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb (l.) capped the 2009-10 Senior Tour season with a win in the Senior Jackson Open Tuesday and he clinched Senior Player of the Year honors in the process. He joins fellow Hall of Famer Mark Roth as the only bowlers to win both the PBA Tour and Senior Tour Player of the Year awards. Webb, the 1980 PBA Tour Player of the Year, defeated Ray Johnson of Battle Creek, Mich., 211-194, in the championship match for his third Senior Tour title of the season and fifth of his career. Webb earned $8,000 for the win and Johnson $4,500 for second.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/24/10

Walter Ray Williams Jr. leads field into match play finals at PBA Senior Jackson Open

Senior Player of the Year points leader Wayne Webb, contender Mark Williams also advance

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2009PBAS08WayneWebb_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (l.) continued to pace the field in the PBA Senior Jackson Open, maintaining the qualifying lead after the second round Monday with a 237.4 16-game average. The 115-player field was cut to the top 32 who will advance to match play Tuesday morning in the final event of the 2010 PBA Senior Tour season. Also advancing to match play were points leader Wayne Webb (r.) and Mark Williams, who also have a chance to win Player of the Year honors.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/23/10

Walter Ray Williams Jr. leads after first round in PBA Senior Jackson Open

Senior Player of the Year Point leader Wayne Webb struggles to 40th after first round

2009BWCWalterRayWilliams6_small.jpg2009PBAS08WayneWebb_small.jpgMaking a bid to become the first player in PBA history to win Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year crowns in the same year, Walter Ray Williams Jr. (l.) averaged 255.7 Sunday to lead first round qualifying in the PBA Senior Jackson Open. Going into the final event of the season, Williams is second in Senior Player of the Year points behind fellow Hall of Famer Wayne Webb (r.) by 12 points, but Webb struggled in the first round, finishing 40th with a 1,658 pinfall.


2010 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/20/10

Walter Ray Williams Jr. eyes another milestone at PBA Senior Jackson Open

PBA Senior Tour Player of the Year race heads into final event

200910PBA12WalterRayWilliams3_small.jpg2010PBAS06WayneWebb_small.jpgWith a strong finish in the final PBA Senior Tour event of the year, Walter Ray Williams Jr. (l.) could do something no one has ever done in the history of the sport – and probably any other sport: win the PBA Player of the Year and PBA Senior Player of the Year award in the same season. While the odds heavily favor Wayne Webb (r.) winning 2010 PBA Player of the Year honors heading into the Jackson Senior Open, which begins Sunday at Airport Lanes, the race isn't over.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #8

08/18/10

Tom Baker ends PBA Senior Tour win drought by capturing Senior Pepsi Open title

Senior Player of the Year race will be decided in season's final event in Jackson, Mich.

PBASeniorPotYTomBaker_small.jpgTom Baker (pictured) of King, N.C., captured his first Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title in three years Tuesday, defeating Dale Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio, 237-181, to win the PBA Senior Pepsi Open at Spare Time Lanes. Baker, a PBA Hall of Famer and four-time Senior Player of the Year, earned $8,000 and denied Csuhta's bid for his first Senior title. Csuhta earned $4,500 for second. The Senior Player of the Year race will be decided in season's final event in Jackson, Mich.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #8

08/17/10

Mark Williams maintains lead after second round in PBA Senior Pepsi Open

Field cut to top 32 for Tuesday's match play

2010PBAS05MarkWilliams_small.jpg200910PBAPotYWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWith a 3,616 16-game pinfall (226 average), Mark Williams (l.) of Beaumont, Texas, maintained his lead after the second round of qualifying Monday in the PBA Senior Pepsi Open at Spare Time Lanes. In Monday's second eight-game round, the PBA Hall of Famer stretched his lead to 124 pins over fellow Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Ocala, Fla., in second with 3,492. The field of 109 players has been cut to the top 32 who will advance to best-of-five-game match play Tuesday morning.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #8

08/16/10

Mark Williams and Walter Ray Williams Jr. set the tone in PBA Senior Pepsi Open

Spare Time Lanes in Decatur, Ill. (August 14-17, 2010)

2010PBAS05MarkWilliams_small.jpg200910PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgA pair of PBA Hall of Famers and Senior Player of the Year contenders named Williams held the top two positions after first round qualifying in the PBA Senior Pepsi Open Sunday at Spare Time Lanes. Mark Williams (l.), who won the Senior U.S. Open earlier this season, had a 1,831 eight-game pinfall (228.8 average) to hold a 25-pin lead over fellow Hall of Famer and Senior Tour rookie Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Ocala, Fla., in second with 1,806.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #7

08/13/10

Mike Henry ends 10-year title quest in PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open

Senior Tour veteran writes "upset" script with storybook victories of Kauble, Williams and Webb

2010PBASMikeHenry_small.jpg2010PBASTimKauble_small.jpgMike Henry (l.) of Brunswick, Ohio, ended his 10-year quest for his first Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title in the PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open at Olympia Lanes Thursday, defeating Tim Kauble (r.) of Marion, Ohio, 247-166, in the title match. Henry, at age 62, upset three consecutive favored players. Besides Kauble Henry upset PBA Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Wayne Webb.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #7

08/12/10

Tom Baker maintains lead after second round in PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open

TomBaker_small.jpg2010PBAS06WayneWebb_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer and eight-time Senior Tour titlist Tom Baker (l.) of King, N.C., averaged 218.1 Wednesday to maintain the lead after the second round in the PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open at Olympia Lanes. Baker, a four-time Senior Player of the Year, had a 3,585 16-game pinfall after two rounds to hold a 69-pin lead over fellow Hall of Famer and leading 2010 Senior Player of the Year contender Wayne Webb (r.) of Columbus, Ohio, in second with 3,519.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #7

08/05/10

PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open begins stretch drive for 2010 PBA Senior Tour Season

Two-time defending champion Mark Williams hopes to make bid for Senior Player of the Year

2010PBAS05MarkWilliams_small.jpgWhen the 2010 Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour season resumes with the Senior Lake County Indiana Open Aug. 9-12 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., a third consecutive title there for two-time defending champion Mark Williams (pictured) will put him in contention for 2010 Senior Player of the Year honors. "I think I'm going to have to win at least another tournament to be in contention but I like my chances (at Olympia Lanes) because in all the times I've bowled there I've never really had a bad tournament," said the PBA Hall of Famer.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/19/10

Wayne Webb beats Walter Ray Williams Jr. to win USBC Senior Masters

Captures his third career PBA Senior Tour major title in Lass Vegas

2010PBAS06WayneWebb3_small.jpg200910PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWayne Webb (l.) of Grove City, Ohio, went undefeated in seven matches as he rolled to the title Friday at the 2010 USBC Senior Masters. Webb defeated reigning PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Ocala, Fla., 705-628, in the title match at the South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas and took home $16,000 for the victory. Williams reached the championship match by defeating top qualifier Peter Knopp of Bremen, Germany, 696-539.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/18/10

Four players remain unbeaten at USBC Senior Masters

Webb, McCordic, Gonzalez join top-seeded Knopp in Winners Bracket

2010PBAS06WayneWebb_small.jpg2010PBAS06PeterKnopp_small.jpgWayne Webb (l.) of Grove City, Ohio, was ready to withdraw with a knee injury even before the 2010 USBC Senior Masters started. Now he's one of four undefeated players in match play heading into the final day. Webb is joined in the winners bracket by Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, and Germany's Peter Knopp (r.). The four players will hit the lanes again Friday at 9:15 a.m. PDT, just three wins away from the $16,000 top prize.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/17/10

Germany's Peter Knopp high qualifier at USBC Senior Masters

Top 63 join defending champion Dale Traber in double-elimination match play

2010PBAS06PeterKnopp_small.jpgPeter Knopp of Bremen, Germany, earned high qualifier honors Wednesday at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters. Knopp (pictured left), who was in fifth place after the second round, has a 15-game total of 3,296, an average of 219.7, at the South Point Hotel and Casino Bowling Center. He shot 1,095 in Round 3 and leads Roger Kossert of Lithia, Fla., by six pins. The top 63 players will join defending champion Dale Traber in double-elimination match play, which will take place Thursday and Friday.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/16/10

Bob Handley maintains one-pin lead at USBC Senior Masters

Germany's Peter Knopp moves into fifth place

2010PBAS06BobHandley_small.jpg2010PBAS06RogerKossert_small.jpgBob Handley (l.) of Winter Park, Fla., remained in the lead Tuesday after two rounds of qualifying at the 2010 USBC Senior Masters. Handley has a 10-game total of 2,291, an average of 229.1. A day after shooting 1,171 in the opening round, Handley shot 1,120 to maintain his strong start. He leads Roger Kossert (r.) of Lithia, Fla., by one pin. All participants will return to South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas for the final five-game block Wednesday.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/12/10

Mark Williams plays two different shots to win 2010 PBA Senior U.S. Open

PBA Hall of Famer wins third senior title and first senior major

2010PBAS05MarkWilliams2_small.jpgPlaying two entirely different shots in the championship match, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Mark Williams (pictured) won the 2010 PBA Senior U.S. Open Friday at the Suncoast Bowling Center for his first major Senior Tour title. Using the same ball and playing the right lane from an extreme outside angle and the left lane much farther inside, Williams defeated reigning Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle, River, Alaska, 198-181, to also win his third career Senior Tour title.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/11/10

Ron Mohr grinds through match to lead PBA Senior U.S. Open after 35 games

Suncoast Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (June 6-11, 2010)

2010PBAS02RonMohr_small.jpgReigning PBA Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr (pictured) of Eagle River, Alaska, took his turn as tournament leader after the first round of match play Thursday in the 2010 PBA Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center. After bowling 35 games the past three days, which included nine games in the final qualifying round and eight games of round-robin match play Thursday, the 54-year-old Mohr leads with a 7,852 pinfall and a 6-2 match play record.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/10/10

Dale Traber set to defend USBC Senior Masters title

South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (June 13-18, 2010)

2010PBASDaleTraber_small.jpgWith one game of qualifying remaining last year, Dale Traber's hopes of winning the USBC Senior Masters seemed bleak. Sitting outside the cut number, Traber, of Cedarburg, Wis., fired a 259 game to surge into the match-play bracket and from there, he made his way into the championship match. He avenged an earlier loss and defeated Ross Packard of San Jose, Calif., in consecutive matches, 720-691 and 673-622. Traber (pictured) will put that title on defense when the 2010 USBC Senior Masters begins on Monday, June 14 in Las Vegas.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/10/10

Two-time winner Tom Baker leads after third round in PBA Senior U.S. Open

Field cut to top 57 for Thursday morning's final qualifying round

PBASeniorPotYTomBaker_small.jpgAveraging 234.6 in Wednesday's qualifying round, two-time PBA Senior U.S. Open winner Tom Baker (pictured) of King, N.C., emerged as the third round leader in the 2010 PBA Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center. Baker had games of 257, 226, 227, 248, 236 and 214 to boost his 18-game overall pinfall to 4,043 (224.6 average). He holds a 40-pin lead over former PBA Tour player Don Moser of Murrieta, Calif., in second with 4,003. The field has been cut to 57 players. 

2010 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/09/10

Harry Sullins moves into second round lead in PBA Senior U.S. Open

2009PBASHarrySullins_small.jpg2010PBASSteveFerraro_small.jpgHarry Sullins (l.) of Chesterfield Township, Mich., moved into the second round lead in the 2010 PBA Senior U.S. Open with a 2,746 12-game pinfall (228.8 average). In Tuesday’s second six-game block he bowled games of 203, 234, 242, 245, 236 and 233 to take a 71-pin lead over Steve Ferraro (r.) of Kingston, N.Y., in second with 2,675. The 226-player field will bowl one more six-game qualifying block Wednesday after which the field will be cut to the top 57 players.

2010 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/08/10

Journeyman Bob Brady leads after first round in PBA Senior U.S. Open

Two-time defending champion Wayne Webb is in 10th place

2010PBASBobBrady_small.jpgJourneyman Bob Brady (l.) of Santa Monica, Calif., averaged 238 to lead the 228-player field after first round qualifying Monday in the PBA Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center. The 58-year-old Brady, who returned to the Senior Tour last week after an 18-month break, had a 1,428 six-game pinfall with games of 259, 213, 264, 233, 224 and 235. He holds a 40-pin lead over Don Moser of Kentwood, Mich., in second with 1,388. Two-time defending champion Wayne Webb is in 10th with 1,318.

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