2011 Tour

2011 PBA Senior Tour #2

04/25/11

Iowan Marc Lineberry leads first round of PBA Senior Sun Bowl In the Villages

Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. (April 23-26, 2011)

2009PBASRonMohr_small.jpg2010PBASTomBaker3_small.jpgPart-time PBA Senior Tour player Marc Lineberry of Camanche, Iowa, averaged 238.6 for eight games Sunday to lead the first round of the PBA Senior Sun Bowl in The Villages at Spanish Springs Lanes. Lineberry bowled a 1,909 pinfall and leads 2009 Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr (l.) of Eagle River, Alaska, in second with 1,883 and four-time Senior Player of the Year and PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker (r.) of King, N.C., in third with 1,869.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #1

04/22/11

Mike Dias wins Senior Don Carter Open for first PBA Senior Tour title

54-year-old defeats Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Mark Williams on the way to the title

2011PBASMikeDiasJimCarter_small.jpgAfter four seasons competing on the PBA Senior Tour, Mike Dias (left with host proprietor Jim Carter) of Lafayette, Colo., captured his first title by winning the PBA Senior Don Carter Open Thursday at Carter Family Bowl. Dias defeated Tom Howison of Chillicothe, Ohio, 215-176, in the championship match after winning five previous matches Thursday to get to the final. Two of those matches were against PBA Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Mark Williams.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #1

04/21/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. overtakes lead in PBA Senior Don Carter Open

Field cut to top 32 for Thursday's match play rounds

201011PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) was hoping for a fresh start in the first tournament of the 2011 PBA Senior Tour season after his worst season on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour. He may be getting his wish as he moved into the lead after the third round of the PBA Senior Don Carter Open Wednesday at Carter Family Bowl. Williams, of Ocala, Fla., who had a 4,143 18-game pinfall (230.1 average). and 31 other players from the original field of 120 players advanced to match play which begins Thursday morning.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #1

04/20/11

Adjustments key to retaining lead for Tom Baker in PBA Senior Don Carter Open

Ron Mohr, Walter Ray Williams Jr. move into second and third place after 12 games

2010PBASTomBaker3_small.jpgMaking the right adjustments at the right time were the key to PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker (l.) retaining his lead after the second round of the PBA Senior Don Carter Open Tuesday at Carter Family Bowl with 2,862 overall 12-game pinfall total (238.5 average). Baker, of King, N.C., leads 2009 Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, in second with 2,835, and fellow Hall of Famer and 2010 Senior Rookie of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., in third with 2,827.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #1

04/19/11

Tom Baker leads first round of PBA Senior Don Carter Open

2010PBASTomBaker2_small.jpg2010PBASSteveFerraro_small.jpgBoosted by opening games of 275 and 278, Hall of Famer Tom Baker (l.) of King, N.C., averaged 246.8 to lead after the first six-game round of the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Don Carter Open Monday at Carter Family Bowl. The nine-time PBA Senior Tour champion and four-time Senior Player of the Year had games of 275, 278, 204, 232, 256 and 236 for a 1,481 pinfall. He holds an 11-pin lead over two-time Senior Tour titlist Steve Ferraro (r.).

2011 PBA Senior Tour #1

04/15/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. looking for fresh start in 2011 PBA Senior Tour season

Reigning Senior Player of the Year Wayne Webb to miss PBA Senior Don Carter Open

201011PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgComing off what he admits was his worst PBA Tour season, all-time PBA Tour titles leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) is looking forward to a fresh start when the 2011 PBA Senior Tour season gets underway Sunday with the Senior Don Carter Open. It was just a year earlier that the 47-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist won a record seventh PBA Player of the Year honor and earned PBA Senior Tour Rookie of the Year honors after narrowly missing becoming the first player in history to win Player of the Year honors on both tours in the same year.

PBA Senior Tour News

03/26/11

PBA Senior Tour returns to Florida to kick off 2011 season

Sold-out field to invade Winter Garden for Senior Don Carter Open

PBAEst1958_small.jpg201011PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgThe 2011 Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour season will get underway with a sold-out field of 120 players in the PBA Senior Don Carter Open at Carter Family Bowl in Winter Garden, Fla., April 17-21. Heading up the 120-player field in Winter Garden will be PBA Hall of Famer and 2010 Senior Rookie of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla. Qualifying rounds will be conducted April 18-20 and match finals rounds on April 21.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #7

02/03/11

2011 USBC Senior Masters headed for Columbus, Ohio

Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio (July 31-Aug. 5, 2011)

2011USBCSeniorMastersLogo_small.jpgFor the first time in more than a decade, the USBC Senior Masters is headed east, and the 2011 edition is slated for the recently-renovated Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio. The event will be held July 31-Aug. 5 and kicks off the second half of the 2011 PBA Senior Tour season. More than 300 of the sport's top professional and amateur players age 50 and older are expected to converge on the 48-lane center to compete for a prize fund of up to $125,000.

PBA Senior Tour News

11/20/10

PBA announces 11-tournament Senior Tour schedule for 2011

PBA1958Logo_mini.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association has announced an expanded 11-tournament 2011 Senior Tour schedule including a return to Florida and a new site for the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters. The PBA Senior Tour’s 31st season begins with a new stop, the PBA Senior Don Carter Open at Carter Family Bowl in Winter Garden, Fla., April 17-21, and ends with the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes in Kettering, Ohio, Aug. 27-30, 2011.

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