2012 Tour

PBA Senior Tour Awards

09/08/12

Amleto Monacelli selected as 2012 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year

Dave Soutar caps career as Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner

201112PBAAmletoMonacelli_small.jpg2012PBASDaveSoutar_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.), a two-time Player of the Year on the PBA Tour, was selected as the 2012 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year, becoming the first international player to earn the award. Hall of Famer Dave Soutar (r.) of Bradenton, Fla., who retired after more than 50 years of competing on the PBA Tour and Senior Tour, was voted the winner of the Senior Tour's Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/15/12

Ron Mohr defeats Harry Sullins to win season-ending PBA Senior Decatur Open

Walter Ray Williams Jr. earns first Senior Player of the Year crown

2012PBAS09RonMohr_small.jpg201112PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgRon Mohr (l.) of Eagle River, Alaska, won the PBA Senior Decatur Open Tuesday for his eighth career Senior Tour title while PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) captured his first PBA Senior Player of the Year crown in the final tournament of the 2012 season. Mohr, the 2011 and 2009 Senior Player of the Year, defeated three-time Senior Tour titlist Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 243-181, in the championship match.

PBA News

08/14/12

Dave Soutar concludes career after more than half-century of PBA competition

2012PBAS09DaveJudySoutar2_small.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Dave Soutar (pictured with wife Judy) ended his career in PBA competition in appropriate fashion during the final day of qualifying of the PBA Senior Decatur Open presented by Brunswick Monday — before a big crowd and throwing three strikes in the 10th frame of his last game. It brought an end to more than a half-century of PBA competition for the 72-year-old who won 18 titles on the PBA Tour and seven on the Senior Tour.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/14/12

Harry Sullins tops qualifying in PBA Senior Decatur Open Senior

Senior Player of the Year contenders W.R. Williams, Edwards advance to match play

2012PBAS09HarrySullins_small.jpgHarry Sullins (l.) of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., retained his lead after the second round of the PBA Senior Decatur Open Monday at Spare Time Lanes while PBA Senior Player of the Year contenders Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Mike Edwards advanced to match play in the final tournament of the season. Sullins, a three-time Senior Tour titlist, ended qualifying with a 3,663 16-game pinfall total (228.9 average) to lead 32 players advancing to Tuesday's match play rounds. The top eight qualifiers receive two byes for match play.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/13/12

Harry Sullins paces the field in season-ending PBA Senior Decatur Open

Senior Player of the Year contenders W.R. Williams, Miller and Edwards, sit in 22nd, 68th and fifth place, resp., after round one qualifying

2011PBASHarrySullins_small.jpg2012PBASWayneWebb_small.jpgThree-time PBA Senior Tour titlist Harry Sullins (l.) of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., averaged 237.7 to emerge as the first round leader Sunday in the PBA Senior Decatur Open presented by Brunswick at Spare Time Lanes. Sullins bowled a 1,902 eight-game pinfall total with games of 221, 237, 265, 213, 279, 251, 216 and 220 to hold a 61-pin lead over Hall of Famer Wayne Webb (r.) of Columbus, Ohio, in the final tournament of the 2012 season.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/11/12

Compelling storylines remain heading into 2012 PBA Senior Tour Finale

Bowling fans can catch all the action from the PBA Senior Decatur Open live on internet

201213PBATourLogo_small.jpgThe 2012 PBA Senior Tour season concludes with the PBA Senior Decatur Open presented by Brunswick Aug. 11-14 from Spare Time Lanes in Decatur, Ill.. The race for PBA Senior Player of the Year and PBA great Dave Soutar final tournament of his career remain two of the major storylines heading into the tournament. Bowling fans can catch all the action from the Senior Decatur Open from start-to-finish on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #8

08/10/12

Hugh Miller wins PBA Senior South Shore Open to enter Senior POY picture

Three-time PBA Senior Tour champion trails Walter Ray Williams Jr. by 12 points on the Senior Player of the Year points list heading into the season-ending event Aug. 12-14

2012PBAS08HughMiller2_small.jpg 2012PBASRickMinier_small.jpgHugh Miller (l.) of Seattle won the PBA Senior South Shore Open Thursday for his third career Senior Tour title and in the process became a contender for Senior Player of the Year heading into the final tournament of the 2012 season. Miller defeated 2007 Senior U.S. Open winner Rick Minier (r.) of Houston, 198-172, in the championship match to move into second on the Senior Player of the Year points list, 12 points behind Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #8

08/09/12

Bob Learn Jr. leads 32 players into match play finals in PBA Senior South Shore Open

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Bob Learn Jr. (l.) of Erie, Pa., averaged 229.6 Wednesday to maintain his lead after the second round of the PBA Senior South Shore Open. The Senior Tour rookie led first-round qualifying with a 1,874 eight-game pinfall total and followed it up with 1,837 in Wednesday's round for a 3,711 16-game overall total (231.9 average) holding a narrow six-pin lead over Hall of Famer Wayne Webb (right) of Columbus, Ohio, in second with 3,705.

08/08/12

Bob Learn Jr. leads opening round in PBA Senior South Shore Open

Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. (Aug. 6-9, 2012)

2012PBASBobLearn_small.jpgPBA Senior Tour rookie Bob Learn Jr. (pictured) of Erie, Pa., averaged 234.2 to take the first round lead Tuesday in the PBA Senior South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes. The 50-year-old Learn opened qualifying in the next-to-last tournament of the season with an 1,874 eight-game pinfall total with games of 225, 259, 237, 243, 223, 234, 228 and 225. Eight-game qualifying continues Wednesday after which the field of 124 players will be cut to the top 32 who will advance to match play.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #8

08/03/12

Storylines heading into PBA Senior South Shore Open

Field of approximately 120 Senior Tour players to compete in next-to-last event of 2012 season Aug. 6-9 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind.

201112PBALogo_small.jpgAs the 2012 PBA Senior Tour season draws to a close, a field of approx. 120 players will compete in the PBA Senior South Shore Open Aug. 6-9 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. The Senior South Shore Open is the second-to-last event of the season which wraps up with the Senior Decatur Open Aug. 11-14. Heading into the final two tournaments of the PBA's 2012 Senior Tour season, Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., holds a commanding lead in the Senior Player of the Year points race.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #8

07/27/12

Walter Ray Williams Jr. holds commanding lead in Senior POY points race

Senior Tour resumes with South Shore Open presented by DV8 in Hammond, Ind., Aug. 6-9

2012EBT04WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgHeading into the final two tournaments of the 2012 PBA Senior Tour season, Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., (pictured) holds a commanding lead in the PBA Senior Player of the Year points race. As the Senior Tour's only two-time winner this season, the 52-year-old Williams holds a 16-point lead over fellow Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (below left) and Mike Edwards heading into the PBA Senior South Shore Open presented by DV8 which returns to Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., Aug. 6-9.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #7

06/21/12

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins fourth career Senior Tour title in Northern California Classic

Famer becomes first dual champion of the year with 248-231 victory against Hugh Miller

2012PBAS07WalterRayWilliams_small.jpg2009PBASHughMiller_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (l.) made a bid to become the favorite for 2012 Senior Player of the Year honors by winning the PBA Senior Northern California Classic presented by Track Wednesday at Harvest Park Bowl. The seven-time PBA Player of the Year became the first two-time winner this season by defeating Hugh Miller (r.) of Seattle, 248-231, in the championship match. Williams pocketed $8,000 and Miller received 4,500.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/20/12

Walter Ray Williams Jr. moves to the top in PBA Senior Northern California Classic

PBA Hall of Famer leads top 24 into Wednesday's match play

2011PBASWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) averaged 242 in Tuesday's qualifying to surge into the second round lead of the PBA Senior Northern California Classic presented by Track at Harvest Park Bowl. Finishing fourth after Monday's first eight-game round with a 1,854 pinfall total, Williams had 1,936 Tuesday bowling games of 279, 237, 259, 229, 204, 225, 235 and 268. With a 3,790 16-game pinfall in qualifying, he holds a 118-pin lead over first round leader Hugh Miller (right) of Seattle in second with 3,672.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #7

06/19/12

Hugh Miller takes first-round lead in PBA Senior Northern California Classic

Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif. (June 17-20, 2012)

2012PBAS07HughMiller_small.jpgComing off a second-place finish in the USBC Senior Masters and fifth-place finish in the Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open, Hugh Miller of Seattle took the first-round lead Monday in the PBA Senior Northern California Classic presented by Track at Harvest Park Bowl. Miller opened the first day of qualifying with a 1,988 eight-game pinfall total (248.50 average). Eight-game qualifying continues Tuesday after which the 85-player field will be cut to the top 32 for match play.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/16/12

Mike Edwards wins his first PBA Senior Tour title in USBC Senior Masters

2012PBAS06MikeEdwards2_small.jpgMike Edwards of Tulsa, Okla. (pictured), made it through the double-elimination match-play bracket undefeated to win the 2012 USBC Senior Masters on Friday. Edwards, competing in his second PBA Senior Tour event, won the title with a 701-691 victory over Hugh Miller of Mercer Island, Wash., at the South Point Bowling Center. The victory in the PBA Seniot Tour "major" tournament gave Edwards his first career Senior Tour title and a payday of $16,000 as he finished on top of the field of 283 bowlers age 50 and older.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/15/12

Four players unbeaten at USBC Senior Masters

Two-time champ Gary Dickinson needs to win three more matches to become the first player in Senior Masters history to win the event three times

2012PBAS06GaryDickinson_small.jpgTwo-time champion and USBC Hall of Famer Gary Dickinson (pictured) of Edmond, Okla., headlines a group of four players who made it through Thursday's opening day of the double-elimination match-play bracket unbeaten at the 2012 USBC Senior Masters. Dickinson won four matches Thursday at the South Point Bowling Center and needs to win three more to become the first player in Senior Masters history to win the event three times. The 69-year-old also won the event in 1997 and 2004.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/14/12

Lennie Boresch is the top qualifier at USBC Senior Masters

The top 64 including defending champion Dale Traber advance to the double-elimination match-play bracket

201011PBALennieBoresch_small.jpgLennie Boresch (pictured left) of Kenosha, Wis., earned top qualifier honors Wednesday at the 2012 USBC Senior Masters to lead the field of 64 players who advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket. Boresch finished the 15 games of qualifying with 3,599 (239.9 average) at the South Point Bowling Center. The top 63 players in the standings advanced to match play along with defending champion Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis. Match play will get underway Thursday at 8 a.m. Pacific.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/13/12

Walter Ray Williams Jr. maintains lead at USBC Senior Masters

Swede Christer Danielsson and Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela leap into third and 7th place

2011PBASWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) of Ocala, Fla., continued in his quest to win his first USBC Senior Masters title by maintaining his lead Tuesday after the second round of qualifying. The PBA and USBC Hall of Famer cooled off a bit in Tuesday's second round but managed to stay in the top spot with a 10-game total of 2,435 (243.5 average). Williams leads a field of 283 players age 50 and older who will bowl another five-game round Wednesday before the cut is made to the double-elimination match-play.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/12/12

Walter Ray Williams Jr. takes first-round lead at USBC Senior Masters

Swede Christer Danielsson is the best international player in sixth place

2012EBT04WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) of Ocala, Fla., took the first-round lead Monday at the 2012 USBC Senior Masters. Williams, who has finished second in both of his appearances at the Senior Masters, fired a five-game total of 1,298 (259.6 average) to lead the field of 283 players. All participants will bowl 15 games of qualifying before the cut is made to the double-elimination match-play bracket. The top 63 players plus defending champion Dale Traber will take part in bracket play beginning Thursday morning.

2012 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/08/12

Hugh Miller leads after fifth round in Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open

2012USBCOCHughMiller_small.jpg201112PBAAmletoMonacelli_small.jpgWith the help of a 300 game and 5-2-1 match play record, two-time PBA Senior Tour winner Hugh Miller (l.) of Seattle moved into the fifth round lead of the Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open. The 55-year-old Miller averaged 252 for the round to finish with a 8,456 35-game pinfall total, including match play bonus pins, to hold a 52-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer and Senior Tour rookie Amleto Monacelli (r.) of Venezuela.

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