PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/24/16

Parker Bohn top qualifier at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2015PBA17ParkerBohn_small.jpgParker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, left little doubt he'd be the top seed heading into match play at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters when he started the final day of qualifying at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas with games of 264 and 288. The 52-year-old left-hander averaged 257.2 on the way to a 1,286 five-game block Wednesday and completed the wire-to-wire domination of the 263-player field with a record three-day total of 3,712.

2016 PBA50 Tour #9

06/23/16

Parker Bohn widens lead after second day at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009ParkerBohn4_small.jpgIt only took Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, seven games to reach an over-par score no other competitor at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters could match in 10 games, and he was able to build on his opening-round lead at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer entered Wednesday's second round with a 10-pin advantage and now leads the field of more than 260 players by nearly 100 pins with a 10-game total of 2,426, a 242.6 average.

2016 PBA50 #9

06/22/16

Parker Bohn leads after first round at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

2016PBA5009ParkerBohn_small.jpgThe first day of qualifying at the 2016 USBC Senior Masters turned out to be a successful venture for Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, and those who spend time close to him. The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer set the pace through the first of the event's three qualifying rounds at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegaswith 1,258 five-game total Tuesday, while his roommate for the week, John Donovan of Melbourne, Florida, came within one strike of taking the lead later in the day.

2016 PBA50 Tour #8

06/20/16

Japan's Junichi Yajima wins 2016 ITRC Super Senior Classic

2016PBA5008JunichiYajima_small.jpg Junichi Yajima of Japan earned new life in a dramatic semifinal match at the 2016 ITRC Super Senior Classic and rode that momentum to a 248-218 win over top seed Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, to become the first international player to win the event. Yajima and Mohr matched each other nearly shot for shot through the first eight frames of the championship match Sunday at Sam's Town Bowling Center, but a pair of 10 pins from Mohr in the final frames gave Yajima the opportunity to take the title.

2016 PBA50 Tour #8

06/19/16

Ron Mohr top qualifier at 2016 ITRC Super Senior Classic

2016PBA5008RonMohr4_small.jpgAfter faltering briefly during the second round of qualifying at the 2016 International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic, Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, was able to snap back into form and again see his name at the top of the standings at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The 60-year-old right-hander and opening-round leader regained his momentum during his final four games Saturday, averaging more than 249 down the stretch to remain in the lead with a 3,700 total through 16 games of qualifying.

2016 PBA50 Tour #8

06/18/16

Ron Mohr leads first round at 2016 ITRC Super Senior Classic

2016PBA5008RonMohr_small.jpgRon Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, has been on a roll and turned that momentum into an opening-round lead Friday at the 2016 International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic. The two-time Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour Player of the Year averaged more than 232 for his eight-game block to finish at the top of the standings at Sam's Town Bowling Center with a 1,860 total. The 60-year-old right-hander has led qualifying at the last two PBA50 Tour stops.

2016 PBA50 #8-9

06/17/16

Two top-tier Senior events headed to Las Vegas in June

2014USBCSeniorMastersLogo_small.jpgTwo of the premier events for senior bowlers will be heading to Las Vegas starting Friday at Sam's Town Bowling Center. The International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic, which will feature 125 of the top super seniors age 60 and older, will kick things off at Sam's Town and run from June 17-19, while the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, welcoming more than 250 of the top senior players age 50 and older, will take place June 21-26.

2016 PBA50 Tour #7

06/16/16

Noel Vazquez wins PBA50 Northern California Classic for first PBA50 Tour title

In his first PBA50 finals appearance, Vazquez defeats Pete Weber in the title match, 255-224, to end Weber's consecutive win streak at four

2016PBA5007NoelVazquez2_small.jpgNoel Vazquez of Sacramento, Calif., won the PBA50 Northern California Classic Wednesday for his first career PBA50 Tour title and in the process ended Pete Weber's record run of consecutive PBA50 Tour titles at four. Vazquez, who has won two PBA regional and six PBA50 regional titles, defeated Weber, 255-224, in the title match at Harvest Park Bowl. Vazquez took an 11-pin lead in the fifth frame and then threw five consecutive strikes which were too much for Weber, who was the finals top qualifier, to overcome.

2016 PBA50 Tour #7

06/15/16

Ron Mohr, Pete Weber top PBA50 Northern California Classic qualifying

Mohr earns third top-qualifier crown of the season while Weber heads into match play in good position for fifth consecutive PBA50 Tour title

2016PBA50RonMohr_small.jpg In seven PBA50 Tour tournaments this season, Ron Mohr of Las Vegas has been the qualifying leader in three of them. The goal now is to turn his success in qualifying into a tournament win. Mohr (pictured) averaged 242.8 after the second round of the PBA50 Northern California Classic Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl for his third top-qualifier crown. He led qualifying with a 3,885 pinfall total, 13 pins ahead of Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who is trying for his fifth consecutive PBA50 Tour title.

2016 PBA50 Tour #7

06/14/16

Ron Mohr continues qualifying hot streak

Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year averages 246.8 to lead first round in PBA50 Northern California Classic

2015PBA5008RonMohr_small.jpg As qualifying leader for two tournaments this season, two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas is on his way to making it three after averaging 246.8 to lead first round qualifying Monday in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV. Mohr (pictured) bowled a 1,975 eight-game pinfall total with games of 244, 278, 199, 237, 258, 235, 247 and 277 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., to hold a 49-pin lead over Robert Brown of Cody, Wyo., in second with 1,926.

2016 PBA50 Tour #6

06/09/16

Monacelli beats Bohn to win PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

2016PBA5006AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpg2016PBA50ParkerBohn_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) of Venezuela won four consecutive matches in the stepladder finals Wednesday to win the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, California. Monacelli, who qualified fourth for the finals, beat top qualifier hall of famer Parker Bohn III (r.) of Jackson, N.J., 266-247, in the title match to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season and the sixth of his career.

2016 PBA50 Tour #6

06/08/16

Ron Mohr leads top 16 into match play in Fountain Valley

Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year earns second top qualifier honor of the Season

2015PBAWSOBRonMohr_small.jpg Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 241.3 in the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track Tuesday after the second round to earn his second top qualifier honor of the 2016 season. The 60-year-old Mohr (l.) led qualifying with a 3,862 16-game pinfall total, topping first round leader Amleto Monacelli in second with 3,815. After a cashers round Wednesday morning, 24 players will compete in match play which will determine the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals

2016 PBA50 Tour #6

06/07/16

Amleto Monacelli owns first round at PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

PBA Hall of Famer averages 243.5 for eight games to take a 27-pin lead over Ron Mohr

2016PBA50AmletoMonacelli_small.jpg Coming off a fourth-place finish in last week's Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) of Venezuela averaged 243.5 Monday to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl.The five-time PBA50 Tour winner led qualifying with a 1,948 eight-game pinfall total with games of 255, 264, 235, 227, 269, 233, 237 and 228 to edge two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas who finished the first round in second with 1,921.

2016 PBA50 Tour #5

06/04/16

Pete Weber successfully defends Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open title

Weber captures his record fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour win and and eighth career PBA50 Tour title by defeating Harry Sullins 223-184 in title match

2016PBA5005PeteWeber_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., successfully defended his Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global title Friday for a record fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title. Weber, the top qualifier, defeated Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 223-184, in the title match at the Suncoast Bowling Center to set the new mark. He had shared the previous record of three consecutive titles with fellow Hall of Famer Tom Baker who achieved the feat in 2006.

2016 PBA50 Tour #5

06/03/16

Pete Weber moves into Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open lead

Beats weekend warrior tournament bowler Mike Klosin in position round match to take 15-pin lead heading into the final two match play rounds Friday

2015PBA5005PeteWeber3_small.jpgDefending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., put together a 7-5 record and averaged 234.5 Thursday after two match play rounds to move into the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Weber moved into the lead in the position round match when he beat weekend warrior tournament bowler Mike Klosin of Windham, N.H., 278-216. Weber has a 30-game 7,094 pinfall total (including bonus pins), just 15 pins ahead of Klosin in second with 7,079.

2016 PBA50 Tour #5

06/02/16

Duke overcomes bump in the road to earn PBA Senior U.S. Open top qualifier honors

Defending champion Pete Weber continues his march to record fourth consecutive win qualifying fourth heading into Thursday's match play

2015PBANormDuke_small.jpgAfter cruising through the first 15 games of qualifying as the tournament leader, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke (l.) of Clermont, Fla., survived his lowest game of the tournament Wednesday to handily earn top qualifier honors for the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Defending champion, Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who is trying for a record fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title, moved into fourth with 4,069 thanks to a 1,404 six-game pinfall in the final qualifying round.

2016 PBA50 Tour #5

06/01/16

Norm Duke retains lead in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

PBA Hall of Famer averages 231 in the second round to hold a 71-pin lead over amateur Mike Klosin

2015PBANormDuke_small.jpgNorm Duke of Clermont, Fla., averaged 231 for six games Tuesday to retain his lead after the second round of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The PBA Hall of Famer bowled a 1,388 six-game pinfall total in the second round after bowling 1,488 in Monday's first round for a 2,876 overall pinfall total (239.6 average). He holds a 71-pin lead over non-member Mike Klosin of Windham, N.H., in second, who is bowling in his first Senior U.S. Open.

2016 PBA50 Tour #5

05/31/16

Norm Duke takes first round lead in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

Defending champ Pete Weber in contention for fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title

2015PBANormDuke_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) arrived at Suncoast Casino, Hotel and Bowling Center in Las Vegas feeling under the weather, but he even surprised himself by averaging 248 on demanding lane conditions to charge into the early first round lead in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Monday. Duke, a third-year PBA50 Tour competitor at age 52, rolled a 280 game out of the gate and followed with games of 196, 245, 242, 249 and 276 for a six-game total of 1,488 pins and a 72-pin lead over 61-year-old Tom Baker of King, N.C.

2016 PBA50 Tour #5

05/19/16

Pete Weber juggernaut's next stop: Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

Hall of Famer hopes to defend title, win record fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour event

2015PBAPeteWeber_small.jpgJust four events into the relatively young 2016 PBA50 Tour season, Pete Weber has his sights set on a record-setting campaign, including a second consecutive PBA50 Player of the Year crown, back-to-back Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open titles and an unprecedented fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title. After a fourth-place finish in the Pasco County Florida Open to start the year, followed by three consecutive wins to start the season, he's in prime position to make good on all three goals.

2016 PBA50 Tour #4

05/11/16

Pete Weber wins record-tying third straight PBA50 tour title

Brian LeClair's bid for victory ends with pocket 7-10 split in 10th frame

2015PBAPeteWeber_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber continued his torrid 2016 PBA50 Tour campaign Tuesday night, winning the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., for a record-tying third consecutive PBA50 Tour title. Weber (pictured) again dominated the field of 50-and-older players to earn the top berth in the stepladder finals, but he narrowly escaped with a 223-204 victory over Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., when LeClair left a pocket 7-10 split on his first shot in the 10th frame.

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