PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/30/15

Jack Jurek captures emotional PBA50 Miller High Life Classic win

Jurek finishes with nine strikes to beat Bob Learn Jr. in title match, 264-224, for second PBA50 Tour title

2015PBA5003JackJurek_small.jpg In a tournament he dedicated to his father Jerry, who passed away two weeks ago, Jack Jurek (left) of Lackawanna, N.Y. survived an emotional championship match to win the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 Wednesday at George Pappas' Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C. Jurek also survived an early open in the third frame of the championship match but then roared back with nine consecutive strikes to defeat Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 264-224.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/29/15

300 game helps Bob Learn Jr. top qualifying in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

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A 300 game to start the second round helped Bob Learn Jr. (pictured) of Erie, Pa., top qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. Learn, a five-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist, ended qualifying with a 3,898 16-game pinfall (243.6 average) bowling games of 300, 212, 249, 257, 258, 233, 248, 255 in the second round. The field has been cut to the top 24 players for Wednesday's match play rounds and 34 players who will advance to Wednesday morning's five-game cashers.

2015 PBA50 Tour #3

04/28/15

Brian Voss averages 253.8 to lead first round in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

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2014PBAPeteWeber2_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.) averaged 253.8 Monday to lead qualifying after the first round of the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. Voss, a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour who is trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, fired a 2,031 pinfall total with games of 224, 267, 258, 248, 278, 269, 218 and 269. Voss holds a 36-pin lead over Hall of Famer Pete Weber (r.) in second with 1,995.

2015 PBA50 Tour #2

04/22/15

Mike Scroggins wins PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages in PBA50 Tour debut

Eight-time PBA Tour winner defeats Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III in championship match

2015PBA5002MikeScroggins_small.jpgAfter a nearly year-long absence from top-level competition recovering from foot problems, eight-time PBA Tour winner Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, won the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical Tuesday in his PBA50 Tour debut at Spanish Springs Lanes. Scroggins, who qualified fifth for the finals, won three consecutive matches before battling fellow lefthander and tournament leader Parker Bohn III  in the championship match, 255-246.

2015 PBA50 Tour #2

04/21/15

Parker Bohn III tops qualifying to lead 32 players into Sun Bowl In The Villages match play

PBA50 rookies Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and John Burkett also advance to match play

2014PBALeagueQF1ParkerBohn_small.jpgFor the time being there seems to be no stopping Parker Bohn III (pictured) as the PBA Hall of Famer averaged 253 to top qualifying Monday in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes. Bohn, who won the season opening Pasco County Florida Open last week, led a field of 32 players into match play with a 4,052 16-game pinfall total. In Monday's second round he had games of 254, 300, 204, 279, 268, 238, 252 and 268.

2015 PBA50 Tour #2

04/20/15

Parker Bohn III averages 248.6 to take first round lead in PBA50 Sun Bowl In The Villages

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2012PBASRonMohr_small.jpgComing off a win in the season-opening PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open last week, Parker Bohn III (l.) kept the momentum alive by averaging 248.6 Sunday to take the first round lead in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes. The PBA Hall of Famer finished the eight-game round with 1,989 pinfall total to hold a 31-pin lead over two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr (r.).

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/15/15

Parker Bohn III defeats Norm Duke to win PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

PBA Hall of Famer shoots 263 to win his second career PBA50 Tour title

2015PBA5001ParkerBohn_small.jpgIn a title match that featured two of the PBA's all-time greats with 72 PBA Tour wins between them, Parker Bohn III (second from left) defeated fellow Hall of Famer and reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Norm Duke Tuesday in the title match to win the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla. Bohn, a 34-time PBA Tour titlist, won his second PBA50 Tour title by defeating Duke (right), a 38-time Tour winner, 263-222, in the title match.

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/14/15

Amateur Jerry Brunette averages 233.6 to top qualifying in PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

Cashers and match play rounds get underway Tuesday

2015PBA5001JerryBrunette_small.jpgAmateur Jerry Brunette Jr. (pictured) of Rochester, N.Y., averaged 233.6 to take top qualifier honors Monday in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl heading into Tuesday's match play rounds. Brunette completed qualifying in the opening tournament of the season with a 3,738 16-game pinfall total bowling 1,890 in Monday's eight-game second round with games of 203, 199, 236, 217, 258, 247, 264 and 266. He edged out reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., for the lead by two pins.

2015 PBA50 Tour

04/13/15

Amleto Monacelli averages 232 to lead after PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open first round

Defending Champion leads field of 116 players in opening PBA50 Tour tournament of the season

2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2_small.jpgAs the 2015 PBA50 Tour season gets underway, defending champion Amleto Monacelli (pictured left) averaged 232 to take the first round lead Sunday in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl. The Hall of Famer, who owns 19 PBA Tour and three PBA50 Tour titles, fired a 1,856 eight-game pinfall with games of 278, 203, 275, 192, 246, 194, 262 and 206. Monacelli holds an eight-pin lead over amateur Jerry Brunette Jr. of Rochester, N.Y. in second, who is bowling in his first PBA tournament. Brunette bowled 1,848.

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/08/15

Former MLB pitcher John Burkett looking forward to second sports career as PBA50 Tour player

Pasco County PBA50 Florida Open to start 2015 season April 11-14 in New Port Richey

2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett_small.jpgFormer major league pitching star John Burkett's career as an athlete enters a new chapter when the two-time all-star begins his professional bowling career in earnest. On April 12 he will join a field of approximately 120 players 50 years of age and older in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open, which kicks off the 2015 PBA50 Tour season. Burkett (pictured), an accomplished bowler for most of his life, is not a stranger to bowling in PBA competition, having bowled in a handful of PBA Tour events since making his debut in 1990 in Pinole, Calif.

2015 PBA50 Tour #1

04/04/15

Norm Duke turns sights to defending PBA50 Player of the Year Crown

Hall of Famer embraces new chapter of his career as 2015 PBA50 Tour season starts in New Port Richey, Fla. April 11-14

2014PBANormDuke2_small.jpgPrior to making his PBA50 Tour debut in the Pasco County Florida Open to kick off the 2014 PBA50 season, Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) was quick to point out that starting another new chapter in his legendary career on the so-called PBA senior tour was something he was going to take very seriously. It wasn't going to be some kind of leisurely hobby. He's lived up to his word. In 2014 Duke went on to become only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and PBA50 Rookie of the Year in the same season.

2015 PBA50 Tour

02/05/15

New match play format, expanded Xtra Frame coverage on tap for 2015 PBA50 Tour season

12-tournament includes new PBA/PBA50 Doubles event

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe PBA begins its 12-tournament 2015 PBA50 Tour season in April with expanded Xtra Frame coverage, a new match play format and a new PBA/PBA50 Tour doubles event. Also, for the third consecutive year, a season-long point competition will qualify the top eight PBA50 Tour players for the PBA Challenge which will be conducted during the PBA World Series of Bowling VII later this fall. All PBA50 Tour events (except the USBC Senior Masters, streamed on USBC's BowlTV) will be streamed live in their entirety on Xtra Frame.

2014 PBA50 Tour Awards

08/21/14

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber Top 2014 PBA50 Tour Statistics; Johnny Petraglia takes Super Senior Player of the Year honors

2014PBA50POYNormDuke_small.jpgIt didn't take long for PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke (pictured) to make an impact on the PBA50 Tour. In his rookie season on the tour for players ages 50 and older, the 37-time PBA Tour champion from Clermont, Florida, became only the second player to earn PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Despite the great season Duke had, it was two other PBA greats – Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber – who led the PBA50 Tour statistical races over the course of the 11-tournament campaign.

PBA News

08/19/14

PBA Hall of Famer Gene Stus dies at 74

20140818PBAHoFGeneStus_small.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association has learned that PBA Hall of Famer and Senior Tour standout Gene Stus of Allen Park, Mich., died on Monday, August 18, at age 74. As a competitive bowler for most of his adult life, Stus had always wondered how he might have done on the PBA Tour. But the opportunity to compete in Tour competition didn't present itself until he was able to retire from General Motors after 32 years at the age of 50 and he became a regular on the Senior Tour, now called the PBA50 Tour.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/14/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

Norm Duke earns PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award

2015PBA5012WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) won his ninth career PBA50 Tour title and Norm Duke withstood a challenge from Tom Baker in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer to earn the 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year crown Wednesday at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Williams, defeated Baker in the championship match, 268-224. With a win Baker could have earned the 16 points necessary to move ahead of Duke of Clermont, Florida, for the Player of the Year title.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/13/14

Norm Duke leads top 24 into Match Play at PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

As qualifying leader, Hall of Famer retains inside track in PBA50 Player of the Year race, Pete Weber and Tom Baker also advance to match play to keep POY race alive

2014PBANormDuke_small.jpgWith the inside track in the PBA50 Player of the Year race on the tour for players 50 and older, Norm Duke (l.) of Clermont, Florida, averaged 229.38 to lead qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl. Duke, who has won two titles this season, has already earned PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors. The PBA Hall of Famer finished qualifying with a 3,670 pinfall total for 16 games to hold a 25-pin lead over two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr.

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/12/14

Mike Edwards tops first round qualifying in PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

PBA50 Player of the Year contenders Pete Weber, Norm Duke and Tom Baker sit in second, sixth and 13th place in the 2014 PBA50 season-ending tournament

2013PBA50MikeEdwards_small.jpgPBA Tour and PBA50 Tour titlist Mike Edwards (pictured) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, averaged 228.5 Monday to lead the first round of the season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer. Edwards bowled an 1,828 eight-game pinfall total at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., with games of 227, 213, 223, 245, 203, 268, 226 and 223 to lead PBA Hall of Famers Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, and PBA50 Player of the Year contender Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, tied for second with 1,817.

2014 PBA50 Tour #11

08/08/14

Jack Jurek captures his first PBA50 Tour title in PBA50 South Shore Open

2014PBA5011JackJurek_small.jpg Jack Jurek (center) of Lackawanna, N.Y., who has endured a series of bad breaks in his quest for his first PBA50 Tour title, made a breakthrough Thursday night when he struck on eight of his first nine shots to defeat Randy Pedersen of Clermont, Fla., 242-205, in the title match of the PBA50 South Shore Open. "It's never an easy battle out here," Jurek said. "I've won a couple of Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards because I've lost a lot of times in title matches and people think I'm a nice guy."

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

08/07/14

846 series helps Pete Weber surge into PBA50 South Shore Open

Hall of Famer averages 261.75 in second round to lead top 24 into match play rounds

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Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) fired an 846 series in the first three games of second round qualifying Wednesday helping him surge into the lead in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes. Weber, trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season after a win in the recent Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic, bowled games of 278, 279, 289, 248, 259, 237, 278 and 226 in the second round, finishing qualifying with a 4,047 16-game overall pinfall total (253 average).

2014 PBA50 Tour #11

08/06/14

Harry Sullins averages 249 to take first round lead in PBA50 South Shore Open

2013PBA50HarrySullins_small.jpg2013PBA50JackJurek_small.jpgHoping to end a streak of three seasons without a PBA50 Tour win, Harry Sullins (l.) of Chesterfield Township, Mich., averaged 249 to lead first round qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes. Sullins, whose last PBA50 Tour win came at Olympia Lanes in August of 2011, bowled a 1,995 eight-game pinfall to lead two-time PBA Tour winner Jack Jurek (r.) of Lackawanna, N.Y., in second with a 1,988 pinfall.

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