PBA50 (formerly PBA Senior Tour)

2014 PBA50 Tour #1

04/09/14

Walter Ray Williams Jr. begins PBA50 Player of the Year title defense

Xtra Frame to provide live coverage of PBA50 Tour season-opening Pasco County Open April 13-15 in New Port Richey, Fla.

2013PBA50WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgWith a new crop of PBA Tour talent becoming eligible for the PBA50 Tour in 2014, the road to a third consecutive Player of the Year crown won't get any easier for two-time defending PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. Williams heads an all-star list of more than 160 players ages 50 and over who are entered in the season-opening PBA50 Tour Pasco County Open April 12-15 at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla. The tournament will be covered live on Xtra Frame.

2014 PBA50 Tour

01/09/14

PBA announces 12-tournament PBA50 Tour Schedule for 2014

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThe PBA has announced a 12-tournament PBA50 Tour schedule for 2014 which includes two new venues, a new PBA50 Super Senior event and traditional major championships – the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter and USBC Senior Masters – back-to-back in Las Vegas in June. The 2014 PBA50 Tour season will see a new crop of top-level players from the PBA Tour eligible to compete, including PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J.

2013 PBA50 Tour

11/04/13

Walter Ray Williams Jr. tops Hall-of-Fame field to win PBA50 Tour Finals

2013PBA50FinalWeberWilliamsMonacelli_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (center) topped a three-man all-star field to win the inaugural PBA50 Tour Finals Sunday, Nov. 3, at South Point Exhibition Hall in Las Vegas. In the finals, which featured three PBA Hall of Famers who qualified based on competition points earned during the 2013 PBA50 Tour season, Williams defeated Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli (r.), 224-204, after Monacelli eliminated Pete Weber (l.) of St. Ann, Mo., 243-208, in the first match.

PBA50 Tour News

09/17/13

Robert Harvey earns second PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award

2013PBA50RobertHarvey_small.jpg PBA50 Tour veteran Robert Harvey of Boise, Idaho, has been selected as the 2013 PBA50 Tour's Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner by his fellow players marking the second time he has won the honor named after the legendary PBA Hall of Famer. "It's an honor to win it once and a surprise to get it twice," said the 57-year-old pro shop owner who first won the award in 2010. "It's especially an honor to receive an award that's voted on by your peers and named after one of the greats of the game."

PBA News

08/29/13

Williams, Monacelli, Weber top 2013 PBA50 Tour Stats

PBA Hall of Famers earn berths in PBA50 Tour Finals during World Series of Bowling

PBA50Logo_small.jpgThree of the Professional Bowlers Association's greatest players topped the season-ending PBA50 Tour stats for average, earnings and competition points. After earning his second consecutive PBA50 Player of the Year crown, Walter Ray Williams Jr. topped the earnings and standard competition points lists while finishing third in the average category behind fellow Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Amleto Monacelli. Tim Kauble became the PBA50 Tour's first Super Senior Player of the Year.

2013 PBA50 Tour #11

08/21/13

Pete Weber wins PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open on 51st birthday

Second victory locks up PBA50 Rookie of the Year title, berth in PBA50 Tour Finals in season finale

201213PBA16PeteWeber2_small.jpg2013PBA50RobertHarvey_small.jpgPete Weber (l.) had a very nice birthday Wednesday, winning his second PBA50 Tour title in the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Brunswick to lock up PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors and clinch a berth in the new PBA50 Finals in early November. The now 51-year-old St. Ann, Mo., resident defeated Robert Harvey (r.) of Boise, Idaho, 243-227, at Island Xtreme Bowl in the PBA50 Tour's final event of the 2013 season to claim the $7,500 first prize.

2013 PBA50 Tour #11

08/20/13

Tom Baker tops qualifying for PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

Lennie Boresch Jr. and Pete Weber to battle for last PBA50 Tour Finals berth

2013PBA50TomBaker_small.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker (pictured) of King, N.C., retained his lead after the second round of qualifying in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by MOTIV Tuesday, leading a field of 24 players heading into match play. In the final tournament of the season, Baker finished qualifying with a 3,985 16-game pinfall total (249 average) bowling games of 266, 258, 236, 209, 239, 228, 259 and 244 in Tuesday's second round.

2013 PBA50 Tour #11

08/19/13

Tom Baker averages 255 to lead first round in PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

2013PBA50TomBaker_small.jpg Four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker (pictured) averaged 255 to lead the first round of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort and Casino Open presented by MOTIV Monday at Island Xtreme Bowl. Trying for his second win of the season, the PBA Hall of Famer had a 2,046 eight-game pinfall total with games of 276, 280, 246, 206, 248, 279, 255 and 256 to lead Michael Shequin of Orange City, Fla., in second with 1,989. Competition continues with another eight-game qualifying round on Tuesday after which the field will be cut to the top 24.

2013 PBA50 Tour #10

08/14/13

PBA50 Tour veteran Kerry Painter, local star Tom Adcock win PBA50 Doubles Classic

2013PBA5010KerryPainterTomAdcock_small.jpg The doubles team of PBA50 Tour veteran Kerry Painter and local standout Tom Adcock (l-r) combined for their first PBA50 Tour title by winning the PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic Tuesday at Spare Time Lanes. The pair beat two of PBA's all-time greats, Hall of Famers Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J. and Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, 267-187, in the Baker format championship match. This is the first win for Painter after six years bowling on the PBA50 Tour.

2013 PBA50 Tour #10

08/12/13

Amleto Monacelli and Don Blatchford top PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic Qualifying

Monacelli's commitment to bowl WTBA World Championship for Venezuela effectively hands Walter Ray Williams Jr. his second PBA50 Player of the Year crown

2012PBASTourRotYAmletoMonacelli_small.jpg2012PBASTourPotYWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) took top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic presented by Brunswick Monday to come within two points of Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) in the PBA50 Player of the Year race, but because he won't be competing in the final event of the season, effectively handed Williams his second consecutive PBA50 Player of the Year crown.

2013 PBA50 Tour #10

08/12/13

Jabczenski, Monacelli pace PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic after Round One

Exhausted Michigan Super Senior averages 227 to lead entire Decatur field

2009PBASMitchJabczenski_small.jpgMitch Jabczenski (pictured) of Novi, Mich., isn't sure how he did it, but one day shy of his 61st birthday, he found himself leading the entire field after the opening round of qualifying in the PBA50 Tour Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic at Spare Time Lanes Sunday. Jabczenski, who has never finished higher than ninth place in a PBA50 Tour event, posted an 1,816 pinfall total – a 227 average – to lead not only his fellow 60-and-older Super Senior players, but the younger 50-59 Senior field as well.

2013 PBA50 Tour #9

08/09/13

Walter Ray Williams Jr. tops Mark Williams for PBA50 South Shore Open title

Indiana tournament features all-PBA Hall of Fame championship round

2013PBA5009WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgReigning PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Ocala, Fla., defeated Mark Williams (l.) of Beaumont, Texas, 217-198, to win the PBA50 Tour South Shore Open at Olympia Lanes Thursday. Helped by Mark's pocket 7-10 split in the 10th frame, Walter Ray completed a come-from-behind victory to win his third PBA50 Tour title of the year, the seventh PBA50 Tour title of his career, and he expanded his points lead in the PBA50 Player of the Year race to 18 points.

2013PBA50 Tour #9

08/07/13

Pete Weber averages 232.5 to lead first round at PBA50 South Shore Open

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Pete Weber (pictured), the winner of the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions on the PBA Tour and the United States Bowling Co, ngress Senior Masters on the PBA50 Tour this season, averaged 232.5 to take the qualifying lead after the first round of the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 Tuesday at Olympia Lanes. The Hall of Famer bowled a 1,860 eight-game pinfall total with games of 247, 246, 206, 225, 204, 239, 269 and 224 to lead a field of 109 players in the ninth of eleven PBA50 Tour events this season.

2013 PBA50 Tour #9

08/01/13

PBA50 Tour Season resumes with Player of the Year and PBA50 Finals berths race on the line

201213PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWith his second victory of the year in the PBA50 Northern California Classic in June, defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) overtook fellow PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli by two points in the PBA50 Player of the Year race with three tournaments remaining on the 2013 schedule. After a six-week break, the race for PBA50 Player of the Year and PBA50 Finals berths resumes with the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 Aug. 5-8 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind.

2013 PBA50 Tour #8

06/20/13

Walter Ray Williams Jr. becomes season's first two-time winner with victory in Brentwood, Calif.

Reigning PBA 50 Player of the Years defeats amateur Pete Thomas in second roll-off to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic

2013PBA5008WalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (right) of Ocala, Fla., survived a roll-off after the championship match to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by Track Wednesday at Harvest Park Bowl becoming the first two-time winner this season. Williams, the reigning PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated amateur Pete Thomas of Oklahoma City, 20-19 in a two-frame roll-off after the players tied with a 223 game. It was the sixth career PBA50 Tour title for Williams.

2013 PBA50 Tour #8

06/19/13

Amleto Monacelli tops PBA50 Northern California Classic qualifying

Senior U.S. Open winner leads qualifying for fourth time this season

2012PBASTourRotYAmletoMonacelli_small.jpgFor the fourth time this season PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (pictured) earned top qualifier honors for a PBA50 Tour tournament by leading a field of 24 players advancing to match play in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by Track Tuesday. Monacelli, who successfully defended his PBA Senior U.S. Open title June 7, led qualifying with a 3,942 16-game pinfall total (246.3 average). amateur Pete Thomas of Oklahoma City finished qualifying in second place just six pins behind Monacelli.

2013 PBA50 Tour #8

06/18/13

Super Senior Ron Winger paces field in PBA50 Northern California Classic

71-year-old five-time PBA50 Tour champion averages over 250 in opening round

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Five-time PBA50 Tour champion Ron Winger (pictured) of Las Vegas, averaged 251.8 to lead first round qualifying Monday in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by Track at Harvest Park Bowl. The 71-year-old Winger, whose last PBA50 Tour win came almost 10 years ago, had a 2,015 eight-game pinfall total with games of 215, 248, 255, 278, 290, 215, 214 and 300. Winger's 300 enabled him to move ahead of Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, who finished the round in second with a 1,982 pinfall.

2013 PBA50 Tour #7

06/15/13

Pete Weber earns first victory on PBA50 Tour in 2013 USBC Senior Masters

2013PBA5007PeteWeber_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Mo., claimed the 2013 USBC Senior Masters title in dramatic fashion Friday in Las Vegas. Weber delivered a clutch finish after USBC Hall of Famer Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., gave him an opening in the final frame. Weber struck on his first shot in the 10th frame to lock up the win, 229-205, at the South Point Bowling Center. Weber earned $16,000 for his first victory on the PBA50 Tour.

2013 PBA50 Tour #7

06/14/13

Four players unbeaten in match play at USBC Senior Masters

Boresch, Axon, Painter & Brown all survive four rounds unbeaten in the double-elimination match-play bracket

2013PBA5007LennieBoresch_small.jpg2012ISOKerryPainter_small.jpgFour players made it through match play undefeated Thursday at the 2013 USBC Senior Masters, while eight others still remain with one loss. Lennie Boresch Jr. (l.) of Kenosha, Wis., Dave Axon of Bellevue, Neb., Kerry Painter (r.), Henderson, Nev., and Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., all survived four rounds unbeaten in the double-elimination match-play bracket and have the upper hand in qualifying for the stepladder finals.

2013 PBA50 Tour #7

06/13/13

Amleto Monacelli top qualifer at USBC Senior Masters

USBC/PBA Hall of Famer leads top 64 players including defending champion Mike Edwards into double-elimination match-play

2012USBCHoFAmletoMonacelli_small.jpgVenezuela's Amleto Monacelli (l.) earned top qualifier honors Wednesday at the 2013 USBC Senior Masters and leads a group of 64 players who advanced to match play. The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer, finished the 15 games of qualifying with 3,353 (223.5 average). The top 64 players advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket, which will get underway Thursday at 8 a.m. Pacific. The bracket will determine the final five bowlers who will compete for the title in the stepladder finals Friday at 3 p.m. Pacific.

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