2005 Tour

2005 PBA Senior Tour Awards

12/10/05

Tom Baker sweeps 2005 PBA Senior Tour post-season awards

Becomes first bowler to win PBA Senior Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season

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PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker just made history. The PBA has announced Baker won both the 2005 PBA Senior Player of the Year award and the 2005 Senior Rookie of the Year award. He is the first bowler to earn both awards, voted on by PBA membership, in the same season.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #11

08/18/05

Charlie Tapp wins first title in season-ending event

PBA Senior Jackson Open

Charlie_Tapp_5379.jpg Charlie Tapp certainly saved his best for last. Tapp won his first career PBA Senior Tour title in the season's final event, defeating Vince Mazzanti Jr., 2-1, in the championship match of the 2005 PBA Senior Jackson Open at Airport Lanes on Wednesday. Tapp dropped the first game to Mazzanti, who was looking for his second title of the season, 234-227. He rebounded with 254-187 and 269-214 victories to take home the $8,000 top prize. The 2005 PBA Senior Jackson Open concludes the 2005 PBA Senior Tour season.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #10

08/11/05

Gene Vincent wins his first career PBA Senior title in Hammond

PBA Senior Lake County Open presented by Storm

Gene_Vincent_5353.jpg With tears in his eyes, Gene Vincent stepped up to accept the championship trophy after he defeated rookie Roger LeClair, 2-1, in the title match of the 2005 PBA Senior Lake County Open presented by Storm Thursday evening at Olympia Lanes. Vincent, who took home $8,000 for his first career PBA Senior Tour title, broke a 1-1 tie with a 236-204 game three win.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #9

08/04/05

Ray Johnson wins his first PBA Senior National title

PBA Senior Manassas Open

Ray_Johnson_5346.jpg Appearing in his first career title match, Ray Johnson defeated Guppy Troup, 2-1, in the finals of the 2005 PBA Senior Manassas Open Wednesday at Bowl America Manassas. Johnson, who took home $8,000, won the opening game, 222-215. Troup failed to strike in the 10th frame while Johnson struck on his first ball to clinch the win. Prior to the win, Johnson's best career finish was 14th in the 2001 PBA Senior Jackson Open.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #8

07/01/05

The Eagle has soared yet again; wins his second title of the year

PBA Senior Epicenter Classic

Dale Eagle.jpg Dale Eagle won a battle between a pair of nine-time PBA Senior Tour titlists, defeating Bob Glass, 2-0, in the championship match of the 2005 PBA Senior Epicenter Classic Thursday evening at Epicenter Bowling Complex. Eagle claimed his second title of the season to become just the fourth bowler to win 10 PBA Senior Tour titles. Glass has finished in the top 10 in seven of eight Senior Tour events this season.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #7

06/24/05

Ross Packard wins first career PBA Senior title

PBA Senior Northern California Classic

Ross_Packard_5243.jpg Ross Packard overcame an early blowout to win his first career PBA Senior Tour title and the $8,000 top prize, defeating Vince Mazzanti Jr., 2-1, in the title match of the 2005 PBA Senior Northern California Classic. Packard punched his ticket to the title match by defeating Pat Kruse in the best-of-three games semifinal match, while Mazzanti dispatched five-time title winner Ron Winger.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/17/05

Vince Mazzanti Jr. wins ABC Senior Masters

2005 ABC Senior Masters

Vince_Mazzanti_5255.jpg After 30 years, Vince Mazzanti Jr. has finally followed in his father's footsteps. Mazzanti, who has dreamed of matching his father's 1968 ABC Tournament All-Events title, defeated Bob Glass, 697-627, in the finals of the 2005 ABC Senior Masters Thursday at Suncoast Bowling Center. It was It was Mazzanti's second victory of the day against the reigning and three-time PBA Senior Player of the Year after sending Glass to the loser's bracket with a 784-733 victory in winner's Round 4.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/11/05

Matt Surina wins first career PBA Senior Tour title

PBA Senior Tucson Open

Matt Surina.jpg Matt Surina won his first career PBA Senior Tour title by nine pins - spread over three grueling games. In what proved to be close call after close call, Surina edged-out PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker, two-games-to-one, in the title match of the 2005 PBA Senior Tucson Open Friday evening at Golden Pin Lanes. The top-seeded qualifier from Everett, Wash., won the deciding game, 192-188, striking on his first shot in the 10th frame to seal the victory.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #4

05/21/05

Tom Baker wins three matches to claim PBA Senior U.S. Open title

2005 PBA Senior U.S. Open

Tom_Baker_5737.jpg There's just something about the Detroit area that brings out special moments for Tom Baker. Baker, who won the 2004 PBA World Championship in Taylor, Mich., defeated Dennis Psaropoulos, 234-214, Friday to win the 2005 PBA Senior U.S. Open at Sunnybrook Lanes to capture his first career Senior Tour title. Baker, the No. 3 seed, had to win three matches in the championship round.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #3

05/05/05

Bob Glass wins his 9th career PBA Senior title

PBA Senior Chillicothe Open

Bob_Glass_5009.jpg Bob Glass is big fan of Shawnee Lanes. Glass, who won his last PBA Senior Tour title in the same bowling center exactly a year ago, captured the 2005 PBA Senior Chillicothe Open when he defeated Gene Stus in the title match, 2-1. Glass, who captured his 9th career PBA Senior Tour title, won the $8,000 top prize while Stus pocketed $4,500 for second place.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #2

04/28/05

The Eagle has landed yet again

PBA Senior Clarksville Open

Dale_Eagle_5176.jpg "The Eagle" has landed yet again. Dale Eagle picked up his 9th career PBA Senior Tour title Wednesday, defeating Tom Baker in the title match of the 2005 PBA Senior Clarksville Open, 2-0, at the Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center. The victory snapped a 19-event winless streak for Eagle, who took home the $8,000 top prize. His nine career PBA Senior Tour titles rank him 4th all-time, alongside Pete Couture.

2005 PBA Senior Tour #1

04/21/05

Henry Gonzalez starts PBA Senior season with first victory

PBA Senior Empire State Open

Henry_Gonzalez_5170.jpg Henry Gonzalez won his first career PBA Senior Tour title in style, striking nine times in a row in the deciding game to defeat Vince Mazzanti Jr., 2-1, in the title match of the 2005 PBA Senior Empire State Open at Bowlers Club. Gonzalez earns $8,000 for his title, while Mazzanti takes home $4,500. Hugo McGroty, who sidelined favorite Tom Baker, finished 3rd, and Don Sylvia, who finished 4th, each take home $3,000.

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