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PBA announces 2005-06 Skills Challenge

Defending champion Chris Barnes to take on Jason Couch Sunday, Oct. 30

Chris Barnes.jpg The PBA has announced the match-ups for the 2005-06 PBA Skills Challenge. During the competition, which features 16 of the game's biggest stars, bowlers will attempt to complete difficult skill shots, with their opponents having to match successful shots. The first three matches, one of which features defending champion Chris Barnes, will take place Sunday, Oct. 30.

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2005-06 Denny's PBA Tour Season preview

Record chases, comebacks and young stars highlight start of season next week

DPBATourLogoS.jpg After an exciting 2004-05 season which featured breakout performances, record chases and end-of-the-season drama for final exemptions, the first season of the Denny's PBA Tour has all the makings of another thrilling campaign. The 2005-06 Tour could be historical in more ways than one.

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PBA unveils "The Final Frame" Special Event

Winners to earn an exemption for next season

The PBA announced on Wednesday, October 19, the details of "The Final Frame," a special event which will offer an exemption for the 2006-07 Denny's PBA Tour season to one bowler who can strike his or her way to victory. "The Final Frame" field will be comprised of up to 76 PBA members. "Everyone will be looking to strike as much as possible to earn a coveted exemption for next season." PBA Commissioner and CEO Fred Schreyer said.

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Top non-exempt PBA player in 2005-06 to earn exemption

Leading non-exempt bowler in 2005-06 PBA World Point Rankings to earn exemption for 2006-07

The PBA announced today an exemption will be awarded for the 2006-07 Denny's PBA Tour season to the leading non-exempt PBA member in the 2005-06 PBA World Point Rankings. Non-exempt PBA members who bowl at least half of the 16 Denny's PBA Tour Qualifying Rounds will be eligible to earn the exemption.

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Chris Barnes to make National TV Appearance

Six-time Denny's PBA Tour champion to be interviewed live on ESPNEWS Oct. 11

Chris_Barnes_3685.jpg Six-time PBA Tour titlist Chris Barnes will appear live on ESPNEWS Tuesday, October 11 at 5:50 p.m. EST. Barnes, who won last season's 62nd U.S. Open presented by Odor-Eaters for his first career major title, will be interviewed live at the ESPN Zone in Times Square in New York City where he is taking part in a media tour.

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Gary Dickinson awarded season's first Commissioner's Exemption

PBA Hall of Famer will bowl in season-opening 2005 Tulsa Championship

Gary_Dickinson_4616.jpg PBA Commissioner and CEO Fred Schreyer announced today PBA Hall of Famer Gary Dickinson has been awarded the Commissioner's Exemption for the 2005 Tulsa Championship, Oct. 26-30, at The Lanes at Coffee Creek in Owasso, Okla. The 62-year-old, who has won eight PBA Tour titles and 11 PBA Senior Tour titles, is one of 31 bowlers to surpass the $1 million mark in career PBA earnings.

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Professional Bowlers Association inks Denny's as official Title Sponsor

Three-year, multi-million dollar deal marks first-ever title sponsorship for PBA Tour

DPBATourLogoS.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Denny's, America's largest full-service family restaurant chain, have agreed to a three-year, multi-million dollar title sponsorship deal. The agreement makes Denny's the title sponsor of the Denny's PBA Tour through at least the conclusion of the 2007-08 Tour season.

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Coming off tough season, Pete Weber looks ahead to 2005-06

"I know my dad will be there," Weber says

Pete_Weber_4383.jpg The 2004-05 PBA Tour season was a tough one for Pete Weber, one of the Tour's most colorful champions. On Feb. 14, he lost his father - the legendary Dick Weber - and four days later Pete injured his shoulder while "playing around with my step-son." The net result was one of his worst seasons - mentally, physically and spiritually - since earning only $25 in his lone tour start in 1979.

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Steve Miller steps down as PBA President and CEO

Fred Schreyer new President and CEO

Steve_Miller_2548.jpg Steve Miller, the President and CEO for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), has announced that he will be leaving his position effective immediately. Fred Schreyer, current PBA Commissioner, will succeed Miller as President and CEO. Miller, 62, joined the PBA in 2000 after he retired from Nike as Director of Global Sports Marketing Relations earlier in the year.



Machine no match for top professional bowler

By Lucas Wiseman

Danny_Wiseman_4791.jpg In the world of chess in 1997, a machine defeated the world's best human player. On Tuesday, August 30, one of the best bowlers in the world demolished his mechanical counterpart. Defending Masters champion and one of the top professional bowlers in the world, Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, defeated "Harry" the ball-thrower in a race to five strikes at the United States Bowling Congress Research and Testing Facility.

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Carolyn Dorin-Ballard makes history in PBA Regional tournament

Rolls back-to-back 300s By Lucas Wiseman

Carolyn_Dorin-Ballard_5230.jpg For a bowler who has accomplished so much in her career, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, Texas, was still left stunned at what she achieved Sunday. Competing in a Professional Bowlers Association regional event, Dorin-Ballard threw back-to-back 300-games in the first round of match play, becoming the first woman to toss consecutive 300s in PBA history.

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Liz Johnson becomes first female to win PBA title

wins the PBA East Region Kingpin Lanes Open

Liz_Johnson_4037.jpg Liz Johnson continued to re-write the history books as she became the first female to win a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title. The 11-time PWBA champion from Cheektowaga, N.Y. defeated exempt bowler and three-season PBA Tour veteran, Michael Fagan, 244-171, in the title match to win the 2005 PBA East Region Kingpin Lanes Open in Rome, N.Y., on Sunday.

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PBA announces 2005-06 PBA Tour Schedule

Schedule features special mid-season event as well as the 2006 PBA Denny's World Championship in Indy

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced its 2005-06 PBA Tour schedule, with 21 stops included in the October 2005 to April 2006 season. The 2005-06 PBA Tour will return to 13 venues from the 2004-05 season. "This season's schedule includes centers where we had strong attendance and substantial media attention last season," said PBA Commissioner Fred Schreyer. The season will begin with the PBA Tulsa Championship on October 26.

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Patrick Allen wins the PBA Player of the Year Award

PBA Tour announces 2004-05 season awards

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) has announced that Patrick Allen has won the 2005 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award and Jason Queen
has been named the 2005 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner. The Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year Award was not awarded for the 2004-05 PBA Tour season since no bowler fit the criteria to be nominated for the award.
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