2005-06

PBA National Tour #21

04/10/06

Barnes ends PBA Tour season with victory in PBA Dexter Tournament of Champions

Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT (April 5-9, 2006)

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2005PBA21ChrisBarnes2.jpg An up-and-down season for Chris Barnes couldn't have ended on a higher note. Barnes claimed his second career Denny's PBA Tour Major title, defeating defending champion Steve Jaros, 234-227, in the title match of the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions and to win $100,000 for his seventh career title.

PBA National Tour #20

04/03/06

Patrick Allen captures his seventh career PBA Tour title in Great Lakes Classic

Spectrum Lanes in Grand Rapids, MI (March 29 - April 2, 2006)

2005PBA20PatrickAllen_small.jpg Patrick Allen isn't quite ready to relinquish his Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Player of the Year title just yet. Allen won his second title of the season, defeating Patrick Healey Jr., 259-193, in the title match of the Great Lakes Classic at Spectrum Lanes. Allen captured his seventh career title and $40,000.


PBA National Tour #19

03/27/06

Williams finally ties Earl Anthony for the all-time PBA Tour titles record

Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, IN (March 20-26, 2006)

2005PBA19WRW2_small.jpg Walter Ray Williams Jr. couldn't have picked a better time to finally tie Earl Anthony's all-time Denny's Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour titles record. Williams earned his 41st career Tour title to tie Earl Anthony for the all-time lead, defeating Pete Weber, 236-213, in the 2006 Denny's World Championship at Woodland Bowl. Williams' seventh Major title also gives him $100,000 and a four-season Tour exemption.

PBA National Tour #18

03/20/06

Norm Duke finally breaks through with his first title of the season

Taylor Lanes in Taylor, MI (March 15-19, 2006)

2005PBA19NormDuke_small.jpg If Norm Duke has learned anything in his 24 years on the Denny's PBA Tour, it's how to deal with setbacks. In his seventh TV appearance of the season, Duke finally broke through with his first title of the season and the 23rd of his career, defeating Chris Loschetter, 275-221, in the title match of the 2006 Ace Hardware Championship at Taylor Lanes. Duke earned $40,000 and an exemption for the 2006-07 season.

PBA National Tour #17

03/06/06

Chris Collins beats Duke and Williams to win first career PBA title in Pepsi Championship

AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, OH (March 1-5, 2006)

Walter Ray Williams WRW.jpg Chris Collins.jpg Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) has made a Denny's PBA Tour record 150 career TV appearances. Chris Collins (l.) has made just two. Experience did not come into play Sunday, however, as Collins got the best of the PBA Hall of Famer and denied him his 41st career title, capturing his first career title with a 245-201 win in the 2006 Pepsi Championship.

PBA National Tour #16

02/27/06

Doug Kent breaks through with win in PBA GEICO Classic

AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, N.Y. (Feb. 22-26, 2006)

2005PBA16DougKent_small.jpg New York native Doug Kent captured his second career Denny's PBA Tour title in his home state, as he defeated Norm Duke, 222-201, in the title match of the 2006 GEICO Classic at AMF Thruway Lanes. Kent, from nearby Newark, N.Y., won his 7th career Tour title and his first since the 2002 Empire State Classic in Latham, N.Y. "It's been a long year and a half for me," said Kent, who earned $40,000 and an exemption for the 2006-07 Tour season.

PBA National Tour #15

02/20/06

Tommy Jones wins first career Major title in 63rd U.S. Open

Brunswick Zone Carolier North Brunswick, N.J. (Feb. 12-19, 2006)

2005PBA15TommyJones_small.jpg Tommy Jones leaped to the front of the line in the race for the 2006 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Player of the Year award after winning his first career Major event, the 63rd U.S. Open Sunday at Brunswick Zone Carolier. Jones, who leads the Tour with four victories this season, defeated top-seeded Ryan Shafer in the title match, 237-223, clinching the $100,000 top prize and securing a spot on the Denny's PBA Tour through the 2008-09 season.

PBA National Tour #14

02/13/06

Sean Rash lives his dream, wins first career PBA title in West Virginia

Emerson Lanes in Parkersburg, WV (Feb. 8-12, 2006)

2005PBA14SeanRash_small.jpg What a day for Sean Rash! The 23-year-old former Team USA member became the first winner of a Denny's PBA title who came from the Pre-Tournament Qualifier. Rash defeated Mike DeVaney in the championship match of the PBA West Virginia Championship, 194-178, to win his first PBA title in his first event TV appearance, the $40,000 top prize, an exemption for next year's PBA Tour and a berth into the Dexter PBA Tournament of Champions.

PBA National Tour #13

02/06/06

Tommy Jones wins third title this season in Bayer Atlanta Classic

Brunswick Zone Norcross in Norcross, GA (Feb. 1-5, 2006)

2005PBA13TommyJones_small.jpg Tommy Jones won his third Denny's PBA Tour title of the season as he defeated Mike Scroggins in the title match of the 2006 Bayer Atlanta Classic, 224-191, Sunday at Brunswick Zone Norcross. Jones, who won $40,000, leads the Tour with three victories. The 27-year-old from Simpsonville, S.C., now has seven titles over the past two seasons.

PBA National Tour #12

01/30/06

Brian Voss wins 24th career PBA title in Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Classic

Lightning Strikes in Trussville, AL (Jan. 25-29, 2006)

Brian_Voss_5728.jpg For PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, "24" was Sunday's key number. Voss, in his 24th season on the Denny's PBA Tour, snapped a 24-event winless streak and earned his 24th career title with a 237-190 win over Steve Wilson in the title match of the 2006 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Classic at Lightning Strikes.

PBA National Tour #11

01/23/06

Ritchie Allen beats Del Ballard to win second career title in Phoenix

AMF Christown Lanes in Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 18-22, 2006)

Ritchie Allen.jpg It was a battle of youth against experience in the title match of the 2006 Motel 6 Phoenix Classic, and the fight wasn't decided until the final frame. Ritchie Allen, 27-years-old, defeated Del Ballard Jr., a PBA member since 1982, 232-207, to win his second career Denny's PBA Tour title Sunday at AMF Christown Lanes.

PBA National Tour #10

01/16/06

Jason Couch wins his second title this season in Dick Weber Open

Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, CA (Jan. 10-15, 2006)

Jason_Couch_3583.jpg With his back against the wall, Jason Couch was clutch all day long. Couch defeated 30-time PBA Tour title winner and fellow left-hander Parker Bohn III in the title match of the 2006 Dick Weber Open stepladder finals, 241-214, Sunday at Fountain Bowl. Couch, who earned $30,000 for the win, needed a one-ball, sudden death roll-off in the semifinal to defeat 22-time title winner Norm Duke.

PBA National Tour #9

01/10/06

Brian Himmler seals victory in Earl Anthony Medford Classic with clutch spare

Lava Lanes in Medford, OR (Jan. 4-8, 2006)

Brian Himmler.jpg Brian Himmler came through in the clutch, picking up a 3-6-10 spare in the 10th frame to defeat Mika Koivuniemi in the title match of the 2006 Earl Anthony Medford Classic, 214-204, Sunday at Lava Lanes. The victory gave Himmler the $40,000 top prize and his fourth career PBA title.

PBA National Tour #8

12/19/05

Mike Wolfe wins his second PBA title

Clifton Park Bowl in Clifton Park, N.Y. (Dec. 14-18, 2005)

2005PBA08MikeWolfe_small.jpg Mike Wolfe won his second career Denny's PBA Tour title, defeating Chris Collins in the title match of the 2005 Empire State Classic, 268-214, Sunday at Spare Time - Clifton Park. Wolfe earned the $40,000 top prize and an exemption for the 2006-07 Tour season, while Collins earned $20,000 for second.

PBA National Tour #7

12/12/05

Patrick Allen wins his first title this season

ABC West Lanes in Mechanicsburg, PA (Dec. 7-11, 2005)

2005PBA07PatrickAllen_small.jpg The defending PBA Player of the Year Patrick Allen earned his first title in the 2005-06 Denny's PBA Tour season and his sixth career title with a 247-218 win over PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker in the title match of the 2005 Keystone State Championship Sunday at ABC West Lanes. The PBA Tour moves to Clifton Park, N.Y., for the 2005 Empire State Classic, Dec. 14-18.

PBA National Tour #6

12/05/05

Pete Weber wins 32nd career PBA Tour title

Stardust Bowl I Hammond, IN (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2005)

2005PBA06PeteWeber_small.jpg Pete Weber had some help from above on Sunday. With thoughts of his father on his mind, the PBA Hall of Famer snapped a 26-event winless streak which dated back to Feb. 2004, and defeated Ryan Shafer in the title match of the 2005 BowlersParadise.com Classic, 189-186. "This is pure enjoyment. I'm enjoying this just as much as Dad is up [in heaven] … thanks Dad," an emotional Weber said.

PBA National Tour #5

11/28/05

Jason Couch ends a two-year slump with victory in Chicago

Hawthorn Lanes Vernon Hills, IL (Nov. 23-27, 2005)

2005PBA05JasonCouch_small.jpg Jason Couch snapped a 42-event winless streak and captured his 12th career Denny's PBA Tour title Sunday as he defeated Joe Ciccone, 217-204, in the title match of the 2005 Chicago Classic at Hawthorn Lanes. Couch, one of 31 millionaires in PBA history, earned the $40,000 top prize and an exemption for the 2006-07 Denny's PBA Tour.

PBA National Tour #4

11/21/05

Mike Scroggins wins first career major at USBC Masters

AMF Bowlero Lanes Milwaukee, WI (Nov. 14-20, 2005)

2005PBA04MikeScroggins_small.jpg Mike Scroggins notched the biggest win of his career, defeating 22-time PBA Tour winner Norm Duke, 245-238, in the title match of the 2005 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Masters Sunday at U.S. Cellular Arena. Scroggins earned the $100,000 top prize and a two-season Denny's PBA Tour exemption.

PBA National Tour #3

11/14/05

Mike Machuga wins his first career PBA title

Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs, Iowa (Nov. 9-13, 2005)

2005PBA03MikeMachuga_small.jpg Mike Machuga proved that good things come to those who wait, as he won his first career Denny's PBA Tour title by defeating Bill O'Neill in the final match of the 2005 Greater Omaha Classic, 256-245, Sunday at Thunderbowl. Machuga clinched the match by striking on his first two shots in the 10th frame to win $40,000 and a one-year PBA Tour exemption.

PBA National Tour #2

11/07/05

Wes Malott wins first career PBA title in Lakewood

Brunswick Zone Lakewood in Lakewood, CO (Nov. 2-6, 2005)

2005PBA02WesMalott_small.jpg Wes Malott continued his blazing start to the 2005-06 Denny's Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour season, capturing his first career title in dramatic fashion with a 215-211 win over Mika Koivuniemi in the title match of the 2005 Mile High Classic Sunday at Brunswick Zone Lakewood.

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