2006 Tour

PBA Senior Tour Awards


2006 PBA Senior Tour season-ending awards announced

Baker wins second PBA Senior Player of the Year Award, Kelly named Rookie of the Year

2006PBASTomBaker_small.jpg 2006PBAS04BobKelly.jpg The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced today its season-ending awards for the 2006 PBA Senior Tour season, voted on by PBA membership and national media. Tom Baker (left) was named the PBA Senior Player of the Year while Bob Kelly was named PBA Senior Rookie of the Year.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #9


Charlie Tapp wins PBA Senior Tour season ending event in Illinois

Spare Time Lanes in Decatur, Ill. (August 12-15, 2006)

2006PBAS09CharlieTapp_small.jpg The 2006 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Decatur Open was an exciting finish to the PBA Senior Tour season and gave Charlie Tapp his second PBA Senior Tour title Tuesday at Spare Time Lanes. Tapp rolled a 198 in the final game against David Ozio to take the match, 2-0, after Ozio left a solid 10 pin in the 10th frame and missed the spare to lose the match.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #8


Jimmy Young wins his first PBA Senior Tour in Hammond

Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. (August, 7-10, 2006)

2006PBAS08JimmyYoungandfiance_small.jpg Another new champion reigned in the 2006 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Lake County Open as Jimmy Young won his first PBA Senior Tour Title Thursday at Olympia Lanes. Young was the No. 19 seed coming into match play, defeating No. 30 Steve Stein, No. 3 Dale Eagle, No. 6 Roger Kossert, and No. 2 David Ozio, before beating Ron Winger in the championship match, 2-1.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #7


Baker takes long road through losers bracket to win 2006 USBC Senior Masters

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, United States (July 9-15, 2006)

2006PBAS07TomBaker_small.jpg Tom Baker reinforced his position as bowling’s dominant senior professional bowler by winning the 2006 USBC Senior Masters Friday at the National Bowling Stadium. The 51-year-old defeated winners bracket finalist Bob Kelly, 686-612, and 645-575, in the three-game double-elimination conclusion to win his first Senior Masters title and the $18,000 first prize. To get to the championship match, Baker won nine consecutive losers bracket matches.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #6


Gary Dickinson moves into second in career PBA Senior titles

Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., (July 2-5, 2006)

2006PBASGaryDickinson_small.jpg Gary Dickinson now stands alone as the second most celebrated titlist in Senior Tour history after winning the 2006 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Northern California Classic Wednesday. He defeated Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., in game three of the title match (267-235) after losing game two in a roll-off (215-215, 17-20) and taking the first game 245-212.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #5


Jim Brenner breaks through with victory in PBA Senior Epicenter Classic

The Epicenter Bowling Complex in Klamath Falls, Ore. (June 25-28, 2006)

2006PBAS05JimBrenner_small.jpg After a decade of waiting, Jim Brenner made history Wednesday, in the 2006 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Epicenter Classic at the Epicenter Bowling Complex, taking his first title in ten years and becoming the oldest player ever to win a Senior Tour title. Brenner rolled past Bob Kelly (Dayton, Ohio) in the semi-finals before taking the championship match 2-1 against Henry Gonzalez.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #4


Tom Baker wins third consecutive PBA Senior event en route to defend U.S. Open title

Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (June 18-21, 2006)

2006PBAS04TomBaker_small.jpg After 51 games of grueling competition and ever-changing lane conditions, Tom Baker defeated Dick Baker, 215-176, in the championship match of the PBA Senior U.S. Open, becoming the first bowler in PBA Senior Tour history to win three consecutive titles. Tom Baker earns $20,000 for his victory and assures himself a spot in next season's PBA Tournament of Champions.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #3


Match play produces intense battles in PBA Senior Tucson Open

Golden Pin Lanes in Tucson, Ariz., United States (June 10-14, 2006)

2006PBAS03TomBaker_small.jpg Tom Baker's domination of the PBA Senior Tour has reached an all-time high. Baker (left), last year's PBA Senior Player and Rookie of the Year, became the first bowler since 2001 to win back-to-back PBA Senior Tour titles, defeating Pete Couture, 2-1, in the title match of the 2006 Senior Tucson Open.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #2


Baker denies Semiz a chance to become oldest PBA Senior champion

Shawnee Lanes in Chillicothe, OH

Tom Baker.jpg In a battle of Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Hall of Famers, Tom Baker outlasted Teata Semiz, two-games-to-one, to take home the title in the 2006 Senior Chillicothe Open Tuesday at Shawnee Lanes. Baker, the 2005 PBA Senior Player and Rookie of the Year, denied Semiz a chance to become the oldest champion in PBA Senior Tour history at 72 years old, as well as a chance to become just the fourth bowler in history to win a PBA title in five different decades.

2006 PBA Senior Tour #1


Henry Gonzalez wins PBA Tour season opener once again

2006 PBA Senior Manassas Open

Henry_Gonzalez_5170.jpg Tom_Baker_5737.jpg Henry Gonzalez (left) won the season-opening event of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Tour for the second consecutive season, knocking off reigning PBA Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker (right), two-games-to-one, in the best-of-three-games title match Tuesday in the 2006 Senior Manassas Open at Bowl America Manassas.

2006 PBA Senior Tour News


PBA announces 2006 PBA Senior Tour Schedule

Schedule features seven repeat hosts from last season

PBA1958Logo_small.jpg The PBA announced today the 2006 PBA Senior Tour schedule, which features nine events, including two Majors. The season begins with the 2006 PBA Senior Manassas Open, April 22-25 at Bowl America Manassas in Virginia and concludes with the 2006 PBA Senior Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes in Decatur, Ill., Aug. 12-15.

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