Generations Pro Bowling Tour awards $650,000 in Prize Money


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    16 Bowlers with over $10,000 in winnings through 11 events

    2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg The Generations Pro Bowling Tour today announced that through the first eleven events its inaugural season, more than $650,000 in prize money has been awarded to a total of 125 bowlers competing in GBT events.

    2006GBT02DaleEagleDavidOzio.jpg Paced by two-time GBT event winners David Ozio (right; $63,300) and Dale Eagle (left; $55,800), a total of six bowler have won more than $20,000 while 16 bowler have captured more than $10,000 in prize money.

    "From the outset our goal was to provide a venue for senior bowler to compete on a real tour and win real money," said Steve Sanders, Founder of the GBT. "We are thrilled that so many bowlers have been able to be rewarded for their hard work. With our 1:2 cashing ratio more bowlers will win more money at every GBT event."

    Here's a look at the Top 20 money winners on the 2006-07 GBT.

    The inaugural season of the GBT began in September with an eight event swing in the Midwest and Northeast. After a break from Thanksgiving through December the tour picked-up in January with three Florida events. The GBT will resume in March with three events in the Midwest in Lansing (Mar. 2-6); Ft. Wayne (Mar. 9-12) and Columbus (Mar. 16-19). The season will conclude with three events in April.

    The 11 GBT even champions to date:
    Bay City Open - Mark Roth
    Detroit Open – Dave Patchen
    Jackson Open – Vinnie Atria
    Toledo Classic – David Ozio
    Youngstown Open – Kerry Painter
    Johnny Petraglia Open – David Ozio
    Long Island Open – Steve Ferraro
    Providence Open – Dale Eagle
    Kegel Classic - Michael Henry
    Treasure Coast Open – Dale Eagle
    Orlando Open – James Brenner.

    The Generations Pro Bowling Tour is a professional bowling tour and membership organization that features the greatest bowlers over the age of 50 competing in a national tour throughout the year.

    The 2006-07 GBT season will include 17 events from September-April. The legendary line-up of bowlers includes Nelson Burton Jr, Mark Roth, Dave Soutar and Johnny Petraglia.

    To complement the competitive professional tour, all GBT events will offer fans the opportunity to interact with the stars in pro-ams, autograph sessions and other activities.