PBA Bowling News Overview

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.

PBA News

06/11/05

Patrick Allen wins the PBA Player of the Year Award

PBA Tour announces 2004-05 season awards

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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.

06/05/05

Colombian Gomez and Team USA's Castillo earn exemption

Chris Loschetter.jpg After five days and 45 games, 10 bowlers rose to the top and earned exemptions for the 2005-06 PBA Tour season Sunday in the 2005 PBA Tour Trials at Stardust Bowl II. Chris Loschetter (l.) led the group of 10 bowlers, finishing with a 10,086 45-game pinfall or an average of 224,13. Former Team USA member Dino Castillo and Colombian standout Andres Gomez finished 5th and 8th with 9,967 and 9,765, resp.

PBA Regional Tour

06/01/05

David Beres wins Regional Players Championship

2005 PBA Wild Turkey Bourbon Regional Players Championship

David Beres picked a pretty good time to win his first career PBA title. Beres defeated Emilio Mora Jr., 203-190, in the title match of the 2005 PBA Wild Turkey Bourbon Regional Players Championship Tuesday afternoon at Stardust Bowl II, taking home the $10,000 top prize. The major victory also gives Beres a spot in the 2006 PBA Dexter Tournament of Champions.

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.

United States

02/14/05

Bowling Legend Dick Weber, 75, dies in sleep at home

Bowling loses its greatest ambassador ever

Dick_Weber_2810.jpg Dick Weber, bowling's greatest ambassador ever and possibly its greatest bowler ever, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday night at his home in the St. Louis Area. Less than 36 hours earlier Weber had gotten a standing ovation when he was introduced at the opening ceremonies of the 102nd American Bowling Championship Tournament at the River Center Convention Center in Baton Rouge, La.

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