PBA Bowling Tour: 1988 Season

This is a recap of the 1988 season for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. It was the tour's 30th season, and consisted of 35 events.

PBA Bowling Tour: 1988 Season
LeagueProfessional Bowlers Association
SportTen-pin bowling
DurationDecember 29, 1987 – December 3, 1988
PBA Tour
Season MVPBrian Voss
PBA Tour seasons

Brian Voss won two titles on the season, including his first major at the Trustcorp PBA National Championship.[1] Voss also set a single-season earnings record ($225,485) and was crowned PBA Player of the Year.[2]

Mark Williams earned his second Firestone Tournament of Champions title, having also won the event in 1985.[3] Pete Weber took home the trophy and $100,000 first prize in the Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open.[4]

Bob Benoit, in his very first TV finals appearance, rolled the PBA's fifth televised 300 game in winning the Quaker State Open. It was the PBA Tour's first televised 300 game that was shot in the final championship match.[5]

Tournament scheduleEdit

Event Bowling center City Dates Winner
ARC Alameda Open Mel's Southshore Bowl Alameda, California Dec 29 – Jan 2 Mike Jasnau (1)
Showboat Invitational Showboat Bowling Center Las Vegas, Nevada Jan 3–9 Amleto Monacelli (2)
AC-Delco Classic Gable House Bowl Torrance, California Jan 11–16 Joe Berardi (7)
Quaker State Open Forum Bowling Lanes Grand Prairie, Texas Jan 18–23 Bob Benoit (1)
Don Carter's Greater New Orleans Classic Don Carter's All-Star Lanes Harvey, Louisiana Jan 25–30 Roger Bowker (1)
Bowler's Journal Florida Open Galaxy Lanes Venice, Florida Feb 1–6 Marshall Holman (21)
Miller Lite Classic Don Carter's Kendall Lanes Miami, Florida Feb 8–13 Tom Milton (5)
Miller Lite Open Buckeye Lanes North Olmsted, Ohio Feb 29 – Mar 5 Mike Aulby (14)
Trustcorp PBA National Championship Imperial Lanes Toledo, Ohio Mar 6–12 Brian Voss (5)
King Louie Open King Louie West Lanes Overland Park, Kansas Mar 14–19 Palmer Fallgren (3)
True Value Open Landmark Plaza Recreation Center Peoria, Illinois Mar 21–26 Brian Voss (6)
Lite Beer Championship Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mar 28 – Apr 2 Jeff Bellinger (2)
Fair Lanes Open Towson Fair Lanes Towson, Maryland Apr 4–9 Mark Williams (5)
Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open Atlantic City Showboat Lanes Atlantic City, New Jersey Apr 10–16 Pete Weber (11)
Greater Hartford Open Bradley Bowl Windsor Locks, Connecticut Apr 18–23 Tony Westlake (1)
Firestone Tournament of Champions Riviera Lanes Akron, Ohio Apr 26–30 Mark Williams (6)
A & W Pro Bowlers Classic Fair Lanes Squaw Peak Phoenix, Arizona May 16–21 Steve Cook (13)
Fresno Open Cedar Lanes Fresno, California May 23–28 Pete McCordic (1)
Showboat PBA Doubles Classic Showboat Bowling Center Las Vegas, Nevada May 31 – Jun 4 Joe Berardi (8),
Dave Ferraro (3)
Kessler Open Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Dublin, California Jun 17–22 Bryan Alpert (1)
Seattle Open Skyway Park Bowl Seattle, Washington Jun 24–29 Tom Crites (4)
Miller Lite Challenge Golden Pin Lanes Tucson, Arizona Jul 1–6 Pete McCordic (2)
Kessler Classic Town Square Lanes Riverside, California Jul 8–13 Sam Maccarone (1)
Columbia 300 Open Highland Lanes Austin, Texas Jul 15–20 Scott Devers (3)
Hammer Open Boulevard Bowl Edmond, Oklahoma Jul 22–27 David Ozio (4)
La Mode Classic Red Carpet Lanes Green Bay, Wisconsin Jul 30 – Aug 3 Dave Husted (6)
Molson Golden Bowling Challenge Rose Bowl Lanes Windsor, Ontario Aug 5–10 Sam Maccarone (2)
Senior/Touring Pro Doubles Championship Thruway Lanes Cheektowaga, New York Aug 13–17 Carmen Salvino (17),
Randy Pedersen (4)
Number 7 PBA Invitational Silver Dollar Action Centre Calgary, Alberta Sep 16–18 Dave Ferraro (4)
Oronamin C Japan Cup '88 Tokyo Port Bowl Tokyo, Japan Oct 6–10 Takeo Sakai (1)
Kodak Invitational Marcel's Olympic Bowl Rochester, New York Oct 24–29 Ron Polombi, Jr. (3)
True Value Open Woodland Bowl Indianapolis, Indiana Nov 7–12 Joe Berardi (9)
Brunswick Memorial World Open Brunswick Northern Bowl Glendale Heights, Illinois Nov 13–19 Mats Karlsson (3)
Budweiser Classic Columbus Square Bowling Palace Columbus, Ohio Nov 21–26 Ron Williams (1)
Budweiser Touring Players Championship Taylor Lanes Taylor, Michigan Nov 28 – Dec 3 Dave Ferraro (5)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1988 Trustcorp PBA National Championship". PBA.
  2. ^ "1988 Budweiser Touring Players Championship". PBA.
  3. ^ "1988 Firestone Tournament of Champions". PBA.
  4. ^ "1988 Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open". PBA.
  5. ^ "1988 Quaker State Open". PBA.

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