PBA Bowling Tour: 1989 Season

This is a recap of the 1989 season for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. It was the tour's 31st season, and consisted of 36 events.

PBA Bowling Tour: 1989 Season
LeagueProfessional Bowlers Association
SportTen-pin bowling
DurationJanuary 3 – December 7, 1989
PBA Tour
Season MVPAmleto Monacelli
PBA Tour seasons

Despite winning four titles (including a major at the Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open) and setting a PBA record of $298,237 in season earnings, Mike Aulby was out-voted for PBA Player of the Year honors in favor of Amleto Monacelli. Monacelli also won four titles, including the Budweiser Touring Players Championship, while leading the Tour in points and finishing second in earnings.

Pete Weber completed the triple crown of PBA majors when he took the title in the Trustcorp PBA National Championship. He joined Johnny Petraglia and Billy Hardwick as the PBA's only career triple crown winners.[1]

Del Ballard, Jr. captured his second career major title and fifth overall at the Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Tournament scheduleEdit

Event Bowling center City Dates Winner
ARC Pinole Open Pinole Valley Lanes Pinole, California Jan 3–7 Ernie Schlegel (5)
AC-Delco Classic Gable House Bowl Torrance, California Jan 9–14 Randy Pedersen (5)
Showboat Invitational Showboat Bowling Center Las Vegas, Nevada Jan 15–21 Del Ballard, Jr. (3)
Quaker State Open Forum Bowling Lanes Grand Prairie, Texas Jan 23–28 Del Ballard, Jr. (4)
Budweiser Classic Don Carter's Kendall Lanes Miami, Florida Jan 30 – Feb 4 Randy Pedersen (6)
Bowler's Journal Florida Open Shore Lanes Merritt Island, Florida Feb 6–11 Brian Voss (7)
Don Carter's Greater New Orleans Classic Don Carter's All-Star Lanes Harvey, Louisiana Feb 13–18 Brian Voss (8)
True Value Open Landmark Plaza Recreation Center Peoria, Illinois Feb 20–25 Wayne Webb (17)
Showboat Atlantic City Open Atlantic City Showboat Lanes Atlantic City, New Jersey Feb 27 – Mar 4 Mike Aulby (15)
Budweiser Open Buckeye Lanes North Olmsted, Ohio Mar 6–11 Mike Aulby (16)
Trustcorp PBA National Championship Imperial Lanes Toledo, Ohio Mar 13–18 Pete Weber (12)
King Louie Open King Louie West Lanes Overland Park, Kansas Mar 20–25 Butch Soper (3)
Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open Boulevard Bowl Edmond, Oklahoma Mar 27 – Apr 1 Mike Aulby (17)
Fair Lanes Open Fair Lanes Woodlawn Baltimore, Maryland Apr 3–8 Ron Bell (1)
Greater Hartford Open Bradley Bowl Windsor Locks, Connecticut Apr 10–15 Charlie Tapp (2)
Firestone Tournament of Champions Riviera Lanes Akron, Ohio Apr 18–22 Del Ballard, Jr. (5)
A & W Fair Lanes Open Fair Lanes Squaw Peak Phoenix, Arizona May 16–20 Harry Sullins (3)
Fresno Open Cedar Lanes Fresno, California May 23–27 Marc McDowell (1)
Showboat PBA Doubles Classic Showboat Bowling Center Las Vegas, Nevada May 30 – Jun 3 Mike Aulby (18),
Steve Cook (14)
Kessler Open Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Dublin, California Jun 17–21 Pete Weber (13)
Seattle Open Skyway Park Bowl Seattle, Washington Jun 24–28 Jess Stayrook (1)
Kessler Classic Town Square Lanes Riverside, California Jul 1–5 Tom Crites (5)
Miller Lite Challenge Golden Pin Lanes Tucson, Arizona Jul 8–12 Amleto Monacelli (3)
El Paso Open Bowl El Paso El Paso, Texas Jul 15–19 Tony Westlake (2)
Columbia 300 Open Highland Lanes Austin, Texas Jul 22–26 Joe Salvemini (3)
Wichita Open Northrock Lanes Wichita, Kansas Jul 29 – Aug 2 Amleto Monacelli (4)
La Mode Classic Red Carpet Lanes Green Bay, Wisconsin Aug 5–9 Jim Pencak (1)
Senior/Touring Pro Doubles Championship Thruway Lanes Cheektowaga, New York Aug 12–16 Dick Weber (27),
Marc McDowell (2)
Number 7 PBA Invitational Silver Dollar Action Centre Calgary, Alberta Sep 22–24 Kevin West (amateur) (1)
Oronamin C Japan Cup '89 Tokyo Port Bowl Tokyo, Japan Oct 11–14 Randy Pedersen (7)
Budweiser Challenge Marcel's Olympic Bowl Rochester, New York Oct 24–28 Joe Berardi (10)
Toyota Classic Tropicana Lanes St. Louis, Missouri Nov 7–11 Charlie Tapp (3)
Brunswick Memorial World Open Brunswick Northern Bowl Glendale Heights, Illinois Nov 11–18 Parker Bohn III (2)
Milwaukee Classic Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes Milwaukee, Wisconsin Nov 20–25 David Ozio (5)
Budwesier Touring Players Championship Taylor Lanes Taylor, Michigan Nov 27 – Dec 2 Amleto Monacelli (5)
Cambridge Mixed Doubles Sally's Lanes Reno, Nevada Dec 4–7 Amleto Monacelli (6),
Tish Johnson


  1. ^ "1989 Trustcorp PBA National Championship". PBA.

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