PBA Bowling Tour: 1998 Season

This is a recap of the 1998 season for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. It was the tour's 40th season, and consisted of 26 events.

PBA Bowling Tour: 1998 Season
LeagueProfessional Bowlers Association
SportTen-pin bowling
DurationJanuary 20 – December 13, 1998
PBA Tour
Season MVPWalter Ray Williams, Jr.
PBA Tour seasons

Walter Ray Williams, Jr. joined Earl Anthony and Mark Roth as the only PBA players to win three consecutive PBA Player of the Year awards. Williams won five titles on the season, including a victory at the BPAA U.S. Open. The POY award was his fifth overall, one behind Anthony's record of six.

Pete Weber captured his fifth major title and second PBA National Championship of his career. Bryan Goebel won the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions for his first major title.

For the first time, the ABC Masters was recognized as an official stop on the PBA Tour. Parker Bohn III shot the PBA's 12th televised 300 game in the opening match of the championship round, but it was Mike Aulby who won the event. It was Aulby's third ABC Masters title, and 26th PBA title.[1]

Tournament scheduleEdit

Event Bowling center City Dates Winner
Brentwood Classic Harvest Park Bowl Brentwood, California Jan 20–24 Parker Bohn III (14)
Long John Silver's Classic Leisure Lanes Albuquerque, New Mexico Jan 27–31 Ricky Ward (3)
Columbia 300 Open Highland Lanes Austin, Texas Feb 3–7 Roger Bowker (5)
Peoria Open Landmark Recreation Center Peoria, Illinois Feb 10–14 David Traber (4)
PBA National Championship Ducat's Imperial Lanes Toledo, Ohio Feb 16–21 Pete Weber (24)
Storm Flagship Open Eastway Lanes/Erie Civic Center Erie, Pennsylvania Feb 24–28 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (25)
BPAA U.S. Open AMF Milford Lanes Milford, Connecticut Apr 3–11 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (26)
Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship Stonehenge Family Fun Center Akron, Ohio Apr 13–18 Dennis Horan (3)
Tucson Open Golden Pin Lanes Tucson, Arizona Apr 28 – May 2 Norm Duke (14)
ABC Masters National Bowling Stadium Reno, Nevada May 4–9 Mike Aulby (26)
Greater Detroit Open Taylor Lanes Taylor, Michigan May 12–16 Parker Bohn III (15)
Brunswick Johnny Petraglia Open Carolier Lanes North Brunswick, New Jersey May 19–23 Brian Voss (19)
Greater Harrisburg Open ABC West Lanes Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania May 26–30 Parker Bohn III (16)
Showboat Invitational Showboat Bowling Center Las Vegas, Nevada Jun 7–13 Jason Couch (5)
AC-Delco Classic Cal Bowl Lakewood, California Jun 16–20 Steve Hoskins (7)
PBA Oregon Open Hollywood Bowl Portland, Oregon Jun 23–27 Danny Wiseman (7)
PBA Northwest Classic Fiesta Bowl Richland, Washington Jun 28 – Jul 1 Tim Criss (4)
Oronamin C Japan Cup Tokyo Port Bowl Tokyo, Japan Sep 17–20 Parker Bohn III (17)
National Finance Championship Virginia Beach Pavilion Virginia Beach, Virginia Oct 3–7 Brian Voss (20)
Brunswick Long Island Open Coram Country Lanes Coram, New York Oct 10–14 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (27)
Rochester Open Marcel's Olympic Bowl Rochester, New York Oct 17–21 Norm Duke (15)
Bay City Classic Bay Lanes Bay City, Michigan Oct 24–28 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (28)
National Finance Challenge Woodland Bowl Indianapolis, Indiana Oct 31 – Nov 4 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (29)
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling Classic Northrock Lanes Wichita, Kansas Nov 7–11 Norm Duke (16)
Brunswick World Tournament of Champions Incred-A-Bowl Overland Park, Kansas Nov 14–21 Bryan Goebel (9)
Philip Morris Mixed Doubles Orleans Bowling Center Las Vegas, Nevada Dec 11–13 Steve Hoskins (8),
Kim Canady


  1. ^ "1998 ABC Masters". PBA.

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