PBA Bowling Tour: 2000 Season

This is a recap of the 2000 season for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. It was the tour's 42nd season, and consisted of 19 events.

PBA Bowling Tour: 2000 Season
LeagueProfessional Bowlers Association
SportTen-pin bowling
DurationJanuary 11 – November 21, 2000
PBA Tour
Season MVPNorm Duke
PBA Tour seasons

Norm Duke had three titles in the shortened season, including a major at the PBA National Championship, helping him win PBA Player of the Year honors.

Bowling's U.S. Open was won by Robert Smith for his first-ever title. The ABC Masters title went to Finnish bowler Mika Koivuniemi, while Jason Couch captured his second straight Brunswick World Tournament of Champions title.[1]

An oddity of the season saw Chris Barnes lead every statistical category except earnings, despite setting a record by making 12 final-round appearances without a win. In other news this season, the PBA was sold to three former Microsoft executives in April, who planned to make the PBA a for-profit business. Former Nike marketing executives Steve Miller and Ian Hamilton were named President and Commissioner, respectively.[2]

Tournament scheduleEdit

Event City Dates Winner
NBS National/Senior Doubles Reno, Nevada Jan 11–15 Dave Husted (14),
Pete Couture (6)
The Orleans Casino Open Las Vegas, Nevada Jan 16–21 Ryan Shafer (1)
Brunswick Pro Source Don Carter Classic Dallas, Texas Jan 25–30 Norm Duke (17)
Chattanooga Open Chattanooga, Tennessee Feb 1–5 Parker Bohn III (23)
Parker Bohn III Empire State Open Latham, New York Feb 8–12 Pete Weber (25)
PBA National Championship Toledo, Ohio Feb 13–19 Norm Duke (18)
Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship Akron, Ohio Feb 23–27 Dennis Horan Jr. (4)
ABC Masters Albuquerque, New Mexico Jun 12–17 Mika Koivuniemi (1)
Wichita Open Wichita, Kansas Jun 27 – Jul 1 Ryan Shafer (2)
MSN Open Tucson, Arizona Jul 4–8 Norm Duke (19)
Bowling's U.S. Open Phoenix, Arizona Jul 10–15 Robert Smith (1)
Oronamin C Japan Cup Tokyo, Japan Aug 13–17 Parker Bohn III (24)
Track Canandaigua Open Canandaigua, New York Oct 7–10 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (31)
Brunswick Johnny Petraglia Open North Brunswick, New Jersey Oct 14–17 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (32)
Flagship Open Erie, Pennsylvania Oct 21–24 Robert Smith (2)
Indianapolis Open Indianapolis, Indiana Oct 28–31 Doug Kent (4)
Brunswick World Tournament of Champions Lake Zurich, Illinois Nov 3–7 Jason Couch (8)
Columbia 300 Open Austin, Texas Nov 11–15 Danny Wiseman (8)
Lone Star Open Pasadena, Texas Nov 17–21 Steve Hoskins (10)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PBA Champions by Season". PBA.
  2. ^ "PBA History". PBA.

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