The PBA has announced its nine-stop 2012 PBA Senior Tour season will begin April 21-24 at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla.
The PBA Senior Tour’s 32nd season will again feature two majors that will be conducted back-to-back in Las Vegas in June. The Etonic Senior U.S. Open presented by the Suncoast will be conducted at the Suncoast Bowling Center June 3-8 and it will be followed by the USBC Senior Masters at the South Point Bowling Center June 10-15.
The 2011 season was highlighted by one of the most dominant performances in Senior Tour history with Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, winning a record-tying four titles supported by a 67-30 record in head-to-head matches and an equally impressive qualifying record. In 10 tournaments, Mohr was the leading qualifier twice, No. 2 twice and he qualified lower than seventh only one time.
In addition to his four titles – which included his first major championship in the Senior U.S. Open – Mohr finished out of the top four only one time.
Among those becoming eligible for the 2012 Senior Tour season will be PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli and Tour veteran Mike Edwards.
The PBA will accept entries for the 2012 season for qualified players 50 years of age and older beginning March 1. Entry information may found by visiting pba.com or by calling PBA headquarters at (206) 332-9688.
2012 PBA Senior Tour Schedule
April 21-24 - PBA Senior Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Storm, Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla.
April 28-May 2 - PBA Senior Don Carter Open presented by Ebonite, Carter Family Bowl, Winter Garden, Fla.
May 6-9 - PBA Senior Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300, George Pappas Victory Lanes, Mooresville, N.C.
May 14-17 - PBA Senior Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip, Capri Lanes, Dayton, Ohio
June 3-8 - Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Suncoast, Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas
June 10-15 - USBC Senior Masters, South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas
June 17-20 - PBA Senior Northern California Classic presented by Track, Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, Calif.
August 6-9 - PBA Senior South Shore Open presented by DV8, Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind.
August 11-14 - PBA Senior Decatur Open presented by Brunswick, Spare Time Lanes, Decatur, Ill.