Belmonte, Anderson Earn Postseason Honors

Although the season’s big award, PBA Player of the Year, won’t be announced until next month, two players did earn honors after the 2018 PBA Tour season ended last week.

Andrew Anderson earned the Harry Smith Competition Points Leader Award after leading the PBA’s season points list with 24,195.

Anderson won two titles in 2018, including the United States Bowling Congress Masters, and is in contention for PBA Player of the Year, which will be announced after players and media vote on the award this month.

Anthony Simonsen finished second in points with 20,909, while EJ Tackett was third with 19,842. Defending PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte finished in sixth place this year with 17,469.5 points.

For the fourth time in his career, Belmonte earned the PBA George Young High Average Award after finishing the 2018 season with a 221.38 average for 270 games.

It’s the second straight year Belmonte has won the award. Last year, he set the PBA single-season scoring record with a 229.39 average for 380 games. Belmonte also won the award in 2014 with a 226.71 average and in 2013 with a 228.81 average.

Jakob Butturff finished second in average with 220.79 for 297 games, while Kristopher Prather was third with a 220.60 average for 234 games.

Players must bowl at least 180 games in a season to be eligible for the PBA George Young High Average Award.

Spoiler: Find Out Who Won PBA50 BVL Open

NOTE: The story below contains spoilers. Due to technical difficulties, the PBA50 BVL Open did not air live on FloBowling. The archive will be posted as soon as it is available.

Duke Top Qualifier At PBA50 BVL Open

If Norm Duke isn’t busy enough challenging for Player of the Year honors on the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour, the 55-year-old hall of famer has turned his attention to the PBA50 Tour this week where he finds himself as the qualifying leader after the second round of the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Lucas Magazine and Brunswick.

Svensson, Sherman, Malott, Barrett Advance At PBA Playoffs

PORTLAND, Maine – Jesper Svensson, Kyle Sherman, Dom Barrett and Wes Malott moved on to the Round of 16 at the PBA Playoffs, narrowing the field and bringing to a close the one-game elimination round.

LeClair Off To Strong Start At BVL Open

Hampered by a lingering knee injury, 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., averaged 247 to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Lucas Magazine and Brunswick Monday at Maple Countryside Lanes in Clearwater, Florida.

PBA Playoffs Round Of 24 Concludes Tonight

PORTLAND, Maine – Bayside Bowl was intense for the first Round of 24 show last week and that momentum carries forward when the Round of 24 concludes with broadcasts on FS1 and FloBowling tonight.

FloBowling To Broadcast Teen Masters This Summer

The best high school bowlers in the country will be showcased this summer when the 2019 Teen Masters will be broadcast live on FloBowling.

PBA50 Competitor David Williams Jr. Dies In Car Accident

The Professional Bowlers Association today learned that David Williams Jr., 53, of Omaha, Nebraska, has died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday while on his way to compete in the opening tournament of the PBA50 Tour season in Clearwater, Florida.

PBA50 Season Kicks Off Monday In Florida

A busy year for professional bowling keeps rolling right along starting Monday when the PBA50 season officially kicks off in Clearwater, Florida.

Rash, Daugherty Offer Advice To USBC Open Bowlers

LAS VEGAS – The USBC Open Championships is one of the biggest tournaments of the season for most league bowlers.

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Portland Rowdy As Four Advance At PBA Playoffs

PORTLAND, Maine – With women dressed as Bavarian bar maids, men dressed as nuns and even a guy dressed as the Pope, one thing was clear Monday as the PBA Playoffs got underway at Bayside Bowl. It’s going to take incredible mental toughness to win matches.