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.

Storm Inks Belmonte To Four-Year Extension

Four-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte has signed a four-year contract extension with Storm, the company announced Tuesday.

Emotional Ogle, Rash Win PBA Doubles Title

Matt Ogle and Sean Rash made an emotional run just to make the stepladder finals at the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, and they didn’t stop there.

Butturff Has A Chance To Make History In Lubbock

The PBA’s best will head to Lubbock, Texas, this week for the PBA Lubbock Sports Open, where Jakob Butturff will look to make some history.

PBA Doubles Show Features Seven Non-Champions

With seven players in the finals who have never won a PBA Tour title, bowling fans will see some new faces Sunday in the stepladder finals of the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship.

PBA Locks Masters, U.S. Open Into TV Deal

The PBA has locked in two majors, the United States Bowling Congress Masters and the U.S. Open, into its television deal with FOX Sports, it was announced Tuesday.

Butturff Outmaneuvers Svensson To Win Oklahoma Open

In a fascinating championship match between a pair of lefties forced to make adjustments and complete with a little off-the-lanes drama, Jakob Butturff defeated Jesper Svensson to win the PBA Oklahoma Open on Sunday.