The 33rd season for the 50-and-over crowd (32 years as the Senior Tour and now the first full season as PBA50) gets underway in April and will continue through the summer and into November for the first ever PBA50 Tour Finals.
The Senior Tour's two majors, the Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters, will both be held in Las Vegas, just as they were last year. The Senior U.S. Open will be contested June 2-7 at Suncoast Bowling Center and the USBC Senior Masters will take place June 9-14 at South Point Bowling Center.
One of the most exciting rookie classes in PBA50 history will take to the lanes this season. Led by Pete Weber, who is sure to add excitement and attention to the PBA50 Tour, other top names eligible to join PBA50 include Parker Bohn III, Randy Pedersen, Dave Traber, Chris Warren and Jack Jurek.
With Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Amleto Monacelli, Wayne Webb and others already on the PBA50 Tour, people who grew up watching top bowling in the '80s and '90s are going to be able to see a lot of those guys compete with each other again.
The PBA50 Tour will host a season finale event, live on television from the World Series of Bowling V. The top three point earners during the season will compete in a stepladder format to determine the champion.
Below is the complete schedule for the 2013 PBA50 Tour. Bold denotes a major championship.
2013 PBA50 Schedule
|April 14-17||PBA50 Pasco County Suncoast Open||Lane Glo Bowl||New Port Richey, FL|
|April 20-23||PBA50 Sun Bowl in The Villages||Spanish Spring Lanes||The Villages, FL|
|April 28-May 1||PBA50 Greater Birmingham Open||Lightning Strikes||Trussville, AL|
|May 5-8||PBA50 Miller High Life Classic||George Pappas' Victory Lanes||Moorseville, NC|
|May 13-16||PBA50 Dayton Classic||Capri Lanes||Kettering, OH|
|June 2-7||Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open||Suncoast Bowling Center||Las Vegas, NV|
|June 9-14||USBC Senior Masters||South Point Bowling Center||Las Vegas, NV|
|June 16-19||PBA50 Northern California Classic||Harvest Park Bowl||Brentwood, CA|
|August 5-8||PBA50 South Shore Open||Olympia Lanes||Hammond, IN|
|August 10-13||PBA50 Decatur Open||Spare Time Lanes||Decatur, IL|
|August 18-21||PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open||Island Xtreme Bowl||Welch, MN|
|November||PBA50 Tour Finals||TBD||TBD|