#48 PBA Regional Tour Launches in 1969 – PBA Top 60 Most Memorable Moments

 

 

The PBA Regional Tour Launches In Ohio

In 1969, the PBA Regional Tour was launched with its inaugural event – the Regional Players Championship – held at Kingpin Lanes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tom Hennessey beat Al Fuscarino, 216-211, to win the event over a field that included 12 regional champions and runners-up representing the PBA’s new six region program. Today, the PBA Regional Tour hosts approximately 150 events each year in seven domestic regions plus Japan. Pete Weber (47 standard and five PBA50 titles) and Dale Traber (39 standard and 13 PBA50 titles) hold record for most Regional Tour titles at 52 and in 2016, Jakob Butturff became the first player to win nine PBA Regional Tour titles in a single season.

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

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