Patrick Allen (bowler)

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Patrick Allen (born September 23, 1970) is a left-handed ten-pin bowler currently on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. He has won 13 PBA titles, including two majors (2005 Denny's World Championship and 2009 H&R Block Tournament of Champions). A long-time resident of Tarrytown, New York, he has relocated to Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Allen joined the PBA in 1999, and became a full-time member the following year. He won his first PBA title in 2002 at the Greater Detroit Open. His finest season as a pro came in 2004–05, when he earned PBA Player of the Year honors and led the Tour in points. That season, he made match play in 19 of 21 events, made five TV finals appearances, won three titles (including his first major) and cashed $350,740 in earnings. The earnings rank as the second-highest all-time in a PBA season, behind only the monster $419,700 season posted by Walter Ray Williams Jr. in 2002–03. Allen also made the top-five in all four major tournaments in 2004–05, the only time that has been accomplished since the ABC/USBC Masters became an official PBA event in 1998.[1]

Allen added three titles in the 2008–09 season, at the National Bowling Stadium Championship, Tournament of Champions and Dydo Japan Cup. He has not won a title since that season.

Known to his fans and fellow pro bowlers as "P.A." or "Hoss," Allen became the PBA's 36th career millionaire in 2007. His career PBA Tour earnings through mid-2014 stand at almost $1.3 million, with total PBA earnings at $1.44 million. He has 22 PBA Regional titles. He was ranked #44 on the PBA's 2008 list of "50 Greatest Players of the Last 50 Years." Through the 2012–13 season, he has recorded 37 perfect 300 games in PBA events.

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  1. ^ Exempt Player bios at www.pba.com, official website of the Professional Bowlers Association and Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour