PBA Bowling Tour: 1993 Season

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PBA Bowling Tour: 1993 Season
League Professional Bowlers Association
Sport Ten-pin bowling
Duration January 5 – December 5, 1993
PBA Tour
Season MVP Walter Ray Williams, Jr.
PBA Tour seasons

This is a recap of the 1993 season for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. It was the tour's 35th season, and consisted of 35 events.

PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams, Jr. dominated the season with seven victories and a 299 game in the first match in the Leisure's Long Island open against Robert Lawrence, while leading nearly every statistical category. He had a good chance to tie Mark Roth's 1978 single-season record of eight titles, having collected an additional four runner-up finishes during the year.[1]

Ron Polombi, Jr. captured his second career major title at the Bud Light PBA National Championship. Del Ballard, Jr. became the PBA's third two-time winner of the modern-day BPAA U.S. Open, joining Marshall Holman and Pete Weber.[2]

George Branham III made history in what would be the final Firestone Tournament of Champions, becoming the first African American to win a PBA major. Prior to the tournament, the PBA announced that General Tire would be taking over sponsorship of the ToC, which had been sponsored by Firestone Tire since 1965.[3]

Mike Aulby rolled the PBA's sixth televised 300 game at the Wichita Open, defeating David Ozio 300-279 in the highest-scoring TV match in PBA history.[4]

Tournament schedule[edit]

Event Bowling center City Dates Winner
AC-Delco Classic Gable House Bowl Torrance, California Jan 5–9 Ron Williams (3)
Phoenix Open Fair Lanes Squaw Peak Phoenix, Arizona Jan 12–16 Parker Bohn III (9)
Showboat Invitational Showboat Bowling Center Las Vegas, Nevada Jan 17–23 Mike Aulby (21)
Quaker State Open Forum Bowling Lanes Grand Prairie, Texas Jan 25–30 Steve Hoskins (1)
True Value Open Landmark Recreation Center Peoria, Illinois Feb 2–6 John Mazza (4)
Bud Light Hall of Fame Championship Tropicana Lanes Richmond Heights, Missouri Feb 8–13 Bob Learn, Jr. (2)
Cleveland Open Yorktown Lanes Parma Heights, Ohio Feb 16–20 Ron Williams (4)
Bud Light PBA National Championship Imperial Lanes Toledo, Ohio Feb 21–27 Ron Polombi, Jr. (6)
Flagship City Open Eastway Lanes Erie, Pennsylvania Mar 1–6 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (7)
Baltimore Open Fair Lanes Woodlawn Baltimore, Maryland Mar 9–13 George Branham III (3)
Johnny Petraglia Open Carolier Lanes North Brunswick, New Jersey Mar 15–20 Ricky Ward (1)
Leisure's Long Island Open Sayville Bowl Sayville, New York Mar 22–27 Dave Arnold (1)
Tums Classic Bradley Bowl Windsor Locks, Connecticut Mar 30 – Apr 3 Jason Couch (1)
BPAA U.S. Open Roseland Bowl Canandaigua, New York Apr 4–10 Del Ballard, Jr. (12)
IOF Foresters Bowling for Miracles Open Club 300 Bowl Markham, Ontario Apr 13–17 Pete Weber (20)
Firestone Tournament of Champions Riviera Lanes Fairlawn, Ohio Apr 20–24 George Branham III (4)
PBA Touring Pro/Senior Doubles St. Clair Bowl O'Fallon, Illinois May 11–15 Teata Semiz,
Rich Abboud (1)
Columbia 300 Open Astro Bowling Center San Antonio, Texas May 17–22 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (8)
Billy Vuckovich III Memorial Fresno Open Cedar Lanes Fresno, California May 24–29 Randy Pedersen (9)
Seattle Open Skyway Park Bowl Seattle, Washington Jun 7–12 Steve Fields (1)
Northwest Classic Celebrity Bowl Kennewick, Washington Jun 14–19 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (9)
Oregon Open Hollywood Bowl Portland, Oregon Jun 22–26 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (10)
Active West Open Active West Town Square Lanes Riverside, California Jun 28 – Jul 2 Brian Voss (13)
Tucson PBA Open Golden Pin Lanes Tucson, Arizona Jul 6–10 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (11)
El Paso Open Bowl El Paso El Paso, Texas Jul 13–17 Bob Benoit (4)
Wichita Open Northrock Lanes Wichita, Kansas Jul 27–31 Mike Aulby (22)
Choice Hotels Summer Classic Boulevard Bowl Edmond, Oklahoma Aug 2–7 Steve Jaros (2)
Greater Grand Rapids Open Spectrum Lanes Grand Rapids, Michigan Aug 8–12 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (12)
Paula Carter's Homestead Classic Paula Carter's Pro Bowl Homestead, Florida Aug 21–26 Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (13)
Oronamin C Japan Cup Tokyo Port Bowl Tokyo, Japan Oct 7–10 Pete Weber (21)
Rochester Open Marcel's Olympic Bowl Rochester, New York Oct 16–20 Roger Bowker (4)
Greater Detroit Open Taylor Lanes Taylor, Michigan Oct 23–27 Norm Duke (4)
Touring Players Championship Woodland Bowl Indianapolis, Indiana Oct 30 – Nov 3 Jason Couch (2)
Brunswick Memorial World Open Brunswick Deer Park Lanes Lake Zurich, Illinois Nov 4–10 Dave Husted (8)
Merit Mixed Doubles Championship Hilton Lanes Reno, Nevada Dec 2–5 Parker Bohn III (10),
Aleta Sill


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