Friday Five – Five PBA Tournament of Champions Records

Friday Five, February 18, 2022 – Five select records from the history of the PBA Tournament of Champions. Watch the stepladder finals of the 2022 Tournament of Champions Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.

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The oldest player to win the Tournament of Champions was Pete Weber, who was 50 years, seven months and 10 days old in 2013. Jesper Svensson is the youngest player to win, doing so in 2016 at 20 years, 357 days old. Kelly Kulick remains the only woman to win the T of C and became the first woman to win a PBA Tour title in 2010. Jack Biondolillo was the first ever to bowl 300 on a PBA telecast, doing so in the 1967 Tournament of Champions. Jason Couch is one of three players to win the T of C three times (Mike Durbin and Jason Belmonte are the others), but Couch is the only player to win it three years in a row. Couch won in 1999, 2000 and 2002 (there was no event in 2001).

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16 Comments on “Friday Five – Five PBA Tournament of Champions Records”

  1. the Tournament of Champions is one of the best major tournaments on the Pba Tour and it had fantastic Moments including the 300 game from 1967

    1. @pork is the best meat There are a few sports where nobody trying to prevent you from winning. It’s just you against your skills

  2. Just a tidbit. The price for rolling a 300 on TV is still $10,000. But $10,000 in 1967 was about $85,000.

  3. One of my doctors is right next to Riviera Lanes ….corner of Miller and Market. Lots of bowling history in the area here in NE Ohio. Its weird because you see that old bowling house and its inconspicuous sitting there on the corner and it’s easy to forget all the greatness and history that has been in that building. Its not like some beam of light raining down on it like some hallowed place…lol. but thats what makes it cool.

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