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Updated by Thomas Engard on Jan 30, 2017
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Top ten Bowlers of all time

These are my top ten bowlers. Do not get offended if these aren't your favorites.

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#10 EJ Tackett

#10 EJ Tackett

He is currently the highest payed bowler, being paid $168,290 annually. He averaged a 224.49 point average for 2016.

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#9 Tommy Jones

#9 Tommy Jones

Jones, who is right-handed, has been one of the most competitive pros in the PBA Tour since 2004. He has won over $1.6 million in PBA prize money during his 15 full seasons on tour, including over $300,000 in the 2005–06 season alone. Jones won the PBA Rookie of the Year Award for the 2001–02 season.

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#2 Norm Duke

#2 Norm Duke

Norm Duke currently has 38 PBA Tour titles, with seven majors: one ABC Masters, one Tournament of Champions, two United States Opens, and three PBA World Championships. His 38th title on February 15, 2015 put him in the only owning third-place on the PBA's all-time titles list. Duke's career PBA Tour earnings eclipsed $3 million in the 2011-12 season, making him just the third PBA bowler at the time to surpass the $3 million mark in career prize money.

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#1 Jason Belmonte

#1 Jason Belmonte

Belmonte has won one European Bowling Tour title, the Brunswick Euro Challenge, held in Greece. He also won the World Tenpin Masters championship in 2007. In September 2010, he defeated American Sean Rash in the finals to earn the 2010 Korea Cup title.

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#3 Pete weber

#3 Pete weber

He is a very outspoken bowler. He finished sixth in PBA World Championship...Finished 26th in Barbasol Players Championship and FireLake Tournament of Champions...Had to contend with hip injury for most of season.

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#5 Chris Barnes

#5 Chris Barnes

He Opened 2015 season with 18th career title in DHC Japan PBA Invitational by defeating Mike Fagan in championship match 206-196. Also bowled 300 game in defeating Stuart Williams in semifinal match 300-225...Finished sixth in Roth/Holman PBA Doubles Championship with Tommy Jones...Was member of Bass Pro Shops Silver Lake Atom Splitters team that successfully defended its PBA League Elias Cup title.

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#4 Anthony Pepe

#4 Anthony Pepe

He is a quick person to get to fame. In 2015 finished second in Xtra Frame South Point Open losing to fellow lefthander Ryan Ciminelli 269-211 in title match...Was member of Dead Money non-title PBA Team Challenge winner...In his national television debut in 2014, won the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Game at the new South Point Bowling Plaza with a 224-206 come-from-behind victory over top qualifier Dick Allen. Advanced to championship match by bowling rare 295 game to Brad Angelo's 226 and Liz Johnson's 224 in shootout round...Owns two PBA regional titles.

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#6 Jesper Svensson

#6 Jesper Svensson

He beat Australia’s Sam Cooley, 237-213, to win the WBT Thailand title for fifth career title and title of the season...Became the first player to win five PBA Tour titles by age 21...Won Brunswick Euro Challenge by defeating fellow Swede Martin Larsen 228-222 for fourth career Tour title and second of the year.

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#7 Walter Ray Williams jr.

#7 Walter Ray Williams jr.

In 2016 won Decker Appraisal Trios regional with Dick Allen and Dennis Lanes to become first player to win 100 combined PBA titles (47 PBA Tour, 10 PBA50 Tour, 32 PBA Regional and 11 PBA50 Regional)...In 2011-12 season failed to make a TV final breaking record streak of 26 seasons making at least one TV show.

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#8 Gary Faulkner jr.

#8 Gary Faulkner jr.

Won 2015 Rolltech PBA World Championship for first PBA Tour title. Defeated EJ Tackett 216-178 in championship match and to join retired five-time Tour winner George Branham III as the Tour’s only African-American champions…Previous high Tour finish was 22nd in PBA Bear Open… Owns one PBA Regional title.

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Works Cited

  1. “PBA National Tour.” PBA National Tour, Herbert Bickel, 2000, www.bowlingdigital.com/bowl/bld/6/43.
  2. Kutz, Steven. “This Is How Much One of the Best Bowlers in the World Earns.” MarketWatch, MarketWatch, Inc, 20 Jan. 2016, www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-how-much-one-of-the-best-bowlers-in-the-world-makes-2016-01-13. 3.“Professional Bowlers Association.” PBA.com, Professional Bowlers Association, 2000, www.pba.com/.