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Welcome to the 2019 Season

February 15, 2019

Dear DPBA Membership,

I would like to start by thanking all the bowlers, the Governing Body, Proprietors Association, and the hosting centers for their support. Without all of you there would be no Duckpin Professional Bowlers Association.

The 2018 season again was filled with exciting bowling, with three first time winners. I expect more of the same in 2019. This year has a lot of changes. We will have an eight stop schedule, new hosting centers, new formats, new rules of conduct, and a joint event allowing women to bowl. This year will be fantastic for the DPBA. It does a lot of what bowlers have been asking for. Let us give the events the support they deserve.

There will be two new centers on the eight stop schedule for 2019. It will be the first time for the new owners of each to host a DPBA event. Tom Osborne and Megan Adkins the new owners of Suitland and Dave Richardson the new owner of Greenmount are excited about their first DPBA events. Both centers have put countless hours and resources into upgrading and improving their centers. We will visit Suitland in March and Greenmount in September for the Labor Day Classic. Thanks again for hosting the DPBA.

We also will be having the final tour event at Johnsons Lanes in October. This stop will again allow women to bowl. The format will be similar to the one we used before. We are going to be finalizing all of the details shortly. Many people have asked us to do another joint stop and we are proud to do so.

This season also brings changes to the DPBA code of conduct. The Proprietors association has been asking us to allow drinking during tour events. This is to help offset some expenses in hosting an event. This has always been a scary topic. The Governing Body decided to allow drinking during qualifying only. It is also limited to centers who sell adult beverages. There is no BYOB active bowler qualifying drinking at centers who do not serve. No exemptions. There is no drinking on Sunday at all by active bowlers and there is a zero tolerance policy for anyone violating the rules of conduct.

As many know this is the last year of my third term as President of the DPBA. There have been many things the board and I have tried to make the DPBA truly the best in Duckpin Bowling. Some have been very successful and others need some work. However, all of them have been experiences that were worth trying. I love serving the bowlers of the DPBA and have expressed interest in passing the duty to someone who shares the love of professional bowling as much as I. However, if that person does not come along I will gladly continue to work hard for the DPBA.

Finally, as always I like would like everyone to remember all the bowlers we have competed with in the past. Over the past year we have again lost people we know and care about in our world of Professional bowling. For all the families, friends, and competitors, the DPBA offers its prayers and condolences to all.

Have a great bowling season. Good luck and good bowling to all.

Thank You
Todd Turcotte
DPBA President

2019 Tour Intro Letter View 2019 Tour Stops

2019 Bowler of the Year

Steve Dryer 561 points
Walt Brooks 496 points
Richie Hipkins 462 points
Phil Dix 429 points
Bernie Hipkins 401 points
Paul Grohs 388 points
Jimmy Mulvihill 381 points
Don Dove 359 points
Barry Schriefer 359 points
John T. Zikis 351 points
Final 2019

2019 Hi Average

Steve Dryer 106 games 147.764
Cecil Saroopchand 63 games 146.619
Colin Dunnack 42 games 146.238
Phil Dix 87 games 145.977
Don Dove 86 games 145.709
Sylvain Bercier 39 games 145.564
Dave Garriott 67 games 145.328
Richie Hipkins 93 games 144.903
Walt Brooks 113 games 144.726
Paul Grohs 84 games 144.643
  Final 2019

2019 Bowler Statistics

Complete statistics for all bowlers who have bowled in the tour during the 2018 season.
View Entire List Final 2019
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