Famous Professional Bowlers
The PBA has kept records on professional
bowlers since they started. Some of the top bowlers and the number of titles
they have won are:
- Walter Ray Williams - 42 titles
- Earl Anthony - 41 titles
- Mark Roth - 34 titles
- Pete Weber - 33 titles
- Parker Bohn III - 30 titles
- Mike Aulby - 27 titles
- Chris Barnes - 7 titles
- Don Carter - 6 titles.
Walter Ray Williams may be one of the most famous
professional bowlers and has his own fan club. When not bowling, he likes
to play chess and golf and is a six-time world horseshoe pitching champion.
He was born on October 6, 1959. He is a 5 time PBA Bowler of the year [1986,
1993, 1996, 1997, 1998]. Also, he is one of the all time leading money
winners on the PBA Tour with earnings of $3,628,322.
Chris Barnes lives in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife Lynda and
his twin children Ryan and Troy. Before 1997 he was a member of the Team USA
for 4 years. He won 4 gold medals at the American Zone Championships in
1997 and joined the PBA in 1998. When he is not bowling he likes to play basketball,
golf, and baseball. He also likes to play with his sons. If he was
not a bowler he would like to be a basketball coach. His PBA earnings are
Don Carter was bowling's first million-dollar man.
He became a million-dollar man by hitting a magic mark because he landed
a $1million endorsement deal. He was also elected the greatest bowler in
history. He was the first bowler to win every major tournament. He joined
the PBA in 1958. He was the "Member of the Year" of the PBA in 1960, the year
he won the National Championships. He was the PBA President for 2 years and
was a member of the board for 16 years.
Cris Barnes picture Courtesy of USBC and the PBA.
Don Carter picture Courtesy of USBC.