2023 PBA Tour A Year of Innovation and Triumph

2023 PBA Tour A Year of Innovation and Triumph

The 2023 PBA Tour brought a new wave into the bowling world with technological breakthroughs and exceptional performances from the players.

13th Dec, 2023

Astonishing Start

The 2023 PBA Tour brought a new wave into the bowling world with technological breakthroughs and exceptional performances from the players.

Season Highlights

Starting with the U.S. Open qualifiers on January 29, all final rounds of the five major events were broadcast live. Particularly noteworthy was the extension of the media rights agreement between PBA and Fox until the 2025 season, which resulted in a 15% increase in viewership for the 2023 season compared to 2022.

Players in Action

EJ Tackett was named the 2023 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year, winning five titles and two majors. He earned $458,450, topping the prize money leaderboard. Additionally, Anthony Simonsen won three titles and finished in the top 10 in all 17 title events.

  1. EJ Tackett: $458,450
  2. Anthony Simonsen: $347,500
  3. Jason Belmonte: $338,825
  4. Jakob Butturff: $175,125
  5. Kyle Troup: $145,400
  6. Kevin McCune: $141,300
  7. Matt Ogle: $114,200
  8. Dom Barrett: $98,975
  9. Packy Hanrahan: $98,100
  10. Chris Via: $93,300

Source: Top Bowlers Of All Time

Equipment Evolution

2023 saw the introduction of new regulations on the hardness of bowling balls, impacting the future of the PBA Tour. The minimum manufacturing hardness of traditional urethane and urethane-like materials was raised from 73.0HD to 78.0HD.

Looking Ahead

The advancements in technology and the achievements of the players are heightening expectations for the PBA Tour next year. Further innovations are anticipated in 2024.

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