2011 Senior Bowlers of the Year
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BWAA Elects Mohr, Vidad as Senior Bowlers of the Year

 

ARLINGTON, Texas, January 9, 2012 -   The Bowling Writers Association of America has elected Ron Mohr, Eagle River, AK, and Paula Vidad, Sun City, CA  as Senior Bowlers of the Year for 2011.

Mohr won four PBA Senior titles, including the Senior US Open and finished in the top five in all but one of the10 events in which he competed.  He is the first senior to win four titles in a single season, earning himself $56,100 to top the earnings list.  He finished second in the average rankings, surpassed only by Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr, Ocala, FL, who finished runner-up in the balloting.  Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, MI, was third in the voting.

Vidad was the 2011 Senior Queens champion and had an outstanding showing in the USBC Women's Championships.  She also finished 16th in the Golden Ladies.   Runner-up for the second year in a row was Char Hammel, Las Vegas, who finished third in the Golden Ladies and second in the Senior Queens.

Candidates for Senior Bowler of the Year must be 50 years of age by January 1 of the year of competition.  The Bowling Writers Association of America instituted the male award in 1993 and began the female award in 2000.

Bowling Writers Association of America 

The Bowling Writers Association of America (BWAA), founded in 1934, is the world's most recognized bowling media and communications organization.  For eight decades, BWAA has been a primary industry source for bowling news and information for the global sport and business of bowling. 

Senior Bowlers of the Year

BWAA Male Senior Bowlers of the Year

2011 - Ron Mohr, Eagle River, AK
2010
- Wayne Webb, Columbus, OH

2009
- Ron Mohr, Eagle River, AK
2008 - Wayne Webb, Sacramento, CA
2007 - Tom Baker, King, NC
2006 - Tom Baker, King, NC
2005 - Tom Baker, King, NC
2004 - Bob Glass, Lawrence, KS
2003 - Bob Glass, Lawrence, KS
2002 - Bob Glass, Lawrence, KS
2001 - Bob Glass, Lawrence, KS
2000 - Bob Glass, Lawrence, KS

1999 - Dale Eagle, Lewisville, TX
1998 - Pete Couture, Titusville, FL
1997 - Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK
1996 - Earl Anthony, Cornelius, WA
1995 - Tommy Evans, Bonaventure, FL
1994 - John Handegard, Las Vegas, NV
1993 - Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK

BWAA Female Senior Bowlers of the Year

2011 - Paula Vidad, Sun City, CA
2010 - Dana Miller-Mackie, Albuquerque, NM

2009
- Robin Romeo, Newhall, CA
2008 - Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, FL
2007 - (none selected)
2006 - (none selected)
2005 - (none selected)
2004 - Shirley Levens, Titusville, FL
2003 - Shirley Levens, Cocoa, FL
2002 - Shirley Levens, Cocoa, FL
2001 - Fran Deken, Reno, NV
2000 - Linda Kelly, Dayton, OH

 
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2011 MALE SENIOR BOWLER OF THE YEAR
RON MOHR
Eagle River, AK


2011 FEMALE SENIOR BOWLER OF THE YEAR

PAULA VIDAD
Sun City, CA