Double Oak, Texas
AMF Lewisville Lanes (Lewisville, TX)
Age 44 - 2/25/1970
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Personal: Resides in Double Oak, Texas, with wife Lynda and twins Ryan and Troy… Graduated from Wichita State University in 1992 with a B.A. in Business Management… First Team Collegiate All-America with Wichita State in 1990 and '92… 1992 Bowling Writers Association of America Collegiate Bowler of the Year…Member of Team USA for four years before becoming a PBA member…Returned to the Team USA “Dream Team” in 2008 when international play was opened up to professionals…Won four gold medals at the American Zone Championships in the Dominican Republic in 1997…Named United States Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Year for Bowling in 1994, '96 and '97…Won gold in trios and team and bronze in Masters in 2011 PABCON Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico...Likes to play basketball, golf, baseball and putt-putt and wrestle with his boys…Would like to be a basketball coach if he was not a professional bowler… Enjoys participating in fantasy football…Lynda is also an accomplished bowler; she is a 12-time Team USA member, and has won three U.S. Amateur championships as well as a World Cup championship...Both Chris and Lynda do charity work for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)...Won the 2012 AIK International Tournament in Stockholm, Sweden...Won gold (doubles), three silver (Masters, team, all events) and bronze (trios)in 2013 WTBA World Championships...Won 2014 Team USA Trials for 11th berth on U.S. team.
2014: Won H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar for 17th career Tour title by defeating woman bowler New Hui Fen of Singapore 493-483 in two-game championship match...Finished fifth in Kingdom of Bahrain International Open.
2012-13: Won WSOB V Viper Open for 16th Career title and second of the season by defeating Ryan Ciminelli in title match, 230-212...Won Lucas Oil Milwaukee Open by defeating Norm Duke in championship match 246-237...While not a PBA title, Barnes opened the season with Bayer Advanced Aspirin World Bowling Tour Men's Final win as part of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling. He defeated Mike Fagan in the championship match 258-244 to win the $20,000 first prize...Finished second in Lucas Oil Bear Open losing to Jason Belmonte 235-211 in title match...Finished second to Norm Duke in GEICO King of the Swing losing 222-213 in title match...Won 2013 Southwest Regional Players Invitational.
Career: Owns three majors…Became sixth PBA Triple Crown winner by winning 2011 World Championship...One of three bowlers to win both PBA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors…Has won the U.S. Open, Tournament of Champions and PBA World Championship to become sixth bowler to win the Triple Crown…Became the fastest player to earn $1 million in 2005. Reached the milestone in 220 career events, surpassing the previous mark of 253 by Pete Weber and Jason Couch…Has 25 career second-place finishes…Made 12 telecasts in 2000 without a win, a PBA record....Has 25 regional titles…Lost to Kelly Kulick in historic championship match of 2010 Tournament of Champions, 265-195...In 2010-11...Finished second in 2012 Alka-Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels USBC Masters losing to Mike Fagan 246-213 in championship match. Marked the third time he finished as runnerup in Masters as first seed for finals...Bowled 22nd nationally televised 300 game in Tour history in GEICO Shark Open where he finished second.
Career Standard Titles (14): 1999 – Erie, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; 2001-02 – Hendersonville, Tenn.; 2002-03 – Dallas, Texas; 2003-04 – Tokyo, Japan; 2006-07 – Irving, Texas; 2007-08 – El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; 2008-09 - Columbus, Ohio; Norwich, Conn.; 2011-12 - Vienna, Austria; 2012-13 - Lucas Oil Milwaukee Open; Viper Open, Las Vegas; 2014 - Doha, Qatar.
Career Major Titles (3): 2005 - 62nd U.S. Open, N. Brunswick, N.J.; 2006-Tournament of Champions, Uncasville, Conn.; 2011 - PBA World Championship, Las Vegas.
Awards: PBA Player of the Year (2007-08)… PBA Rookie of the Year (1998)… George Young High Average Award (2000)… Harry Smith Point Leader Award (2000, 2008-09 and 2010-11).
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