Home Center: Partille Bowling Center (Partille, Sweden)
Age 32 - 11/18/1983
Career PBA 300 games: 5
Personal: Gothenburg, Sweden resident was born in Espoo, Finland...Began bowling with two hands as a toddler.
2015: Won Bowling World Open in Japan for fifth PBA Tour title by defeating Isao Yamamoto of Japan 248-224 in championship match...Finished fifth in H.H. Emir Cup...Teamed with Dom Barrett to finish second in Roth/Holman Doubles losing to Norm Duke and Wes Malott in championship match 228-203.
Career: In 2014 won World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament for fourth career PBA Tour title by defeating Ryan Ciminelli 243-334 in championship match...In 2012-13, Finished second in World Series of Bowling Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship, losing to Tom Daugherty in the championship match 200-182...Finished fifth in Tournament of Champions...In 2011-12 Palermaa became the first international player, and the first two-handed bowler, to win the PBA World Championship when he defeated Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 203-177, in the season’s first major championship. Also made PBA history by winning Kuwait Open to become first player to win a PBA title under new PBA/WTBA alliance. He defeated Tom Smallwood in two-game final stepladder match 267-232 and 268-226...Previous best Tour finish prior to win in 2010-11 was third in 2010 Etonic Don Johnson Elminator...Finished fifth in 2004 U.S. Open...In 2010-11 he won the GEICO Shark Championship for first Tour title and became second player with two-handed delivery to win a title (Jason Belmonte was first). Also finished fourth in PBA World Championship and seventh in Tournament of Champions...Owns one PBA regional title.
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