Osku Palermaa


Home Center:
Partille Bowling Center (Partille, Sweden)
Age 31 - 11/18/1983

Bowls Joined Titles Tour Earnings Total Earnings
R 2009 4 $312,756.41 $312,756.41
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Career PBA 300 games: 4

Personal: Gothenburg, Sweden resident was born in Espoo, Finland...Began bowling with two hands as a toddler…Won his exemption into the PBA World Series of Bowling as European Bowling Tour points leader…Speaks fluent English...One of three "two-handers" competing on Tour this season...Has won numerous medals in international competition...Won 2009 WTBA World Ranking Masters…Won 2008 QubicaAMF World Cup…Owns 10 European Bowling Tour titles…Two-time EBT Bowler of the Year...Won gold medal in 2013 World Games singles competition...Inducted into World Bowling Writers International Bowling Hall of Fame in 2013.

2014: Won World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament for fourth career PBA Tour title by defeating Ryan Ciminelli 243-334 in championship match...Finished sixth in Kuwait International Open.

Career: 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.

PBA standard titles (3): 2010-11 - GEICO Shark Championship, Las Vegas; 2011-12 - Kuwait Open; 2014 - Thailand

PBA major titles (1): 2011-12 - PBA World Championship.

Awards: Named 2006 World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year...Named Finnish Bowler of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

Season Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
2014 Season 20 11 1 0 1 216.55 $74,033.00
2012-2013 Season 26 19 9 4 0 221.99 $78,813.41
2011-2012 Season 11 10 5 2 2 218.75 $79,110.00
2010-2011 Season 7 4 4 3 1 221.91 $59,200.00
2009-2010 Season 8 7 4 1 0 212.86 $21,600.00
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