Del Ballard JR

 

Del Ballard JR

Keller, Texas

Age 52 - 7/1/1963

Del  Ballard JR
Bowls
R
Joined
1982
Titles*
13
Tour Earnings
$1,181,466.50
Total Earnings
$1,303,582.00

Personal: Delmas Perry Ballard Jr…. Resides in North Richland Hills, Texas, with his wife, Carolyn, and his daughter, Alyssa… Nicknamed “Baldo”... If not a bowler, he would like to be an accountant… Bowled in his first league when he was five years old… Favorite TV shows include “That ‘70s Show” and “Married With Children”… Wife, Carolyn, is also a PBA member she was a 20-time titlist on the now-defunct Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour and was named the 2001 PWBA Player of the Year.

Career: Won all 13 of his titles in a seven-year span (1987-1993), including four titles in 1991… Won the 1987 U.S. Open, the 1989 Tournament of Champions and the 1993 BPAA U.S. Open, as well as the 1988 USBC Masters... Only needs a PBA World Championship crown to complete both the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam… With his first career victory at the '87 Open, he became the first player in the history of professional bowling to win a six-figure first prize ($100,000)…Won back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1991… Became the 11th player in PBA history to surpass $1 million in career earnings in 1994… Has cashed in 279 of 499 career events… Is 30-21 with a 216.29 average in 31 career TV singles appearances.

Career Statistics

Season* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2009-2010 1 1 0 0 0 204.71 $1,300.00
2008-2009 6 2 0 0 0 207.16 $1,925.00
2007-2008 7 4 1 0 0 204.80 $6,715.00
2006-2007 19 18 3 0 0 213.98 $33,875.00
2005-2006 18 7 2 1 0 209.42 $27,960.00
2004-2005 season 11 5 1 0 0 207.34 $7,900.00
2003-2004 season 19 11 3 0 0 210.35 $17,500.00
2002-2003 season 19 9 4 0 0 208.59 $16,000.00
2001-2002 season 21 11 9 0 0 209.25 $31,100.00
2000 season 2 1 0 0 0 203.74 $1,330.00
1999 season 4 2 1 0 0 208.57 $3,840.00
1998 season 18 5 3 0 0 0.00 $9,160.00
1997 season 20 10 8 1 0 0.00 $31,725.00
1996 season 20 6 3 0 0 0.00 $9,572.00
1995 season 26 12 5 0 0 0.00 $21,470.00
1994 season 26 15 6 2 0 0.00 $33,318.00
1993 season 30 15 11 2 1 0.00 $75,655.00
1992 season 29 24 16 4 2 0.00 $94,360.00
1991 season 28 20 16 7 4 0.00 $142,055.00
1990 season 31 22 14 4 0 0.00 $82,450.00
1989 season 24 19 15 7 3 0.00 $188,365.00
1988 season 25 11 2 1 1 0.00 $60,275.00
1987 season 25 13 6 3 2 0.00 $157,804.00
1986 season 26 13 5 3 0 0.00 $58,550.00
1985 season 28 14 8 0 0 0.00 $27,745.00
1984 season 26 11 6 1 0 0.00 $23,148.00
1983 season 4 1 1 1 0 0.00 $8,025.00
1982 season 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 $1,550.00

*Note: Statistics will be updated for each tournament after it airs on television. Click here for the PBA Tour TV schedule.

Titles and Achievements

Career Standard Titles (9)

1987 – Glendale, Ill.
1989 – Las Vegas, Nev.
Grand Prairie, Texas
1991 – Sayville, N.Y.
Doubles with Bob Benoit, Beaumont, Texas
Dublin, Calif.
Mixed doubles with Nikki Gianulias, Reno, Nev.
1992 – Sayville, N.Y.
Portland, Ore.

Career Major Titles (3)

1987 U.S. Open, Tacoma, Wash.
1989 Firestone Tournament of Champions, Akron, Ohio
1993 BPAA U.S. Open, Canandaigua, N.Y.

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