Billy Oatman


Billy Oatman


Age 52

Career PBA 300 Games: 4

Billy Oatman
Career Earnings

Personal: William Howard Oatman IV… Nicknamed “Billy O”… Resides in Chicago, Ill.... Has one daughter, Taylor Imani… Bowled in three leagues when he was eight years old… Competed in the bowling programs at Vincennes University and Wichita State University … Says his best non-athletic talent is “running my mouth”… First job was working in his mother’s health food store… If he could be PBA Commissioner for a day he would “make all left-handed bowlers exempt”… Dream date is with Serena Williams.

Career: Earned his first career exemption when he finished 11th in the 2006 PBA Tour Trials… The 11th-place finish was actually one spot shy of an exemption but Ritchie Allen deferred his exemption and Oatman took his place on Tour… Went on to be named PBA Rookie of the Year in 2006-07, becoming the first African-American to win the award and also the oldest bowler to win the award at the age of 41… Is still looking for his first career PBA Tour title, coming up empty in his first 37 career events… Has cashed 33 times and made match play 15 times… Is 2-3 with a 212.00 average in three career TV appearances… Owns one PBA Regional Tour title and $10,864 in PBA earnings... His total PBA career earnings stand at $97,232.

Career Statistics

Season* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2015 1 0 0 0 0 212.38 $0.00
2010-2011 8 1 0 0 0 208.84 $2,500.00
2009-2010 11 5 1 0 0 212.71 $8,605.00
2008-2009 19 16 6 0 0 209.27 $34,210.00
2007-2008 18 16 8 2 0 215.01 $39,022.50
2006-2007 19 17 7 1 0 216.14 $46,145.00

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

Titles and Achievements

PBA Rookie of the Year (2006-07)

Pro Staff Member