Del Ballard Jr.

 

Del Ballard Jr.

Keller, Texas

Age 55

Del  Ballard Jr.
Bowls
R
Joined
1982
Titles*
13
Career 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

Year* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2009 1 1 0 0 0 204.71 $1,300.00
2008 6 2 0 0 0 207.16 $1,925.00
2007 7 4 1 0 0 204.80 $6,715.00
2006 20 19 3 0 0 213.92 $34,595.00
2005 19 8 2 1 0 211.43 $29,080.00
2004 12 6 1 0 0 207.34 $8,300.00
2003 19 11 3 0 0 0.00 $17,500.00
2002 19 9 4 0 0 0.00 $16,000.00
2001 21 11 9 0 0 0.00 $31,100.00
2000 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 $1,330.00
1999 4 2 1 0 0 0.00 $3,840.00
1998 18 5 3 0 0 0.00 $9,160.00
1997 20 10 8 1 0 0.00 $31,725.00
1996 20 6 3 0 0 0.00 $9,572.00
1995 26 12 5 0 0 0.00 $21,470.00
1994 26 15 6 2 0 0.00 $33,318.00
1993 30 15 11 2 1 0.00 $75,655.00
1992 29 24 16 4 2 0.00 $94,360.00
1991 28 20 16 7 4 0.00 $142,055.00
1990 31 22 14 4 0 0.00 $82,450.00
1989 24 19 15 7 3 0.00 $188,365.00
1988 25 11 2 1 1 0.00 $60,275.00
1987 25 13 6 3 2 0.00 $157,804.00
1986 26 13 5 3 0 0.00 $58,550.00
1985 28 14 8 0 0 0.00 $27,745.00
1984 26 11 6 1 0 0.00 $23,148.00
1983 4 1 1 1 0 0.00 $8,025.00
1982 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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