Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Award
|2010||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|2003||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|2002||* Parker Bohn III|
|1999||Parker Bohn III|
|1998||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|1997||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|1996||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|1993||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|1986||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|1970||Nelson Burton Jr.|
Australian two-hander Jason Belmonte was the overwhelming choice as 2019 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year for a fifth time.
The 36-year-old Belmonte not only had another dominant season to earn Player of the Year honors, but continued his assault on the PBA record book, winning the PBA Tournament of Champions for a record-tying third time and then winning the PBA World Championship to set the PBA record with 11 career major titles. He also became the first player to reach the championship finals in four majors in a single season for the second time, finishing second in the PBA Players Championship and fourth in the U.S. Open, equaling a feat he accomplished in 2013.
Belmonte was the only player to win four Go Bowling! PBA Tour titles in 2019. He led the PBA Tour in earnings ($288,290) and competition points and finished in the top five 12 times in the 18 tournaments he entered. In addition to his two majors, Belmonte also won the DHC PBA Japan Invitational and the PBA Chameleon Championship during PBA World Series of Bowling X to improve his career PBA Tour titles total to 22.
Belmonte previously was selected as POY in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Only Walter Ray Williams Jr. (seven times) and Earl Anthony (six) have earned more POY awards.