Date Name
2019 Jason Belmonte
2018 Andrew Anderson
2017 Jason Belmonte
2016 EJ Tackett
2015 Jason Belmonte
2014 Jason Belmonte
2013 Jason Belmonte
2012 Sean Rash
2011 Mika Koivuniemi
2010 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
2009 Wes Malott
2008 Chris Barnes
2007 Doug Kent
2006 Tommy Jones
2005 Patrick Allen
2004 Mika Koivuniemi
2003 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
2002 * Parker Bohn III
2000 Norm Duke
1999 Parker Bohn III
1998 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
1997 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
1996 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
1995 Mike Aulby
1994 Norm Duke
1993 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
1992 David Ferraro
1991 David Ozio
1990 Amleto Monacelli
1989 Amleto Monacelli
1988 Brian Voss
1987 Marshall Holman
1986 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
1985 Mike Aulby
1984 Mark Roth
1983 Earl Anthony
1982 Earl Anthony
1981 Earl Anthony
1980 Wayne Webb
1979 Mark Roth
1978 Mark Roth
1977 Mark Roth
1976 Earl Anthony
1975 Earl Anthony
1974 Earl Anthony
1973 Don McCune
1972 Don Johnson
1971 Don Johnson
1970 Nelson Burton Jr.
1969 Billy Hardwick
1968 Jim Stefanich
1967 Dave Davis
1966 Wayne Zahn
1965 Dick Weber
1964 Bob Strampe
1963 Billy Hardwick

Jason Belmonte

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.