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PBA Surprises Duke With $10,000 300 Game Bonus for His Dallas Strikers PBA League Team


It had never been done before in PBA competition, so when the PBA League Dallas Strikers, led by player- manager Norm Duke,
bowled a Baker format 300 game in the semifinal round of the PBA League Elias Cup competition at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, the question arose, does t he t eam qualify for the traditional
$10,000 bonus for a nationally-televised 300 game?

The question was answered in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 bowling proprietors and industry leaders during International Bowl Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday when PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark surprised Duke with a check for $10,000 to share with his Elias Cup-champion teammates BJ Moore, Shawn Maldonado, Bill O'Neill and Tommy Jones.

Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine.