Norm Duke

 

 

 

 


US18Owner of 34 career PBA Tour titles, tied for fouth all time… His seven career Majors ranks fourth on the all time list… Is one of just two bowlers to complete the “Grand Slam,” a win in the USBC Masters, Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open and World Championship… Also one of just five players to complete the Triple Crown
(T of C, U.S. Open, World Championship)…

Norm has won multiple titles in a season on nine occasions, netting a career-best five titles in 1994…  Named the PBA Player of the Year in 1994 and 2000…  Holds the record for youngest bowler to win a PBA Tour title, winning his first title in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1983 at just 18 years and 345 days...   Is the only player in PBA history to win three consecutive Major titles

• Four-time George Young High Average Award winner
• Set the PBA’s single-season average record in 2006-07 (228.47)
• Has appeared in multiple televised finals every season since 1990


Norm enjoyed a career-best nine-game winning streak on TV which ended almost one year to the day after it started, taking four titles from March 19, 2006-March 18, 2007… Tossed the 16th televised 300 game in Tour history January 5, 2003 in the 2003 Earl Anthony Classic in Tacoma, Wash.; defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr., 300-213 in the semifinals… Total career earnings of $2,962,414 ranks third all-time.

 

Career Standard Titles (24): 1983 – Cleveland, Ohio; 1991 – Parma Heights, Ohio; Tucson, Ariz.; 1993 – Taylor, Mich.; 1994 – Lakewood, Calif.; Edmond, Okla.; N. Brunswick, N.J.; Rochester, N.Y.; 1995 – Portland, Ore.; Cleveland, Ohio; 1997 – Mississauga, Canada; Windsor Locks, Conn.; 1998 – Tucson, Ariz.; Rochester, N.Y.; Wichita, Kan.; 2000 – Dallas, Texas; Tucson, Ariz.; 2002-03 – Syosset, N.Y.; 2003-04 – Blue Springs, Mo.; 2004-05 – Norcross, Ga.; 2005-06 – Taylor, Mich.; 2006-07 – Hammond, Ind.; West Babylon, N.Y.; Indianapolis, Ind.; 2007-08 - BPAA US Open, New Brunswick, NJ. - 2008-09 - Reno, NV.; Fountain Valley, CA. - 2010-11 BPAA US Open, New Brunswick NJ.
2011 US Open Champion

Career Major Titles (7): 1993 USBC Masters, Tulsa, Okla.; 1994 Tournament of Champions, Akron, Ohio; 2000 PBA National Championship, Toledo, Ohio; 2008 Denny’s World Championship, Indianapolis, Ind.; 2008 65th Denny’s U.S. Open, North Brunswick, N.J., 2008-09 World Championship, 2011 BPAA US Open


Awards and Recognition: PBA Player of the Year (1994, 2000)… George Young High Average Award (1991, '94, 2005-06, 2006-07)… Harry Smith Point Leader Award (2005-06)… USBC Hall of Fame (2002).

 


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