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Norm Duke Back to list »

2008-09 Rank: 4
Exempt Thru: 2010-11
Career PBA 300 Games: 57
Earned Exemption: Won the 65th Denny’s U.S. Open

Personal: Resides in Clermont with wife Karen and son Branden…Hobbies include golf, fishing and billiards…Favorite food is sushi…Favorite music group is Styx.

2008-09: Inducted into PBA Hall of Fame during PBA’s 50th Anniversary Gala in Las Vegas…Won three titles including season-opening PBA World Championship to become first bowler to win three consecutive majors…Took Player of the Year race down to last match of the season, but lost that honor when Mike Scroggins won the season-ending U.S. Open…$199,630 in Tour-leading earnings marked the fifth consecutive season he’s gone over the $100,000 mark…Cashed in 17 of 18 events, making match play 11 times…Averaged 219.44 (13th).

Career: Owns 33 career PBA Tour titles, fourth all-time…Six career majors ranks sixth on the all-time list…He and Mike Aulby are only bowlers to complete the “Grand Slam” (USBC Masters, Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open and PBA National/World Championship)…One of five players to complete the Triple Crown (TOC, U.S. Open, PBA National/World Championship)…Only player to win three consecutive majors...Has won multiple titles in a season eight times, including a career-best five in 1994…Named PBA Player of the Year in 1994 and 2000…Holds the record as youngest bowler to win a PBA Tour title, winning his first title in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1983 at 18 years and 345 days…Four-time George Young High Average Award winner…Set the PBA single-season average record with 228.47 in 2006-07…Has appeared in multiple televised finals every season since 1990…Had a career-best nine-game TV winning streak which started on March 19, 2006, and ended on March 18, 2007, and included four titles…Rolled a nationally-televised 300 game against Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the semifinal match of the Earl Anthony Classic in Tacoma, Wash., on Jan. 5, 2003…Made a great late-season run after injuries in 2007-08 to retain exemption…Owns six PBA Regional titles.

Career Standard Titles (27): 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.; 2008-09 – Reno, Nev.;Fountain Valley, Calif.; 2009-10 - Allen Park, Mich. (Cheetah Championship)

Career Major Titles (6): 1993 – USBC Masters, Tulsa, Okla.; 1994 – Tournament of Champions, Akron, Ohio; 2000 – PBA National Championship, Toledo, Ohio; 2008 – Denny’s World Championship, Indianapolis, Ind.; 65th Denny’s U.S. Open, North Brunswick, N.J.; PBA World Championship, Wichita, Kan.

Awards: 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)…PBA Hall of Fame (2009)…Ranked 7th among 50 Greatest Players in PBA History in 2009.

Norm Duke
Clermont, Fla.
Bowls:
Right
Joined PBA:
1982
DOB:
3/25/1964
Titles:
33
Career Earnings:
$2,795,671
Season Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
2009-2010 15 12 6 1 1 216.95 $55,075.00
2008-2009 18 17 11 4 3 219.44 $199,130.00
2007-2008 15 15 10 2 2 218.95 $176,855.00
2006-2007 18 18 11 4 3 228.47 $127,000.00
2005-2006 22 22 18 7 1 224.29 $211,800.00
2004-2005 20 20 14 5 1 221.51 $142,770.00
2003-2004 13 8 7 3 1 220.37 $84,900.00
2002-2003 21 19 15 5 1 221.91 $139,000.00
2001-2002 30 26 20 3 0 216.34 $77,575.00
2000 17 16 13 7 3 218.77 $136,900.00
1999 23 18 15 4 0 224.81 $92,930.00
1998 24 17 12 5 3 0.00 $103,795.00
1997 22 19 16 6 2 0.00 $129,720.00
1996 22 17 13 3 0 0.00 $58,775.00
1995 25 21 14 6 2 0.00 $113,780.00
1994 21 18 16 8 5 0.00 $273,753.00
1993 25 18 12 5 2 0.00 $140,275.00
1992 26 20 15 5 0 0.00 $68,410.00
1991 25 18 16 9 2 0.00 $141,675.00
1990 22 19 13 3 0 0.00 $59,705.00
1989 24 15 12 2 0 0.00 $56,705.00
1988 29 17 4 0 0 0.00 $20,420.00
1987 27 21 11 2 0 0.00 $47,435.00
1986 23 12 5 2 0 0.00 $27,963.00
1985 28 16 6 0 0 0.00 $20,880.00
1984 32 17 9 2 0 0.00 $43,810.00
1983 30 13 7 2 1 0.00 $39,235.00
1982 5 4 1 0 0 0.00 $5,400.00
Totals 622 473 322 105 33 - $2,795,671.00

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