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Chris Barnes Back to list »

2008-09 Rank: 1
Exempt Thru: 2009-10
Career PBA 300 Games: 39
Earned Exemption: 2008-2009 title winner

Personal: Resides in Double Oak, Texas, with wife Lynda and twins Ryan and Troy… Graduated from Wichita State University in 1992 with a B.A. in Business Management… First Team Collegiate All-America with Wichita State in 1990 and '92… 1992 Bowling Writers Association of America Collegiate Bowler of the Year…Member of Team USA for four years before becoming a PBA member…Returned to the Team USA “Dream Team” in 2008 when international play was opened up to professionals…Won four gold medals at the American Zone Championships in the Dominican Republic in 1997…Named United States Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Year for Bowling in 1994, '96 and '97…Likes to play basketball, golf, baseball and putt-putt and wrestle with his boys…Would like to be a basketball coach if he was not a professional bowler… Enjoys participating in fantasy football…Lynda is also an accomplished bowler; she is a 12-time Team USA member, and has won three U.S. Amateur championships as well as a World Cup championship.

2008-09: Overall PBA Tour points leader won back-to-back titles in second half of season and made run at defending Player of the Year honors…Finished second in PBA World Championship and third In Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open…Had second most TV appearances with eight...Won two titles for the second time since the 1999 season…Cashed in all 21 events entered and made match play 18 times…Averaged 222.2 (fifth)…Earned $156,790 (sixth).

Career: Owns 12 PBA Tour titles including two majors…One of three bowlers to win both PBA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors…Has won the U.S. Open and the Tournament of Champions; needs a World Championship to become the sixth bowler to win the Triple Crown…Became the fastest player to earn $1 million in 2005. Reached the milestone in 220 career events, surpassing the previous mark of 253 by Pete Weber and Jason Couch…Has 19 career second-place finishes…Made 12 telecasts in 2000 without a win, a PBA record for most TV appearances in a season without a win...Has 18 regional titles.

Career Standard Titles (10): 1999 – Erie, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; 2001-02 – Hendersonville, Tenn.; 2002-03 – Dallas, Texas; 2003-04 – Tokyo, Japan; 2006-07 – Irving, Texas; 2007-08 – El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; 2008-09 - Columbus, Ohio; Norwich, Conn.

Career Major Titles (2): 2005 - 62nd U.S. Open, N. Brunswick, N.J.; 2006 Tournament of Champions, Uncasville, Conn.

Awards: PBA Player of the Year (2007-08)… PBA Rookie of the Year (1998)… George Young High Average Award (2000)… Harry Smith Point Leader Award (2000).

Chris Barnes
Double Oak, Texas
Bowls:
Right
Joined PBA:
1998
DOB:
2/25/1970
Titles:
12
Career Earnings:
$1,690,579
Season Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
2009-2010 18 18 14 4 0 221.06 $116,510.00
2008-2009 21 21 18 8 2 222.20 $156,790.00
2007-2008 21 21 18 9 2 225.18 $142,410.00
2006-2007 21 21 16 6 1 225.22 $127,407.00
2005-2006 19 18 14 4 1 220.15 $174,700.00
2004-2005 21 21 19 5 1 226.69 $194,300.00
2003-2004 21 17 12 7 1 222.37 $191,550.00
2002-2003 21 21 19 5 1 224.56 $181,680.00
2001-2002 30 25 19 5 1 219.03 $143,165.00
2000 19 18 17 12 0 220.93 $103,900.00
1999 26 18 14 6 2 223.86 $119,485.00
1998 23 14 12 0 0 217.32 $38,682.00
Totals 261 233 192 71 12 - $1,690,579.00

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