Tommy Jones

Simpsonville, SC

 

2011-12 Rank: 30 
Career PBA 300 Games: 27 

Personal: Nickname "T.J."…Single, has one daughter...Enjoys golf in his spare time…Lists golf and college football as his favorite sports to watch and the Duke Blue Devils as his favorite sports team…Ranks Patrick Allen as his toughest opponent…Was a standout shortstop and pitcher for four years in high school…Won the 1999 USBC Open Championships All-Events title…Member of Junior Team USA in 1996 and returned to the Team USA “Dream Team” in 2008 after international play was opened up to professionals…Five-time member of Team USA including 2012...Bowled a 300 game in the WTBA Junior World Youth games in Hong Kong, becoming the first youth to accomplish that feat...Finished second in 2011 Qubica/AMF World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa losing to winner Jason Belmonte 2-1 in best of three game title match...Won gold nedal in doubles and team, and silvers in trios and all-events in 2012 PABCON Championships. 

2012-13: Successfully defended his International Bowling Championships title in Japan by defeating Sean Rash in championship match 209-204. Win was his first PBA international title and first World Bowling Tour major...Finished fourth in Tournament of Champions losing to Sean Rash in second TV match 247-233...Was member of New York City WTT KingPins team, owned by tennis legend Billie Jean King, which won inaugural PBA League Elias Cup. 

Career: Owns 14 PBA Tour titles and two majors…Won International Bowling Championships title in Japan in 2013 for first Tour title since winning season-ending DyDo Japan Cup in 2009-10...Won four titles each in 2004-05 and 2005-06, earning the PBA Player of the Year Award for 2005-06 after winning the 63rd U.S. Open and leading the Tour with $301,700, the third-highest single season earnings of all-time…Won two titles each in 2006-07 and 2007-08…His second victory in 2006-07 came in the Tournament of Champions and gave him the PBA record for shortest time between first and 10th titles (two years, six months and seven days, breaking Dick Weber’s 45-year-old record by just four days)… Had a 15-match TV win streak snapped early in 2005-06, one shy of the longest win streak record held by Jim Pencak…Jones, Mike Aulby and Chris Barnes are the only players to win both the PBA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards…Owns nine PBA Regional titles. 

Awards: PBA Player of the Year (2005-06)…PBA Rookie of the Year (2001-02)…Ranked 30th on list of 50 Greatest Players in PBA History in 2009. 

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