Bowling News USA - September 16, 2011 "The General" George Pappas, Joins PBA Five Decade Club
PBA Hall of Famer George Pappas of Charlotte, N.C., joined the elite group of members to win PBA titles in five different decades when he defeated Richard Bucey of Forest Hill, Md., 224-220, to win the PBA East Region Howell Lanes Senior Open at Howell Lanes in Howell, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Pappas, 64, picked up his 13th senior regional title (23rd overall) and his first since 2009 on his way to the $1,500 top prize. He defeated fellow PBA Hall of Famer and "Five Decade Club" member Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J., 223-193, to advance to the title match. Bucey defeated Mike Tryniski of Fulton, N.Y., 213-179, in the semifinal round. Bowling legend Dick Weber also won PBA Tournaments in five decades.
Watch a clip of Pappas and Weber here:
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