Dynasty‘s Patrick Allen won the Professional Bowlers Association’s H&R Block Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes Sunday. He beat Rhino Page in the final match, 267-263, to win his second career major championship and his second title in three weeks. It meant a $50,000 payday and a two-year PBA Tour exemption in the crowning event of the PBA’s 50th Anniversary Gala week.
“Over the past few weeks, everything has been going my way,” Allen said. “It was an honor to be here the whole week. Winning the Tournament of Champions, especially this week, is something I’ll never forget. It was an honor just to be here this week.”
The victory for Allen, who was the top qualifier making his PBA record-tying fifth consecutive television appearance, continued an amazing turn-around after a dismal start to the season.
“After the first six weeks, I was on the verge of bowling for my job. I was bowling terrible. But I had a practice session with Doug Kent and things began to click after that.”
Dynasty’s Mike Scroggins finished in 4th place.