Double Oak, TX
AMF Lewisville Lanes (Lewisville, TX)
Age 45 - 2/25/1970
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Personal: Resides in Double Oak, Texas, with wife Lynda and twins Ryan and Troy…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... Graduated from Wichita State University in 1992 with a B.A. in Business Management…Both Chris and Lynda do charity work for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)...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…Likes to play basketball, golf and baseball..Would like to be a basketball coach if he was not a professional bowler…Enjoys participating in fantasy football…He and wife Lynda have raised more than $350,000 for JDRF by hosting StrikeOUT Diabetes events...His Chris Barnes Thanksgiving Classic has awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships over 11 years.
2015: Opened 2015 season with 18th career title in DHC Japan PBA Invitational by defeating Mike Fagan in championship match 206-196. Also bowled 300 game in defeating Stuart Williams in semifinal match 300-225...Finished sixth in Roth/Holman PBA Doubles Championship with Tommy Jones...Was member of Bass Pro Shops Silver Lake Atom Splitters team that successfully defended its PBA League Elias Cup title.
Career: In 2014 won H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar for 17th career Tour title by defeating woman bowler New Hui Fen of Singapore 493-483 in two-game championship match...Had two fifth place finishes in international events (Bahrain Open and Brunswick Euro Challenge...Was member of 2014 Silver Lake Atom Splitters team that won Elias Cup by defeating L.A. X 4-2...Was voted PBA League Mark Roth Most Valuable Player...Finished second in Wolf Open losing to Sean Rash 300-236 in championship match...Owns three majors…Became sixth PBA Triple Crown winner by winning 2011 World Championship...One of three bowlers to win both PBA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors…Has won the U.S. Open, Tournament of Champions and PBA World Championship to become sixth bowler to win the Triple Crown…Became the fastest player to earn $1 million in 2005 in 170 Tour events), fasted to earn $2 million (319 Tour events)…Made 12 telecasts in 2000 without a win, a PBA record...Lost to Kelly Kulick in historic championship match of 2010 Tournament of Champions, 265-195...In 2010-11...Finished second in 2012 Alka-Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels USBC Masters losing to Mike Fagan 246-213 in championship match. Marked the third time he finished as runnerup in Masters as first seed for finals...Bowled 22nd nationally televised 300 game in Tour history in GEICO Shark Open where he finished second...In 2012-13 won WSOB V Viper Open for 16th Career title and second of the season by defeating Ryan Ciminelli in title match, 230-212...Won Lucas Oil Milwaukee Open by defeating Norm Duke in championship match 246-237...While not a PBA title, Barnes opened the season with Bayer Advanced Aspirin World Bowling Tour Men's Final win as part of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling. He defeated Mike Fagan in the championship match 258-244 to win the $20,000 first prize...Finished second in Lucas Oil Bear Open losing to Jason Belmonte 235-211 in title match...Finished second to Norm Duke in GEICO King of the Swing losing 222-213 in title match...Won 2013 Southwest Regional Players Invitational...Owns 26 PBA Regional titles.
Career Standard Titles (15): 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.; 2011-12 - Vienna, Austria; 2012-13 - Lucas Oil Milwaukee Open; Viper Open, Las Vegas; 2014 - Doha, Qatar; 2015 - Tokyo (Japan Invitational).
Career Major Titles (3): 2005 - 62nd U.S. Open, N. Brunswick, N.J.; 2006-Tournament of Champions, Uncasville, Conn.; 2011 - PBA World Championship, Las Vegas.
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, 2008-09 and 2010-11)...Inducted into PBA Southwest Region Hall of Fame in 2015.
Other achievements: 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…Won gold in trios and team, and bronze in Masters in 2011 PABCON Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico...Won 2014 Team USA Trials for 13th berth on U.S. team...Won team silver medal (with Mike Fagan, Chris Barnes, Bill O'Neill and Sean Rash) in 2014 WBA Men's World Bowling Championships in Abu Dhabi...Joined Lynda as a World Cup Champion by winning 2014 men's title in Wroclaw, Poland...Won the 2012 AIK International Tournament in Stockholm, Sweden...Won gold (doubles), three silver (Masters, team, all events) and bronze (trios)in 2013 WTBA World Championships.
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