Age 56 - 5/14/1957
|Bowls||Joined||Titles*||Tour Earnings||Total Earnings|
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Exempt Thru: 2006-07
Earned Exemption: 37th in the 2005-06 PBA Midwest Region
Personal: Dale Traber… Resides in Cedarburg, Wis…. Lists Steve Jaros as his toughest opponent… Member of the Ozaukee County (Wis.) and Greater Milwaukee Bowling Association Halls of Fame… Helps out in the pit crew for his brother, Darryl, who races stock cars in the Midwest Enduro Stock Car Series.
2005-06: Earned the final exemption for 2006-07 via the PBA World Point Rankings… Finished 14th in the last standard event of the season, the 2006 Great Lakes Classic, to move up to 37th in points after going into the week 38th… Traber’s fate was still up in the air in the next week’s 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions even though he did not participate and no points were on the line; had a non-exempt bowler won the event, Traber would have been bumped from the list but Chris Barnes’ win assured Traber a place on Tour… Started the season strong, making match play in the first three events, but falling in the round of 32 in all three… His best finish of the season came the next week in the 2005 USBC Masters; finished qualifying 56th, then won five of his first six matches (double-elimination match play) to advance to the round of 8, where he fell to Dennis Horan Jr.… Missed match play in four of the next five events… Finished 10th in the 2006 Dick Weber Open, his best finish of the second half… Missed match play in the next five events – including the 63rd U.S. Open – to fall to 42nd in points… Made match play in two of the next three events, finishing 13th in the 2006 Ace Hardware Championship to move up to 36th in points… After finishing 80th in the 2006 Denny’s World Championship to fall back out of the cut in 38th, Traber made the round of 16 in the final standard event to finish 37th… Finished the season 2-7 in match play.
Career: Has made two career television appearances, both in the PBA National Championship… First appearance came in the 1994 PBA National Championship where he lost to his brother, David, 196-187, in the title match… Finished 4th in the 2000 PBA National Championship… Has appeared in 95 career Denny’s PBA Tour events, cashing 54 times and making match play 25 times.
|Season*||Events||Cashes||Match Play||TV Finals||Titles||Avg||Earnings|
|PBA50 2013 Season||4||3||3||0||0||223.83||$4,120.00|
|Senior 2012 Season||8||5||4||0||0||220.34||$6,350.00|
|Senior 2011 Season||11||7||5||1||1||213.93||$23,625.00|
|Senior 2010 Season||9||9||9||0||0||219.43||$13,400.00|
|Senior 2009 Season||12||8||7||2||2||216.32||$35,200.00|