Teata Semiz

Year Inducted: 1998

Category: Veterans/Senior

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Semiz was elected in the Veterans/Senior Category. A testament to his longevity, he bowled in his first PBA event in 1961 and placed 28th. Seven years later, he won his first title in Mountainside, N.J. Semiz's most famous victory came in Miami in 1977 when he qualified for match play in 24th position before charging to the championship. He owns has three PBA Tour titles and eight Senior Tour titles. In addition to his election into the ABC Hall of Fame in 1990, Semiz also owns the PBA50 record for the highest four-game total on television. He achieved this milestone in Lady Lake, Fla., in 1991 by bowling games of 269-279-242-254 for a total of 1,044. Semiz became the oldest to win a PBA title in 1997 at age 63. Elected to USBC Hall of Fame in 1990.
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