CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2019) - Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., continued to be the player to beat in the PBA Northwest Region, winning another title and finishing second in his other three Northwest Region tournaments to retain his Player of the Year title in 2018. But across the PBA’s seven regions, players with Canadian roots made a major impact in 2018, claiming three regional Player of the Year honors and a Rookie of the Year award.
While the 24-year-old Butturff only bowled in four PBA Northwest tournaments in 2018, he also won PBA Regional titles in the Central, Midwest and West Regions while running his career titles total to 19 by the end of the year.
Butturff’s accomplishments in 2018 were among the highlights of the PBA Regional Award winners, announced today by Director of the PBA Regional and PBA50 Tours John Weber, recognizing Players of the Year, Rookies of the Year, PBA50 Players of the Year and Pat Patterson Award winners, for contributions to the regional program, in each of its seven domestic regions.
Award winners were selected by the PBA’s regional managers: Russ Mills, East Region; Sam Zurich, South Region; Bobby Jakel, Central Region; recently-retired Rich Weber, Midwest Region; Pete McCordic, Southwest Region, and Gary Mage, West and Northwest Regions.