The NWST was formed in 1990 to provide scratch tournaments for senior bowlers, 50 and older. Since its inception a number of changes have been made to improve the organization and encourage more bowlers to participate. Among these are:
- The addition of women bowlers 40 and over
- A Super Senior class for bowlers 60 to 64
- A Super Senior + class for bowlers 65 and older
The leadership of this member-owned organization continues to solicit suggestions for additional improvements.
The NWST has a remarkable history of bowling accomplishments. Here's a summary of highlights from 1990 - 2017
- 662 bowlers have competed in the NWST
- 90% of all participants have received a cash payout
- 208 bowlers have bowled 234 - 300 games
- 40 bowlers have bowled 62 - 800 series with a high of 859
- $6,137 won by a single bowler in a single year
- $38,362 won by a single bowler over several years
- $1,717,785.50 has been paid out in prizes since the inception of the NWST
Check out the Statistics
page to see who's done what! Also check out the Schedule
page to find information on future tournaments and the results of ones that have already been bowled.
Next Tournament: Check back for the 2018-2019 Schedule
The 2018-19 Northwest Senior Tour season has begun. Eric Parker, Lebanon, OR, is the first champion this season with his win at the Custom Fit Pro Shop Open at the beautiful new KingPins Beaverton. Parker qualified 7th, but quickly moved higher in the standings with a 268 the first game of match play. After an even better 270 in game three he vaulted into the lead. A solid 224 in the final game sealed his 2nd Northwest Senior Tour title. Defending champion Mike Nogle had a great tournament finishing 2nd. Qualifying leader Bob Sturdevant tied for 3rd with Mike Hames.
The entire NWST thanks KingPins owners Tom Burke and Jon Tang for their 11 years of support and incredible hospitality. All ages of scratch bowlers will get a chance to compete at KingPins Beaverton when the NWST returns May 11, 2019 for the Open Doubles Championship.