DV8 Regional Staff Bowler Recognized by PBA

DV8 Regional Staff Bowler, Dean Richards, Earns Rookie of the Year

Eighteen bowlers were recognized for their achievements in the seven Professional Bowlers Association regions as recipients of Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and PBA50 Player of the Year awards, PBA Regional and PBA50 Tour Director John Weber announced today.

Among them, DV8 Regional Staff Bowler Dean Richards of Tacoma, Wash., earned Rookie of the Year honors in the Northwest and West thanks to winning two events in the Northwest and one in the West.

The PBA conducted 160 regional and senior regional events during the 2012-13 season. Among those 160 events were six Regional Players Invitational tournaments that awarded the winners of each a spot in World Series of Bowling V and ultimately determined six finalists for the first RPI Finals which will be telecast by ESPN on Jan. 19.