Chris Barnes looks for more success in Lubbock during PBA50 US Open

Lubbock is one of Chris Barnes’ favorite places to visit on Professional Bowling Association tours. It helps that he’s been able to attain success while in the Hub City.

Barnes’ first victory on the PBA50 tour came a year ago, when he edged Pete Weber to claim the PBA50 Cup title at South Plains Lanes. Barnes is coming back looking to add to his trophy collection in the Senior US Open, which starts Saturday.

For as many different cities and venues he’s seen throughout his professional bowling career, Barnes has an affinity for Lubbock. He highlighted the Texas Tech campus’ modern look and the city’s continued efforts to grow.

Winning certainly doesn’t hurt Barnes’ outlook. His first victory in Lubbock came a few years ago while on the PBA tour. His rookie campaign on the PBA50 circuit saw his first major title come last June. That, though, was a different event than this week’s will be, so Barnes isn’t considering this a defense of his Cup title.

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