It’s not every day that you get the chance to pick the brain of a legend of the bowling world, but I recently had the chance to sit down and chat with PBA Hall of Fame member Chris Barnes.

Mr. Barnes has picked up 16 PBA career standard titles to go along with three PBA major titles, three PBA50 standard titles, and two PBA50 major titles during his time on tour. He was also named PBA Player of the Year (2007-08) and PBA Rookie of the Year (1998), and he has won the Harry Smith Points Leader award three times (2000, 2008-09, 2010-11).

Chris has to be in the conversation for the most talented player to ever pick up a bowling ball, and I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down and ask him a few questions.

How old were you when you first found your way onto the bowling lanes?

I started when my dad took me at age 6 and joined my first league at 7.

When did you decide to dedicate your life to bowling?

The day I watched Bob Learn, Jr. bowl in front of a packed arena.

At this point in your career, what would you consider your biggest win?

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Chris Hester

About Chris Hester

Chris Hester is a lifelong competitive bowler from the Louisville, Kentucky area. He was a two-time All-American on the Morehead State University bowling team and he competes today in many of the top amateur events throughout the Midwest. Chris served as the Staff Manager for Ebonite International from 2012 until 2019, where he provided support to Ebonite's international amateur staff and collegiate programs.