JONES CONTINUES COMMITMENT WITH EBONITE
Jul 09, 2012
Tommy Jones has had a prolific career as a professional bowler, and he’s done it all with Ebonite. Ebonite is proud to say that relationship will continue through the 2012-2013 season.
With 13 PBA Tour titles and two Major event titles, Jones is one of only three bowlers to have ever won both the PBA Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors, earning Rookie of the Year status in the 2001-2002 season, and Player of the Year in 2005-2006. In 2009’s list of 50 Greatest Players in PBA History, Jones ranked 30th.
“I am very happy to be a part of the Ebonite family,” said Jones. “I’ve been with them from Day One of my PBA career, and I wouldn’t have the credentials I do if it weren’t for them.”
Jones first signed with the Ebonite team in 2000, entering only three events that year. His breakout year was 2005, with a 15-match TV win streak. He earned his most recent title in the 2010 DyDo Japan Cup.
Jones competed with Junior Team USA and Team USA for many years, and with the PBA’s recent partnership with the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA), many international events will now be part of the PBA Tour. Jones’ experience overseas will certainly come in handy this year, but Jones feels that the new Ebonite equipment will propel him to another win this season.
“This year’s line is complete from top to bottom,” explained Jones. “I’ve got the balls I need to compete on any condition I come across anywhere in the world. I thank Ebonite for that.”
Ebonite Brand Manager Ed Gallagher is one of Jones’ biggest fans.
“Tommy has been a great asset to the Ebonite brand over the years,” explained Gallagher. “He’s been an ambassador for our sport, all over the world. Tommy has great talent, and his loyalty to our brand is appreciated. We’re proud to be able to continue our partnership.”
— Ebonite Bowling Balls & Bowling Equipment - Ebonite is a brand of Ebonite International, Inc. Based in Hopkinsville, Ky., Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that services bowling centers, distributors and retail outlets domestically and internationally. In addition to Ebonite, the company’s consumer product brands include Hammer,Columbia 300,Track, Robby’s and Powerhouse™; its commercial product brand is Ebonite Bowling Center Direct.
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