Couch celebrated his first title since 2007 on Sunday, following rehabilitation on his knee which cost him the entire ’07-’08 season. Photo Courtesy of PBA.
In a competition where pure, innate skill is the focus, and adaptability is key, Jason Couch proved he is a master of his craft on Sunday. Couch was the winner of the fourth annual PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship, held at the AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, New York.
This was the Team Dexter Pro’s 16th PBA Title, his first in four years following what has been a slow and difficult recovery from the knee surgery which required him to miss the entire 2007-2008 season.
Couch defeated PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III in Sunday’s championship by a score of 219 to 175. Couch, who resides in Clermont, Florida, was the #1 seed going into the main event.
Established in 2008, the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Tournament brings bowlers back to basics, before the advent of high-tech bowling balls, with each player competing with identical 70’s style polyester balls. The competition offers a level playing field without the use of specialized ball technology, presenting the players with unique challenges for delivery and adaptability to lane conditions. The event is named after the celebrated PBA Hall of Famer, whose special appearance kicked off this year’s festivities.