PBA Team C300: Scott Norton


Scott Norton

Personal

  • Graduate of University of California-Hastings College of Law
  • Practicing attorney (passed California bar exam in 2010) and with his own law firm
  • 1999 U.S. Junior National Champion
  • Member of Junior Team USA 2000
  • Won a World Youth Championships gold medal in 2000
  • One of the most successful youth bowlers in Southern California history
  • 2000 U.S. National Amateur Champion
  • Member of Team USA 2001
  • College Bowling USA Rookie and Bowler of the Year, All-American with Cal State-Fullerton and the University of Utah in 2000-2001
  • Represented U.S. in 2001 QubicaAMF World Cup in Thailand (shot event’s only 300 game)
  • Hobbies include computer gaming, board/card games and body boarding
  • Favorites sports are tennis and baseball
  • Big-time Los Angeles Angels fan
  • First job was as a bowling center snack bar attendant
  • Favorite musical performer is Lady Gaga; Favorite movie is Avatar; Favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Golden Girls and Scrubs
  • Son of USBC/PWBA Hall of Famer Virginia Norton.

Professional

  • Won Earl Anthony Players Championship for third career title by defeating Sean Rash 219-191 in championship match.
  • Won Chameleon Championship at GEICO World Series of Bowling IV earlier in the season for second career title defeating Jason Belmonte in championship match 227-223. The win made Norton the PBA’s first left-handed title winner since Jason Couch won the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship in March, 2011. The last full season in which there was not a left-handed winner in PBA competition was 1962.
  • Finished second in Mark Roth Classic losing to Michael Haugen Jr. in championship match 215-194.
  • Was member of New York City WTT KingPins team, owned by tennis legend Billie Jean King which won inaugural PBA League Elias Cup.
  • Won Chameleon Championship in rookie season (2010-11) for first PBA Tour title.
  • Won 2009 PBA Regional Players Invitational to earn a Tour exemption.
  • Made his PBA Tournament of Champions debut in 2010 where he finished tied for 27th.
  • Owns four PBA Regional titles.
  • Career Standard Titles (3): 2010-11 - Las Vegas (Chameleon Championship); 2012-13 - Las Vegas (Chameleon Championship); Earl Anthony Players Championship (Detroit).