Players Earn Invites To PBA Clash, Japan Invitational

With the conclusion of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, we also learned the PBA bowlers who will compete in the upcoming PBA Clash and next season’s DHC PBA Japan Invitational.

The PBA Clash, a special made-for-television event that will not award a PBA title, will be taped Dec. 10 at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Florida. The event will help kick off the FOX network’s coverage of the PBA and will award $25,000 to the winner.

The top eight players in combined PBA Tour and World Bowling Tour earnings were invited to the PBA Clash, which will air on FOX on Dec. 23.

Earning spots were Jason Belmonte, Anthony Simonsen.Andrew Anderson, EJ Tackett, Dom Barrett, Stuart Williams, Marshall Kent and Jakob Butturff.

As for the Japan Invitational, which will take place April 25-28 in Tokyo, the top 10 players on the points list earned invitations to that event.

Anderson, Simonsen, Tackett, Williams, Belmonte, Kent and Butturff will be joined by Kristopher Prather, Bill O’Neill and Tom Smallwood. Barrett also earned an invitation as the defending champion.

The Japan Invitational will also include three players invited by tournament sponsor DHC, a member from the Korean PBA, a Professional Women’s Bowling Association bowler and 16 Japanese bowlers all of whom will be named later.

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