Protected Players Announced For 2019 PBA League

Teams in the PBA League had until 2 p.m. Eastern today to declare up to three players they were protecting in advance of the upcoming PBA League Draft.

The draft will take place live on FloBowling on April 8 at 4 p.m. Eastern with only players in the top 40 on the points list after the conclusion of the USBC Masters eligible to be selected.

Here are the players each team protected and dropped:

Portland Lumberjacks

Protected: Kyle Troup, Wes Malott and Ryan Ciminelli
Dropped: DJ Archer and JoJoe Yannaphon

New York City KingPins

Protected: Marshall Kent, BJ Moore and Pete Weber
Dropped: Sam Cooley and Anthony Pepe

Silver Lake Atom Splitters

Protected: Chris Barnes, Jesper Svensson and Tom Daugherty
Dropped: Dick Allen and AJ Johnson

Brooklyn Styles

Protected: Sean Rash and Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Dropped: Parker Bohn III, Jason Sterner and Matt O’Grady

Motown Muscle

Protected: EJ Tackett, Anthony Simonsen and Josh Blanchard
Dropped: Francois Lavoie and Shota Kawazoe

L.A. X

Protected: Jason Belmonte, Jakob Butturff and Stu Williams
Dropped: Martin Larsen and Osku Palermaa

Philadelphia Hitmen

Protected: Dom Barrett, Tom Smallwood and Matt Sanders
Dropped: Ronnie Russell and Chris Loschetter

Dallas Strikers

Protected: Norm Duke, Tommy Jones and Bill O’Neill
Dropped: Rhino Page and Kyle Sherman

Walter Ray Wins PBA50 BVL Open

PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida, won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open on Wednesday for his 12th career title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over, moving him into a tie for second on the all-time titles list with three other players.

Duke Top Qualifier At PBA50 BVL Open

If Norm Duke isn’t busy enough challenging for Player of the Year honors on the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour, the 55-year-old hall of famer has turned his attention to the PBA50 Tour this week where he finds himself as the qualifying leader after the second round of the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Lucas Magazine and Brunswick.

Svensson, Sherman, Malott, Barrett Advance At PBA Playoffs

PORTLAND, Maine – Jesper Svensson, Kyle Sherman, Dom Barrett and Wes Malott moved on to the Round of 16 at the PBA Playoffs, narrowing the field and bringing to a close the one-game elimination round.

LeClair Off To Strong Start At BVL Open

Hampered by a lingering knee injury, 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., averaged 247 to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Lucas Magazine and Brunswick Monday at Maple Countryside Lanes in Clearwater, Florida.

PBA Playoffs Round Of 24 Concludes Tonight

PORTLAND, Maine – Bayside Bowl was intense for the first Round of 24 show last week and that momentum carries forward when the Round of 24 concludes with broadcasts on FS1 and FloBowling tonight.

FloBowling To Broadcast Teen Masters This Summer

The best high school bowlers in the country will be showcased this summer when the 2019 Teen Masters will be broadcast live on FloBowling.

PBA50 Competitor David Williams Jr. Dies In Car Accident

The Professional Bowlers Association today learned that David Williams Jr., 53, of Omaha, Nebraska, has died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday while on his way to compete in the opening tournament of the PBA50 Tour season in Clearwater, Florida.

PBA50 Season Kicks Off Monday In Florida

A busy year for professional bowling keeps rolling right along starting Monday when the PBA50 season officially kicks off in Clearwater, Florida.

Rash, Daugherty Offer Advice To USBC Open Bowlers

LAS VEGAS – The USBC Open Championships is one of the biggest tournaments of the season for most league bowlers.

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Portland Rowdy As Four Advance At PBA Playoffs

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