PBA Playoffs Field Set, Action Begins Monday

With a big chunk of the 2019 PBA Tour schedule now in the rear-view mirror, the focus now moves to the inaugural PBA Playoffs, which will feature the biggest first-place prize in professional bowling this season.

The finals of the United States Bowling Congress Masters set the stage for the PBA Playoffs as the 24 players who advanced to the event were formally determined. They will battle for a season-high $100,000 first-place prize.

The playoffs begin next week with the first Round of 24 show that will be broadcast live Monday at 7 p.m. Eastern. Audiences in the U.S. can watch on FS1, while international fans can watch live on FloBowling.

That show kicks off eight straight weeks of PBA Playoffs broadcasts on Monday nights on FS1 and FloBowling. The first show is live while the rest of the Round of 24, Round of 16 and Round of 8 will be taped next week from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine.

The last two shows, featuring the final four and the finals, will be broadcast live on June 1 and 2 as the remaining players will return back to Bayside Bowl.

PBA Playoffs Schedule And Matches

Round of 24 (one game, single-elimination matches; losers earn $3,000)
Monday, April 8, live on FS1, 7 p.m. (order of matches to be determined)
Match 1 – Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas vs. Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C.
Match 2 – Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill. vs. Darren Tang, San Francisco
Match 3 – Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla. vs. Shawn Maldonado, Houston
Match 4 – Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C. vs. Andres Gomez, Colombia
Monday, April 8 (FS1 air date Monday, April 15, 8 p.m.; order of matches to be determined)
Match 5 – Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas vs. Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz.
Match 6 – Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash. vs. Jesper Svensson, Sweden.
Match 7 – Dom Barrett, England vs. Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo.
Match 8 – Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo. vs. DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas.

Round of 16, Tuesday, April 9 (Race to 2 points based on one point per game won; losers earn $5,000; FS1 air date Monday, April 22, 9 p.m.)
Match 9 – Winner Match 1 vs. Jason Belmonte, Australia.
Match 10 – Winner Match 2 vs. Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla.
Round of 16, Tuesday, April 9 (Race to 2 points based on one point per game won; losers earn $5,000; FS1 air date Monday, April 29, 9 p.m.)
Match 11 – Winner Match 3 vs. Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas.
Match 12 – Winner Match 4 vs. EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind.
Round of 16, Tuesday, April 9 (Race to 2 points based on one point per game won; losers earn $5,000; FS1 air date Monday, May 6, 9 p.m.)
Match 13 – Winner Match 5 vs. Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz.
Match 14 – Winner Match 6 vs. Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa.
Round of 16, Wednesday, April 10 (Race to 2 points based on one point per game won; losers earn $5,000; FS1 air date Monday, May 13, 9 p.m.)
Match 15 – Winner Match 7 vs. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla.
Match 16 – Winner Match 8 vs. Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill.

Round of 8, Wednesday, April 10 (Race to 2 points based on one point per game won; losers earn $8,000; FS1 air date Monday, May 20, 9 p.m.)
Match 17 – Winner Match 9 vs. Winner Match 10
Match 18 – Winner Match 11 vs. Winner Match 12
Round of 8, Wednesday, April 10 (Race to 2 points based on one point per game won; losers earn $8,000; FS1 air date Monday, May 27, 9 p.m.)
Match 19 – Winner Match 13 vs. Winner Match 14
Match 20 – Winner Match 15 vs. Winner Match 16

Semifinal Round (Race to 2 points based on one point per game won; losers earn $20,000; live on FOX, Saturday, June 1, noon)
Match 21 – Winner Match 17 vs. Winner Match 18
Match 22 – Winner Match 19 vs. Winner Match 20

Championship (format to be decided; winner earns $100,000, loser earns $40,000; live on FOX, Sunday, June 2, noon)
Championship Match – Winner Match 21 vs. Winner Match 22

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