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

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

PORTLAND, Maine – With women dressed as Bavarian bar maids, men dressed as nuns and even a guy dressed as the Pope, one thing was clear Monday as the PBA Playoffs got underway at Bayside Bowl. It’s going to take incredible mental toughness to win matches.