The inaugural FloBowling ATX Invite will take place Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern with the top eight players from the FloBowling PBA Summer Tour competing for a top prize of $25,000. To get you prepared for the competition, we are taking a closer look at each of the players in the field.
Hometown: Simpsonsville, South Carolina
ATX Seed: No. 8
First-round opponent: No. 1 Sean Rash
How he advanced: Eighth in Summer Tour points with 5,790
Summer Tour recap
After struggling through the first half of the 2019 season, Jones turned things around throughout the summer.
The biggest moment of the summer by far for Jones was reaching the winner’s circle for the first time since 2016 when he won the 2019 PBA Bowlerstore Classic in Coldwater, Ohio.
Despite throwing two gutter balls in the championship match, Jones was able to defeat Rash, 215-179, to win his 19th career title.
“It was a really good week in Coldwater to come out with a win,” Jones said. “I was pretty consistent the whole (summer season). I had one bad week in Delaware but a lot of finishes in the teens helped me be consistent and close enough to the number that I got there.”
Overall, Jones finished in the top 20 in six of the nine summer tour events with his second-best finish coming at the PBA Wilmington Open, where he took 14th place.
How to watch the ATX Invite
The FloBowling ATX Invite will be broadcast live exclusively on FloBowling. The action begins with the opening round of the bracket at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 21 and the best-of-three final starting at approximately 5 p.m. Eastern.
Here’s a look at the schedule of matches with all times listed in Eastern:
Saturday, Sept. 21
Opening round (one game matches)
2 p.m. - Match 1: #1 Sean Rash vs. #8 Tommy Jones
2:30 p.m. - Match 2: #4 Jason Sterner vs. #5 AJ Johnson
3 p.m. - Match 3: #2 EJ Tackett vs. #7 Kyle Sherman
3:30 p.m. - Match 4: #3 Anthony Simonsen vs. #6 Bill O'Neill
Semifinals (one game matches)
4 p.m. - Semifinal 1: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner
4:30 p.m. - Semifinal 2: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner
Final (best-of-three match)
5 p.m. - Final: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner