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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: O’Fallon, Missouri
ATX Seed: No. 7
First-round opponent: No. 2 EJ Tackett
How he advanced: Seventh in Summer Tour points with 6,648
Summer Tour recap
In one of the most dramatic and chaotic finishes of the entire 2019 PBA Tour season, Kyle Sherman found himself stunned to learn he had won his first career title at the 2019 PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles.
At the second event of the FloBowling PBA Summer Tour, Sherman and partner Amanda Greene jumped from third to first in the position round game to claim the title after Erin McCarthy and AJ Johnson both split in the final frame.
The win has been part of a breakthrough season for Sherman, who has battled back since having major hip surgery last year. On the Summer Tour alone Sherman had six top 20 finishes among the eight events in which he competed.
“I feel like I can beat anyone, that I can compete on any of these patterns,” Sherman said. “Finally, it’s all coming together.”
In addition to his win, Sherman also made the finals at the PBA Bear Open, ultimately finishing third, and just missed making the show at the PBA Wilmington Open, where he finished fifth.
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