ATX Invite Countdown: No. 6 Bill O'Neill

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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.

Bill O’Neill

Hometown: Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Age: 37
ATX Seed: No. 6
First-round opponent: No. 3 Anthony Simonsen
How he advanced: Sixth in Summer Tour points with 6,670

Summer Tour recap

O’Neill put together an incredibly steady performance throughout the eight PBA Summer Tour events in which he competed.

Highlighted by a win at the PBA Chesapeake Open, O’Neill didn’t finish lower than 22nd during the stretch. He narrowly missed making a second summer show at the PBA Illinois Open, finishing in sixth.

Overall, O’Neill’s season has been one of the best of his career. He won the PBA Hall of Fame Classic to kick off 2019 and had the best showing of anyone at the PBA World Series of Bowling.

“It’s pretty close to my best season, if not the best,” O’Neill said. “With the way the environment is now and for me to be able to keep up with the guys who have a lot higher rev rate. I’ve put a lot of time into my game and just understanding more about where I need to play the lanes for myself to succeed.”

O'Neill: 'Summer Tour Was Really Solid'

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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

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