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: Rochester, New York
ATX Seed: No. 4
First-round opponent: No. 5 AJ Johnson
How he advanced: Fourth in Summer Tour points with 7,140
Summer Tour recap
After dealing with what he described as a nightmare start to 2019, Sterner enters the FloBowling ATX Invite in a much happier place these days.
Sterner was able to qualify for the ATX Invite thanks to his victory at the PBA Illinois Open, the only event of the summer that offered double points. The win was a culmination of months of hard work to change his grip.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Sterner said. “I’m excited to bowl anything next because six months of feeling like you can’t bowl is a nightmare. But I did what I could, got all I could and learned from it.”
In addition to the win at the Illinois Open, Sterner also cashed in three other events during the summer, finishing seventh at the PBA Bowlerstore Classic and the PBA Wolf Open. He finished 28th at the PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles to earn a check there as well.
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