Three-time PBA champion Josh Blanchard has signed a two-year extension with Columbia 300 that will bring his tenure with Ebonite International to a decade.
Blanchard announced the contract extension on social media Wednesday and said he will stay with the brand until 2021. Along with Jakob Butturff, Osku Palermaa and Kyle Sherman, Blanchard is one of the key players on Columbia 300’s staff.
“Happy to announce I have signed an extension with Columbia 300 for 2 more years!” Blanchard wrote on Facebook. “They have been by my side since day 1! This will complete a decade with one brand and I am proud of their continued drive to develop the best products for us on tour.”
A touring pro since 2011, Blanchard last won a PBA Tour title at the PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic in March of 2017.
He won his first title at the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, and then a few weeks later won his second at the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout.
It’s been a bit of an up-and-down season in 2019 for Blanchard with the bright spot being a fourth-place finish at the PBA Tournament of Champions. He lost to EJ Tackett, 264-236, in the second match of the stepladder finals in that event.
Blanchard also finished sixth at the PBA Indianapolis Open and the PBA Cheetah Championship.