Playoffs Preview: No. 12 Marshall Kent vs. No. 21 Chris Via

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Match Preview

Match: No. 12 Marshall Kent vs. No. 21 Chris Via
Round: Round of 24
Broadcast Info: Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX (U.S.) and FloBowling (international)
Other Matches On This Show: No. 16 Tommy Jones vs. No. 17 Jakob Butturff; No. 9 Francois Lavoie Vs. No. 24 Norm Duke; No. 13 Dom Barrett vs. No. 20 Dick Allen

After some pretty strong showings in majors this season, both of these players were able to advance into the Playoffs field.

Kent has had a steady season even though he’s only made a couple shows. His best finish was second at the PBA Doubles Championship, while he also finished fifth at the PBA Players Championship.

Kent, who has had an emotional end to the season after losing his dad Jim to cancer, hasn’t finished lower than 43rd all season.

For Via, he essentially earned his spot in the Playoffs thanks to two stellar performances in majors. He made the show and finished fifth at the U.S. Open and the PBA World Championship. Had he not made either of those shows, Via probably wouldn’t be here since he made the cut into the Playoffs by just 350 points.

Who has the edge? Given his steady performance this season, Kent seems to be the man to beat in this match. If he can channel his emotions to fuel him, he could make a run in the Playoffs. Edge: Kent.

Voting Is Underway For 2020 PBA Player Of The Year

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The ballots are out and votes are currently being cast for the 2020 PBA Player of the Year honor.

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Jason Belmonte's 225.31 Average Leads PBA Tour In 2020

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After a strong season in which he finished inside the Top 10 in all but two events, it should come as no surprise that Jason Belmonte led the PBA Tour average list for 2020.

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Jason Belmonte Tops 2020 PBA Tour Earnings With Nearly $300k

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For another year, Jason Belmonte has led the PBA Tour earnings after finishing with nearly $300,000 in prize money for the 2020 season.

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Ultimate List: Every Player With A PBA Title

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In the history of the PBA Tour, there have been 359 players who have won at least one title in their career. None of them has been as successful as Walter Ray Williams Jr., however.

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2020 PBA League All-Star Clash Debuts Nov. 29

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In a twist on the PBA Clash format we’ve seen over the past couple years, the upcoming PBA League All-Star Clash will allow each player’s teammates to have some skin in the game.

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Two Hands On The Future Debuts Today

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FloBowling’s newest documentary titled Two Hands On the Future will make its worldwide debut today at 4 p.m. Eastern live on FloBowling.com.

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The Myth Of Two-Handed Bowling

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One of the biggest stories – maybe the biggest – of the century so far in bowling has been the rise and adaptation of the two-handed approach.

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EJ Tackett Signs 10-Year Deal With Motiv

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EJ Tackett, one of the most high-profile players on the PBA Tour, has signed a 10-year contract extension to stay with Motiv, the company announced Tuesday.

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'Smarter' Bill O'Neill Wins PBA Playoffs This Time Around

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CENTREVILLE, Va. – After losing in last year’s PBA Playoffs finals, Bill O’Neill left with a plan to attack the lanes smarter the next time he had this chance. The result was a $100,000 payday as he won the 2020 PBA Playoffs.

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Playoffs Preview: No. 11 Brad Miller vs. No. 14 Tom Smallwood

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Match: No. 11 Brad Miller vs. No. 14 Tom SmallwoodRound: QuarterfinalsBroadcast Info: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m. Eastern on FS1 (U.S.) and FloBowling (international)Other Matches On This Show: No. 4 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 5 Kris Prather; No. 2 Bill O’Neill vs. No. 7 Kyle Troup; No. 1 Jason Belmonte vs. No. 9 Francois Lavoie

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