Playoffs Preview: No. 5 Kris Prather vs. No. 12 Marshall Kent

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Match Preview

Match: No. 5 Kris Prather vs. No. 12 Marshall Kent
Round: Round of 16
Broadcast Info: Saturday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Eastern on FOX (U.S.) and FloBowling (international)
Other Matches On This Show: No. 1 Jason Belmonte vs. No. 17 Jakob Butturff; No. 8 Sean Rash vs. No. 9 Francois Lavoie; No. 4 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 20 Dick Allen

Prather: 'No Urethane For Me'

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As we have come to expect, Prather has put together another solid year, including winning the PBA Tournament of Champions back in March.

He’s also the defending champion in the Playoffs and certainly wants to make it back-to-back years as champion.

You could say Kent is playing with house money as Chris Via had a chance to eliminate him in the last round with a double but left a wicked ringing 10 pin in the final frame.

Who has the edge? Kent bowled decent against Via but you have to think it’s going to take more than 218 to take down the defending champ. Prather just has too much on his side to lose this match, so the edge goes to him.

Simonsen Soars To Top Seed At 2021 Kia PBA Tournament Of Champions

Simonsen Turns Fire Into Top Seed At TOC

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JUPITER, Fla. – Anthony Simonsen had a big day Friday as he not only took the lead but pulled away from the field at the 2021 Kia PBA Tournament of Champions.

PBA Bringing Back Regional Players Invitational

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The PBA announce Friday the Regional Players Invitational (RPI) will return for the 2021 season with the finals being held after the first of the year.

Jason Belmonte Now Leads 2021 Kia PBA Tournament Of Champions

Belmonte A Little Salty Despite Leading TOC

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JUPITER, Fla. – Jason Belmonte posted an 8-4 record in match play Thursday as he moved into the lead at the 2021 Kia PBA Tournament of Champions.

Tom Smallwood Still Leads After First Cut At PBA Tournament Of Champions

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JUPITER, Fla. – As qualifying came to a close Wednesday night, Tom Smallwood stayed at the top of the standings but his lead on the field was nearly cut in half at the 2021 Kia PBA Tournament of Champions.

Tom Smallwood Crushes First Day At 2021 Kia PBA Tournament Of Champions

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JUPITER, Fla. – With two rounds of qualifying completed, Tom Smallwood holds the lead by a wide margin at the 2021 Kia PBA Tournament of Champions.

Bungled Entry Keeps Kyle Sherman Out Of 2021 PBA Tournament Of Champions

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JUPITER, Fla. – PBA champion Kyle Sherman is not competing this week in the 2021 Kia PBA Tournament of Champions after he failed to actually enter the event, FloBowling has learned.

Column: There's A Different Feel At 2021 PBA Tournament Of Champions

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JUPITER, Fla. – Walking through Bowlero Jupiter you recognize nearly every face you see – well maybe every pair of eyes you see – at the 2021 PBA Tournament of Champions. Some are old. Some are new. All are talented.

Pattern Breakdown: Why Scores May Soar At 2021 PBA Tournament Of Champions

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JUPITER, Fla. - The 2021 PBA Tournament of Champions takes place this week as it continues the major swing at Bowlero Jupiter. The pattern these bowlers will be up against is the 2021 PBA Don Johnson 40 pattern. 

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Kyle Troup Reaches New Heights With 2021 PBA Players Championship Win

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JUPITER, Fla. – The ascension of Kyle Troup has reached new heights.

Kyle Troup Earns Top Seed For Sunday's Finals At 2021 PBA Players

Troup: 'You Could Feel The Tension'

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JUPITER, Fla. – Kyle Troup overcame the pressure of competing for a massive, guaranteed payday Saturday as he earned the top seed for the 2021 PBA Players Championship stepladder finals.