2020 PBA Playoffs

Playoffs Preview: No. 3 EJ Tackett vs. No. 14 Tom Smallwood

Playoffs Preview: No. 3 EJ Tackett vs. No. 14 Tom Smallwood

It may not seem like it but it’s been over a year since Tackett has won a title on the PBA Tour.

Oct 30, 2020 by Lucas Wiseman
Playoffs Preview: No. 3 EJ Tackett vs. No. 14 Tom Smallwood
Match: No. 3 EJ Tackett vs. No. 14 Tom SmallwoodRound: Round of 16Broadcast Info: Sunday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1 (U.S.) and FloBowling (international)Other Matches On This Show: No. 6 Jesper Svensson vs. No. 11 Brad Miller; No. 2 Bill O’Neill vs. No. 18 AJ Johnson; No. 7 Kyle Troup vs. No. 23 Nicholas Pate

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Match Preview

Match: No. 3 EJ Tackett vs. No. 14 Tom Smallwood
Round: Round of 16
Broadcast Info: Sunday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1 (U.S.) and FloBowling (international)
Other Matches On This Show: No. 6 Jesper Svensson vs. No. 11 Brad Miller; No. 2 Bill O’Neill vs. No. 18 AJ Johnson; No. 7 Kyle Troup vs. No. 23 Nicholas Pate

Tackett Expects Low-Scoring Match

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It may not seem like it but it’s been over a year since Tackett has won a title on the PBA Tour. But his No. 3 ranking in the Playoffs is a reminder that he’s still one of the best out there.

Tackett has come close this year to getting another title. He has had three second-place finishes – the PBA Players Championship, the PBA Doubles Championship and the PBA Cheetah Championship.

For Smallwood, this match will continue his learning process with Motiv equipment after he knocked off Chris Barnes, 215-180, in the Round of 24

Who has the edge? As Smallwood continues to get comfortable with his new Motiv stuff, there is no one more comfortable with Motiv than Tackett. Combine that with Tackett’s immense talent and he’s got the edge in this one.