2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 10 Tom Smallwood

Smallwood.Tom_2020PBAPlayoffsRoundof2418.JPG

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

10. Tom Smallwood

Career Titles: 3 (2 majors)
Age: 43
2020 Earnings: $61,500 (rank: 12)
2020 Points: 9,740 (rank: 14)
2020 Peak Ranking: 10
2020 Low Ranking: Unranked

2020 Season

While Smallwood only qualified for one televised finals appearance (excluding the PBA Playoffs), he finished in the top 10 five times. He made match play in two of the four majors – his best major finish was 15th in the Players Championship – and was no lower than 29th in the others. In the Playoffs, Smallwood took out Chris Barnes in the opening round, EJ Tackett in the next round and Brad Miller in the Round of 8 before finally losing to Bill O’Neill in the semifinals.

2021 Outlook

Smallwood ranked 12th in earnings and 14th in points, but he’s 10th in our preseason rankings as the 2021 season should start favorably for him. The Players Championship, which he won in 2018, was seventh in 2019 and 15th in 2020, generally rewards tough players, and there aren’t many players tougher than Smallwood. The three-time PBA Tour champion showed as much during the PBA Playoffs and will be able to carry that momentum into the 2021 season.

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings

1. Revealed Jan. 11
2. Revealed Jan. 10
3. Revealed Jan. 9
4. Revealed Jan. 8
5. Revealed Jan. 7
6. Revealed Jan. 6
7. Revealed Jan. 5
8. Revealed Jan. 4
9. Revealed Jan. 3
10. Tom Smallwood
11. Brad Miller
12. Darren Tang
13. Marshall Kent
14. Dom Barrett
15. AJ Johnson
16. Jakob Butturff
17. Tommy Jones
18. Chris Via
19. Kyle Sherman
20. Chris Barnes

First 2021 PBA Players Championship Regional Stepladder Set For Sunday

2020 Wesley Low

A week after qualifying rounds across the country, the first regional stepladder of the 2021 PBA Players Championship will take place Sunday.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

PBA Announces Title Sponsor, Return Of $1 Million 300 Bonus For 2021

PBA_Tour_Web1320x660.jpg

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced today that Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2021 PBA Tour season when it returns to FOX Sports on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

A Year Of Change: Anthony Simonsen Gets A Job, A Puppy And Loses Weight

Simonsen.Anthony_2020PBAPlayoffsQuarterfinals15.JPG

For many, 2020 was a year to forget, but for Anthony Simonsen, it was a year filled with possibility and change.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Finalists For Regional Stepladders Set At 2021 PBA Players Championship

2020 PBA Playoffs Round of 16 Kyle Troup.JPG

The field at the 2021 PBA Players Championship has been narrowed to the top five players in each region and left standing are 14 PBA champions and 11 players looking for their first title.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Qualifying Reaches Halfway Point At 2021 PBA Players Championship

Svensson.Jesper_2020PBAOklahomaOpen(6).jpg

At the halfway point of qualifying at the 2021 PBA Players Championship, there are relative unknown players looking to make their first show ranging all the way to PBA Hall of Famers in contention to advance.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

PBA Announces Schedule For Every Major Event In 2021

Belmonte.Jason_2019ChameleonChampionship(40).jpg

Just a day before the start of the 2021 PBA Players Championship, the PBA has revealed its plans for the upcoming months, which includes every major being held between now and April 11.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Top-Ranked Bowlers In Each Region For 2021 PBA Players Championship

ONeill.Bill_2020PBAPlayersChampionship(2) (1).jpg

When the 2021 PBA Players Championship gets underway this weekend, the best bowlers in the world will be scattered across five different regions.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte

Belmonte.Jason_2020PBAWorldChampionship(1).jpg

Career Titles: 25 (13 majors)Age: 372020 Earnings: $293,050 (rank: 1)2020 Points: 30,295 (rank: 1)2020 Peak Ranking: 12020 Low Ranking: 3

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 2 Bill O'Neill

ONeill.Bill_2020PBAPlayersChampionship(8).jpg

Career Titles: 13 (2 majors)Age: 392020 Earnings: $272,285 (rank: 2)2020 Points: 20,387.5 (rank: 2)2020 Peak Ranking: 12020 Low Ranking: 10

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 3 Anthony Simonsen

Simonsen.Anthony_2020PBAWorldChampionship(13).jpg

Career Titles: 7 (2 majors)Age: 232020 Earnings: $227,130 (rank: 3)2020 Points: 19,795 (rank: 4)2020 Peak Ranking: 32020 Low Ranking: 8

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In