2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 9 Francois Lavoie

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9. Francois Lavoie

Career Titles: 4 (2 majors)
Age: 27
2020 Earnings: $86,250 (rank: 9)
2020 Points: 12,497.5 (rank: 9)
2020 Peak Ranking: 8
2020 Low Ranking: Unranked

2020 Season

Finishing in the top 10 in three of the four majors, including a fourth-place finish in the World Championship (Lavoie was also one of just five players to qualify for match play in all three animal-pattern events), helped Lavoie to the first-man-out-of-the-byes slot for the season-ending Playoffs. After eliminating Norm Duke, Lavoie rolled his second career televised 300 to defeat Sean Rash – the only other player in PBA history with two televised 300 games in title events – before being eliminated by Jason Belmonte in the quarterfinals.

2021 Outlook

With four career titles and two majors (both U.S. Opens), Lavoie is a single title away from being performance eligible for the PBA Hall of Fame. The season opens with the Players Championship in which Lavoie finished seventh in 2020. If Lavoie’s confidence remains as high as it was during the PBA Playoffs, his fifth career title will come sooner than later.

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. Francois Lavoie
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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Finalists For Regional Stepladders Set At 2021 PBA Players Championship

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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.

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Qualifying Reaches Halfway Point At 2021 PBA Players Championship

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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.

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PBA Announces Schedule For Every Major Event In 2021

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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.

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

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

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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte

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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

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

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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

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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 3 Anthony Simonsen

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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

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