Your Guide To Watching The 2021 PBA Players Championship

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The 2021 PBA Tour season will kick off with a revamped major event that will see bowlers competing across the country for a $1 million prize fund.

With regional events on Jan. 16-17 live on FloBowling, the 2021 PBA Players Championship gets underway as the players begin their quest to win the $250,000 first-place prize.

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FloBowling will provide exclusive coverage of all five regionals. Fans will be able to watch some pairs in play at each regional and all the action will also feed into one FloZone channel to keep you up to date on what’s going on across the country.

The top five players in each region will advance into their region’s stepladder finals. The winner of each regional final will compete in the overall stepladder finals to determine the winner. Those stepladders will begin Jan. 24 and will be broadcast on FOX Sports (U.S.) and FloBowling (international).

Here’s a detailed look at the schedule for FloBowling’s coverage of the upcoming regional qualifying events:

All times Eastern

Saturday, Jan. 16

9 a.m.-10 p.m. – FloZone coverage of all PBA Players Championships regions
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – East Region Round 1
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – South Region Round 1
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Central Region Round 1
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Southwest Region Round 1
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – West Region Round 1
3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. – East Region Round 2
3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. – South Region Round 2
4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – Central Region Round 2
4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – Southwest Region Round 2
5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. – West Region Round 2

Sunday, Jan. 17

9 a.m.-10 p.m. – FloZone coverage of all PBA Players Championships regions
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – East Region Round 3
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – South Region Round 3
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Central Region Round 3
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Southwest Region Round 3
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – West Region Round 3
3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. – East Region Round 4
3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. – South Region Round 4
4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – Central Region Round 4
4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – Southwest Region Round 4
5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. – West Region Round 4

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.

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.

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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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 4 Kris Prather

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Career Titles: 3Age: 282020 Earnings: $223,285 (rank: 4)2020 Points: 19,470 (rank: 5)2020 Peak Ranking: 12020 Low Ranking: 16

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Pattern Breakdown: The Four 2021 PBA Players Championship Patterns

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When the 2021 PBA Players Championship gets underway, the players will face four lane patterns as they try to advance to their regional stepladders.

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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 5 EJ Tackett

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Career Titles: 13 (2 majors)Age: 282020 Earnings: $149,250 (rank: 5)2020 Points: 19,965 (rank: 3)2020 Peak Ranking: 22020 Low Ranking: 8

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Marshall Kent Leaves Storm For Upstart Big Bowling

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Marshall Kent, a four-time PBA Tour champion, has left Storm after eight years and signed with upstart Big Bowling heading into the 2021 PBA Tour season.

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