2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 4 Kris Prather

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4. Kris Prather

Career Titles: 3
Age: 28
2020 Earnings: $223,285 (rank: 4)
2020 Points: 19,470 (rank: 5)
2020 Peak Ranking: 1
2020 Low Ranking: 16

2020 Season

Prather won the Tournament of Champions for his first career major title, finished fourth in the Players Championship, seventh in the U.S. Open and 16th in the World Championship. A total of four top-five finishes earned Prather the third-most votes for Player of the Year, trailing only Bill O’Neill and winner Jason Belmonte. In non-title victories, Prather won the PBA Strike Derby and is the reigning King of the Lanes in addition to winning the Elias Cup with Portland for the second straight year.

2021 Outlook

In 2019, Prather won his first (and second) PBA Tour titles. In 2020, he won his first major championship. In 2021, is the next logical step a Player of the Year award? He’s proven an affinity for winning six-figure prize checks, claiming $100,000 in both the 2019 PBA Playoffs and 2020 Tournament of Champions, so one would think the $250,000 to the winner of the 2021 Players Championship might give Prather a little extra motivation. Obviously, everyone wants to win it, but Prather has an edge in that he has significant experience bowling for – and winning – huge amounts of money.

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings

1. Revealed Jan. 11
2. Revealed Jan. 10
3. Revealed Jan. 9
4. Kris Prather
5. EJ Tackett
6. Kyle Troup
7. Sean Rash
8. Jesper Svensson
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

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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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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Bill O'Neill's Bond With His Father Has Led To PBA Tour Success

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When it comes to Bill O'Neill’s bowling game there is a lot to appreciate.

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