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

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2. Bill O’Neill

Career Titles: 13 (2 majors)
Age: 39
2020 Earnings: $272,285 (rank: 2)
2020 Points: 20,387.5 (rank: 2)
2020 Peak Ranking: 1
2020 Low Ranking: 10

2020 Season

Entering 2020, we noted O’Neill’s 2019 was arguably the best season of his career. He won two titles, earned $45,000 more than he ever had and finished second in the PBA Playoffs. After 2020, we can’t argue in favor of 2019 being his best season anymore as he bested each of those stats. He earned $80,000 more than he did last year. He won two titles (technically this is a tie with 2019, but one of his 2020 titles was a major in the Players Championship). He surpassed his second-place 2019 Playoffs finish by winning the 2020 Playoffs to close the season. His lowest finish in a major was 12th to go with a win, a second and a sixth. Without question, 2020 was the best season of Bill O’Neill’s career.

2021 Outlook

O’Neill finished second in 2020 Player of the Year voting and remains second in our preseason power rankings. Just like last year, O’Neill opens the season as the defending champion, this time in the Players Championship. It’ll be difficult to have a better season in 2021 than he did in 2020, but it was tough to have a better 2020 than 2019, too, and he did that. It would not be a surprise for O’Neill to win at least two titles for the third straight year.

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings

1. Revealed Jan. 11
2. Bill O'Neill
3. Anthony Simonsen
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.

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. 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.

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.