2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte

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1. Jason Belmonte

Career Titles: 25 (13 majors)
Age: 37
2020 Earnings: $293,050 (rank: 1)
2020 Points: 30,295 (rank: 1)
2020 Peak Ranking: 1
2020 Low Ranking: 3

2020 Season

The 2020 PBA Player of the Year won two more majors to extend his all-time record to 13. He added a fourth-place finish in the Tournament of Champions and third in the Players Championship to his U.S. Open and World Championship wins, comprising four of his eight top fives on the season in just 13 events. Belmonte’s U.S. Open title made him the second player in history, after Mike Aulby, to complete the Super Slam of all five majors. When the season concluded in October, Belmonte secured his third career Chameleon Championship to raise his career title count to 25.

2021 Outlook

With the season beginning with a major, one has to think the most prolific major champion in PBA history will be the favorite. Belmonte has been PBA Player of the Year in six of the past eight seasons and is one away from Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s record of seven. Catching Williams is a goal Belmonte has publicly stated, and if he can do it this season, he’ll also join Earl Anthony as the only players to win the Player of the Year award in three consecutive seasons on two separate occasions.

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings

1. Jason Belmonte
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. 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.

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.