2021 PBA Players Championship

Focused Kyle Troup Wins East Region At 2021 PBA Players Championship

Focused Kyle Troup Wins East Region At 2021 PBA Players Championship

Kyle Troup became the fourth top seed in four shows to make the finals of the 2021 PBA Players Championship, winning the East Region.

Feb 7, 2021 by Lucas Wiseman
Focused Kyle Troup Wins East Region At 2021 PBA Players Championship

JUPITER, Fla. – The top seeds will not be stopped at the 2021 PBA Players Championship.

Kyle Troup became the fourth top seed in four shows to make the finals of the event, winning the East Region with a 259-216 victory over Michael Davidson at Bowlero Jupiter.

Troup, a six-time PBA Tour champion and the only PBA titlist on the show, looked focused and sharp as he built a big early lead and never looked back. He joins Anthony Simonsen, Francois Lavoie, Tom Smallwood and one to-be-determined other player in the finals on Feb. 21.

Troup started the final match by ringing a 10 pin and making it before rattling off seven consecutive strikes to build a 53-pin lead.

Troup Got 'Locked In' To Move On

Davidson, making his PBA TV debut, couldn’t keep up, leaving 10 pins in the second, fifth and eighth frames to finish as the runner-up in the East.

Entering the stepladder as the No. 3 seed, Davidson beat Chris Via, 244-242, in his first match and then took down Brandon Novak, 245-213.

The show started with fireworks as Via was perfect for 17 straight shots before he finally missed. He fired a perfect game to open the show, defeating Tim Foy Jr., 300-235, and then started the next match with five in a row.

Via then failed to strike in his next three frames as Davidson pulled ahead and took the win.

Behind The Scenes View Of Via's 300

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The regional finals for the PBA Players Championship will wrap up next weekend with the South Region show on Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern on FS1 (U.S.) and FloBowling (international).