PBA Playoffs Round of 24 Action Continues Monday on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET

by Jerry Schneider, Professional Bowlers Association 0

PORTLAND, Maine (April 12, 2019) – FOX Sports coverage of the inaugural PBA Playoffs continues Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1 with completion of Round of 24 single-game elimination action from Bayside Bowl.

The second half of the Round of 24 will feature No. 15 seed Wes Malott vs. No. 18 Josh Blanchard; No. 10 Marshall Kent vs. No. 23 Jesper Svensson; No. 14 Dom Barrett vs. No. 19 Brad Miller, and No. 11 Kyle Sherman vs. No. 22 DJ Archer.

Already advancing to the Round of 16 after one-game matches in the first half of the Round of 24 that aired live on FS1 April 8 were Andres Gomez, Rhino Page, Kyle Troup and Kris Prather.

The winner of the Playoffs, which features the top 24 players in competition points after the first 13 Go Bowling! PBA Tour tournaments of the season, will earn a $100,000 first prize.

Once the Playoffs reach the Round of 16, the format will change to a Race to 2 Points format where each game won is worth one point. If the players split the first two games, a ninth and 10th frame tie-breaker will be used to award the deciding point. The eight winners from the Round of 24 will take on the top eight Playoffs seeds – Jason Belmonte, Jakob Butturff, Norm Duke, Anthony Simonsen, EJ Tackett, Sean Rash, Bill O’Neill and Tom Daugherty – who each earned a bye to automatically advance to the Round of 16.

Round of 16 and Round of 8 matches will be televised by FS1 on consecutive Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET beginning April 22 to reduce the field to four survivors who will return to Portland for the semifinal and final rounds June 1-2, with both shows airing live on FOX at noon Eastern.

To view a PBA Playoffs bracket click here: https://www.pba.com/Content/Images/playoffs/2019_PBA_Playoff_Bracket.pdf

PBA PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND OF 24 MATCH SCHEDULE

(FS1 air date Monday, April 15, 8 p.m. ET)

No. 15 Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas vs. No. 18 Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz.

No. 10 Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash. vs. No. 23 Jesper Svensson, Sweden.

No. 14 Dom Barrett, England vs. No. 19 Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo.

No. 11 Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo. vs. No. 22 DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas.

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