McEwan, Simonsen Lead Fields of Three into Sunday’s World Bowling Tour Finals

by Bill Vint, Professional Bowlers Association 0

ARLINGTON, Texas – Capping a year-long points competition in the international bowling arena, PBA star Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas, and PWBA champion Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., will lead their respective fields into the World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals, presented by the PBA, Sunday at 10 p.m. EST on FS1.

The WBT Men’s Finals also will include Stuart Williams of England and first-time WBT finalist EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Ind., who earned his berth after a gold-medal performance in the 2018 World Bowling Men’s Championships in Hong Kong. Rounding out the WBT Women’s Finals field will be PWBA star Liz Johnson of Palatine, Ill., who is trying for her first WBT Finals titles in her sixth appearance in the event, and Poland’s Daria Pajak, who will make her WBT Finals debut.

The WBT Men’s and Women’s Finals, presented by the PBA, will be contested at the International Training and Research Center, and will again use World Bowling’s experimental “current frame” scoring system where a strike counted for 30 pins, a spare counted for 10 plus the first-ball count, and an open frame counted for actual pins knocked down. The 10th frame counted the same as all other frames.

The WBT Finals will air on FOX Sports’ FS1 channel for the first time. FloBowling, PBA’s online video streaming partner, will live-stream the finals to its international subscribers. For subscription information, visit

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