Tackett Holds Lead in Xtra Frame Tour Points Race

by Bill Vint, Professional Bowlers Association 0

By picking up 13 points for his eighth place finish in the PBA Tour Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic Sunday in Middletown, Del., E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., improved his lead in the Xtra Frame PBA Tour competition points race to 10 points over Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., who earned 10 points for finishing 11th.

After five of eight events in the race for the $10,000 winner-take-all points competition, Tackett has 66 points followed by Jones’ 56, Ryan Ciminelli and Sean Rash (44 each), Anthony Simonsen (42), Kyle Troup (40), Shawn Maldonado (36), Jason Sterner (34), Dick Allen (33) and Bill O’Neill (31).

The remaining events in the series are the Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open in Aurora, Ill., Oct. 1-2; the Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic from Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla., Oct. 8-9, and the Xtra Frame Las Vegas Open from South Point Bowling Plaza, Oct. 29-30. In each event, the winner earns 25 points, second place 19, third place 18, etc., declining by one point through 20th place.

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