The question of the week is, can Wes Malott retain his “King of Bowling” crown one more time against a sure-fire future PBA Hall of Famer, South Carolina’s Tommy Jones?
In an online vote, PBA fans selected Jones – an 18-time PBA Tour titlist, former Rookie and Player of the Year – as Malott’s opponent for the next chapter of PBA’s King of Bowling challenge series. The exclusive best-of-three-game Xtra Frame pay-per-view match will take place Monday at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., prior to the start of PBA’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open.
The pay-per-view match will begin with a pre-game show at 7:40 p.m. EDT on Monday with the match starting at 8 p.m. It’s easy to sign up and costs only $2.99. All money generated from PPV fees will be awarded as prize money to the winning bowler. (Xtra Frame subscribers please note: this is a special event and is not included in your subscription package).
To sign up, click here: http://www.xtraframe.tv/#!liveevent?EV_pid=3794
Malott, nicknamed “Big Nasty” and “Sir Strikes-a-Lot,” has successfully defended his King of Bowling crown six consecutive times, dating back to the original series held at Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla., in 2009. Most recently he won the revival of the competition in April in Portland, Maine, where he rolled a 721 series to defeat reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett (664) and Australia’s Jason Belmonte, PBA Player of the Year the three previous years (640). Malott’s victims in Lake Wales included, in order: Chris Barnes, 268-214; Patrick Allen, 258-234; Walter Ray Williams Jr., 300-238; Rhino Page, 257-233, and Parker Bohn III, 300-223.
PBA Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen will man the Xtra Frame announce booth and Chris Barnes, the first player Malott dispatched to start his winning streak, will work the event as Xtra Frame’s “sideline reporter.” Barnes will be in the settee with the players asking them questions before, during and after the match.