The Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI Animal Pattern Events Resume Competition
The World Series of Bowling Go Bowling! Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship to air on FS1 Sunday, 10/4 – Monday 10/5
Centreville, Va. – The 2020 Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI resumed competition today at Bowlero Centerville completing the three animal pattern events that were scheduled in March.
The Go Bowling! Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship will air on Fox Sports’ FS1 in three two-hour telecasts on Sunday, Oct. 4 – Monday, Oct. 5.
The animal pattern events picked up where they left off in March with the Round of 16 and Round of 8 before the WSOB was paused amidst the pandemic. Players previously competed in two rounds, five games each, of qualifying competition per animal pattern to advance to match play.
Each round of competition features a single elimination best-of-five matches where the final four players will advance to the televised finals.
The Cheetah Championship Round of 16 and Round of 8 concluded Thursday afternoon with Sean Rash, Darren Tang, Patrick Hanrahan and EJ Tackett advancing to the championship on Sunday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
PBA Cheetah Championship – Round of 16
#1 Matt McNiel vs. #16 Sean Rash, Rash advances, 3-2
#9 Kyle Troup vs. #8 Mykel Holliman, Troup advances, 3-2
#12 Arturo Quintero vs. #5 Francois Lavoie, Lavoie advances, 3-0
#13 Patrick Girard vs. #4 Darren Tang, Tang advances, 3-2
#11 Chris Via vs. #6 Patrick Hanrahan, Hanrahan advances, 3-2
#3 Jakob Butturff vs. 14 Jesper Svensson, Butturff advances, 3-1
#7 Wes Malott vs. #10 Kyle Sherman, Malott advances, 3-0
#15 Bill O'Neill vs. #2 EJ Tackett, Tackett advances, 3-1
PBA Cheetah Champion – Round of 8
Sean Rash vs. Kyle Troup, Rash advances, 3-2
Francois Lavoie vs. Darren Tang, Tang advances, 3-2
Patrick Hanrahan vs. Jakob Butturff, Hanrahan advances, 3-1
Wes Malott vs. EJ Tackett, Tackett advances, 3-0
The Chameleon Championship Round of 16 and Round of 8 concluded Thursday evening with Anthony Simonsen, EJ Tackett, Brad Miller, and defending champion Jason Belmonte advancing to the championship on Sunday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
PBA Chameleon Championship – Round of 16
#1 Jakob Butturff vs. #16 Anthony Simonsen, Simonsen advances, 3-1
#9 Tom Smallwood vs. #8 Bill O’Neill, Smallwood advances, 3-2
#12 Stuart Williams vs. #5 Kris Prather, Prather advances, 3-0
#13 Carsten Hansen vs. #4 EJ Tackett, Tackett advances, 3-1
#7 Josh Blanchard vs. #6 Jason Belmonte, Belmonte advances, 3-0
#3 Jesper Svensson vs. 14 Francois Lavoie, Svensoon advances, 3-1
#7 Thomas Larsen vs. #10 Pontus Andersson, Andersson advances, 3-1
#15 Brad Miller vs. #2 Chris Via, Miller advances, 3-1
PBA Chameleon Championship – Round of 8
Simonsen vs. Smallwood, Simonsen advances, 3-2
Prather vs. Tackett winner, Tackett advances, 3-2
Belmonte winner vs. Svensson winner, Belmonte advances, 3-1
Andersson winner vs. Miller winner, Miller advances, 3-1
The Scorpion Championship Round of 16 and Round of 8 will be streamed live on FloBowling with the remaining match-ups on Friday. FS1 will telecast the PBA Scorpion Championship on Monday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m. ET.
PBA Scorpion Championship – Round of 16
Time: Friday, Oct. 2 – 11 a.m. ET
#1 Jason Belmonte vs. #16 Anthony Simonsen
#9 Darren Tang vs. #8 Kenneth Ryan
#12 Chris Via vs. #5 Brad Miller
#13 Francois Lavoie vs. #4 BJ Moore
#11 Carsten Hansen vs. #6 Danielle McEwan
#3 Jesper Svensson vs. #14 Kris Prather
#7 Dino Castillo vs. #10 Marshall Kent
#15 EJ Tackett vs. #2 Jakob Butturff
PBA Scorpion Championship – Round of 8
Time: Friday, Oct. 2 – 2 p.m. ET
Belmonte/Simonsen winner vs. Tang/Ryan winner
Via/Miller winner vs. Lavoie/Moore winner
Hansen/McEwan winner vs. Svensson/Prather winner
Castillo/Kent winner vs. Tackett/Butturff winner
Viewers can live stream the PBA on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com. Select highlights will be available on @FOXSports social handles across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. International fans can watch live on FloBowling.com.
During this uncertain time, the PBA’s main priority is the health and safety of its players and staff, and has significantly modified event procedures for the Fall Swing. The PBA is taking all necessary precautions and following local and federal COVID-19 guidelines to reduce risks. For a complete list of the PBA’s COVID-19 related standards and procedures, please visit PBA.com.
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