All five 2021 major champions to battle for $100,000 live on FOX April 18

François Lavoie earned his spot in the Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam by winning the Kia PBA Tournament of Champions in February.

Entering the stepladder finals as the fifth seed, Lavoie defeated Sean Rash, Jesper Svensson, Jason Belmonte and ultimately Anthony Simonsen to earn $100,000 as the winner of the PBA Tournament of Champions. It was Lavoie’s fifth career title and third major.

Lavoie also finished third in the PBA Players Championship to open the season and ranks fourth in PBA Playoffs points on the strength of his two top-five finishes in majors this season.

The Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam, a special event paying $100,000 to the winner, will feature all five major champions from the 2021 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour season bowling a single game to determine seeding. The player with the lowest score will be eliminated and the four surviving players will be seeded into the semifinals.

Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam Competitors

Kyle Troup (PBA Players Championship)
François Lavoie (PBA Tournament of Champions)
Tom Daugherty (PBA World Championship)
Thomas Larsen (USBC Masters)
Chris Via (U.S. Open)

Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam Competition Format

Bowlero Annandale – Annandale, Va.

Live on FOX April 18 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Match 1: All five players bowl one game (lowest score eliminated)
Match 2: No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed
Match 3: No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed
Championship match: Winner of match 2 vs. Winner of match 3

About the PBA

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Jill Laufer
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