Posts 8-4 record to move to the top of the leaderboard through 36 games

 

Jupiter, Fla.—Jason Belmonte seized the lead in the 2021 Kia PBA Tournament of Champions after the first two rounds of match play. Belmonte, who was in second place through 24 games of qualifying, won eight of his 12 matches today in taking over the lead. Belmonte, one of three players (along with Mike Durbin and Jason Couch) to have won the Tournament of Champions three times, is looking to become the first player ever to win the event a fourth time.

Anthony Simonsen worked his way into second place and Tom Smallwood, who had been the leader after all four rounds of qualifying and the first round of match play, dropped to third after match play round two.

Sean Rash and Tom Daugherty sit in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Bill O’Neill, who started the day in 17th place, used a field-best 10-2 record to help him move up to eighth.

Match play resumes tomorrow on FloBowling with round three at noon ET and round four at 6 p.m. ET. To subscribe, visit FloBowling.com. At the conclusion of the final round of match play, the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals airing Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Broadcast Channel.

Kia PBA Tournament of Champions Standings Through 36 Games

Bowlero Jupiter – Jupiter, Fla.

  1. Jason Belmonte +1,635
  2. Anthony Simonsen +1,598
  3. Tom Smallwood +1,547
  4. Sean Rash +1,418
  5. Tom Daugherty +1,394
  6. François Lavoie +1,346
  7. Jesper Svensson +1,341
  8. Bill O’Neill +1,263
  9. Nick Pate +1,249
  10. Michael Davidson +1,248
  11. Kyle Troup +1,219
  12. Wes Malott +1,205
  13. Jake Peters +1,183
  14. Kris Prather +1,155
  15. BJ Moore +1,152
  16. Cristian Azcona +1,130
  17. Brandon Novak +1,118
  18. Jakob Butturff +1,048
  19. Tommy Jones +1,046
  20. Dick Allen +1,009
  21. Richie Teece +956
  22. Trevor Roberts +818
  23. Shawn Maldonado +762
  24. Andrew Anderson +720

View the full Kia PBA Tournament of Champions standings

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2020, the PBA launched PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 and the PBA Pinsiders, a membership for fans of the sport. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

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