The PBA Tour’s top 16 bowlers to compete for first place prize of $100,000


New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association has released more of the 2021 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour season, with the highly anticipated return of the PBA Playoffs on FOX Sports starting April 24th.

The PBA Tour’s high-stakes event is back for a third-year in a row with Bill O’Neill and Kris Prather as champions in 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Playoffs will once again feature a $100,000 first place prize and a title on the line as the Tour’s top 16 players compete head-to-head in a bracket style, race-to-two-games elimination tournament. Ties will be determined by a 9th/10th frame roll-off.

The top 16 players will earn their spots in the Playoffs based on 2021 points accumulated at the PBA Players Championship, Tournament of Champions, World Series of Bowling (inclusive of all five events), U.S. Open, and the USBC Masters.

The PBA Playoffs will take place from April 24 – May 16, location to be announced at a later date.

The TV schedule is as follows:

PBA Playoffs: Round of 16 – Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m. ET on FS1
No. 1 vs. No. 16
No. 8 vs No. 9

PBA Playoffs: Round of 16 – Sunday, April 25, 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1
No. 4 vs. No. 13
No. 5 vs. No. 12

PBA Playoffs Round of 16 – Saturday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. ET on FS1
No. 2 vs. No. 15
No. 7 vs. No. 10

PBA Playoffs: Round of 16 – Sunday, May 2, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
No. 3 vs. No. 14
No. 6 vs. No. 11

PBA Playoffs: Quarterfinals – Sunday, May 9, 12 p.m. ET on FS1
Matches TBD after Round of 16

PBA Playoffs: Quarterfinals – Monday, May 10, 8 p.m. ET on FS1
Matches TBD after Round of 16

PBA Playoffs: Semifinals – Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m. ET on FS1
Matches TBD after Quarterfinals

PBA Playoffs: Finals – Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m. ET on FS1
Matches TBD after Semifinals

Fans can catch all the action of the 2021 PBA Tour on FOX and Fox Sports’ FS1, and live stream the PBA on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at Select highlights will be available on @FOXSports social handles across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Additional details on PBA Tour events, tournament formats, host bowling centers, and more post-May will be announced at a later date.

During this uncertain time, the PBA’s main priority continues to be the health and safety of its players and staff. The PBA is taking all necessary precautions and following local and federal COVID-19 guidelines to reduce risks and modify procedures as needed. For a complete list of the PBA’s COVID-19 related standards and procedures, please visit

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

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Jill Laufer
PBA Public Relations
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