Major champions occupy the top seven spots, Shawn Maldonado rolls perfect 300 game to make the cut

 

Jupiter, Fla.—Tom Smallwood led all four rounds of qualifying of the 2021 Kia PBA Tournament of Champions and will enter match play as the top seed. With a 244 average over 24 games, Smallwood is 118 pins ahead of second place, which is held by three-time Tournament of Champions winner Jason Belmonte.

Defending champion Kris Prather is in third, with major champions Anthony Simonsen, Jesper Svensson, Sean Rash and Kyle Troup filling out the top seven.

In the final game of qualifying, Shawn Maldonado, who was in 35th place, bowled a perfect 300 game to jump inside the cut, qualifying 23rd for match play.

Match play begins tomorrow at noon ET on FloBowling with the top 24 players competing in the first of four six-game blocks. Round 2 begins at 6 p.m. ET and the final two rounds take place Friday, Feb. 26. To subscribe, visit FloBowling.com.

The stepladder finals air Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Broadcast Channel.

Kia PBA Tournament of Champions Match Play Qualifiers

Bowlero Jupiter – Jupiter, Fla.

  1. Tom Smallwood +1,064
  2. Jason Belmonte +946
  3. Kris Prather +924
  4. Anthony Simonsen +900
  5. Jesper Svensson +876
  6. Sean Rash +870
  7. Kyle Troup +825
  8. Tom Daugherty +798
  9. Wes Malott +783
  10. Jake Peters +773
  11. BJ Moore +769
  12. François Lavoie +726
  13. Brandon Novak +710
  14. Nick Pate +667
  15. Cristian Azcona +655
  16. Jakob Butturff +631
  17. Bill O’Neill +576
  18. Richie Teece +564
  19. Tommy Jones +558
  20. Dick Allen +555
  21. Michael Davidson +553
  22. Andrew Anderson +522
  23. Shawn Maldonado +521
  24. Trevor Roberts +516

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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