EJ Tackett

Bluffton, Ind.

Home Center: EZ Bowl (Bluffton, IN)

Age 27

Career PBA 300 games: 17

Bowls
R
Joined
2012
Titles*
13
Career Earnings
$871,714.22

2019: Finished second in FloBowling PBA Illinois Open losing to Jason Sterner 243-212 in title match...Finished second in PBA Bear Open losing to Anthony Simonsen 10-9 in second one-ball roll-off after tying in title match 267-267...Won his second Barbasol PBA Tour Finals with 2-1 race-to-2 points format title match win over Jakob Butturff...Finished third in Lubbock Sports Shootout losing to eventual winner Jakob Butturff 235-185 in semifinal match...Finished third in Go Bowling! Jonesboro Open losing to Anthony Simonsen 214-199 in semifinal match...Finished fifth in PBA Players Championship losing to Kyle Troup 255-245 in opening stepladder match...Finished second in PBA Tournament of Champions losing to Jason Belmonte 225-196 in title match...Finished seventh in PBA Hall of Fame Classic and Oklahoma Open...Finished tied for ninth in PBA Playoffs.

Career: In 2018 successfully defended FloBowling Bear Open title by defeating Stuart Williams 212-197 in title match for 12th career title and becoming season's only three-time winner. Won Storm Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles with Liz Johnson for 11th career title. Won Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open for 10th career title by beating Bill O'Neill 210-171 in title match. Finished second in PBA Tour finals losing to Jason Belmonte in two-frame roll-off 40-26 after splitting two-game final match, losing first game 239-205 and winning second 219-170. Finished third in Roth-Holman Doubles Championship with Marshall Kent. Finished fourth in FloBowling Tulsa Open losing to eventual winner Stuart Williams in second stepladder match, 245-212. Finished fourth in U.S. Open losing to Dom Barrett 264-248 in second stepladder match...In 2017 won Pepsi Scorpion Championship for ninth career and fourth title of the season by defeating Jason Belmonte 245-207 in title match. Won inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals for eighth career title by defeating Jason Belmonte 666-628 in three-game championship match. Opened season by winning DHC PBA Japan Invitational for sixth career title by defeating Shota Kawazoe 259-216 in title match. Was the beneficiary of a missed washout in the 10th frame of the championship match by Tommy Jones in the FireLake Tournament of Champions to win his second major and seventh career title. He defeated Jones 208-203. Finished second in Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop Classic losing to Sean Rash in championship match 257-233. Finished second in MainQuarterly.com Roth/Holman Doubles with partner Marshall Kent, losing to Kyle Troup and Jesper Svensson 279-195 in title match. Finished second in Xtra Frame Lubbock Open losing to Marshall Kent 233-194 in title match. Finished third in Xtra Frame Wilimington Open losing to eventual winner Anthony Simonsen in semi-final match 258-223...Late run in 2016 season helped Tackett earn 2016 GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year honors. Won PBA World Championship with 246-180 win over Tom Smallwood in title match for fourth win of the season and first major. Won fourth career Tour title as member of Merica Rooster Illusion team that won PBA Team Challenge. Won PBA Fall Swing Bear Open by defeating Jesper Svensson 212-199 in championship match for third career Tour title and first on national television. Finished fourth in Detroit Open losing to Wes Malott 201-195 in second TV match. Won Xtra Frame Storm Open for second career title by defeating Ryan Ciminelli 217-210 in championship match...Finished fifth in FireLake Tournament of Champions losing to Tom Daugherty 231-221 in first stepladder match. Won PBA Fall King of the Swing non-title event by defeating Sean Rash 192-189 in title match...In 2015, as top qualifier, finished second in Rolltech PBA World Championship losing to Gary Faulkner Jr. in championship match 215-202. Won his first PBA Tour title by winning the Lubbock Sports Southwest Open with 256-213 to win over Bill O'Neill in championship match... In 2014 finished second in USBC Master for best career Tour finish...Lost to player of the year Jason Belmonte 221-177 in title match. Was first time that a reigning rookie of the year and player of the year competed in a major championship match...Finished second in Oklahoma Open losing to Belmonte 193-145 in title match...Joined PBA in 2013 and quickly made an impression by winning a PBA regional title and finishing fourth in the PBA Milwaukee Open during the PBA Summer Swing…Had a very successful World Series of Bowling V finishing sixth in the Cheetah Championship, eighth in the Viper Championship and 10th in the PBA World Championship…Member of 2011 Team USA and 2011 and 2013 Junior Team USA…Won two gold medals and two silver medals in 2011 PABCON Championships...Owns nine PBA regional titles.

Career Statistics

Year* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2019 28 22 17 9 1 221.11 $171,245.00
2018 33 21 12 5 4 217.91 $99,867.00
2017 32 22 17 10 5 224.47 $220,707.50
2016 26 21 16 5 4 224.49 $154,900.00
2015 21 13 10 1 1 223.21 $67,970.00
2014 13 9 5 2 0 221.09 $57,395.00
2013 16 10 5 2 0 220.17 $42,372.22
2011 1 0 0 0 0 192.44 $0.00
2010 1 1 1 0 0 203.94 $3,400.00
2009 1 0 0 0 0 197.61 $0.00

*Note: Statistics will be updated for each tournament after it airs on television. Click here for the PBA Tour TV schedule.

Titles and Achievements

PBA Career Standard Titles (11)

2015 - Lubbock Sports Open, Lubbock, Texas
2016 - Carpentersville, Ill., Bear Open, Detroit, Las Vegas PBA Team Challenge
2017 - Japan, Orlando, Fla., Reno, Nev., Pepsi Scorpion Championship
2018 - Aurora, Ill., Houston mixed doubles, Bear Open, Owasso, Okla.
2019 - Barbasol PBA Tour Finals, Las Vegas.

PBA Career Major Titles (2)

2016 - PBA World Championship, Reno
2017 - FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, Owasso, Okla.

Other Achievements and Awards:
Won 2019 WBT men's finals with a 233-232 win over Anthony Simonsen in title match...Two-time member of Team USA...Gold medal in 2018 World Championship trios and all events, silver in team and doubles...2016 GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year...2012-13 Harry Golden Rookie of the Year.

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