EJ Tackett

Huntington, Ind.

Age 24 - 8/7/1992

Career PBA 300 games: 6

EJ Tackett


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Tour Earnings
Total Earnings

2017: 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 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.

Career: 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...

Career Statistics

Season* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2017 10 8 6 4 2 227.05 $123,632.50
2016 26 21 16 5 4 224.49 $168,290.00
2015 21 13 10 1 1 223.21 $78,757.50
2014 13 9 5 2 0 221.09 $74,150.00
2012-2013 16 10 5 2 0 220.17 $42,372.22

*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 Standard Titles (5)

2015 - Lubbock, Texas
2016 - Carpentersville, Ill., Detroit (Bear Open)
, Las Vegas (PBA Team Challenge)

2017 - Japan.

PBA Major Titles (2)

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

Other achievements:
2016 GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year
2012-13 Rookie of the Year.

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