Tom Smallwood Leads Kia PBA Tournament of Champions Through First Day of Qualifying

Holds a 211-pin lead over second-place Jason Belmonte after 12 games

Jupiter, Fla.—Three-time PBA Tour champion Tom Smallwood leads all players through the first two rounds of qualifying in the Kia PBA Tournament of Champions. After the first six-game block, Smallwood led defending champion Kris Prather by 68 pins. By the end of the second six-game block, Smallwood increased his lead to 211 pins ahead of second place.

2021 PBA Players Championship winner Kyle Troup opened qualifying with 19 consecutive strikes, rolling a 300 in the first game and the first seven strikes in game two. Troup bowled a second 300 game in round two and sits in third place. Prather, Belmonte and Andrew Anderson each also posted a perfect game during the first two rounds.

Qualifying concludes tomorrow with rounds three and four streaming live starting at 11 a.m. ET on FloBowling. The top 24 players after all 24 qualifying games advance to match play beginning Thursday, Feb. 25. 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 Top 10 Through 12 Games

Bowlero Jupiter – Jupiter, Fla.

Tom Smallwood +753

Jason Belmonte +542

Kyle Troup +516

Anthony Simonsen +514

Andrew Anderson +490

Tom Daugherty +482

Sean Rash +479

Jesper Svensson +456

Wes Malott +450

Kris Prather +437

Full Kia PBA Tournament of Champions standings under Tournament Scores: www.pba.com/node/118506

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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