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Bill O'Neill Triumphs in PBA Players Championship for Third Major Title


Bill O'Neill Triumphs in PBA Players Championship for Third Major Title

Bill O'Neill won Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Players Championship presented by Snickers and the season-opening major title at Northrock Lanes in Wichita.


Bill O'Neill defeated Tom Smallwood in a thrilling final 211-178 to secure his third PBA career major title.


This victory marked Bill O'Neill's first PBA title since 2020.


Bill O'Neill secured his place in five-player stepladder finals as the No. 2 seed, averaging over 237 across 48 games of the qualification.


On his road to the final, Bill O'Neill defeated Ryan Barnes 215-205, who made his first career PBA championship round appearance, clinching No. 4 seed.


A senior and part of the Wichita State defending national championship-winning collegiate team, made a stellar performance, defeating Chris Via 267-223 in match 1 and Nate Stubler 224-220 in match 2.