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Stuart Williams is among seventeen TOC stepladder finalists


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Stuart Williams remains the only European still in play for the PBA Tournament of Champions major title.


Stu managed to win 12 out of 24 of his match-play duels (12W-12L-0D) and it was enough to secure the No. 10 seed at the TOC stepladder finals. Stu also earned one day off for his efforts. Stuart Williams will bowl on Sunday, at 1:30 AM CET.



After the TOC match-play round, only seventeen players secured their spot at the stepladder finals.


EJ Tackett earned the No. 1 seed after another phenomenal performance on the PBA Tour. He averaged 225.76 for forty-eight games on the 40-foot Don Johnson oil pattern. It will be the fourth title match for the Indiana native this season.


EJ Tackett is now one game away from becoming the first player in PBA Tour history to win four of the season's first six tournaments.


Anthony Simonsen secured the No. 2 seed and will seek revenge after a loss to Tackett one week ago at the PBA Jackson Classic.


Australian bowling star Jason Belmonte made a little miracle when he was 154 pins outside the cut going into the third round of qualifying in 51st place. He moved up to 20th place and qualified for match-play with a field-high 1,446 series. With that not being enough, the 14-time major champion won 13 of his final 14 matches to secure the No. 6 seed, being only six wins away from his 15th major.

SEED

NAME

AVG

+/-

EJ Tacket

225.76

638

Anthony Simonsen

222.36

510

Matthew Ogle

221.64

495

Jason Sterner

222.79

378

Kyle Troup

219.69

368

Jason Belmonte

219.38

355

Andrew Anderson

220.60

316

Marshall Kent

219.86

300

Jake Peters

218.62

263

Stuart Williams

219.83

254

Chris Via

218.64

189

Tom Smallwood

217.36

180

Kristopher Prather

218.40

149

Wes Malott

217.36

120

Tim Gruendler

215.81

85

Francois Lavoie

218.17

64

Patrick Hanrahan

212.71

0

The TOC stepladder finals start on Saturday at 3 AM CET with No. 16 François Lavoie facing No. 17 Packy Hanrahan on FS1.

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