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EJ Tacket had three 300s in qualifying:

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Then Tommy Jones got into the act:

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They said there was a bonus pool of 100,000 yen for any 300's.  On these clips, they were making it seem like it's something impressive.  I did a conversation, and 100,000 yen converts over to about $872 US.  So, the 300 game by Jones will get him a bonus of about $175, unless there are more 300s.  The bonus was put up by PBA Japan.

On a side note, I have to wonder how the US Bowlers can afford to go to Japan.  Airfare, Lodging, and food is very expensive to get there.  Most of the players would lose financially on the deal.  I have to wonder if the PBA pays their way to get there?  Does anyone have any insight to how this works?
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I would think the PBA puts in a little as well as the host. There are great players in Japan, but they want the best in the world there. Maybe they help out with the food and lodging. I'd guess some of the sponsors help kick in too and get some clinics in return to help expose their product. 
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There were only 14-16 PBA players who traveled, being a joint invitational with the JPBA.  Would assume there was no cut and they all got $ just for playing.
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Actually EJ got $300.00 (US) for his 3 300 games ($100 per 300 game), plus he earned $43,800 for winning the tournament. He qualified 5th, and won all 4 matches. In Match One, he defeated Chris Barnes, 257-205, in Match Two, he defeated Sean Rash 259-256, in the Semifinal Match, he defeated Jason Sterner 235-191 & in the Championship match, he defeated Shota Kawazoe from Japan, 259-216. EJ should win PBA player of the year.
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I don't see how this event would be possible without tourney sponsors taking care of the expenses involved.  

Mike....a little spoiler warning would be nice!!   Some of us planned to watch this!!
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I don't see how this event would be possible without tourney sponsors taking care of the expenses involved.  

Mike....a little spoiler warning would be nice!!   Some of us planned to watch this!!



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It was shown live on Xtra frame. ESPN Is not going to show it.
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In that case go right ahead and spoil it.  I don't watch Xtraframe or Utube or Pba.com. 
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Here is the entire telecast

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