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JUPITER, FL (June 10, 2020) - Who will be the lone survivor when 10 of the greatest bowlers in the world take to the lanes in the PBA Summer Clash this Saturday, June 13, 6-8 pm ET, on FOX?

The PBA Summer Clash special event is the second of consecutive weeks of Go Bowling! PBA Tour action from Bowlero Jupiter in Florida on FOX.

Kris Prather won the inaugural PBA Strike Derby last Saturday as pro bowling marked its return from a pause for COVID-19 with a barrage of 213 total strikes on the live 2-hour telecast.

Prather returns this week for the Summer Clash along with the other seven highest finishers in 2020 Go Bowling! PBA Tour events, joined for the first time by the top two women pros on the PWBA points list, Shannon O'Keefe and Danielle McEwan.

The PBA Summer Clash features the popular, sudden-death one-ball elimination format that has twice garnered the highest bowling TV ratings in more than a decade on FOX. All 10 players in the field begin round one bowling a 10th frame, with the low score eliminated. That process then becomes a one-ball count for the survivors each round and continues on until one player is left standing as the winner-take-all champion.

The players competing and how they qualified for the Summer Clash, in the order they will roll each round:

  1. Tommy Jones, PBA Hall of Fame Classic champion.
  2. Sean Rash, PBA Oklahoma Open champion.
  3. Kyle Troup, PBA Jonesboro Open champion.
  4. Kris Prather, PBA Tournament of Champions champion.
  5. Bill O'Neill, PBA Players Championship champion.
  6. Shannon O'Keefe, No. 1 in 2019 PWBA points.
  7. Danielle McEwan, No. 2 in 2019 PWBA points.
  8. Anthony Simonsen, US Open runner-up (champion Jason Belmonte of Australia unable to attend).
  9. Shawn Maldonado, PBA Indianapolis Open runner-up (champion Jesper Svensson of Sweden unable to attend).
  10. E.J. Tackett, PBA World Championship third place (champion Belmonte, second place was Simonsen already in).
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This is like golf, where 10 golfers drive from the same tee box over and over, eliminating the shortest drive or the one who misses the fairway each round.

It is like baseball (remember baseball???), where 10 pitchers must either throw a strike or face elimination.  

These are nothing more than single-skill competitions designed to attract new non-sports viewers with limited attention spans.  
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Agree, but it is thise new non sports viewers with short attention spans who drive up ratings, and and bring more advertising money to the game

I remember in the 70s when PBA on ABC was at its peak, reading that a surprising number of regular viewers were not bowlers
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They were probably bowling on a walled up pattern too!  
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They said it was an easy pattern. Not sure what it would have proved putting out a tough pattern
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Dont forget....

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They said it was an easy pattern. Not sure what it would have proved putting out a tough pattern




They could have them wearing blindfolds

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