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The 11th Frame: As top seed of 2019 PBA World Championship, Jason Belmonte is a game from history — again; Matt McNiel, Bill O’Neill, Jakob Butturff, B.J. Moore also make stepladder finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:00 pm

The stepladder finalists for the 2019 PBA World Championship, left to right and in order from first to fifth: Jason Belmonte, Matt McNiel, Bill O'Neill, Jakob Butturff and B.J. Moore. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Jason Belmonte is set to travel down a familiar road after holding his lead on Saturday to earn the top seed for the 2019 PBA World Championship. It’s a road that seemingly inevitably will find him atop bowling’s major mountain: Belmonte is one game from tying Don Carter’s true historical record of 11 major titles, which also would break the 2-handed Australian’s tie with Earl Anthony and Pete Weber for PBA Tour major titles. In February, Belmonte won his...

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