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The 11th Frame: Is Matt McNiel poised to pull a huge upset, win the 2019 PBA World Championship and deny Jason Belmonte the next step up bowling’s major mountain?

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:30 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.
Anyone who watched Matt McNiel’s performance in Monday night’s TV finals of the 2019 PBA Cheetah Championship might consider it absurd to think he could be poised to pull a huge upset and win the 2019 PBA World Championship on Thursday night, denying top seed Jason Belmonte the history of tying Don Carter’s true historical record of 11 major titles. But considering many factors, a case can be made that the second-seeded McNiel might have the best chance other than...

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