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The 11th Frame: Sean Rash tops a major stepladder field for a major tournament: Francois Lavoie, Jason Belmonte, Bill O’Neill, Anthony Simonsen also make 2019 U.S. Open TV finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:00 pm

The 2019 U.S. Open stepladder finalists, left to right and in order from first to fifth: Sean Rash, Francois Lavoie, Jason Belmonte, Bill O'Neill and Anthony Simonsen. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
There will not be a new major champion in bowling on Wednesday night, as the stepladder finals of the 2019 U.S. Open will feature five major champions: Sean Rash, Francois Lavoie, Jason Belmonte, Bill O’Neill, and Anthony Simonsen. Perhaps that should be expected as the players had to grind through 56 games on four difficult lane patterns of 45, 41, 37 and 40 feet, with the 40-footer being the pattern for the cashers round, match play, and Wednesday’s stepladder live on CBS Sports...

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