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Multiple-time champions earn top seeds for 2021 PBA Players Championship regional stepladders, but 25 TV finalists include 11 non-champions, 5 TV rookies

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:00 pm
Francois Lavoie had the highest total in regional qualifying for the 2021 PBA Players Championship. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
There should be no surprise that after 28 games on four PBA lane patterns, multiple-time PBA Tour champions earned the top seeds for the five regional stepladder finals of the 2021 PBA Tour Players Championship. But I also wouldn’t be surprised that the 25 stepladder spots include 11 non-winners and five players making their PBA Tour TV debuts: There always are talented players emerging on the PBA Tour and it’s certainly possible to get hot and ride a wave of momentum for two days....