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Jason Belmonte cuts into Tom Smallwood’s big lead as high-scoring qualifying ends with stars at top of 2021 KIA PBA Tournament of Champions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:00 pm
Tom Smallwood during the TV finals of the 2016 PBA World Championship. Photo by Susie Fever.
Jason Belmonte cut into Tom Smallwood’s big lead as qualifying ended Wednesday at the 2021 PBA Tournament of Champions at Bowlero Jupiter, according to results posted here at PBA.com. After Tuesday’s first two 6-game blocks of qualifying, Smallwood was averaging more than 262 and had a 211-pin lead over Belmonte, 3,153-2,942. After the third 6-game block on Wednesday, the 6-time and reigning PBA Player of the Year reduced that lead to 177 pins, 4,527-4,350, as his average edged up...