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The 11th Frame: E.J. Tackett cruises to top seed of PBA World Championship again, but 2016 show field offers different challenge

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 11:59 pm

The TV finalists for the PBA World Championship, left to right and in order from first to fifth seed: E.J. Tackett, Dom Barrett, Jason Belmonte, Thomas Smallwood, Anthony Simonsen. Photo by Mike Flanagan.
E.J. Tackett on Monday earned the top seed for the TV finals of the PBA World Championship for the second straight year, but the rest of the stepladder finals field could not be more different. A year ago, Tackett was the only right-hander on the show, and he ended up suffering a devastating loss to Gary Faulkner Jr. in the title match. This year, the field features five right-handers who together may comprise the highest total rev rate of any show in PBA history: Tackett, Barrett, Jason...

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