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The 11th Frame: As expected, round-robin match play with bonus pins ditched for PBA Players Championship, Tournament of Champions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 11:00 am

Jesper Svensson won the 2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
As expected, the formats for the 2017 Barbasol PBA Players Championship and 2017 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions will not include the traditional round-robin match play with bonus pins that has been a staple of the PBA for decades. PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark talked about working with the players on format changes in my Q&A with him during GEICO World Series of Bowling VIII earlier this month. Bill O’Neill of the Players Committee told 11thFrame.com during the World...

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