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The 11th Frame: Unexpected 'gift' from Tommy Jones gives E.J. Tackett FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions title

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:45 pm

E.J. Tackett on the bench thinking he had lost before Tommy Jones opened the 10th frame to enable him to win the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions. Photo by Susie Fever.
When E.J. Tackett failed to double in the 10th frame of the title match of the 52nd FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions on Sunday, his reaction of anger at himself said it all. “When I missed the second one in the 10th I thought I had lost the tournament,” the 2016 PBA Player of the Year told ESPN announcer Kimberly Pressler in a post-tournament interview. What Tackett had failed to consider is an old axiom of bowling that ESPN color analyst Randy Pedersen pointed out after it...

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