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Hot off the Press

November 20, 2019

The Bowlero Elite Series Announces 16 Players to Compete in Final Tournament of the Year for a $100,000 First Place Prize

Watch America’s Top League Bowlers Compete Against the Pros at Bowlero Jupiter in Florida, Airing on NBC on Sunday, December 29 at 1:00 P.M. ET

NEW YORK, N.Y.– November 20, 2019 – After a successful year with the first two tournaments of the Bowlero Elite Series, the pro-am competition rolls into Bowlero Jupiter in Florida with its third highly anticipated installment. Set to air on Sunday, December 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET on NBC, the tournament will welcome previous champions Luis Gonzalez and Anthony Simonsen, who will be joined by returning players, four new professionals, and six new league bowlers.

The climactic, fast-paced competition will have the 16 players face off in single elimination brackets as they vie for the first-place prize of $100,000. As seen previously, the outcome of every matchup is unpredictable and any competitor could go home as the new BES champion.

The eight professional bowlers include:

  • Kyle Troup, three-time PBA Tour Champion and runner up of the first Bowlero Elite Series
  • Anthony Simonsen, two-time PBA Major Tour Champion and winner of the second Bowlero Elite Series
  • Jason Belmonte, 22-time PBA Tour Champion (including 11 career majors) and four-time PBA Player of the year
  • Shannon O’Keefe, 10-time PWBA Champion and 2019 PWBA Player of the Year
  • Kyle Sherman, PBA Tour Champion and three-time collegiate All-American
  • Marshall Kent, four-time PBA Tour Champion and 2014 Harry Golden Rookie of the Year
  • Tommy Jones, 19-time PBA Tour Champion and 2005 PBA Player of the Year
  • Clara Guerrero, PWBA Tour Champion and gold medal winner in the 2019 Pan American Games

The eight amateur bowlers include:

  • Luis Gonzalez, champion of the first Bowlero Elite Series tournament
  • Amy Brehm, New Jersey middle school teacher and runner up in the second Bowlero Elite Series tournament
  • Elizabeth Jones, registered nurse and bowling enthusiast from Miami
  • Jay Nephew, marketing professional and avid bowler with 58 perfect 300 games
  • Douglas Herron, Electromechanical Maintenance Technician from New Jersey and host of “DOUGIEEEVISION!”
  • Garret Shovan, former collegiate bowler and bowling pro shop attendant from Denver
  • Mike Ewing, marketing professional, father, and competitive sports fan from Phoenix
  • Greg Thompson, aspiring pro bowler and active community member from Tempe, AZ

As seen in the past, the tournament is full of surprises from beginning to end. To find out who wins, viewers can also stream the tournament on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Active league bowlers looking to get involved with the sport can visit bowlero.com for more information.

ABOUT THE BOWLERO ELITE SERIES
The Bowlero Elite Series is a groundbreaking sports property that brings together Bowlero Corp league bowlers and professional bowlers from across the sport to compete for cash prizes in excess of $1 million dollars. The Bowlero Elite Series is sponsored by Bowlero Corp, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers, with over 300 locations under three distinctive brands: Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes and AMF. For more information on Bowlero Corp and the Bowlero Elite Series, please visit BowleroCorp.com and BowleroEliteSeries.com

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