- Published: Sunday, 11 December 2016 13:00
Photos courtesy of the PBA
EJ Tackett wins 1st Major for 4th Title of the Year; G-Force™ Staff wins World Championship in back-to-back seasons
G-Force™ Staff member EJ Tackett, of Huntington, IN, defeated veteran Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, MI, 246-180, to win his first Major in the PBA World Championship Sunday at the National Bowling Stadium. EJ closed out his victory with a string of 6 strikes to earn the win and fulfill a dream of winning a major. Last year he was the high seed for the 2015 World Championship finals before falling to fellow G-Force™ Staff member Gary Faulkner Jr. in the title match. With the win, EJ becomes one of the front-runners for the PBA Player of the Year race with 4 National Tour victories this season, including this Major, as well as winning the special King of the Swing televised event that capped off the Fall Swing.
As a company, our G-Force™ followed up its 1-2 staff finish in last years 2015 PBA World Championship by having the top 3 finishers use Genesis® products again in 2016. G-Force™ staff member EJ Tackett used a blue Pure Pad™ and K-Motion™ kinesiology tape, runner-up Tom Smallwood used our new Hyper™ Grip Tape on his forearm to help grip the ball during his no-thumb delivery. 3rd Place finisher Dom Barrett, of England, found relief with our K-Motion™ kinesiology tape on his wrist, and our Excel™ 1 performance tape on his thumb.