- Published: Saturday, 14 January 2017 12:00
Photo courtesy of the PBA
Tackett wins 2017 DHC PBA Japan Invitational for 6th career title
EJ Tackett, fresh off his 2016 World Championship win, has continued his mastery of the lanes into the new year. In what turned out to be a strike fest, Tackett spent the entire tournament near the top of the leader board. His performance included not one, not two, but three 300 games to make it into the 5th spot for the stepladder finals. From there he continued his strike barrage by running the ladder, defeating Chris Barnes 257-205, Sean Rash 259-256 and Jason Sterner 235-191. The title match saw him take on PBA Japan star and tournament leader (by 401 pins!) Shota Kawazoe. EJ found the winners circle with a 259-216 victory for his 6th career title, and 5th since the 2016 season. Talent plays anywhere, as they say, and this young man certainly has an abundance of it.
Other notable G-Force™ staff finishes included Tommy Jones (7th), who had two 300 games himself, Josh Blanchard (12th) and Kris Prather (19th).