$250,000 is up for grabs in the finals of the PBA Players Championship? The road to get there has been anything but easy. After 28 games of qualifying in one weekend, our Team Storm players who qualified for the finals of the PBA Players Championship shared their thoughts leading into their region finals.

ANTHONY SIMONSEN
#1 QUALIFER in WEST REGION

“It was a long 28 games over 2 days but got through it. There were numerous balls in play for me throughout the weekend but there were none better than my trusty Alpha Crux.”

DARREN TANG
#4 QUALIFER in WEST REGION

“Perseverance was the key word for the weekend.”

“I knew if I stayed mentally strong, I would have a great chance at making the show. Always looking forward to opportunities on TV. Improvement throughout my career has been heavily based on learning from experiences. Hopefully I can apply what I’ve learned from past shows to win this one.”

FRANCOIS LAVOIE
#1 QUALIFIER in SOUTHWEST REGION

“My mindset is very present oriented. Step one is done. Now I’m moving on to step two. This is a new, unique format, so I’m making sure I only focus on the things that matter right now.”

AJ CHAPMAN
#5 QUALIFIER IN SOUTHWEST REGION

“It was an absolute mental and physical grind with 28 games in just 2 days. Being able to pick myself back up mentally after making mistakes was the key to getting to the show.”

RONNIE RUSSELL
#3 QUALIFIER in CENTRAL REGION

“Thank you hand for having some touch! Shot 300 with the Fast Pitch and Zen!! Looking forward to competing ”

WES MALOTT
#4 QUALIFIER in CENTRAL REGION
10-time winner Wes Malott recently moved to Indiana and has been working hard on and off the lanes. He’s looking forward to moving on to the next round and bowling some more matches!

KYLE TROUP
#1 QUALIFIER in EAST REGION

“I’m looking forward to the next step in the process. The goal was to get to Florida where I’ve had some past success and possible advantage with knowing the center. Trust in the process and keep working hard leading up to this weekend.”

BRANDON NOVAK
#2 QUALIFIER in EAST REGION

“Feels good to be back on tv. After a couple year hiatus, I was able to find my way back into the title picture. Can’t wait to get there and try to run down my first title. Bowled well all weekend, so happy to be back! Thanks to EVERYONE all around for the continued messages of support throughout the weekend.”

CHRIS VIA
#4 in EAST REGION

“Really happy with my mental and physical performance this week. 28 games in 2 days was a grind and it was a battle through the last game. Going to try to stick to the same process and same routine. Different pattern in a different so I have to be open minded as to what I’m seeing.”

JESPER SVENSSON
#1 QUALIFIER in SOUTH REGION

“TV TIME! Made it though he qualifying in the South Region! Super happy with my performance so far. Have to keep it up though, pretty tough people to beat for a spot in the big one.”

WHEN CAN YOU WATCH?

PBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Sunday, Jan. 24 at 12 p.m. ET on FS1 – West Region Finals
Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. ET on FS1 – Southwest Region Finals
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. ET on FS1 – Central Region Finals
Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. ET on FS1 – East Region Finals
Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1 – South Region Finals
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX – PBA Players Championship Finals