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EJ's hot streak knows no bounds; Starts new year with a win in Japan

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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).

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K-Motion™ takes over the Bowling World

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8 of the 10 competitors use K-Motion™ as USA defeats the World

Congratulations to the USA team on your win in the PBA USA vs the World special event. It was a fun and entertaining show that featured 8 of 10 players using our K-Motion kinesiology tape.

The USA team was led by G-Force™ staffers EJ Tackett and Dick Allen throwing nothing but strikes, including Allen's clinching 1 ball roll-off. Fellow G-Force™ staffer Matt O'Grady, recent champion and K-Motion user Mitch Beasley, and former staff member BJ Moore III rounded out the winning team, while G-Force™ staffer Tommy Jones served as the team Manager. The World team was comprised of Dom Barrett, Francois Lavoie, Arturo Quintero, Martin Larsen and Sam Cooley. The only competitors not to use K-Motion were Cooley and Moore.

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K-Motion™ aids Lavoie for second title of rookie season

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Rookie finds way to work through neck issues en route to 2016 PBA Shark Championship

Congratulations to Francois Lavoie on your PBA Shark Championship. It was a bit more stealth, but not all injuries occur in visible locations. Francois felt discomfort in his neck and shoulder area in the early rounds of the World Series of Bowling, and we were there and happy to assist with some K-Motion to keep him going throughout the remainder of the event.

In the opening 4 man elimination match, Walter Ray Williams Jr. (227) and Lavoie (212) survived a back n forth match that saw Andrew Cain (208) and G-Force™ staff member Matt O'Grady (201) coming up just shy. Francois then thwarted Walter Rays attempt at becoming the first to 100 PBA wins with a 204-196 victory in the title match. The win makes him the front runner for PBA Rookie of the Year honors, following up an earlier win at the US Open, which included a televised 300 game. Congratulations on your success Mr. Lavoie. We were honored to help you finish off your historic 2016 Rookie of the Year season.

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G-Force™ member Tommy Jones wins 18th PBA Tour Title

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TJ doesn't let the lane conditions sting; holds on for PBA Scorpion Championship

G-Force™ staff member Tommy Jones gave himself an early Christmas present by holding off the competition for his 18th career PBA Tour Title in the PBA Scorpion Championship, which aired as part of an ESPN double header on Christmas day. TJ defeated former staff member BJ Moore III 212-168 on what proved to be a demanding lane condition where staying out of trouble was the key. Jones and Moore found themselves in the title match after posting games of 212 and 224 respectively, edging out Jesper Svensson (194) and Brandon Novak (175) in the opening four player elimination match.

Tommy used K-Motion to great effect in relieving that tension from becoming an issue during the long 2 weeks that is the World Series of Bowling. “That (Scorpion) pattern is really tricky, especially when you’ve got four guys playing in a similar part of the lane,” Jones said. “You have to stay ahead of the moves, but if you get too far ahead, you go right by what’s happening to the condition. It’s one of the hardest patterns for me because I’m not very good at throwing the ball slow. It actually hurts the next day because I’m so tense from trying to slow down. It was hard throwing the ball slow during the week, but it was really hard on TV when you’ve got the adrenaline going. It’s something I’ve been working at and I’m getting better. We’ll call it mission accomplished.”

For Jones, it concluded a strong season which saw him win two titles (2016 PBA Jonesboro XF Open and Scorpion Championship) as well as earn the Xtra Frame $10,000 bonus after narrowly edging out runner-up and fellow G-Force™ staffers EJ Tackett and Ryan Ciminelli during the 9 event cumulative points race.

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