Led by inaugural Mark Roth PBA League MVP Chris Barnes, the Silver Lake Atom Splitters triumphed over cross-town rivals L.A. X to win the Elias Cup.
Jason Belmonte of L.A. X rolled a 279 in the singles match against Barnes to give L.A. X the early lead, but the Atom Splitters quickly tied the match at one point apiece in the doubles match. L.A. again took the lead with a victory in trios, but Silver Lake ultimately emerged victorious with a 225-203 win in the Baker team match.
Tensions in California will be running high tomorrow as the bitter rivalry between the Silver Lake Atom Splitters and L.A. X pits neighbor against neighbor in the Los Angeles area. The Elias Cup Finals will air at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The winning team will hoist the Elias Cup, closing out the 2014 PBA League season. There is no word yet on a potential parade route for the victors.
At 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Sunday, the Philadelphia Hitmen take on the Silver Lake Atom Splitters for a berth in the Elias Cup Finals against the L.A. X.
L.A. X eliminated last year's Elias Cup Champions, the New York City WTT KingPins, in last week's broadcast, guaranteeing we will not see a repeat champion this year.
Last year's Elias Cup Champions, the New York City WTT KingPins, will not repeat, as they were eliminated by L.A. X in the semifinals of the 2014 Elias Cup tournament.
L.A. X awaits the winner of the match between the Silver Lake Atom Splitters and Philadelphia Hitmen.