Canada’s Francois Lavoie Wins PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open

Canada’s Francois Lavoie Wins PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open
2016 PBA Rookie of the Year uses error-free game to upset top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli
 
JONESBORO, Ark. (June 4, 2017) – In a tournament that put a premium on spare shooting, Quebec City native Francois Lavoie threw an error-free game to upset top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Sunday, 224-152, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Jonesboro Bowling Center.
 
Lavoie, PBA’s 2016 Rookie of the Year and the 2016 U.S. Open champion, converted four spares and threw in a string of four strikes late in the game to knock off Ciminelli, who had otherwise dominated the event.
 
Ciminelli, a 31-year-old left-hander, cruised to Saturday’s qualifying lead by out-averaging his closest competitor by nearly 25 pins per game. Despite slowing his scoring pace to an overall 223 average on Sunday, he qualified no. 1 for the four-man stepladder finals by 304 pins over England’s Stuart Williams.
 
But the title match was his downfall. After failing to convert the 3-7 split in the second frame, Ciminelli also failed to convert the 3-5-6-9 in the eighth frame and missed a 6 pin in the ninth.
 
“I reminded myself of what I do best, and that’s keep the ball in play,” Lavoie said. “I don’t strike as much as some of the guys out here, so I have to do what I do best.
 
In the title match, “I was just trying to fluff the ball and leave makeable spares,” he added. “I figured that would put me in a good position.”
 
It was the same philosophy that got Lavoie into the stepladder in the first place. He defeated Japan’s Shota Kawazoe in his final two matches, shooting 200 in game seven and 238 in his final match to advance to the stepladder finals where he broke open a tied match with Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, with three strikes, a spare and a double to win, 210-178.  He then struck on six of his first seven shots to eliminate Williams, 232-196, to advance to the title match.
 
Lavoie won $12,500, his third PBA Tour title and 25 points in the PBA’s Xtra Frame Storm Cup points competition.
 
PBA’s Xtra Frame Storm Cup series continues next Saturday and Sunday with the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open at South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, where Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., is defending champion. All of the Lubbock action will be streamed live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. In addition to monthly and annual subscription packages, a three-day subscription is available for only $3.99 (visit xtraframe.tv to sign up).
 
PBA XTRA FRAME GREATER JONESBORO OPEN
Jonesboro Bowling Center, Jonesboro, Ark., June 4
 
Final Standings:
1, Francois Lavoie, Canada, $12,500.
2, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., $7,000.
3, Stuart Williams, England, $4,000.
4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, $2,500.
 
Stepladder Results:
Match One: Lavoie def. Malott, 210-178.
Semifinal Match: Lavoie def. Williams, 232-196.
Championship: Lavoie def. Ciminelli, 224-152.
 
Final Match Play Standings (after 21 games, including match play bonus pins):
1, Ciminelli, 4-4, 4,805.
2, Williams, 5-3, 4,501.

3, Malott, 4-4, 4,500.

4, Lavoie, 5-2-1, 4,485.

5, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5-3, 4,427, $2,000.

6, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6-2, 4,414, $1,800.

7, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 6-2, 4,391, $1,550.

8, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 4-4, 4,332, $1,415.

9, Dom Barrett, England, 4-4, 4,329, $1,350.

10, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 4-4, 4,327, $1,300.

11, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3-5, 4,269, $1,250.

12, Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., 3-4-1, 4,234, $1,200.

13, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2-6, 4,222, $1,150.

14, n-Michael Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 3-5, 4,208, $1,100.

15, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 2-6, 4,177, $1,050.

16, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 3-5, 4,112, $1,000.
 
Other Cashers (after 13 games):
17, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,602, $780.
18, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,592, $760.
19, n-Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,590, $740.
20, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,581, $720.
21, James Watson, Austin, Texas, 2,571, $700.
22, Curt Dupre IV, Destrehan, La., 2,569, $680.
23, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 2,566, $670.
24, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 2,547, $665.
25, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,544, $660.
26, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 2,541, $650.
27, Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., 2,538, $645.
28, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 2,531, $640.
29, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 2,524, $640.
30, Jared Wolf, Lowell, Ark., 2,520, $635.
31, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,519, $630.
32, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 2,516, $625.
33, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 2,513, $620.
34, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 2,479, $615.
35, n-David Krol, Branson, Mo., 2,462, $610.
36, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,438, $605.
37, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 2,396, $600.


Ryan Ciminelli Races into PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open Lead
New York left-hander averages 234 to take 195-pin lead into Sunday’s cashers round
 
JONESBORO, Ark. (June 3, 2017) – Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., averaged 234.25 for eight games Saturday to take a 195-pin over Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., in the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Jonesboro Bowling Center.
 
Ciminelli, a 31-year-old left-hander and seven-time PBA Tour champion, rolled games of 226, 199, 210, 279, 235, 245, 234 and 236 for a 1,874 pinfall total. No one else in the field of 113 bowlers averaged as high as 210 on the challenging lane condition. Allen averaged 209.88 to finish with 1,679 pins and join the group of 37 top qualifiers who advanced to Sunday’s cashers round.
 
In third place was Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, with 1,670 followed by Xtra Frame Storm Cup points leader Dom Barrett of England with a 1,663 total and Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Mo., with 1,661 pins.
 
The top 37 qualifiers advance to Sunday’s five-game cashers round at 8:30 a.m. The top 16 after 13 games will bowl an eight-game match play round at noon, and the top four after 21 games will compete in the stepladder finals Sunday at 3:45 p.m. All times are Central.
 
At stake for the winner is a $12,500 first prize, a PBA Tour title and 25 points in the Xtra Frame Storm Cup standings. All PBA members who finish among the top 20 earn Xtra Frame Storm Cup points. The Greater Jonesboro Open is the third event of the seven-tournament Storm Cup series.
 
All of Sunday’s action will be streamed live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. In addition to monthly and annual subscription packages, a three-day subscription is available for only $3.99 (visit xtraframe.tv to sign up).
 
PBA XTRA FRAME GREATER JONESBORO OPEN
Jonesboro Bowling Center, Jonesboro, Ark., June 3
 
Final Qualifying Standings (after 8 games; top 37 advance to cashers round)
1, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,874.
2, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,679.
3, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,670.
4, Dom Barrett, England, 1,663.
5, Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., 1,661.
6 (tie), Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,642.
8, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 1,639.
9, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,638.
10, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,619.
11, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 1,615.
12, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 1,613.
13, n-Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,612.
14, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 1,609.
15, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,606.
16, n-David Krol, Branson, Mo., 1,604.
17, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 1,602.
18 (tie), Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and, n-Michael Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 1,600.
20, James Watson, Austin, Texas, 1,598.
21 (tie), Jared Wolf, Lowell, Ark., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,594.
23 (tie), Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, and AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,590.
25, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,588.
26, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 1,586.
27, Stuart Williams, England, 1,585.
28, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,583.
29, Curt Dupre IV, Destrehan, La., 1,582.
30 (tie), Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., and Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 1,581.
32 (tie), David Krol, Nixa, Mo., and Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 1,580.
34, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,565.
35, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,564.
36, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 1,561.
37, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 1,558.
Failed to advance:
38 (tie), Sam Cooley, Australia, and James Cantere, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,555.
40 (tie), Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C.; CJ Kirchner, Herrin, Ill., and Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,553.
43 (tie), Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., and Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1,552.
45, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 1,550.
46, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,549.
47 (tie), n-Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Anthony Coats, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,547.
49, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 1,544.
50, Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,538.
51, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz, 1,535.
52, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 1,531.
53, n-Massimliano Fridegotto, Aruba, 1,526.
54, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,524.
55, n-Anthony Richmond, Sanford, Fla., 1,523.
56, Kristian Sieradzki, Seminole, Fla., 1,522.
57, Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,521.
58, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 1,517.
59, Brad Brooks, Monticello, Ark., 1,513.
59, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,513.
61, Graham Fach, Canada, 1,509.
62, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,508.
63, Mike Bailey, Irving, Texas, 1,496.
64, n-Matt Gasn, Laurel, Md., 1,492.
65, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,491.
66, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 1,488.
67, Trevor Roberts, Crystal River, Fla., 1,487.
68, n-Kenneth Corley, Memphis, Tenn., 1,476.
69 (tie), Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn.; Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., and n-Blake Starr, Oklahoma City, 1,474.
72, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,470.
73, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,468.
74 (tie), n-Jordan Malott, Pflugerville, Tex., and Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,466.
76, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,465.
77, Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 1,447.
78, n-Michael Shirley, North Little Rock, Ark., 1,446.
79, Roger Petrin, Arlington, Texas, 1,444.
80, n-Matthew Hicks, Cabot, Ark., 1,441.
81, Philip Wong, Houston, 1,429.
82, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 1,428.
83, Dylan Burns, Lawrence, Kan., 1,421.
84, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,419.
85, n-Skylar Glanovsky, Fort Smith, Ark., 1,405.
86 (tie), Aaron Ramsden, Pleasant Valley, Mo., and David Adcox Jr., Shawnee, Kan., 1,398.
88, Warren Blankenship, Ardmore, Okla., 1,394.
89 (tie), Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., and Paul Brewbaker, Midwest City, Okla., 1,385.
91, n-Troy White, Carolina Beach, N.C., 1,382.
92, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,381.
93 (tie), Stephen Keblish, Oklahoma City, Okla., and n-Michael Dailey, Memphis, Tenn., 1,378.
95, Adam Pogge, Austin, Texas, 1,376.
96, Jarek Vincent, Fort Smith, Ark., 1,366.
97, Agustin Aranguren, Argentina, 1,365.
98, Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 1,353.
99, Hunter Brooks IV, Smyrna, Tenn., 1,346.
100, Scott Stofko, Flower Mound, Texas, 1,345.
101, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 1,324.
102, Dalton Gallion, Jonesboro, Ark., 1,310.
103, Christopher Lequerica, Bluford, Ill., 1,296.
104, Jonathan McMahon, Moticello, Ark., 1,268.
105, n-John Rutigliano, Cordova, Tenn, 1,266.
106, Michael Schlabach, Goshen, Ind., 1,253.
107, n-Anthony Turner, Stephens Point, Wis., 1,245.
108, Marcus Hays, Wilmar, Ark., 1,190.
109, n-Robert Adams, Paragould Ark., 1,183.
110, n-Blane Baugh, Jonesboro, Ark., 1,182.
111, n-Doug Mason, Eldorado, Ark., 1,164.
112, n-Matt Glodowski, Stephens Point, Wis., 1,163.
113, n-Lynn Martin, Tupelo, Mis., 1,093.
 
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