Full 64-Player Field Determined For PBA Go RVing Match Play Championship

by PBA Editor March 17, 2009 19:00
In a tournament featuring an NCAA Basketball Tournament-style bracket competition, the field of 64 has been set for the Professional Bowlers Association Go RVing Match Play Championship at Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center.
 
Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., topped 69 entrants in Wednesday’s PBA Tour Qualifying Round with a 1,590 seven-game pinfall (227.14 average). He will face No. 7 seed Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, in Thursday’s Round of 64.
 
Like the NCAA Tournament, the Go RVing Match Play Championship will pit 64 contestants in a win-or-go-home bracket elimination competition. Fans of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour can see the seedings and follow the bracket action on PBA.com. There’s also an opportunity for fans to enter their bracket picks to win an autographed PBA bowling pin autographed by the ESPN telecast finalists.
 
Other bowlers moving on to the Round of 64 bracket are:Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 1,562; Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,551; non-member qualifier Alex Aguiar, Dartmouth, Mass., 1,545; Vinny D’Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,519; Joseph Costanzo, Plainview, N.Y., 1,509 and Scott Santos, Ledyard, Conn., 1,486. As the top non-member qualifier Aguiar will be seeded 64th and face No. 1 seed Wes Malott in Thursday’s Round of 64.
 
Already seeded into the field for the “best-of-seven games” eliminations were the 36 players who have earned their rankings based upon the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour points standings.  The remaining competitors, including the top TQR finishers, are now seeded based upon their ranking on the season points standings list.
 
After Thursday’s Round of 64, Rounds of 32, 16 and 8 will be conducted on Friday.
 
The semifinals will take place on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern with coverage on Xtra Frame, the PBA’s online video service. The live ESPN-final match for the Go RVing Match Play Championship will be conducted Sunday March 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Both the semifinals and the live ESPN finals will feature three-game total pins matches.
 
 
Go RVing Match Play Championship
Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center – Norwich, Conn.
PBA Tour Qualifying Round Results (7 games)
*Indicates top non-member advancing to Round of 64
 
1, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,590
2, Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 1,562
3, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,551
4, *Alex Aguiar, Dartmouth, Mass., 1,545
5, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,519
6, Joseph Costanzo, Plainview, N.Y., 1,509
7, Scott Santos, Ledyard, Conn., 1,486
8, Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 1,475, $900
9, Wayne Hedges, Plantsville, Conn., 1,472, $550
10, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,464, $390
11, Russell Michaud, Hudson, N.H., 1,462, $350
12, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,459, $207
12, Alex Medveditskov, Russia, 1,459, $207
14, David Simard, Canada, 1,458
15, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 1,448
15, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,448
17, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,446
18, Mike Centrone, Carmel, N.Y., 1,444
19, George Lambert IV, Canada, 1,436
20, Evan Rachbuch, E. Windsor, N.J., 1,431
21, Curtis Foss, Medina, N.Y., 1,430
22, Bill Holota, Bolton, Conn., 1,423
23, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,412
24, Chris Forry, Bridgeport, Conn., 1,411
25, Steve Wagoner, Broadalbin, N.Y., 1,406
26, Keith Laing, Oakdale, Conn., 1,405
27, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,403
28, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 1,395
29, Dan Furman, Amsterdam, N.Y., 1,382
30, Brandon Robertson, Clinton, Conn., 1,378
31, Chris Larsen, Norwich, Conn., 1,376
32, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,374
33, Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,373
34, Christopher Colella, Templeton, Mass., 1,367
35, Timothy West, Easton, Conn., 1,351
36, Jason Mahon, East Haven, Conn., 1,349
37, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 1,345
38, Charles Anderson, Sloatsburg, N.Y., 1,338
39, Chris Ewen, Norwich, N.Y., 1,333
40, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,330
41, Thomas Durand, West Haven, Conn., 1,326
42, Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 1,323
43, Skip Candler, Norwich, Conn., 1,304
44, Keith DeCambra, Quincy, Mass., 1,298
45, Robert Jette, Lisbon, Conn., 1,294
46, Dale Aivaz Jr., Yonkers, N.Y., 1,290
47, Bryan Martinson, Lakeland, Fla., 1,287
47, Eric Stangle, Ballston Spa, N.Y., 1,287
49, Skip Odiorne, Windsor Locks, Conn., 1,284
50, Michael Blakeney, Havertown, Pa., 1,280
51, Neil Binder, Shelton, Conn., 1,279
52, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 1,275
53, Mark Cise, Summit, N.J., 1,267
54, Ernie Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., 1,266
55, Brandon Joseph, Glastonbury, Conn., 1,260
56, Michael Markis, Hawley, Pa, 1,257
57, Jeff Bochese, Preston, Conn., 1,256
58, Bryan Easterbrooks, Lyndonville, Vt., 1,245
59, Christopher Sevick, Norwich, Conn., 1,225
60, Aaron Graves, Danbury, Conn., 1,220
61, Paul Christopher, Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,214
62, Gregory Green, Westerly, R.I., 1,210
63, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 1,178
64, Ralph Ehrlich, N. Massapequa, N.Y., 1,170
65, Brian DiCicco, Agawam, Mass., 1,163
66, Larry Wentz III, Bristol, Conn., 1,149
67, Billy Trudell, Coventry, R.I., 1,139
68, Roy Cadoo Jr., Staten Island, N.Y., 1,078
69, David Thomas, Hadley, Mass., 1,077
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