March 17, 2010 08:07
NORWICH, Conn. – The opening round of the PBA’s Go RVing Match Play Championship at Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center Thursday may also include a “sneak preview” of Chris Barnes Challenge IV presented by Columbia 300.
That’s because the leading bidder for Saturday’s three-game, winner-take-all match will also be paired against Barnes in the Round of 64 as the Go RVing competition begins.
Alex Aguiar of Dartmouth, Mass., who finished fifth in the Go RVing Match Play Championship Tour Qualifying Round on Wednesday, also has posted a high bid of $1,500 to take on Barnes in the special challenge match that will be video-streamed live, exclusively on pba.com’s Xtra Frame, Saturday at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Ironically, by finishing No. 5 in the TQR, Aguiar also wound up as the 61st seed in the Round of 64, which mean he was paired against the fourth-seeded Barnes in the opening round where they will bowl a best-of-seven-game match Thursday.
Unless Aguiar is out-bid by 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, he will bowl Barnes again in a three-game, total pinfall match Saturday night for a $3,000 jackpot.
In three previous Chris Barnes Challenge matches, Barnes has a 2-1 record.
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