Brian LeClair Paces GEICO Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship Tour Qualifier Field

by Jason Thomas March 24, 2010 06:08

With the help of a 300 game, Brian LeClair of Athens, N.Y., led a field of 10 players who advanced out of the PBA Tour Qualifying Round Wednesday completing the field of 64 for the GEICO Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship which gets underway with the first round Thursday at AMF Babylon Lanes.

LeClair averaged 240.7 to finish the seven-game qualifying round with a 1,685 pinfall total, 90 pins ahead of Bobby Hall II of Landover, Md., in second with 1,595. All 71 players in the qualifier were required to use PBA-approved plastic balls.

Also advancing were Joseph Costanzo, Plainview, N.Y., 1,588; Johnny Petraglia Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, 1,584; Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,573; Dave D’Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,572; Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,570; Alex Cavagnaro, Lindenhurst, N.Y., 1,568; amateur Brian Ziesig, Levittown, N.Y., 1,551, and Brad Kemp, Allentown, Pa., 1,542.

Beginning with Thursday’s first Round of 64, all players will be required to use identical special Mark Roth custom-designed plastic balls manufactured by OntheBallBowling.com. These will be the only balls they will be able to use throughout the tournament.

With all players having to rely on 1970s-era technology, the playing field is equalized and there is less reliance on today’s high-powered equipment.

After Thursday’s second Round of 64, the field will be cut to 32 players who will advance to a match play round Friday morning which cuts the field to the top 16. Friday evening’s match play round will determine the top five who will advance to Sunday’s finals to be telecast live on ESPN at 2 p.m. Eastern.

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR

GEICO MARK ROTH PLASTIC BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

AMF Babylon Lanes, West Babylon, N.Y., March 24

PBA TOUR QUALIFYING ROUND

(After 7 games, top 10 advance to Round of 64)

1, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 1,685.
2, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,595.
3, Joseph Costanzo, Plainview, N.Y., 1,588.
4, Johnny Petraglia Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, 1,584.
5, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,573.
6, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,572.
7, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,570.
8, Alex Cavagnaro, Lindenhurst, N.Y., 1,568.
9, Brian Ziesig, Levittown, N.Y., 1,551.
10, Brad Kemp, Allentown, Pa., 1,542.
11, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,539, $1,000.
12, John Lewis, Chester, N.Y., 1,538, $700.
13, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,536, $500.
14, Steven Black, Phoenix, 1,534, $400.
15, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,533, $350.
16, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,522, $320.
17, Rudy Kasimakis, Baldwyn, Miss., 1,516, $300.
18, Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., 1,513.
19, Frankie Calca, Elmont, N.Y., 1,504.
20, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,494.
21, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,487.
22, Joseph Gentile, Melville, N.Y., 1,484.
23, James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,479.
24, David O'Sullivan, Orlando, Fla., 1,473.
25, Alexander Marsillo, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,461.
26, Alex Martin, Coram, N.Y., 1,448.
27, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,444.
28, Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,442.
29, (tie) Robert Volk, Ridge, N.Y., and Justin Warhol, Sound Beach, N.Y, 1,439. 31, D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,435.
32, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,429.
33, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 1,426.
34, Joe Novara, East Patchogue, N.Y., 1,425.
35,(tie) J.J. Vece, Wallingford, Conn., and Michael Vella, Lindenhurst, N.Y., 1,421.
37, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,417.
38, Kevin Bandrowski, Lancaster, Pa., 1,415.
39, Jim Rogers, Brick, N.J., 1,409.
40, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 1,406.
41, Vic Marotto, Wallingford, Conn., 1,404.
42, John Knieriemen, Islip Terrace, N.Y., 1,399.
42, Michael Sopper, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,399.
44, Howard Ridgeway, Cleveland, 1,389.
45, (tie) Chris Blaison, Newburgh, N.Y., 1,386 and Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 1,386.
47, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 1,385.
48, Bob Andretta Jr., New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,375.
49, Mark Heller Jr., Allentown, Pa., 1,369.
50, Norm Ginsberg Jr., Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., 1,350.
51, (tie) Gaetano Sereno, Ridgewood, N.Y., and Brian Dailey, West Hempstead, N.Y., 1,340.
53, Steven Raifer, Farmingdale, N.Y., 1,333.
54, Chris Lucchese, Fresh Meadow, N.Y., 1,325.
55, Darren Andretta, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,323.
56, Robert Eddy II, Saginaw, Mich., 1,316.
56, Chris Larsen, Norwich, Conn., 1,316.
58, Scott Santos, Ledyard, Conn., 1,308.
59, Gennaro Fiorentino, Lindenhurst, N.Y., 1,295.
60, Jonathan Wilhelm, Middltown, N.Y., 1,276.
61, Chris Liotta, Dix Hills, N.Y., 1,256.
62, Ralph Ehrlich, North Massapequa, N.Y., 1,238.
63, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 1,209.
64, Brian DiCicco, Agawam, Mass., 1,207.
65, Andrew Mangiapahella, East Islip, N.Y., 1,202.
66, Sun Kim, Flushing, N.Y., 1,174.
67, William Beesch, New York, 1,150.
68, Gary Elferis, Flushing, N.Y., 1,140.
69, Jason Berry, West Islip, N.Y., 1,139.
70, Matthew Denmark, Deer Park, N.Y., 1,138.
71, Amir Abtahi, Franklin Lake, N.J., 1,094.


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