Brian LeClair paces PBA GEICO Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship TQR

    03/25/10

    2009-10 PBA Tour #17

    AMF Babylon Lanes in West Babylon, N.Y. (March 23-28, 2010)

    200910PBA17BrianLeClair.jpg200910PBA17BobbyHall.jpgWith the help of a 300 game, Brian LeClair (pictured left) of Athens, N.Y., led a field of 10 players who advanced out of the Professional Bowlers Association's 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 (right) 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.

     


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    GEICO Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship - Tour Qualifying Round


    Players with position, hometown and 7-game total. The 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, (tie) John Knieriemen, Islip Terrace, N.Y., and Michael Sopper, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,399
    44, Howard Ridgeway, Cleveland, 1,389
    45, (tie) Chris Blaison, Newburgh, N.Y., 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, (tie) Robert Eddy II, Saginaw, Mich., and 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