Ryan Ciminelli named October IBMA Bowler of the Month


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    2015PBA17RyanCiminelli.jpg Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, New York, has been selected as the October 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Ciminelli won the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open (pictured with the trophy) defeating Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, New York, 269-211, in the title match.

    The live streamed stepladder finals began with the fourth-seeded Parker Bohn III, Jackson, New Jersey, ousting fifth-seeded Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 215-200. Bohn then downed third-seeded Jason Belmonte, Australia, 253-210.

    The second-seeded Ciminelli defeated Bohn, 234-190, setting up the title match with Pepe, who lead the field by 370 pins after qualifying and match play.

    Ciminelli started in fifth place after the two qualifying rounds, before a 6-2 mark in the first round of match play vaulted him to second place, maintaining that spot until the finals.

    This was Ciminelli's third PBA title along with his first, the One A Day Earl Anthony Memorial Classic in 2011, and the Chameleon Championship at the 2013 PBA World Series of Bowling. This win gave him momentum to capture his fourth PBA title and first major weeks later, the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open.

    Others obtaining votes this month were Jesper Svensson, winner of the European Bowling Tour 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, Sean Rash, winner of the PBA Xtra Frame Midwest Iowa Open, Danielle McEwan, winner of the PBA Xtra Frame South Point West Challenge, and member of Dead Money, winner of the PBA Team Challenge.


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