With his victory in the bowlingball.com PBA Maine Shootout presented by Xtra Frame, Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., has taken the early lead in the 10-event Xtra Frame PBA Tour competition points race for a $10,000 bonus.
As the winner of the first tournament in the Xtra Frame PBA Tour series, Ciminelli earned 25 points. Runner-up Tommy Jones picked up 19 points, Tim Gillick 18 for third place and Tim Mack 17 for fourth, followed by Norm Duke (16), Dom Barrett 15, Ryan Graywacz (14), Wes Malott (13), E.J. Tackett (12), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (11), Anthony Simonsen (10), Tom Smallwood (9), Jason Sterner (8), Joe Paluszek (7), Dave Wodka (6), Shawn Maldonado (5), Bill O’Neill (3), Andres Gomez (2) and Sean Rash (1). No points were awarded to the non-member who finished in 17th place. In each subsequent XF PBA Tour events, the same declining points system will be used for the top 20 players.
The next event in the series is the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open April 23-24 at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville, Ill. Players can enter the XF Storm Open under the schedules tab on pba.com. Member entry fee is $250; non-member entry fee is $300. First prize is a guaranteed $10,000. The PBA member with the highest points total at the conclusion of the series will be awarded a $10,000 bonus.