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Sam Ventura Captures PBA Ned Micelli Memorial Tournament

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (June 22, 2019) – Sammy Ventura of Norwich, N.Y., a two-time East Region PBA50 Player of the Year, compiled a 5-3 match play record and a 15-game total of 3,598 pins to win the PBA50 Ned Micelli Memorial at Herrill Lanes Saturday by a mere six pins over reigning PBA50 East Region Player of the Year Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa.
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Sam Ventura Captures PBA Ned Micelli Memorial Tournament

Date: Wed, Jun 26th, 2019 12:00:00 am

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (June 22, 2019) – Sammy Ventura of Norwich, N.Y., a two-time East Region PBA50 Player of the Year, compiled a 5-3 match play record and a 15-game total of 3,598 pins to win the PBA50 Ned Micelli Memorial at Herrill Lanes Saturday by a mere six pins over reigning PBA50 East Region Player of the Year Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa.

Ventura qualified second, 11 pins behind Graham, but quickly assumed the lead, which he held throughout the first seven games of the round robin match play finals. Ventura held a 69-pin lead over Graham going into the final match, but Graham started with four strikes and found himself in position to win before he suffered an open frame in the seventh frame. After Graham failed to strike in the ninth, Ventura had the title clinched despite an open in the final frame.

Ventura won $1,500 along with his ninth overall PBA Regional title while Graham earned $800.

The new PBA East Region event was organized by PBA member Glenn Smith to honor the late Ned Micelli, a long-time fellow competitor. Micelli, who died in July 2017, competed well into his 80s throughout the Long Island area.

The PBA East Region next travels to Deptford, N.J., for the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial at Brunswick Zone Deptford July 12-14.  

PBA50 NED MICELLI MEMORIAL

Herrill Lanes, New Hyde Park, N.Y., Saturday

Final Match Play Standings (after 15 games, including match play bonus pins)

1, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 5-3, 3,598, $1,500.

2, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 7-1, 3,592, $800.

3, Robert Greene, Oxford, Conn., 7-1, 3,493, $750.

4. n-Jeff Morin, Hopatcong, N.J., 5-3, 3,411, $700.

5, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 5-3, 3,410, $675.

6, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 6-2, 3,369, $650.

7. Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2-6, 3,325, $640.

8, John Zawalick, Westminster, Mass., 5-3, 3,249, $630.

9, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1-7, 3,238, $620.

10. Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3-5, 3,200, $610.

11. George Tignor, Winchendon, Mass., 2-6, 3,137, $595.

      Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 3-4-1, 3,137, $595.

13. n-Michael Perrone, Deer Park, N.Y., 4-4, 3,135, $580.

14. Gene Speenburgh, Catskill, N.Y., 3-5, 3,114, $570.

15. Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 4-4, 3.079, $560.

16, Eddie Wu, New York 1-6-1, 2,886, $550.


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