Ryan Ciminelli wins qualifying in World Bowling Tour's PTT Tournament in Thailand

    09/29/11

    Thailand

    Six PBA professionals among the top 8, who earn two byes for the finals

    201011PBA11RyanCiminelli2.jpg2011PBAFranBohlmanOpenRhinoPage2.jpgRyan Ciminelli (pictured left), United States, averaged 251.56 for nine games to win the qualifying of the PTT Thailand Tournament 2011, a World Bowling Tour event, at Blu-O Paragon bowling center in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The one-time PBA champion from Cheektowaga, N.Y. combined his three highest three-game qualifying series of 814, 737 and 713 to lead a field of 83 players with 2264 pinfall total.

    Six out of the top eight players, who will bypass the first two rounds of the finals were PBA professionals. Second place belonged to Rhino Page (right) with 2233. WBT ranking leader and reigning PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, was third with 2230.

    201011PBA07DanMacLelland2.jpg2011EmirCupWuSiuHong.jpgPBA exempt bowler Dan MacLelland (left), Canada, was fourth with 2220, with two-time PBA champion Mike Fagan, United States, and one-time PBA titlist Jason Belmonte, Australia, in sixth and seventh place with 2208 and 2205, respectively.

    Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong (right) was the best non-PBA bowler in fifth place with 2209 and rounding out the top 8 was Korean professional Jeong Tae-Hwa with 2203.

    A total of 42 players advance to the finals - the top 38 in the overall qualifying standings including the top two local bowlers (places 9 and 10) plus another two locals (places 39-40) and the top 2 from the Desperado Squad (places 41-42). The top 8 earn two byes and players seeded 9th through 24th will get one bye.

    2011EBT04PeterLjung.jpgPeter Ljung (left), Sweden defeated Qatar's Fahad Al-Emadi in the second one-ball roll-off for the 38th and last place to advance.

    Players seeded 25-42 will bowl 6 games from scratch with the top 10 players advancing to the next round. Those 10 plus all qualifiers who received one bye will bowl 6 games from scratch to cut to the top 10 who will join the top eight qualifiers in the next round.

    Those 20 will bowl again 6 games from scratch to determine the top eight players who will advance to the stepladder finals. The TV Finals will be staged at two lanes constructed inside the Siam Paragon Shopping Center.

    In the opening match, players seeded sixth, seventh and eighth will square off. The winner meets the No. 4 and 5 seed in the second match. The winner takes on the No. 3 seed in Match 3 with the winner advancing to the semifinal match against the No. 2 seed. The winner of that match bowls the tournament leader for the title and the 1 million Baht top prize (approx. $32,220).

     


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    A total of 42 players advance to the finals: The top 38 in the overall qualifying standings including the top two local bowlers (places 9 and 10) plus another two locals (places 39-40) and the top 2 from the Desperado Squad (places 41-42). The top 8 earn two byes and players seeded 9th through 24th will get one bye. Women (F) including eight pins handicap each game.


    Peter Ljung defeated Fahad Al-Emadi in roll-off for 38th place.