Mazzanti beats Eagle to win the Senior's title in Panama Invitational Tournament

    10/08/07

    Panama

    El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

    2007PITMazzantiHolman.jpg In a showdown of some of the best senior bowlers from the United States, Vince Mazzanti Jr. came out on top to win the Senior's Division at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament on Sunday afternoon.

    The picture shows Mazzanti, left, in an interview with PBA Hall of Famer and TV comentator, Marshall Holman, right.

    2007PITDaleEagle_small.jpg Mazzanti defeated Dale Eagle (right), 215-178, in the championship match to earn the $15,000 first place check.

    2007PITVinceMazzantiwins.jpg Mazzanti (pictured left after he had sealed the victory), a left-hander, never trailed in the final match yet didn’t throw more than a double in defeating Eagle. Eagle, meanwhile, struggled in the championship, throwing just three strikes.

    2007PITMikeDias_small.jpg To reach the championship, Mazzanti had to get past fellow left-hander Mike Dias (right), 238-205. Mazzanti trailed early yet strung together five strikes from the fifth to the ninth frames to take control.

    2007PITMarkRoth_small.jpg In the first match of the finals, Mark Roth (left) blew away Sam Carter 259-207, finishing the game with six consecutive strikes.

    Roth them took on Dias in the second match and had a chance to pull out a victory in the final frame but couldn’t get it done. Needing three strikes in the final frame to win by one pin, Roth left a 10 pin on his second shot in the 10th to lose 237-227.


    Panama Invitational Tournament - Senior Division


    El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

    Championship Round:
    1. Vince Mazzanti Jr., United States, $15.000
    2. Dale Eagle, United States, $7.500
    3. Mike Dias, United States, $5.000
    4. Mark Roth, United States, $4.000
    5. Sam Carter, United States, $3.500

    Playoff Results:
    Match 1: Roth def. Carter, 259-207
    Match 2: Dias def. Roth, 237-227
    Match 3: Mazzanti def. Dias, 238-205
    Match 4: Mazzanti def. Eagle, 215-178.


    Open, Women's and Senior's Division Standings after Day One.

    Open, Women's and Senior's Division Standings after Day Two.

    Open, Women's and Senior's Division Standings after Day Three.

    Open, Women's and Senior's Division Standings after Semi-finals.