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Albany's LeClair Places Second in PBA50 Event That He Sponsors

Schenectady, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2018) – Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa. compiled a 6-1-1 match play record on his way to a 69-pin victory over tournament sponsor Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y. in the PBA50 Brian LeClair's Revolutions Pro Shop Eastern Open at Boulevard Bowl Sunday.
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Albany's LeClair Places Second in PBA50 Event That He Sponsors

Date: Tue, Sep 11th, 2018 12:00:00 am

Rick Graham wins PBA50 Brian LeClair's Revolutions Pro Shop Eastern Open

Schenectady, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2018) – Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa. compiled a 6-1-1 match play record on his way to a 69-pin victory over tournament sponsor Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y. in the PBA50 Brian LeClair's Revolutions Pro Shop Eastern Open at Boulevard Bowl Sunday.

Graham, who finished second in last year's event, survived a 178 final game in qualifying to advance to the semifinal round. He then led the semifinal round to advance to the round robin finals, where he retained the lead to the end, posting a total of 2,083 pins for the eight-game round, including match play bonus pins, to out-distance LeClair's 2,014 total.

The win was Graham's fourth in PBA Regional competition, but his first in PBA50 competition. He earned $1,500 for the win while LeClair, who rolled a 279 in the position round to move into second place, earned $900. Bruce Hall of Westborough, Mass. was third, earning $850.

The next stop on the PBA East Region tour is the PBA Millsboro Over/Under 50 Doubles, which will be held at Millsboro Lanes in Millsboro, Del., Sept. 21-23.

PBA50 BRIAN LECLAIR'S REVOLUTIONS PRO SHOP OPEN

Boulevard Bowl, Schenectady, N.Y., Sunday

Final Match Play Standings (after 8 games, including match play bonus pins)

1, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 6-1-1, 2,083, $1,500.

2, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 5-3, 2,014, $900.

3, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 4-3-1, 1,968, $850.

4, Tim Beaver, Kingston, N.Y., 4-4, 1,850, $825.

5, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3-5, 1,826, $800.

6, Ray Textor, Kennedy, N.Y., 2-6, 1,758, $750.

7, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 5-3, 1,752, $725.

8, Tom Yadanza, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 2-6, 1,695, $700.

Semifinal Round (after 5 games, top 4 advanced along with top 4 from qualifying round)

1, Graham, 1.258.

2, LeClair, 1.250.

3, Hall, 1.175.

4, Yadanza, 1,137.

5, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,113, $640.

6, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 1,099, $630.

7, n-Pat Brick, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,074, $625.

8, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,060, $620.

9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 993, $615.

10, n-Jack Scaccia, Guilderland, N.Y., 992, $610.

11, Gary Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 962, $505.

12, Mike Tweed, Camp Hill, Pa., 908, $600.

n–denotes non-PBA member

300 Game: Harry Sullins


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