Aiezza wins scratch singles title

Bowler gets $4,000 for 3-pin victory in final

Staff reports
Section: Sports,  Page: D6

Date: Monday, March 19, 2007

SCHENECTADY - Lee Aiezza of Albany survived five matches under taxing lane conditions Sunday night to win the fifth annual Joe Donato Scratch Singles bowling tournament at Sportsman's Bowl.


Aiezza, 32, qualified eighth, then worked his way through the bracket, beating Mike Rose 214-211 in the championship match to win the $4,000 top check. Rose, a 36-year-old from Rochester who won last month's Brockmyre Classic in Canandaigua, earned $2,000.


There were a record 540 entries in the 23-day tournament, from which 106 advanced to Sunday's semifinals.


Semifinals


1, Jim Thomas (Endwell)899


2, Clay Reiniger Jr. (Averill Park)854


3, Ray Cyr (Utica)853


4, Bob Faragon (Schenectady)847


5, Steve Ferraro (Kingston)826


6, Dan Rowe (Wynantskill)824


7, Nick Galusha (Colonie)815


8, Lee Aiezza (Albany)809


9, Rick Mochrie Jr. (Clifton Park)799


10, Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg)794


11, Chris Brockway (Utica)793


12, Dave Handlowich (Hillsdale)789


13, Joel Donato (Schenectady)787


14, Ron Paradiso (Canajoharie)787


15, Bob Smith (Ballston Spa)785


16, Andy Lomanto (Plattsburgh)782


17, Nick Miseno (Amsterdam)780


tie Dan Ahl (Colonie)780


19, Pete Dougherty (Clifton Park)778


tie, Craig Taylor (Rotterdam)778


21, Gene Speenburgh (Athens)777


22, Mike Rose Jr. (Rochester)774


double bye in match play;


single bye





Other semifinalists ($115 each) : 23, Mark Gragoon, 771. 24, Bob Caputo Jr., 769. 25, Al Roth, 768. 26, Dave Jecko, 767. 27, Eric Page, 764. 28 (tie) Art Hoffmann, Jeff Zielonko and Dave Elliott, 763.


31, Bryan Kelly, 761. 32 (tie), Bob Rowe and John Walther III, 760, 34 (tie), Larry Trombley Jr., Darrell Coonrad and Jason Baker, 753. 37, Mike Drexel, 747. 38, Gino Correra, 742. 39, Steve Gabriel, 737. 40 (tie), Mike Demars and Dan Furman, 736.


42, Kenny Hall, 732. 43, Matt Bosko, 731. 44, John DiMaro, 730. 45, Jody Becker, 728. 46, Chris Rebstock, 726. 47, Kristina Wendell, 721. 48, Ed McGaffin, 714. 49 (tie), Mike Watts and Jason Sloghan, 714.


51, Jim Howlan, 710. 52, Chris Werner, 708. 53 (tie), Robin Fredenburgh and B.J. Smith, 705. 55, Matt Sherman, 703. 56, Mary Capullo Jr., 702. 57, Nunzi Manuli, 701. 58, Carol Crandall, 700. 59 (tie), Jim Burt Jr. and Steve Wagoner, 698.


61 (tie), John Ferraro and Marc Fowler, 697. 63 (tie), Anthony Canfield and Bill Rucinski, 695. 65, Jerry Brunette Jr., 691. 66, Tim McFarland, 690. 67, Matt Devrie, 687. 68, Vinny Ciccinelli, 684. 69, Vinny Battone, 683. 70 (tie), Warren Gurensey and Mike Walker, 669.


72, Jackie Robarge, 666. 73, P.J. Nadeau, 665. 74, Les Douglas, 662. 75, Tom Chillemi, 661. 76, Sonny Dorstek, 660. 77, Steve Francis, 656. 78, John Tisko, 648. 79, Debbie Capullo, 647. 80, Justin Bouyea, 646.


81, Bob Schoonmaker, 641. 82 (tie), Steve Horton and Scott Snyder, 636. 84, Jim Vorno, 631. 85, Chris Ahl, 625. 86, John DeVarnne, 625. 87 (tie), Jody Gage and Dwayne Coonradt, 618. 89, Tom Taylor, 616. 90, Jessica DeCrescente, 614.


91 (tie), Bill Nolin and Bob Caputo Sr., 611. 93, Tom Donato Jr., 610. 94, Steve Furman, 609. 95, Paul Bonesteel, 607. 96, Bryan Dougherty, 603. 97, Alan Anderson Jr., 594. 98, George Rozen, 590. 99, Eric Becker, 583. 100, Drew Smarro, 576.


101, Mike Burns, 573. 102, Chris Chenes, 566. 103, J.P. Harrell, 562. 104, Stanley Skip Jr., 518. 105, Corey Marchesani, 514. 106, Bryan Duurloo, 374.


First round (losers $200)





Rose def. Galusha, 213-170; Mochrie def. Taylor, 171-164; Brockway def. Ahl, 222-207; Donato def. Lomanto, 215-204; Aiezza def. Speenburgh, 189-175; Mazuryk def. Dougherty, 187-140; Handlowich def. Misenio, 187-151; Smith def. Paradiso, 202-158.


Second round (losers $250)





Rose def. Cyr, 258-235; Mochrie def. Brockway, 201-178; Donato def. Ferraro, 211-175; Handlowich def. Mazuryk, 236-230; Rowe def. Smith, 223-138.


Quarterfinals (losers $425)





Rose def. Mochrie, 215-186; Thomas def. Donato, 194-180; Aiezza def. Handlowich, 219-203; Rowe def. Reiniger, 233-213.


Semifinals (losers $900)





Rose def. Thomas, 206-190; Aiezza def. Rowe, 178-137.


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Championship (winner $4,000, loser $2,000)





Aiezza def. Rose, 214-211.