Maccarone wins PBA East Region title

PBA Communications

MaccaroneInsideYork, Pa. –
Sam Maccarone of Glassboro, N.J. defeated Ross McDonald of Clarksville, Md., 243-166, to win the Professional Bowlers Association East Region Colony Park Lanes Senior Open at Colony Park Lanes East Sunday.

After David Kneas of Annapolis, Md., won the first two games of his Round of 16 best-of-five-game match against Maccarone, Maccarone was one frame from elimination when Kneas opened in the 10th frame of the third game. Maccarone won that match, 3-2, and went on to win his 14th career senior regional title. The three-time East Region Senior Player of the Year also earned $1,500 while McDonald earned $800 as the runner-up, his best career finish.

Maccarone defeated Steve Jones of Berlin, Md., 242-218, and McDonald defeated Tom Wunch of Easton, Md., 176-162, in the semifinal round.

Jones and Wunch each earned $650 as semifinal round losers.

The next PBA East Region event is the Mil-Ray Foods Open hosted by 30 Strikes in Stratford, N.J. on August 24-26.

Colony Park Lanes East, York, Pa., Sunday

Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. ($1,500) def. Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., ($800), 243-166.

Semifinal Round (losers earned $650):
Maccarone def. Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 242-218.
McDonald def. Tom Wunch, Easton, Md., 176-162.

Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $550 each):
Maccarone def. Soul Moorer, Dover, Del., 2-1.
Jones def. Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2-0.
McDonald def. Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 2-1.
Wunch def. Darryl Jacobs, Harrisburg, Pa., 2-0.

Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $500 each):

Maccarone def. David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3-2.
Moorer def. Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3-1.
McDonald def. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3-2.
Jones def. Dane Slenker, York, Pa., 3-1.
Wunch def. Ed Rabbitt, Norwalk, Conn., 3-0.
Caruso def. a-Benjamin Martinez, Lebanon, Pa., 3-2.
Shultis def. Steve Lickliter, Beaver, W.Va., 3-2.
Jacobs def. Mike Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y. 3-1.

a- denotes amateur