Francois Lavoie

Francois Lavoie won the 2017 Greater Jonesboro open sponsored by Ritter Communications. Francois Lavoie won the 2016 U.S. Open where he bowled a 300 game. Lavoie was also the 2016 Rookie Of The Year. He is a 5-time team Canada member and has 8 international medals. (http://www.stormbowling.com/francois-lavoie). Francois has been on the PBA tour since 2016.

The tournament was streamed live on Xtra frame and watched by thousands of bowling enthusiasts worldwide. The pattern chosen for the tournament was a modified cheetah pattern.  The tournament was led by Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowage, NY going into Sunday’s round robin match play. Ciminelli continued to lead throughout the day and eventually bowling his way into the top 4 for the finals. The top 4 consisted of Ryan Ciminelli, Wes Malott of Pflugerville, TX, Francois Lavoie of Canada, and Stuart Williams of England.  In the finals Malott and Lavoie battled it out with Lavoie coming out on top, Lavoie and Williams were next up with Lavoie winning the matchup. Lavoie then went on to bowl against tournament leader Ciminelli. Lavoie converted four spares and then through a series of four strikes to win late in the game against Ciminelli.  Lavoie won $12,500 for his third PBA title and 25 points in the PBA’s Xtra frame storm cup point’s competition.

 Follow the link for more information about the tournament. http://www.bowlingdigital.com/canadas-francois-lavoie-wins-pba-xf-greater-jonesboro-open/

 Final Standings:

1, Francois Lavoie, Canada, $12,500.

2, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., $7,000.

3, Stuart Williams, England, $4,000.

4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, $2,500.

Stepladder Results:

Match One: Lavoie def. Malott, 210-178.

Semifinal Match: Lavoie def. Williams, 232-196.

Championship: Lavoie def. Ciminelli, 224-152.

Final Match Play Standings (after 21 games, including match play bonus pins):

1, Ciminelli, 4-4, 4,805.
2, Williams, 5-3, 4,501.
3, Malott, 4-4, 4,500.
4, Lavoie, 5-2-1, 4,485.
5, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5-3, 4,427, $2,000.
6, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6-2, 4,414, $1,800.
7, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 6-2, 4,391, $1,550.
8, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 4-4, 4,332, $1,415.
9, Dom Barrett, England, 4-4, 4,329, $1,350.
10, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 4-4, 4,327, $1,300.
11, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3-5, 4,269, $1,250.
12, Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., 3-4-1, 4,234, $1,200.
13, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2-6, 4,222, $1,150.
14, n-Michael Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 3-5, 4,208, $1,100.
15, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 2-6, 4,177, $1,050.
16, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 3-5, 4,112, $1,000.

 Other Cashers (after 13 games):

17, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,602, $780.

18, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,592, $760.

19, n-Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,590, $740.

20, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,581, $720.

21, James Watson, Austin, Texas, 2,571, $700.

22, Curt Dupre IV, Destrehan, La., 2,569, $680.

23, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 2,566, $670.

24, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 2,547, $665.

25, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,544, $660.

26, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 2,541, $650.

27, Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., 2,538, $645.

28, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 2,531, $640.

29, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 2,524, $640.

30, Jared Wolf, Lowell, Ark., 2,520, $635.

31, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,519, $630.

32, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 2,516, $625.

33, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 2,513, $620.

34, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 2,479, $615.

35, n-David Krol, Branson, Mo., 2,462, $610.

36, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,438, $605.

37, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 2,396, $600.

n-denotes non-member