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Ciminelli takes Maine tournament

Ryan Ciminelli swept two games from Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., in the best-of-three finals Wednesday night to win the championship of the bowlingball.com PBA Maine Shootout presented by Xtra Frame in Portland, Maine. He also won the $10,000 winner’s share of the purse.

It was the sixth career PBA Tour title for the 30-year-old left-hander from Cheektowaga. Ciminelli triumphed 255-213 and 225-203 over Jones in the championship match after earlier match-play victories on Wednesday over Shawn Maldonado of Houston (2-0), Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas (2-1), and Tim Mack of Indianapolis (2-1).

On Tuesday, Ciminelli triumphed over Michael Markis of Tafton, Pa., (2-1) and Ronnie Russell of Indianapolis (2-0).

Ciminelli averaged 224.92 over 15 games in match play.

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