Patrick Allen of Tarrytown stopped Joe Ciccone's run of victories in losers bracket matches and ended the Buffalo bowler's bid to make today's finals of the Miller High Life Masters Presented by the American Bowling Congress.
Allen defeated Ciccone of the second time in match play of the double elimination tournament, 628-621. Ciccone collected $8,000 after losing the fifth-place rolloff to Dave D'Entremont of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 6464-553. Pat Healey, Jr., formerly of Niagara Falls but now living in Flower Mound, Texas, reached today's final along with Allen, Brian Boghosian of Feeding Hills, Mass. and Danny Wiseman of Baltimore.
After eliminating defending champion Walter Ray Williams late Friday night, Ciccone came back Saturday and won five matches to reach the final six. He had triumphs over Diandra Asbaty of Chicago; Mike Machuga, Erie, Pa., Tomm Jones, Mauldin, S.C., Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Ben Hoefs, Waukesha, Wis.
Jack Jurek of Lackawanna was eliminated by Rick Steelsmith of Wichita, Kan., 658-642. Brad Angelo of Lockport, the 2003-O4 PBA Tour points leader, lost his first two matches on Friday.
Thomas Smallwood, Flushing, Mich., defeated Angelo, 590-571, in the first round of match play. Williams took him out, 653-644, in the first round of losers bracket play.
Today's finals will be held on portable lanes, outdoors in Miller Park, the home of baseball's Milwaukee Brewers.
ESPN will televise the finals starting at 1 p.m.