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Capizzi wins local bowling tour title

Sam Capizzi Jr. of Rochester triumphed over Mike Firzak, 222-166, in the title match Sunday to win the Greater Buffalo Bowlers Tour stop at South Buffalo Bowling Center, formerly Recckios Lanes. Sixty-nine bowlers entered the event, the fourth stop on the local tour.

After qualifying fifth, the 35-year-old Capizzi advanced through the bracket with wins over William Swiat (255-154), Dana Voytovich (224-217), Carl Kinyon (238-189) before the showdown with Firzak.

For the second Tour stop in a row, the No. 1 qualifier fell in the opening round of match play. Steve Meyer of Rochester lost to Steve Kosut. The No. 2 qualifier, Mike Johnson of Grand Island, also was toppled in his opening match, by Kristina Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda.