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The 11th Frame: Why I'm voting for Jason Belmonte for PBA Player of the Year

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:30 pm

Jason Belmonte with the trophy after winning his third straight USBC Masters last February in Ashwaubenon. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
Sitting in the National Bowling Stadium bleachers watching the live ESPN broadcast of the Rolltech PBA World Championship, I had an idea my PBA Player of the Year vote was decided when Gary Faulkner Jr. held off a determined rally by Ryan Ciminelli in the semifinal match. But it was impossible to be 100 percent certain at the time — I was focused on covering that tournament that night and hadn’t looked at the stats in detail. As it turns out, if Ciminelli’s superb...

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