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The 11th Frame: Ryan Ciminelli dominates but Francois Lavoie wins PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, June 4, 2017 11:00 pm

Francois Lavoie, center, won the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open on Sunday for his third PBA Tour title. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
It’s been happening since the stepladder finals was invented for TV in the infancy of the PBA Tour: a player leads a tournament by a huge margin only to lose the 1-game title match. If you bowl long enough on Tour as a good player, you’ll probably end up on both ends of that stick. At this weekend’s PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open, Ryan Ciminelli dominated the tournament, leading by 304 pins through 21 games, but got the short end of the stepladder stick when Francois...

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