Pottsville, Pa. – Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa., collected his 20th career regional title when he defeated Bob Caruso of Dayton, N.J., 205-193, in the Professional Bowlers Association East Region Strike Zone Senior Open presented by Etonic at Strike Zone Alleys Sunday.
Zaffino, who competes in both the East and Central Region events, has advanced to the finals in each of the seven East Region senior events he has entered since turning 50 in 2009. Sunday’s win was his fourth of the current season. He earned $1,500 for the win while Caruso received $825 as the runner-up.
Zaffino defeated George Tignor of Winchendon, Mass., 222-193, and Caruso defeated Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., 194-181, in the semifinal round.
Tignor and Ferraro each earned $700 as semifinal round losers.
Next weekend, the PBA East Region travels to Howell, N.J., for the Howell Lanes Senior Open.
PBA STRIKE ZONE SENIOR OPEN
presented by Etonic
Strike Zone Alleys, Pottsville, Pa., Sunday
Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa. ($1,500) def. Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., ($825), 205-193.
(losers earned $700):
Zaffino def. George Tignor, Winchendon, Mass., 222-193.
Caruso def. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 194-181.
Round of 8
(best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $600 each):
Zaffino def. John Chapman, Brampton, Ont., 2-0.
Caruso def. Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2-0.
Tignor def. Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 2-1.
Ferraro def. Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 2-0.
Round of 16
(best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $525 each):
Zaffino def. Pete Danyo, Toms River, N.J., 3-1.
Caruso def. Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3-1.
Tignor def. Mike Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 3-0.
Ferraro def. Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va., 3-0.
Maccarone def. Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 3-0.
Wagner def. Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 3-0.
Ventura def. John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3-1.
Chapman def. Dave Zelger, Red Lion, Pa. 3-2.