Top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli
(l.) of Cheektowaga, New York, captured his first major title by winning the final match at the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open on Sunday. Ciminelli, who led the field by 461 pins to earn the top spot in the stepladder finals, held off Dominic Barrett
(r.) of Colchester, England, 236-223, in the title match at AMF Garland Lanes. It was the fourth career title and the second sonsecutive this season for Ciminelli, who received the $50,000 first-place check.