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Slow start can't stop the Xmen

© St. Petersburg Times
published February 9, 2003

SEMINOLE -- PBA Tour pro and anchorman Roberto Silva said his Xmen Storm squad from Orlando performed very well during qualifying for the ABC/b.line World Team Challenge Saturday at Seminole Lanes, but it didn't start that way.

Thirty-two teams opened the six-game qualifying round and eight survived the cut.

The top eight squads return at 9 this morning for two-game Baker match play with the top three teams gaining the stepladder finals at 12:30. The winner earns $3,000, plus merchandise and expenses paid to the national finals in November.

"We didn't start out very well, but then we solved the shot and began to bowl like a team," Silva said. "We've been here five times, so we should know the shot."

Silva's team rolled a mediocre 972 to start, then notched three 1,000-plus games before an 1,116 gave it a 6,366 total pinfall. Steve Weber rolled 258 and Andres Gomez 254 in that game. Arturo Quintero rolled 1,212 for six games and Mario Quintero shot 1,236.

Brian Brazeau's Pro Shop, the 2001 winner, leaped from seventh after three games to second with an 1,186 game. It had a 6,325 pinfall.

Two-time winner Brunswick Pittsburgh gained third by virtue of a 1,144 fifth game and Team Vicious Hammer of Fort Lauderdale was fourth (6,205). Vic Telemarketing was fifth, and September's winner, Kegel Training Center, Sebring, was sixth. The top eight qualifiers cashed.

Local finishers included two-time winner Top of the Line Pool Service of Clearwater (15th), Scanga's Pro Shop of St. Petersburg (16th) and Seminole Lanes (29th).

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