August 9, 2009
Babylon, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) summer swing continued at AMF Babylon. A total of 65 bowlers competed for over $4,000 in prizes. The winner of the scratch event was Adam Chase of Seaford, NY earning $1,000. The 210 & under champion was Cary Fishman of New York City who earned $350.
The scoring pace at AMF Babylon was very competitive. In the scratch event it only took a 209 average to make the cut in the under group and a 197 average for the seniors. The high qualifiers who earned spots in the final shootout were Adam Chase of Seaford, NY who shot an 1133 series (226 average) and Super Senior Ralph Ehrlich of N. Massapequa, NY earned the top spot with a 994 block (198 average).
The finals shootout was truly “generational” as Adam Chase- 22 years old, Alex Cavaganaro 25 years old, and Ralph Ehrlich 75 years old competed for the top 3 spots. Adam Chase, the young gun, dominated the finals with a clean 245 game. Adam earned his first LIGBT title and $1,000. Alex Cavagnaro, Lindenhurst, NY, finished second with a 190 game and earned $500. Ralph Ehrlich from N. Massapequa, the only lefty in the shootout, rounded out the top 3 with a 173 and earned $250.
The 210 and under final shootout was totally dominated by Cary Fishman. Cary earned his first LIGBT title with a wonderful 289 game (253 scratch.) Cary took home $350 plus a beautiful trophy for his victory. Finishing second was Damon Gizzi of St. James, NY who rolled a 202 and earned $220. Rounding out the top 3 was Vito Genova of Franklin Square who shot a 200 game and earned $170. Vito, who runs the Long Island Youth Bowling Tour was the squad leader with a 774 series.
The Mystery Game Jackpot was hit for the third month in a row. Anna Marie Bader, who rolled a 147 second game, matched the randomly picked number of 147. Anna won $116 since she was the only bowler to match the mystery number. The two 300 game jackpots were not hit and will increase at the next event to $182 for the scratch division and $522 for the 210 & under group.
The LIGBT’s next stop is on Saturday, September 12th at AMF Garden City. This will be LIGBT’s first Saturday event which has a starting time of 6pm. For more information please visit our website at www.ligbtour.com
or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.