Frank Calca - Scratch Champion
March 14, 2010
Queens, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Columbia 300, ran its 10th event of the season at Cozy Bowl in Queens. Two first time champions were crowned; Frank Calca, Elmont NY won $1,000 as the scratch champion and Glenn Magsombol, Woodside, NY won the handicap title and its $500 top prize. Over 100 bowlers packed the upstairs 32 lanes at Cozy.
Scoring at Cozy was challenging as it took under a 200 average to make the finals in the scratch event. Frank Calca, a young left hander from Queens, lead from start to finish. He was the qualifying leader with a 904 4-game series (226 average) and dominated the shootout with a 254 game. Franks closest competitor in qualifying was 52 pins away and in the final shootout he won by 44 pins.
The Scratch Shootout was a nice mix of talent. There were two lefties and two righties. There was also a great range of age from a young 18 year old to as high as a 69 year old—a true “generational” finals. At the end the young prevailed with Frank (246) taking the title and Steve Chiarella, Staten Island, NY, finishing second with a 202 game ($500.) Rounding out the top 4 was John Knieriemen, Islip Terrace, NY who shot a 176 and took home $400 and Tom Torrisi, Glendale, NY, our top senior finisher, who struggled but earned $300 for fourth place.
The 210 and under handicap event had another great turnout of 59 bowlers with the top 15 advancing to the finals. It only took a 599 series, including handicap and bonus pins to advance. All finalists were guaranteed a minimum of $100, $40 more than the $60 entry fee.
Glenn Magsombol, a 190 average bowler from Woodside, Queens, won his first LIGBT title in dominating fashion. Although Glen finished third in qualifying, with a 654 series, he saved his best games for the finals. In round one Glenn shot a 260 handicap game and in the shootout he rolled a 255. Glen earned $500 and the trophy for his fine performance. Rounding out the handicap shootout was second place finisher Carmine Bellamore, Seaford, NY 217 ($300), third went to a former LIGBT Champion, Cary Fishman of Manhattan 202 ($200) and fourth was occupied by Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY who rolled a 193 and earned $175.
The LIGBT will be at AMF Sayville on Sunday, March 21st
and has scheduled two April events; April 11th
at AMF East Meadow and April 25th
at AMF Commack. For more information on the LIGBT, and complete results of the Cozy event, please visit our website at www.ligbtour.com
or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.