Handicap Champion Joe Muscat
July 31, 2010
Babylon, NY: The LIGBT ran its first of two added summer events and a great crowd of 78 bowlers competed for over $6,000. Joe Muscat of Melville, NY won the $500 top prize and his first LIGBT champion’s trophy. Finishing second was Anthony Distinti of Commack, NY who earned $300.
The lane pattern for the Babylon tournament, which was exclusively for handicap bowlers, was Kegel’s Broadway Pattern. Twenty bowlers (better than 1 in 4) advanced to the finals with cut scores of 678 in the first squad and 667 in the second squad. All bowlers advancing to the finals were guaranteed $90 which was 30% more than their entry fee.
The handicap shootout was extremely exciting as Joe Muscat needed a mark in the tenth to win the title. Joe bowled a 256 (194 scratch) to defeat Anthony Distinti by just 4 pins. Anthony rolled a 252 (202 scratch). There was a third bowler in the shootout but they were disqualified when their average was verified and it proved to be erroneous.
The LIGBT’s next event will be at AMF East Meadow on Saturday, August 14th. There will be 2 qualifying squads with 1 in 4 each squad making the finals. Squad times are 4pm and 6:30pm. Once again, this event will only be for handicap bowlers averaging 220 or under.
The final event of LIGBT’s second season will be on Sunday, September 5th at AMF Babylon and feature 2 squads; 4pm and 7pm. With this event the LIGBT returns to its normal format of two separate events; scratch and handicap. Lower entry fees will be featured for this Sunday of Labor Day Weekend event; $50 per squad handicap and only $70 per squad scratch. ALL MEMBERSHIP FEES AND RENEWAL FEES WILL BE WAIVED FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT.
For more information on future events and complete results of the AMF Babylon tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com
or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.