Champion Tim Regan
May 29, 2011
Babylon, NY: The LIGBT’s annual Memorial Day Weekend tournament at AMF Babylon, which attracted over 250 entries, will be known for 3 occurrences; Jae M Yi, Flushing, NY won his first LIGBT title, Tim Regan, E. Northport, NY won his second major title, and for the first time in LIGBT history a husband and wife came in first and second as Jin Hee Jun, wife of Jae M Yi, finished second in the handicap tournament.
The scratch tournament had a classic final shootout as the top 3 places were only separated by 5 pins. Tim Regan, our scratch champion, was perfect for 9 out of 10 frames but had an open frame in the 6th frame to finish with 262. Shane Reid, Enfield, CT, was almost perfect but 9 counts in the second and ninth frames, gave him a score of 259, giving him second worth $750. Ray Edwards, Middle Island, NY also bowled great as he struck in all but 3 frames to finish with a 257. Ray’s third place finished earned him $375. Finishing fourth was Steve Chiarella, Staten Island, NY who rolled a 180 and took home $250.
The handicap tournament finished with a 5 bowler shootout that included three previous champions and a husband and wife. Chris Jove, Port Jefferson, NY took the early lead with 4 straight strikes but finished with 4 straight opens, and ended up in third place worth $350. Champion Jae M Yi was consistent all ten frames and never had an open and finished with a 241 (204 scratch) which was 23 pins higher than his wife, Jin Hee Jun, who finished second and earned $750, with 218 (179 scratch). Rounding out the top 5 was fourth place finisher Aeysha Gomez, Corona, NY who rolled a 206 (126 scratch) and earned $300 and fifth went to Miguel Carrion, Bronx, NY who earned $250 with a 194 (158 scratch.)
The LIGBT will begin its summer schedule with its next event at Baldwin Lanes on Saturday, June 11th
. For complete details of the summer events and results of the AMF Babylon Major please visit www.ligbtour.com
or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464. The LIGBT is sponsored by Columbia 300, Kegel, CLS Upholsterers, Randi B Siegel Law Office, Sunset Station Casinos and the Mini-Eliminator.