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Joe Novara Wins 2nd LIGBT Title

Posted On: August 13, 2011

Scratch Champion Joe Novara

August 13, 2011
East Islip, NY:  The LIGBT visited East Islip Lanes for its third summer event and the tournament drew a total of 78 entries. Emerging victorious in the scratch was Joe Novara of East Patchogue, NY and the handicap champion was Phil Vilardi, Islip Terrace, NY. Both champions earned $500 for their victory.
As advertised the scoring at East Islip was historic. Both champions shot the high qualifying series of the day. Joe Novara qualified with an 868 3-game series and Phil Vilardi shot an amazing 941 handicap series (772 scratch). It took a 775 scratch series to make the scratch finals and a 765 handicap series to make the handicap finals.
The scratch final match was between Frank Mazzella ($250), Staten Island, NY and Joe Novara. The scoring in the final match was moderate at Joe defeated Frank 224-204. In the handicap shootout Phil shot a 290 (246 scratch) to defeat second place finisher James Walsh, Glen Cove, NY (265 handicap/234 scratch), ($350) and third place finisher Cary Fishman, New York, NY ($250) who shot a 230 handicap/194 scratch.
The LIGBT’s next tournament will be a 2-day major event at AMF Babylon on Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 3 & 4.) This special event will feature $1,000 guaranteed top prizes for both scratch and handicap and lower entry fees. For complete results of the East Islip event and details on the upcoming AMF Babylon major please visit 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.