South Levittown, NY: Ed Passaro, a 71 year old right-hander from Hicksville, NY, earned the $1,000 top prize and his first LIGBT trophy at LIGBT’s most recent tournament at South Levittown Lanes. Ed shot a 264 handicap game to defeat his nearest opponent, Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY by 39 pins. Ed had never made it past the second round of a final in f his previous LIGBT events.
Ed competed against 4 other shootout finalists and took an early lead which he never gave up. In fact, with 3 strikes in a row in the middle of the game Ed secured his comfortable victory by the 8th frame. Finishing second with a 225 was Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY who converted a 7 pin in the tenth frame to earn the $500 runner-up prize. Third went to Jae Yi, Flushing, NY, earning $250 with a 219. The last 2 spots in the shootout went to Daniel Gehrig, Baldwin, NY (208) and Howard Levine, Old Bethpage, NY (207) winning $225 and $200 respectively,
The South Levittown tournament drew a great fall crowd of 92 entries and paid out $3,075. The PBA Chameleon pattern (39 feet) was used and scoring was moderate. Howard Levine led the first squad with a 764 series which was the high series of the day. The 3pm squad leader was Daniel Gehrig with a 764 series. The 1pm cut was 701 and the 3pm cut was 702.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-squad handicap event at AMF East Meadow (squad times noon-2pm-4pm) Sunday, December 1st. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $60. Reduced entry fees will be featured at AMF East Meadow; $60-1st entry, $50-2nd entry, $40-3rd entry. For complete results of the South Levittown tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.