East Meadow, NY: Ron Hatchett, New York, NY won his first LIGBT title and $2,000 this past Sunday at AMF East Meadow. Ron, who has finished second twice, got to the winner’s circle by defeating Angelo DeSena, Brooklyn, NY 268-232. Finishing third with a 216 was Kevin Belandria, Philadelphia, PA who earned $500. Fourth place went to Kevin Smith, Woodmere, NY ($300) and fifth went to Mack Oakman Jr., Wheatley Heights, NY earning $200.
The final shootout was a great one as the winner wasn’t determined until the final frame. Angelo bowled a fantastic game for the first 9 frames and had a 3 pin lead over Ron going into the last frame. But Angelo knocked down only 5 pins total in the tenth and Ron, who was on a strike in the 9th, doubled in the tenth to secure his victory.
LIGBT’s first July 4th major drew an incredible crowd of 231 bowlers. Over $7,000 in prize money was paid out to 45 different bowlers. More than 40% of the entrants cashed during the 3-day event. Scoring was on the low side all weekend as the competition was played on Kegel’s 35 foot Boardwalk pattern. High series of the weekend was shot by Derek Brandi, Whitestone, NY with an 807. Most of the cuts scores each squad were around 680.
LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, July 21st at AMF Babylon. This will be a regular 2-squad handicap singles event with top prizes guaranteed at $1,000 & $500. One in 5 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for at least $60. For complete results of the AMF East Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.