Rockville Centre, NY: Fermin Diaz, who resides in New York City, earned his first LIGBT title after two years of competing in the LIGBT. Fermin shot a 274 handicap game to defeat Rob Foerster, Huntington, NY by 32 pins (242-$500) and David Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY by 32 pins (222-$250). All 3 shootout finalists were looking to win their first LIGBT title.
The final shootout was a high scoring affair as all three bowlers stayed clean early and all had a triple by the 7th frame. Fermin had the longest string of strikes with 5 and never opened securing his victory by the 8th frame. The end of the shootout was a fight for second with Rob coming out ahead due to David opening in the last 3 out of 4 frames.
This was the first time the LIGBT visited Rockville Centre Lanes and a good summer crowd of 95 entries competed. The shot for the tournament was the 2009 USBC Open Championship pattern (40 feet) and scoring was high for both squads. The cut score in the in the 1pm squad was 717, and in the 3pm squad 729. There were 3 big handicap series; 801 by Dennis Freeman, Glendale, NY, 800 by Rob Foerster, and 799 by junior bowler Brandon Soedarmasto, Levittown, NY.
LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, August 25th at AMF East Meadow. 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 Rockville Centre tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.