Babylon, NY: Hilton Nunoz, who resides in New York City, won his first LIGBT title at AMF Babylon. Hilton defeated second place finisher Ron Hatchett, who is also from NYC, 239-217 in the final shootout. Hilton earned $3,000 for his victory while Ron won $1,500 for finishing second. Third place went to Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY who rolled a 210 worth $750.
The final shootout was exciting as Hilton took an early lead with a 5 strikes in the first 6 frames. Tommy Grunwald stayed close to Hilton by staying clean until the 10th frame when he missed a spare. In fact, Hilton almost lost his lead with an open frame in his 7th frame. Ron, who was behind the entire match, finished strong to earn a second place finish.
The LIGBT Labor Day Weekend Major at AMF Babylon drew a great crowd of 335 entries which included 6 squads plus a Desperado Shootout. Scoring was moderate all weekend as Kegel’s 35 Boardwalk pattern was put down. Cut scores ranged from 680 to 712. High series of the weekend as shot by our champion Hilton with an 864 series.
The total payout for LIGBT’s Labor Day Weekend extravaganza exceeded $30,000. Fifty-three bowlers advanced to the finals all guaranteed a minimum of $100. This was LIGBT’s final event of Season 5 which attracted over 4,500 entries and paid out close to $300,000!
LIGBT’s 6th season will kick off on Sunday, September 8th with a 5-game handicap marathon at South Levittown Lanes. The top prize will pay $1,000 with only 70 entries and 1 in 4 bowlers will cash for a minimum of $100. For complete results of the AMF Babylon tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.