New Hyde Park, NY: Abel David, a 57 year old IT Director from Franklin Square, NY won his first LIGBT title at Herrill Lanes. Abel shot a 227 giving him a 5 pin victory and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing second was Dan Goldberg, Douglaston, NY with a 222 worth $500. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Dave Martorella, Meriden, CT with a 221 worth $300, David Chu, New York, NY took fourth place with a 209 worth $250, and fifth went to Joe Evers, Islip Terrace, NY with a 207 earning him $200.
Abel’s consistency throughout the shootout gave him the victory. Except for an open in the fourth frame Abel marked in every frame while all of the other shootout competitors had multiple opens. In fact Abel never doubled in the match and still won! Abel’s victory was still not determined until the last frame as both Dan Goldberg and Dave Martorella could have won the title with a strike in the tenth.
The Herrill Lanes tournament drew a great fall crowd of 101 entries, advanced 18 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,640. Kegel’s 39 foot Middle Road pattern was used and scoring was moderate; the cut was 686 in the 1pm squad and 706 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with a 751 series in the 3pm squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is at Farmingdale Lanes on Sunday, October 19th. 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. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 & $50. For complete results of the Herrill Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.