Flushing, NY: Curtis Hetmeyer, a 46 year old left hander from Valley Stream, NY, won LIGBT’s top prize of $1,000 at JIB Lanes. Curtis defeated second place finisher Ron Hatchett, NYC, 258-248 in the final shootout. While Ron earned $500 third place went to Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY with a 232 worth $250. Derek Brandi, Whitestone, NY earned $225 with his fourth place finish with a 224 and fifth went to Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY with a 211 worth $200. This was Curtis’ first LIGBT victory and he was bowling against 4 other LIGBT winners.
The JIB final shootout was a high scoring exciting match. While there were a lot of strikes, everyone had an open by the 6th frame. The lead changed almost every frame with Curtis throwing a triple in the 8th through 10th frames giving him the victory. Ron could have won the tournament with a double in the final frame but left a 9 count on his first shot.
The JIB Lanes tournament drew an incredible fall crowd of 107 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,545. All finalists earned at least $80! The JIB house shot was used and scoring was, as expected, extremely high; the cut was 782 in the 1pm squad and 776 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by 4th place finisher Derek Brandi with a 931 series (with 108 bonus pins) in the 3pm squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is at South Levittown Lanes on Sunday, November 16th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500 and all bonus pins are frozen. One in 6 bowlers each squad will advance to the finals and cash for a minimum of $60. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 & $50. For complete results of the JIB Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Kegel, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.