Babylon, NY: Rob Foerster, a 44 year old right hander from East Meadow, NY, won the 2014 LIGBT Thanksgiving Major at AMF Babylon. Rob won the $2,000 top prize with a dominating performance in the final match shooting a clean 266 handicap game. Finishing second was Brad Morris, Bayside, NY, earning $1,000 with a 202. Third place went to Fred Jankowsky, Brooklyn, NY, with a 183 worth $500.
Rob, who has a 188 LIGBT club average, was spotting 26 pins in handicap to both shootout finalists. The extra handicap didn’t affect Rob’s performance as he pounded the pocket all 10 frames and had the match locked up by the 7th frame. While Rob had no opens Brad and Fred combined for 10 open frames.
The AMF Babylon Thanksgiving Major was a record breaker as 309 entries were recorded over the 5-squad event. A total of 53 bowlers cashed (better than a 1 in 3 ratio) in a prize fund that exceeded $8,000. Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern was used and scoring was moderate; the cut scores ranged from 686 to 711. High series of the tournament was shot by Rich Perrotti, Levittown, NY with an 807 series in the Friday 7pm squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF Garden City on Sunday, December 7th. 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 Thanksgiving Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, and Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.